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I feel my legs heavy and a feeling they will just fall

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Hi I feel my legs heavy and a feeling they will just fall whilst asleep
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: There is no swelling, it's a very uncomfortable feeling
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
It gets cold or very warm either ways its very uncomfortable I am not able to sleep because of this

What are your age and gender?

Since when are these symptoms?

Do these symptoms appear only in the nighttime and rest?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I am 41, female and the symptoms are more in the nights
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
whe when resting

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Your symptoms point to restless leg syndrome. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common cause of sleep disruption. T

RLS can develop as a result of certain conditions or factors, particularly iron deficiency and peripheral neuropathy. Other causes are folate or magnesium deficiency, amyloidosis, diabetes mellitus, lumbosacral radiculopathy, or vitamin B-12 deficiency. The other causes to consider would be;

1) Neuropathy
2) Nocturnal leg cramps
3) Peripheral Vascular Disease
4) Radiculopathy

Following investigations are advised;

1) A complete iron panel including iron levels, ferritin, transferrin saturation, and total iron-binding capacity.

2) BUN,

3) creatinine,

4) magnesium,

5) thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH),

6) vitamin B-12, and folate.

Following measures would be helpful;

1) Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine (if take them).

2) Exercise before the bedtime

3) Medications

a) Pramipexole (Mirapex)

b) Ropinirole hydrochloride (Requip).

In addition to the above non-pharmacologic therapy comprises of the following components:

1) Iron replacement therapy

2) Mental alerting activities such as video games or crossword puzzles, may reduce symptoms at times of boredom.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** my local GP today and discuss