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Suggest Medication For Restless Leg Syndrome

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Having a problem with bruising very easily at 50, and it is not an iron deficiency and also discomfort and pains in random area with electrical sensations also in random areas mostly on surface of skin with restless legs at night Dr. put me on Cymbalta but only helped for a couple of months where should I go from here they don't seem to be concerned about finding out the source of the problem. very frustrated and miserable.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (24 minutes later)
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Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for your question.

What you are describing is indeed consistent with fibromyalgia, or diabetic neuropathy. Either would indeed be helped by Cymbalta. An additional medication that would be of great benefit to you is gabapentin. I would talk with your doctor about prescribing gabapentin to help with these sensations.

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In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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Suggest Medication For Restless Leg Syndrome

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for your question. What you are describing is indeed consistent with fibromyalgia, or diabetic neuropathy. Either would indeed be helped by Cymbalta. An additional medication that would be of great benefit to you is gabapentin. I would talk with your doctor about prescribing gabapentin to help with these sensations. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers