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<Mary>
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Most days at 6pm my dads leg begin to get irritated and he feels he needs to constantly move & shake them. Any suggestions that will help to calm this? He is on PD overnight.
 
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<Guest>
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Mary,
This sounds like "restless leg syndrome". Many dialysis patients are affected by this. There is some treatment out there, but I don't know how effective it is, your dad should talk to his doctor about it.
 
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<cath-hater>
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Yes, restless-leg-syndrome is exactly what it is. I know it all too well. My doctor always would tell me to walk or run during the day to tire out my legs so then I wouldn't get this at night. The only meds you can take are sleep aids, but that's not good either. I would rather walk/run during the day.
 
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