Restless Leg Syndrome - Treatment

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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Treatment

There is no cure for primary restless legs syndrome, although various treatments often can relieve symptoms. Treatment should be tailored for the individual's symptoms. Treatment for secondary restless legs syndrome involves treating the underlying cause.

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Comment from: Nahid, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 10

The best treatment for me was Gabapentin 300mg two tablets every night at 6/7 pm.

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Comment from: dots, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I am 55 years old and was diagnosed with severe restless leg syndrome some 20 years ago. I was disbelieved by my GP and insisted on a referral to neurologist after 6 weeks with 18 hours sleep only. It is a very debilitating "disease" and I get so frustrated, exhausted and tired that I would sit and punch my legs to try and stop the continual movements. Trust me I have even considered a chainsaw to cut the legs off. I have tried all natural medicines; my gp has given me heavy sleeping tablets, permax, then sifrol. I was then given sifrol slow release and increases dose by my GP without him seeing me and without being told I could not drive on this medication. I then had a motor vehicle accident, which could have cost others and my life. I have recently seen a neurologist again and he has prescribed me with sinimet. I have not had sleep in 3 nights and feel like I will go crazy. This condition is now affecting my arms and hands.

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