Ask Patients on Pramipexole or Ropinirole About Worsening Restless Legs Syndrome

About one in 40 Americans need treatment for restless legs syndrome...uncomfortable urges to move the legs or arms while at rest.

Restless legs syndrome is usually idiopathic...but may be linked to iron deficiency, pregnancy, end-stage renal disease, SSRIs, or SNRIs.

Nondrug measures are usually tried first, such as leg massage or stretches for acute relief...and regular exercise for chronic therapy.

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