Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Medication approach. The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice.
Restless leg. Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment.
Vein Treatment Poss. Currently most RLS patients are being treated with various medications. However, recent studies have shown that venous insufficiency should be ruled out in all RLS patients before initiation or continuation of drug therapy. This is done through ultrasound imaging. If unhealthy veins are found, varicose vein therapy should be administered such as an endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy.

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What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome?

VARIOUS. First get a good evaluation and this is from a sleep study. Can use mirapex, requip, (ropinirole) or klonopin. Get good exercise and rest and do not use excessive caffeine. Also make sure about electrolytes like calcium, potassium, etc. Read more...

Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Depends. There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. Read more...

I currently suffer from restless leg syndrome RLS, and its annoying when I cant go to sleep. What are my treatment options for this syndrome?

Check ferritin level. first, you should see a neurologist to confirm that your symptoms are from restless leg and not another disorder. Once the diagnosis is made, ferritin levels are usually checked (along other labs to rule out other disorders). If the levels are low or low normal, then ferrous sulfate 325 mg two to three times a day should help bring the levels up. If that doesn't work, there are other meds. Read more...

What are treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg. Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. Read more...

What are the treatments for restless leg syndrome?

RESTLESS LEG . Treatments are: dopaminergic , benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants and opioids as the last resort. Read more...
Couple new items. Traditional approaches have included dopamine agonists such as Requip or Mirapex, but more recent approaches include Neupro (rotigotine) patch, and the gabapentin-like Horizant. Read more...

Are there any new treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Couple new items. Traditional approaches have included dopamine agonists such as Requip or Mirapex, but more recent approaches include Neupro (rotigotine) patch, and the gabapentin-like Horizant. Read more...