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Why I am feeling tickle on left leg whenever I wave a hand over it. It is been happing since 2 months back.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 95% (1799 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Restless leg syndrome (rls) is a condition in which your legs feel extremely uncomfortable while you're sitting or lying down. It makes you feel like getting up and moving around. When you do so, the unpleasant feeling of restless leg syndrome temporarily goes away. Restless legs syndrome can cause difficulty in falling or staying asleep which can be one of the complaints of the syndrome. A number of people who have rls also have periodic limb movements of sleep (plms). These are jerks that occur every 20 to 30 seconds on and off throughout the night. Treatment of restless legs syndrome involves identifying the cause of symptoms when possible. The treatment process is designed to reduce symptoms, including decreasing the number of nights with rls symptoms, the severity of rls symptoms and nighttime awakenings. Improving the quality of life is another goal in treatment.
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I feel my legs are heavy and restless. Is there has any link of neurological disorder? What the reason and what is the treatment? Please suggest me.

Dr. Soubhik Sinhababu 87% (125 ratings)
General Physician, Bankura
Hi lybrate-user, it can be due to nerve compression due to bad sitting/sleeping posture. Also can be due to tension. Need to know more details about the symptoms and few investigations are necessary. Consult me on private chat. Also avoid carrying wallet in back-pocket.
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I always feel my legs restless even I completed the course of 15 days by medicines (d3, vitamins and minerals, calcium). I also have a problem of lacoria. Low bp and headache is regularly problem.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (68405 ratings)
Homeopath, Noida
I always feel my legs restless even I completed the course of 15 days by medicines (d3, vitamins and minerals, calciu...
1.You should maintain high grade of personal hygiene. 2.Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day 3.Wear cotton under garments 4.Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5.Keep the area dry for more details you can consult me.
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Hypersomnia - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment!

Dr. Deepak Kelkar 87% (102 ratings)
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hypersomnia - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment!

Sleep is known to most as a period of rest and relaxation, but there are multiple disorders which are associated with sleep too. Hypersomnolence or hypersomnia is one of the most common sleep disordersThis is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and prolonged periods of sleep at night. They wake up fresh in the morning, but can easily go back to sleep any time of the day without feeling strained or tired. There is again no freshness associated upon waking up. Funny as it may sound, they can doze off even during a meal or in the middle of a conversation.

Causes: This condition is most common in men and in the early adolescent days.

  1. There is no underlying cause that has been identified, though there is a genetic predisposition.
  2. People with history of head trauma are more affected
  3. People with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, epilepsy, and other mental disorders are also more likely to be affected
  4. People with sleep apnea often are hypersomnolence
  5. Restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy
  6. Neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s tend to sleep more.


  1. Sleeping for longer hours at night time
  2. Excessively sleepy during daytime
  3. Able to doze off anytime during the day
  4. Inappropriate and involuntary sleeping pattern
  5. Having difficulty getting out of bed after waking up, even after prolonged sleep
  6. Feeling of disorientation
  7. Feeling agitated, anxious, lethargic, and irritated
  8. Impaired cognition and memory
  9. All these lead to extreme state of drowsiness
  10. Increased tendency for hallucinations
  11. Reduced appetite and even weight loss in some people
  12. There is restlessness, reduced pace of thinking and speaking
  13. Overall reduced energy levels
  14. Social interactions are affected including work life, social functions, etc.

Diagnostic criteria:

  1. If a person happens to sleep more at night or falls asleep during the day easily for more than 3 times a week, it is usually concerning.
  2. The added feature of no tiring physical activity can also lead to suspicion
  3. In acute cases, these symptoms are present for at least a month and in chronic cases, it could be seen for up to 3 months
  4. It cannot be explained by lack of sleep on a regular basis
  5. One or more of the above conditions could be present, which can help in making the diagnosis

Most cases of hypersomnia would need treatment only to improve their energy levels and improve the quality of life. Very often, treating the underlying condition can lead to improvement of hypersomnia. The tired, lethargic, restless feeling affects the overall performance of a person, leaving them with a lowered self-esteem. Brain stimulating drugs like amphetamines are used to improve daytime alertness and also reduce sleepy feeling during the day.

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Restless Leg - 6 Ways It Can Be Managed!

Dr. Shailesh Jain 86% (13 ratings)
Neurosurgeon, Delhi
Restless Leg - 6 Ways It Can Be Managed!

Restless leg syndrome is a condition where the nervous supply to the lower legs (and sometimes hands) is affected. The person has a constant urge to move the legs due to the tingly sensation or the pins and needles sensation and so this condition is called as restless legs syndrome (RLS). It is almost never a standalone condition and is often associated with other nervous system conditions.
It is a progressive condition and aggravates with time. The patient may experience episodes of this disease. Most people might experience this problem at night due to which a lot of patients complain of disturbed sleep and restlessness while sleeping.

