Restless leg syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is an unpleasant condition to suffer from. It is also regularly called restless legs. If you suffer from this, you constantly feel like you have to move your legs. You can get an annoying tingling feeling in your legs that only goes away when you start moving.

What is restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome is a syndrome that affects you if you are constantly moving your legs. This is a syndrome that can be very annoying to suffer from. However, the complaints cannot cause any harm.

Restless legs have no clear cause. It has been shown that this occurs more often in the elderly. It occurs more often in women than in men. You are more likely to develop this condition if you have family members who suffer from the same thing.

Restless legs are often related to things such as pregnancy, medications and reduced kidney function. Things such as smoking, coffee, alcohol, obesity and lack of exercise can also increase restless leg syndrome.

How do I recognize restless legs?

You can recognize restless legs by various things. Below are several symptoms:

  • Annoying tingling in your legs, mainly in the evening
  • Uncontrollable restlessness in your legs
  • Problems lying down quietly
  • Bad sleep
  • Most complaints occur before sleeping
  • Restless legs when sitting for too long

Can I do something about restless legs myself?

There are a number of things you can do so that you do not develop restless legs or the effects are less noticeable. You can do this by quitting smoking, drinking less coffee in the evening, drinking no more than 1 glass of alcohol and ensuring sufficient exercise.

Can the pharmacist do anything for me?

If your GP prescribes your medicine for restless legs, the pharmacist can help you with the medicine. The pharmacist can help you with information about the medications and can also show you how to use the medications.

Which medications are used for restless legs?

There are a number of medications that are used for restless legs. There are dopamine agonists, levodopa with an enzyme inhibitor and oxycodone with naloxone. Little is known about how these medications work. The dopamine agonists and levodopa with enzyme inhibitors have no known effect.

Oxycodone with naloxone is known to reduce the signal's ability to reach your brain. Since this also makes you less sensitive, this medication is only prescribed if the other medications do not work or do not work sufficiently.

Can I buy medicines online?

It is also possible to buy the medicines for restless legs online. You can do this by going to an online pharmacy. Here too you need a prescription.

Buy medicines without a prescription

If you are dealing with restless leg syndrome, it is not possible to buy medicines without a prescription. The only thing you can buy is medicine that can help you fall asleep. These can bring a little more peace.