Restless legs when I go to bed?

Treatment available. Restless leg before sleep is suggestive of "restless leg syndrome" there are several causes of this problem including iron level and medication side effects. Best if you can see a professional ( psychiatrist or neurologist) to evaluate the situation . There are several medications that are effective and recently they have a patch that you wear on your skin.
Serious. I'm going to assume you have read up on restless legs and are not just worried about myoclonus, and that your serum ferritin has been checked. Restless legs syndrome is an under-recognized illness that can cause major health problems by preventing normal sleep. A host of remedies from sex to stretching to cannabis pergolide to Gabapentin (from my sources, often best) are available.

Related Questions

Can taking zocor (simvastatin) cause restless legs? I take it before I go to bed (10:00), and by 12 my legs are bothering me so much I have to get up. Please advise

Not usually. Some meds can cause RLS but statins normal don't. Make sure you're not iron deficient. There's a ton of good treatment options for rls. Your doc can help guide you and refer on if needed. Read more...

I have restless leg syndrome, my primary Dr. Prescribed only 10 pills of ambien, (zolpidem) once every night before going to bed 5mg. Not working. Can I take an?

Rls. Restless leg syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion which means all must be ruled out first. Restless leg is associated with iron deficiency anemia go back to your doctor and have your blood work done . Read more...
See below. Ambien (zolpidem) is NOT a proper drug for Restless Leg Syndrome, but there are several very effective medications which do work. See a neurologist, confirm your diagnosis, and get appropriate treatment. Read more...

Restless legs. I currently take adartrel 0.25gram tablets, 3 just before bed time. Are these any good, as I don't really feel any affect?

YES DOSE STILL LOW! This is marketed in the usa as Requip or ropinirole and should help with restless leg but you are at a starting amount. Please speak with your physician to express your concerns. May help at higher dose.. Hello to you in wales! yay! Read more...
Complete Evaluation. Restless leg must be accurately diagnosed and treated. These medications do not represent the first line of treatment. You need a complete evaluation looking for iron, magnesium, and other electrolyte and mineral deficiencies, as well as a peripheral vascular work-up to exclude underlying conditions that may be easily treatable. Read more...

How do I make this restless legs go away?

Discover Cause First. Daily exercise, avoid tobacco and alcohol and search for an underlying cause such as mineral deficiencies(iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with some blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review your medications for side effects . If all else fails, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking or drinking, if applicable. Read more...

Does restless legs cause your bp to go up?

No. But worrying about the effect of restless legs on your blood pressure can. In general, the more you focus on your blood pressure, the higher it gets. Get your blood pressure checked at your regular doctors appointments, and only worry about it in between if you have chest pain, weakness, or slurred speech. Hope this helps! Read more...
Modest at most. Could make the BP go up a little at time of distress, which keeps you awake, but no persistent long-term effects. However, there are plenty of excellent meds to control the RLS. Read more...