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Periodic limb movements in sleep

Periodic limb movements in sleep: Introduction

Periodic limb movements in sleep: Repeated involuntary leg movements during sleep. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Periodic limb movements in sleep is available below.

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Treatments for Periodic limb movements in sleep

  • Anti-Parkinson medications, such as levodopa/carbidopa, bromocriptine, and pramipexole (Mirapex), have been used
  • Benzodiazepines, such as diazepam, clonazepam, temazepam, and lorazepam, also have been used
  • Opiates, such as codeine, oxycodone, methadone, and propoxyphene, are other drugs that have been used
  • more treatments...»

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Prognosis for Periodic limb movements in sleep: Many patients develop long-term remissions, whereas others continue to experience the symptoms throughout life. Generally, the severity increases as patients become older.

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Definitions of Periodic limb movements in sleep:

A disorder characterized by aching or burning sensations in the lower and rarely the upper extremities that occur prior to sleep or may awaken the patient from sleep. Complying with an irresistible urge to move the affected limbs brings temporary relief. Sleep may become disrupted, resulting in excessive daytime hypersomnolence. This condition may be associated with UREMIA; DIABETES; and rheumatoid arthritis. Restless Legs Syndrome differs from NOCTURNAL MYOCLONUS SYNDROME in that in the latter condition the individual does not report adverse sensory stimuli and it is primarily a sleep-associated movement disorder. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p387; Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax 1997 Apr 30;86(18):732-736) - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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