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Towards the end of each evening my legs and feet start

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Towards the end of each evening my legs and feet start jumping , I just can not keep still. I get a little respite if I get up and walk around. Then when I go to bed it all starts up again. I have tried taking magnesium for the last two months but to no avail. Perhaps you could come up with a solution. I look forward to your answer, Trevor Sharples
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

You are likely having restless leg.

Restless leg syndrome can be difficult to treat.

The cause of restless leg syndrome is unknown in most cases.

It can be associated with heredity, obesity, smoking, caffeine, alcohol, nerve disease like polyneuropathy, hormonal imba***** *****ke diabetes, hypothyroidism, kidney disease.

Deficiency state like iron deficiency, anemia, vitamin & mineral deficiency can also be there.

It can be an effect of drugs like H2 histamine blocker, antidepressants like elavil etc.

You can discuss it with your doctor.

You can avoid smoking, caffeine, alcohol etc if you take at all.

Mirapex, requip in low doses give good results in RLS

The other medicine options of restless leg are carbidopa-levodopa, tramadol,, clonazepam, gabapentin, pregabalin,electric nerve stimulation,etc.

Low doses of narcotic analgesic are also used.

You can massage the legs & gently stretch them, take hot or cold bath.

I hope this information helps.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.