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Restless leg syndrome

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Restless legs may be due to nerve inflammationThe complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli such as pathogens or damaged cells. It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. which can be slow to resolve.

You could try magnesium which occasionally helps relieve muscle tension. See Is it okay to take magnesium? or Valium. See When and why should I use Valium?

-Some of us have gained great relief from RLS by reducing our intake of salicylates. ~Julia

-if I wake up enough to recognise that it's happening I've found a method that usually fixes it. I get up and walk on the spot with exaggerated arm and leg motions until my muscles are almost burning with fatigue. then I lie down, my limbs feel nice and heavy and no longer restless, and usually I can get to sleep. I even used to do this as a pre-emptive measure.

as the MP has progressed I'm finding I get restless limbs less often :) It even went away for a couple of months and now comes back sometimes, but less frequently. ~RichardM

Some doctors prescribe Mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome.

Evidence of infectious cause

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sarcoidosis, cat scratch fever, restless leg syndrome

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