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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Common symptoms
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Treatments taken by people with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Requip, Requip Depot, Requip LP) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
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Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Mirapex, Mirapex ER, Mirapexin) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Alertec, Modavigil, Modiodal) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Fatigue (4)

Data from patients with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
How many evaluations
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Treatment name(s)

(Requip, Requip Depot, Requip LP) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) Nausea and vomiting
How many evaluations
7
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Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Stomach pain
How many evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry eyes Dry mouth 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Impulsive behaviors Memory problems
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Depression with suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts or urges 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Mirapex, Mirapex ER, Mirapexin) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Chorea movements
How many evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Alertec, Modavigil, Modiodal) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Nervousness
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (4)

Data from patients with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Periodic Limb Movement Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 30
40s 67
50s 64
60s 22
70+ 8

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

83% Females
17% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 21
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 79
Not Diagnosed 28

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