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how long since you have been diagnosed with restless legs syndrome?
over 10 years
ok. what is your present drug and how long have you been on this?
at present am not on any drug for restless leg
this is likely to be the cause of your sudden leg movements
since you have been on these drugs for a long time and are not taking anything now, it is likely that this is causing a type of rebound
i would advise you to consult your docotr at the earliest and discuss about some drug for RLS
requip or Mirapex is likely to work for you and stop these movements
one newer drug that you can discuss is Rotigotine (Neupro)
this is a new drug which has been introduced and is very effective
getting back on an appropriate medicine for RLS is necessary for you with these symptoms
discuss with your doctor
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any further questions?
the clonazepam was prescribed by u/penn dr to relax me so I could sleep. Have beeb on drugs mentioned in question. The dr. at u/penn tells me I do not have restless leg.
RLS is a clinical diagnosis
since you are having such severe symptoms I would not say that you do not have RLS
since yu have been on Mirapex since a long time, this is the drug that works best for you
a clinical diagnosis means there is no test, etc that can determine whether you have RLS or not
so a doctor has to decide whether you have RLS or not more or less depending on your description of your symptoms
it is a subjective diagnosis
2 part question
there is no objective diagnosis
hence doctor's diagnosis may not always be right
i did not get what you said, 2 part?
how does any of my symtoms explain loss of weight and muscle mass
that would not be a part of RLS
diabetes is the most likely cause of weight and muscle loss
besides this, you need a full medical checkup
Am scheduled to a movement disorder clinic at crozer in chester pa Tuesday 6/4
an endocrinological checkup is necessary for this
thats good, that will lead to a proper diagnosis for you
for the loss of muscle and weight, you need a full medical checkup
besides diabetes parameters, testosterone levels, thyroid levels, liver function tests, kidney function tests, cardiological tests are necessary
this will help in diagnosing any systemic cause of weight loss
discuss this with your doctor
have had all except testosterone and thyroid
ok, get this done
low testosterone levels or thyroid abnormalities can also cause this
have this checked up, this could be the hidden cause for you
thank you for your time, but has not helped. signing off