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leg shaking.

what causes leg to be shaking?, and sleepless night
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193137 tn?1367883663
Do you think you might have Restless Leg Syndrome? Are you shaking your legs because they feel uncomfortable? You can read up on RLS here and see if the description matches how you feel.

http://www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/1241/Restless-leg-syndrome
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1358300 tn?1278589723
Leg shaking?
Do you feel cold while it's shaking? or pain in your bones?
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351246 tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
You probably have RLS or restless leg syndrome. The leg pain of RLS typically eases with movement of the legs (resulting in shaking of legs) and becomes more evident at rest or while you are asleep. Usually cause of RLS is not known but few medications such as lithium, antidepressants and beta-blockers (such as bisoprolol) can trigger the symptoms. Other reasons of RLS could be rheumatoid arthritis, kidney failure, diabetes or any underlying heart disorder. In addition restless syndrome has been found to be associated with stress, fatigue, magnesium deficiency, vitamin B-12 deficiency, anemia and other systemic diseases.Though there is no permanent cure of RLS, regular & sound sleep helps get relief from symptoms. Supplements of iron/vitamin also help some. Sometimes medications such as levodopa, bromocriptine, oxycodone may be tried to provide some relief from the symptoms. Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine may partly relieve your symptoms. Other useful measures are stretching, alternate hot and cold packs or baths, massage and applying vibrators on the feet and legs before bedtime. Relaxation and meditation can also help. Consult a sleep specialist. Hope this helps. Take care!
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