Sensorimotor disorder consisting of a strong, nearly irresistible urge to move the limbs (1)[A]
The urge usually affects the legs at least initially but may involve arms or other body...
Depends on history, often “difficult to describe”
All criteria must be met for RLS diagnosis (2)[C]:
An urge to move the legs, usually accompanied by or thought to be caused by uncomfortable...
If iron deficient, supplement (4)[C]:
325 mg FeSO4 TID combined with vitamin C
Repletion requires months till serum ferritin >75 ng/ml and transferrin saturation >16%.
At 1 to 2-week intervals until stable and then annually
If taking iron, reassess iron stores, at least ferritin.
If status changes, assess for aug...
Garcia-Borreguero D, Cano-Pumarega I. New concepts in the management of restless legs syndrome. BMJ. 2017;356:j104. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
Insomnia is often a symptom of RLS.
Iron supplement is frequently the best, well tolerated, easily available treatment for RLS.
Antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiemetics, and antihist...
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