Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

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What is Periodic Limb Movement Disorder?

Periodic limb movement disorder involves repetitive limb movements that occur mainly during the light stages of sleep. Movements primarily arise in the lower limbs which may interfere with restful sleep. It may be present with Restless Legs Syndrome.

What is it like to have Periodic Limb Movement Disorder?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Citalopram
Amitriptyline, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol
Amitriptyline, Melatonin, Zolpidem
Methylphenidate, Handicap/Disability Parking Permit, Modafinil
Venlafaxine, Bupropion, Duloxetine

What do patients take to treat Periodic Limb Movement Disorder and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Clonotril, APO Clonazepam, Rivotril drops, Klonopin Wafer)


(Requip LP, Requip Prolib, Requip Depot, Requip)


(Premipex, Pexola, Teva pramipexole, Mirapexin)


(MidNite PM, Swanson triple strength melatonin, Melatonin Sublingual, NSI Melatonin)


These charts show data from Periodic Limb Movement Disorder patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Periodic Limb Movement Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 195 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 17 say Periodic Limb Movement Disorder is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 31
40s 64
50s 62
60s 19
70+ 4


Distribution of females vs. males

84% Females
16% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 71
Not Diagnosed 28

These charts show data from Periodic Limb Movement Disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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