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My wife has restless leg syndrome. Her doctor proposes using…

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My wife has restless...

My wife has restless leg syndrome. Her doctor proposes using Ropinirole HCL ER. Is this a logical choice.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

She takes liverthoroxen (Spelling-sorry) for thyroid.

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Yes, it is a good choice with one caveat

Many doctors overlook the fact that iron deficiency is linked with restless leg

especially in women

so her iron should be checked too

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