AssessmentsRestless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome
Dopamine (agonists/antagonists) are often used as a first-line treatment for restless legs syndrome.
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A 44-year-old man comes to the office because of difficulty falling asleep for 6 months. He says that when he lies in bed his leg begins to twitch and it feels like his "flesh is crawling." The only way he can get the sensation to stop is to move his leg, usually by getting out of bed and walking around. As a result of his condition, he feels exhausted all the time, and says the symptoms have been getting worse for several months. Which of the following is the most appropriate pharmacotherapy?