Tagged: Restless Leg Syndrome

Additional Agents and Miscellaneous Therapies

Sedative-Hypnotics These drugs in general, and clonazepam in particular, were among the first used and reported on (in 1979) for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS).1 However, their ability to specifically alleviate RLS...

Dopaminergic Therapy of Restless Legs Syndrome

Since Akpinar’s original 1982 report1 on the dramatic effects of levodopa on restless legs syndrome (RLS) symptoms, there have been numerous, independent studies that have validated these findings and that have substantially verified the...

DIAGNOSIS: Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep

Periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) are involuntary, repetitive, stereotypic, short-lasting segmental movements of the lower and sometimes upper limbs. These are commonly described as consisting of a dorsiflexion of the big toe with...