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    other conditions related to parkinson's
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    worn1 posted:
    Dr Stacy
    I have been surfing the net again and found that restless leg syndorme is used interchangbly(sp) with painful leg moving syndrome.
    would the same medication used by parkinson patients work on painful leg moving toe syndrome? Is it the same thing parkinson patients experience? Is it the same thing as restless leg syndrome?

    Thanks for your knowledge
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    Wish they had spell check on web md
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    Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
    I vote yes to spell check!!

    Unfortunately, restless legs syndrome and painful leg and moving toe syndrome are not the same, and it is unfortunate that we have blended this nomenclature. Sadly, RLS medications and everything else usually do not help PLMTS.


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