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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and Opioids

Sleep Health | Last Active: Oct 4, 2022 | Replies (47)

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Methadone has been the only thing that has worked at all. I've had been treated using everything available before I tried methadone

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Hi, @kd1958 – I'd like to join @JustinMcClanahan and welcome you to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is difficult you can't find a doctor to see you right now.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on restless leg syndrome (RLS) that might be of interest https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377174. You will note there is some information about medications in the second tab https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377174 that talks about opioids and also offers some cautions about medications for RLS.

You might also be interested in this Mayo Clinic information on methadone https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/methadone-oral-route/description/drg-20075806

I'd like to introduce you to @bumble81 @sundance6 @wittmack @linedancer18337 @tjp4 who may have some insights for you with options for the RLS. Is pain your main symptom, or do you have others, as well?