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I have been diagnosed with a severe case of Restless Leg

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Syndrome one year ago....
I have been diagnosed with a severe case of Restless Leg Syndrome one year ago. It came suddenly and was very painful. My neurologist has prescribed Neupro 4mg Rotigotine Transdermal System 4mg 24 hour patch, Horizant at 5pm daily, and Klonopan 0.5mg at bedtime. I am finally having relief. When I have a breakthrough which is seldom, I soak in a hot tub with Epsom salts which contains magnesium and/or take carbidopa/levodopa in an emergency situation. I have two concerns: The amount of medication I take daily, and hair loss. Any comment or advice would be appreciated.
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Doctor: Dr. Abid, Doctor replied 1 year ago

In the presence of Restless leg syndrome with hair loss , possibility of low thyroid hormones in body ( Hypothyroidism ) should be ruled out .

You can take same dose of drug , but immediately get Thyroid function test please .

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