Restless Legs Syndrome
Message from Dr Jonathan Stewart:
‘With regard to restless legs, I’m not convinced that we often add much value, other than in cases where there are concerns regarding a possible underlying neurological cause eg neuropathy. I would suggest that everyone should have undergone basic neuro examination and had iron deficiency excluded. It would seem reasonable to provide a trial of a licensed dopamine agonist and/or pregabalin/gabapentin and/or clonazepam in primary care’.
Review Date 18/02/2020
Next Review Date 18/02/2021
Author Dr Andrew Sharp
Contributor Dr Jonathan Stewart Consultant Neurology RCHT
Version No. 2.0