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RLS or something else
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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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RLS or something else

My husbands left leg starts jerking every 8 seconds when he first falls asleep. Once he is asleep it no longer happens. What is it that is causing that? RLS or something different?
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Hi there!

This does not typically sound like RLS. The symptoms could be within normal limits or could represent a sleep disorder. I would suggest considering an initial evaluation by a primary care physician and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

This does not typically sound like RLS. The symptoms could be within normal limits or could represent a sleep disorder. I would suggest considering an initial evaluation by a primary care physician and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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