My calves always "ache" some days worse than others. I do not have fibromyalgia or restless leg syndrome. Any ideas?

Varicose veins. Congested veins from constant standing can do this. Wear good support hoses like the sheer energy kind and see if that makes a difference. If not see your md.
Not clear. Will need more information you need to have your physician evaluate it. It could be muscle, medications, circulation.

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Ideas? What medicine helps restless leg syndrome?

See below. There are many classes of medications which help. This includes dopaminergics (like requip, neupro, (rotigotine) levodopa, and mirapex), opiates, benzodiazepines, and anticonvulsants (like Neurontin and horizant). Hope that helps! Read more...

Is restless leg syndrome the same as intermittent claudication of your legs?

No. Restless leg syndrome occurs at night while asleep. Claudication occurs while walking. Read more...
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Can you get restless leg syndrome in other limbs or body parts than your legs?

Yes. Usually RLS starts in the legs but often migrates to other body parts after treatment is initiated. Arms are more often involved than the trunk. Read more...

I have a lot of problems falling asleep due to twitchy legs. Is this restless leg syndrome or something else?

Possibly. This is not entirely an unusual complaint, but when repetitive leg restlessness interferes with sleep it can add to daytime fatigue, concentration problems, anxiety, and other poblems. A medical evaluation to make sure there are not any metabolic or other deficiences, avodiance of cafeine/coffee, good tretchign and exercise should be tried - but if these dont work a sleep study would be in order. Read more...

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People . People with restless legs syndrome feel a peculiar sort of discomfort in their legs, which gets worse the longer they sit still. Moving the legs gives temporary relief, but the urge to move the legs quickly returns. Sufferers often describe the sensation as if insects are crawling on their legs. Symptoms tend to be worst when trying to fall asleep at night, but can also occur during the day. Restless legs syndrome is due to abnormal function in certain regions of the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical messenger used in some nerves. The majority of restless legs sufferers have iron deficiency, which interferes with production of dopamine. Restless legs syndrome is also common during pregnancy and in people with kidney failure. Certain medications, especially antidepressants, can also cause restless legs syndrome. However, some people with restless legs have no other identifiable medical problems. Correcting iron deficiency and stopping contributing medications will cure the majority of cases of restless legs syndromes. Pregnancy-related restless legs syndrome usually disappears within a few weeks of giving birth. However, a number of medications can treat the disorder if other measures are not effective. Read more...
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