While there is no permanent solution to this condition, there are various home remedies and techniques which can help control the condition. Read on to know more.

  1. Trigger agents: Some people are able to identify triggers like caffeine or chocolate which induce the condition. The first step would then be to avoid using these, especially before sleeping.
  2. Exercise: Any form of exercise, which gives a good workout for the leg muscles is recommended. This could range from a 30-minute brisk walk to stretches depending on the person’s overall health status. This is known to induce a good sleep, reduce muscle tension and relax the mood. Choose yoga, gym, cycling, or any form which suits your overall health and schedule.
  3. Massages:Hot or cold massages, often used alternately, can help in relaxing the muscles. This also helps in reducing tension and improving overall sleep. The ideal time for the massage is the evening so that RLS does not affect during nighttime.
  4. Diet: A diet rich in vitamins and minerals can prove to be helpful. This is because proper muscle and nerve function requires various minerals like zinc, potassium, calcium, sodium, etc. Diet rich in these helps in improving muscle and nerve function and thereby control RLS.
  5. Sleep pattern: Sound sleep practices like having an early dinner, a quiet room free of digital media, optimal temperature, and relaxing ambience helps in a better sleep. This has shown to reduce the incidence of RLS and evidence of sound sleep.
  6. Medications: RLS can also cause mild to moderate pain in the affected legs, and so pain killers can be used once in a while if the pain is not bearable. These should be used only rarely and continued use can lead to stomach ulcers and bleeding. The above mentioned nonmedical methods should be tried before trying medications. Anticonvulsants have been used to control RLS if pain killers alone are not adequate. In more severe cases, antiparkinson drugs are used with great success.
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I suffer restlessness in legs daily in night time. Specially after a busy schedule when I go to bed for sleep I feel difficulty to fall asleep. I feel my legs restless & I unable to sleep quickly.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (68405 ratings)
Homeopath, Noida
Take Rhus Tox 30/ 4 times/ 3 days For this homeopathic treatment is very effective For more details you can consult me.
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I am suffering from restless leg syndrome from many days could you please suggest me how to cure it?

Dr. Debabrata Chakraborty 89% (144 ratings)
DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear lybrate-user, RLS or restless leg syndrome refers to the overwhelming urge to move legs and often associated with unpleasant sensation in the legs. Please note it is a treatable condition. But please also note the underlying reasons / precipitating factors: most common treatable association is iron deficiency anemia (need to correct it ), medications which deplete / block dopamine like metoclopramide, few antidepressants etc (need to be stopped/modified), poor sleep hygiene with uncorrected sleep disorder s like OSA (obstructive sleep apnea: please address these, underlying renal failure: attend this as studies have found in case of advanced renal failure: hemodialysis is helpful for this condition. People usually respond well to medications (there group of medication s). Besides these you may practice few non pharmacological methods which are also important. They are:● Mental alerting activities, such as working on a computer or doing crossword puzzles, at times of rest or boredom ● Avoidance of aggravating factors, including consideration of withdrawal of possibly predisposing medications.● Moderate regular exercise.● Reduced caffeine intake ● For symptomatic relief – walking, bicycling, soaking the affected limbs, and leg massage, including pneumatic compression. Hope I could give you an idea about this entity. Wish you all the best!
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I have restless leg disorder and am only 17 having a hard time studying and sleeping.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (68405 ratings)
Homeopath, Noida
1. Regular, moderate exercise may help you sleep 2. Sleep a little better tonight by avoiding nicotine and caffeine close to bedtime 3. You'll sleep better, and feel better, if you maintain a regular sleep schedule. 4. Avoid napping during the day for better sleep at night. 5. Apply hot or cold packs to your legs 6. Relax your muscles with massage or a hot bath.
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Hi, When I lie down. Legs starts paining. I understand this is sleepless leg syndrome. Please suggest Any good remedies for sleepless leg syndrome.

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 93% (27519 ratings)
Physiotherapist, Noida
Avoid Squatting- Avoid sitting Cross legged. Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold). Quadriceps strengthening exercises-
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2 years back I was caught by chikungunya I am in hell pain whole night CNT sleep v stiff nerves need to stretch legs all time during night too no ra anti CCP crp CBC tsh found pls help wat to do I am in soo much pain ,internal bleeding of joint also took place since 1 year pls help CNT sleep v acht restless legs went to many doctors now Dr. giving me flunil 20 ,clonotril 0.5 at night, evion lc and gabaneuron.

Rheumatologist, Chennai
2 years back I was caught by chikungunya I am in hell pain whole night CNT sleep v stiff nerves need to stretch legs ...
You have chikungunya arthritis I understand the agony you are going through and you need specific treatment by a rheumatologist and it is persistent you are clearly symptomatic please consult me through Lybrate as soon as possible to reach a resolution of highly active arthritis.
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