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Tingling, numbness in legs, might be restless leg syndrome. Could it be multiple sclerosis?

Hi, sometimes my legs feel weak but also agitated, like, they re almost numb/tingly, but at the same time, I usually have an intense desire to flex them/ move them/ stretch them, which, if I continue to do it, makes them feel better - it s as if my legs are constantly buzzing! I am inclined and I hope to believe it is just Restless Leg Syndrome , however, my grandma has MS and I m worried it could be that. It usually gets worse at night, and caffeine also makes it worse.
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Hi daclarke,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
I agree with your belief, in first instance it is most likely due to restless leg syndrome.
Multiple sclerosis is not a strong possibility, as such the disease is quite rare.
The best way is to get a neurological examination and investigations to rule out MS.
For restless leg syndrome you should take a balanced nutritious diet with green leafy vegetables, poly unsaturated fatty acid(PUFA) containing diet with good amount of protein and jeggary would be helpful.
Adding an antidepressant would be helpful, take in consult with you primary physician.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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