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Achy and heavy legs

For the past few months I've been experiencing aches and heaviness in my legs. These usually happens in the evening or while I'm sleeping. But I once move around it goes away. I've had RLS for the past 8-10 years and I don't take anything for it. Please help. Waterlily2120
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Hello.

Since you have RLS since a long time, do you feel your current symptoms are new to you? Some people do complain of these additional problems when they have RLS. There are a few good medicines available for RLS. I would suggest you consider treatment for your RLS.

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I take a cocktail of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications. Does anyone know of any medications that have a side effect of restless leg syndrome?
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Hello.

Recent research and review has suggested that anti-depressants can, in fact, cause restless legs syndrome as well as increase it if already existing.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18468624

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Thank you so much for your response. Very eye-opening.
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Last year inswitched from Lexapro to Cymbalta.  During the transition period, I had numerous aches, tingles, burning sensations in legs, feet and hands.  Now a year later, much has calmed down.  But I have dull aches in my legs, they feel heavy, and in the evenings, sitting, I get RLS, pretty severe.  Could this be a side effect of Cymbalta?  Had no troubles on Lexapro.
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Sorry, forgot to mention symptoms much better, to nonexistent, when I am up and moving.  Exercise during the day , like walking 4-3 miles, seems to diminish evening symptoms as well.
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