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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable, and sometimes overwhelming, urge to move them for relief. Discuss topics including causes, medical or alternative treatments and how to get more sleep while suffering from RLS.

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I am not sure whats going on with me but I seem to have the symptoms of RLS. At night when sleeping I am awaken by extreme pain in my left leg. From my hip down I think. It only affects me at night. Stating to almost feel like a cramp bu...
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My 3 1/2 year old has just been diagnosised with PLMD, it's similar to RLS but different. RLS can be all day and when awake. PLMD is only when you're sleeping and it's jerking or flaling of the whole body with seizure like movement. We h...
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Riding in the car for any length of time is torture, and if it is night time I might as well just knock myself out somehow so I can sleep. Is there a technique out there to help relieve the symptoms during a car ride. I stop often enoug...
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I'm wondering if anybody else out there is affected by RLS/PLMD in the same way I am. It's very specific. Only when I'm falling asleep, my foot will jerk, sometimes rapidly, followed by the whole leg making a violent jerk. There is no...
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I've had RLS for 25 yrs I take Mirapex and Gabapentin nightly if I do not I get no sleep. Some nights I've had to take more of each pill to get too sleep. Have the uncontrolled leg jerks also plus the need to move them. It gets so bad...
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comment: some medical sites describing RLS really don't do a good job of describing how bad it can be. Mine feels like there are rats clawing the insides of my legs. Last week I had it for 3 days and nights....hardly slept. The ni...
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Doctors don’t know the cause and cure of RLS; I have a hypothesis for the cause, and I have a simple and effective cure. First, the cure. Lie down or sit, keep your legs straight, pull your toes toward you and then stretch your toe...
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I am going to have a CT scan next week on my kidneys and there's a small chance I may need the CT scan with contrast dye. I had an allergic reaction to the dye years ago. It wasn't serious, just a few hives on my face and I felt fine. I...
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I read at WWW.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/10/11/is-quinine-in-tonic-water-safe/ there are 83 mg of quinine in 1 liter. My question is, if I drink a liter every evening would this cause me to have a positive results from a drug screen?
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Hi all, I am new to this forum...I have used Medhelp in the past and have found it to be very supportive so here I am again. There is so many problems regarding my mom but I will try to just touch on what is happening. She is sufferin...
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Well, I'm 18 years old and for as long as I can remember, when I stretch my legs they violently shake. Recently got engaged and my fiance asked why that happens. Thought I'd ask on here to figure what is actually wrong. Nerve damage from...
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rls runs in the family. I have had it since childhood but it never bothered me as much. Then it got worse after a 3 months of extreme stress due to financial, school and other reasons. All of the issues i had before shot up to 9 out of 1...
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eating lots of bananas can help but if your RLS is really bad, i used liquid magnesium...one or two table spoons a day. works like a charm for me but be careful too much will give you the runs....
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I think my husband has RLS and it's driving ME crazy. It doesn't bother him at all.........he actually thinks I'm making it up that his legs jump around all night! Meanwhile, I'm exhausted. I honestly don't know how this doesn't wake HIM...
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Hello, Since I was a kid I went to many doctors, nobody could find out what is my problem.. I'm desperate. In the last 6 months it's also become to hurt my hands too, it just happened me twice but it's scarry since it does the same...
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was just put on this med for my RLS..does this seem to work for you? is so please explain. I was on tramadol, he wanted to try this. Thanks for any info
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Kindly guide me too. Iam 28 years old female. Feeling tingling, pin and needle sensation and numbness on some parts of leg initially in part of left leg upper thigh then started on right leg also and arms hands head feeling till 3 wee...
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what medications are generally used to treat chronic RLS? Every 15 -60 seconds during sleep and many times in the evening generally beginning around 4 PM.
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i dont know if this is a RLS because i've been suffering this pain for about 10 years and now i am already 22 my legs are unequal my left leg is much bigger than my right leg and when i walk too far and when i feel so cold especially ex...
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I've had success with drinking coffee before bedtime with RLS. that just goes contrary to all logic. I've been doing some research on caffeine and found that it regulates certain neurotransmitters and increases dopamine levels. this comi...
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