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What can I do about restless leg syndrome. No swellingI

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What can I do about restless leg syndrome

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

No swellingI cannot stop the pain jerks

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

None that I know about

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) can develop as a result of certain conditions or factors, particularly iron deficiency and peripheral neuropathy. Other causes are folate or magnesium deficiency, amyloidosis, diabetes mellitus, lumbosacral radiculopathy, or vitamin B-12 deficiency. The other causes to consider would be;

1) Neuropathy
2) Nocturnal leg cramps
3) Peripheral Vascular Disease
4) Radiculopathy

Following investigations are advised;

1) A complete iron panel including iron levels, ferritin, transferrin saturation, and total iron binding capacity.

2) BUN,

3) creatinine,

4) magnesium,

5) thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH),

6) vitamin B-12, and folate.

Following measures would be helpful;

1) Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine (if take them).

2) Exercise before the bed time

3) Medications

a) Pramipexole (Mirapex)

b) Ropinirole hydrochloride (Requip).

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