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JimandKym    2

Dr. Okun, for the past 3-4 mos. I have began having very severe cramping in my left leg/thigh. It is accompanied by the urge to raise my leg and bend the knee. This is only on the left side. It only occurs at night in bed. Does this sound like RLS? If so Requip, correct? 

My MDS prescribed safinamide for me to try and eliminate a bit of the off time that I have. Although it is not much at all. I have read about some contraindication when taking SSRI and NSRI.

Thank you.




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Dr. Okun    409

This does not sound like RLS, but could be....

Safinamide or a MAO-B would not personally be my choice.

Usually I use doses of levodopa at night for re-emergence of symptoms such as cramping or dystonia.  I would ask your doc about that possibility.  Hope that is helpful!

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