Restless Legs Syndrome | Diagnosis & Tests

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How does my doctor know I have RLS?

Tell your doctor about the restless sensations. He or she will ask you questions about your symptoms, such as when they start and whether you're able to do anything to make them go away. He or she may also ask if any other people in your family have similar symptoms.

Tell your doctor about any medicines (including over-the-counter medicines) that you're taking. Certain medicines can make RLS symptoms worse. Your doctor can recommend another medicine if this seems to be happening to you.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/05

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