I suffer from restless leg syndrome, only it's not limited to just my legs; my entire body jerks and spasms at night when I'm trying to go to sleep. I already suffer from insomnia; now I have this to deal with. Please help; I keep my husband awake from the agony these twitches cause. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi there. Restless leg syndrome is marked by unpleasant leg sensations at bedtime leading to insomnia. The cause is not known and could be seen in association with pregnancy, obesity, smoking, iron deficiency anemia, polyneuropathy associated with hypothyroidism, hormonal disorders like diabetes, kidney failure, drugs like caffeine, zantac and anti depressants like elavil. Treatment involves iron deficiency lookout and its treatment. Stop using caffeine and alcohol, and exercise to get adequate sleep may help. Drugs used are oral magnesium, carbamazepine, diazepam, baclofen, bromocriptine, etc. Consult a neurologist to investigate certain electroloye deficiencies like hypo kalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia etc. as the cause for this generalized body muscle spasms. Anxiety is another cause. Take care.
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