Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that is characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. It can cause an unsettling urge to move your leg at rest, which is relieved with movement, and leg twitching at night.

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After a weight loss surgery and drinking alcohol, I have numbness in my stomach and legs. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female with a height of 5’6 feet and a weight of 205 lbs. I underwent weight loss surgery two years ago. I started binge drinking almost a year later. It started as numbness in my stomach for exactly four months, which eventually led to my legs and then my breast area, which led t...  Read Full »


Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The feeling in your legs which is relieved by waking around, is very typical for RLS. These symptoms can also involve other body parts, as in your case. Maintain abstinence from alcohol. Alcohol use can exacerbate RLS, and so does Iron deficiency. Alcoholic neuropat...  Read Full »

How to cure insomnia with RLS?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 16-year-old girl. I have not done any meditations yet, as I am aware that I am still too young to have one. Still, I cannot let it pass this time as I am afraid I would not get the potential growth within me, not just physically but mentally, because I always had a rough day and unp...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have insomnia with RLS. The first thing avoid all caffeinated drinks and carbonated drinks. Eat banana or egg or drink milk before bed. It will provide plenty of tryptophan which leads to melatonin hormone production, and it leads to sleep. Take a warm water bat...  Read Full »

Can restless leg syndrome cause sleep disturbance?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old. I have been struggling with restless legs for years. I took Pexola at increasing dosages (1 mg) until last year. I then started to take Requip XL 2 mg twice daily as my RLS was giving me a hard time during day time as well. It worked very well, but now my legs are a...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from restless leg syndrome and insomnia. Restless leg syndrome causes an unpleasant or uncomfortable sensation in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. In the majority of case...  Read Full »

How to manage my restless leg during sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I have restless leg syndrome due to which I am not able to sleep. No medication is taken. I am feeling very sick due to sleeplessness. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Insomnia due to restless leg syndrome is very common. But how did you diagnose restless leg syndrome? Have you consulted anyone? Kindly answer some questions. Are you suffering from any disorder like Parkinson's disease? Is the restlessness of leg increased during...  Read Full »

Why do I have heavy feeling in ankle and feet only at rest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old woman. I am healthy and never had any serious medical problems before. Last ten days I have a weird heavy feeling in my ankles and sometimes it goes to the top of both feet. It started in my calves and a couple of nights it went to my thighs and it felt like both my...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So there are two possibilities, one is peripheral neuropathy and the second is restless leg syndrome. Now do you have access to any of those tests or atleast knows what all tests were performed? Are you having any medications for that? I guess, you do not have any ho...  Read Full »

How to help my restless leg syndrome, dissociation and nightmare along with depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old college student. I have been diagnosed with depression two years ago and I have been taking Sertraline ever since. My mental health is a mess right now. I think I have restless leg syndrome and I always have the urge to move my feet and legs especially when I am lyi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your concern and it seems that you have an obsession and your restless leg can be due to iron deficiency or it may be due to Sertraline. So check out your hemoglobin, and complete blood count to rule out iron deficiency anemia. Restless leg can be...  Read Full »

I get a weird urge to move my legs at night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and struggling with my health right now. I went to doctor and he asked me to get certain tests. I have been vomiting since four months, but most of the time while travelling in the metro. Though I have been traveling through metro since many years, never faced such probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be helpful to know where exactly your abdominal pain is located. If you upload a picture while pointing towards it will be very much helpful. Do you vomit up each time you have the abdominal pain or they can happen at two separate times as well? Do you have bl...  Read Full »

I feel lazy and sleepy the entire day. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I always feel sleepy and lazy. My height is 5 feet and my weight is 70 kg. I am also snoring while sleeping. I used to sleep 7 hours in night. Still I am feeling sleepy the whole day. Why? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shardendu Tomar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your complain with us. Most probably the cause behind your mentioned problem is sleep disorders like sleep apnea and RLS (restless legs syndrome). Sleep disorder such as sleep apnea affects the quality of sleep and makes a person more tired during...  Read Full »

What is the diagnosis for restlessness in legs with irritation and lack of sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am having a problem of restlessness in legs, fatigue, tiredness, irritation, confusion, lack of sleep or disturbed sleep. I am currently taknig Calcium tablets.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS). This, however, needs exclusion of other issues like thyroid disorder, iron and calcium deficiency as well. If all these investigations are normal, my recommendations for your treatment would be Pregabalin alon...  Read Full »

Can a blood clot migrates from leg to heart and cause heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a heart patient, and I am on Plavix and Aspirin. I have multiple blockages in my legs. Is it possible for a clot to form in legs, and then it moves to the heart, causing a heart attack when I soak my legs in hot water to relieve my restless leg syndrome? Similarly, can multiple c...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I assume that you have blockages in arteries, and if blockages are in arteries, then they will not migrate to the heart. Instead, there will be a pain while walking, and if it is severe, it may lead to gangrene. If blockages are in veins, then they will migrate to t...  Read Full »

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