How will restless legs syndrome affect other parts of my body?

RLS plus. Restless leg syndrome usually affects only the lower extremities but often, when treated with medication, the same symptoms can migrate to the upper extremities and rarely the trunk muscles. Treatment becomes more difficult when this occurs, often requiring higher doses of suppressive medication. There is no cure. But if a sleep disorder is detected, correcting that disorder may help.

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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...

What could cause a feeling similar to restless legs syndrome all over the body?

See below. There are many conditions that can mimic restless legs syndrome (rls), in part. For example, peripheral polyneuropathies, multi-level radiculopathies, leg cramps at night, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, akathisia, among other conditions can mimic RLS to a certain extent. Read more...

Restless leg syndrome in a child but involved their whole body. What could it be?

Akathisia. ...Is a common, yet frequently unrecognized, side-effect of many medications. It could also be a feature of hyperactivity symptoms in adhd. To maintain calm, our bodies need daytime activity and nighttime restfulness. Use of medications in ways that disrupt these functions can cause such body "static." meds should fit, not fight, our 24-hr cycles. Read more...

Is it normal to feel like I have restless leg syndrome throughout my whole body on day 2 without vicodin?

Vicodin. No, not normal. You may have become dependant on vicodan. This should be discussed with your physician to help you get off prescription pain killers, and try to resolve the underlying problem of the cause of your pain. You will need support from professionals to get well. Read more...

If I have the symptoms of restless legs syndrome but in my whole body and the symptoms are around the clock is it RLS and if not what could it be?

RESTLESSNESS. To diagnose rls, the unpleasant feeling in the legs should be significant at night and while laying down, so i doubt that you have rls. You need to be seen and evaluated by your doctor. Read more...
Severe restlessness. Very very rarely restless legs syndrome can affect the rest of the body, but it is quite uncommon. Thyroid abnormalities or side effects from medications or supplements, or excessive caffeine intake are common causes. I too would urge reviewing the problem with your family doctor. Read more...

I'm having restless leg syndrome through my whole body. What can I do to help?

Restless leg. Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. Some suggestions meanwhile can be warm bath soaks & massaging muscles. Read more...

Can't sleep because of restless leg syndrome--should I treat it or insomnia?

Restless Leg Syndrom. Restless leg syndrome maybe a side effect of drug withdrawal from stimulants or antidepressants and other sickness.Person can not sleep due to repetitive twichings or kicking of legs.Meds. Are available from your md. Read more...
Treat it. Restless leg can impair your sleep. Treat the restless leg. Don't just take sleeping pills because you will then just treating the symptoms and covering up the cause. Read more...

I can't sleep I have restless leg syndrome how can I relieved the pain?

Restless legs. If you have restless legs, it may help you to use iron supplements with vitamin C, or to use a medicine that contains dopamine, such as pramipexole or ropinirole. First it is helpful to know if this is the cause of your leg symptoms (or if there is another cause) and what your iron level (ferritin) is. Read more...