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How do they treat RLS?
What can be done to treat Restless Leg Syndrome?

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RE: How do they treat RLS?
I use lotion on my feet and legs. for some reason that helps a lot.... Drs hand out such things as Gabapentin (Neurontin) or Pregabalin (Lyrica) but those have side effects so unless the symptoms can't be managed without them, I wouldn't (haven't)
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RE: How do they treat RLS?
Neupro transdermal (patch) has good reviews and was suggested by my sleep doc although I didn't elect to try it. It has a generic version, Rotigotine.
12-13-2014 03:27 PM
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RE: How do they treat RLS?
(12-13-2014 01:37 PM)justMongo Wrote:  What can be done to treat Restless Leg Syndrome?

http://www.webmd.com/brain/restless-legs...ndrome-rls
12-13-2014 07:32 PM
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RE: How do they treat RLS?
To clarify, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a daytime thing. It can get worse in the evening about the same time most people want to go to sleep but it is not a sleep disorder. RLS is the feeling of wanting to move, needing to move, of an itchiness inside only felt better by moving. The moving is voluntary so when asleep, the moving doesn't happen.

Leg twitching at night, during sleep, is called Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD). It does not happen while awake. PLMD is involuntary twitching in the legs and arms and can be quite violent.

A person can have one or both. They have never found a connection between the two, as in the violent twitching of PLMD is not a reaction to the feelings of RLS and the person reacting in their sleep. In OSA patients, the jerking often is connected to the longest OA events. Many of us probably have notes about "PLM" in our sleep study reports.

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