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Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (cont.)

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Follow-up

Your health care provider will ask you to return for one or more follow-up visits after trying his or her recommendations.

It is very important that your bed partner understand the nature of PLMD and that you are not intending to injure him or her with your movements.

Is periodic limb movement disorder preventable?

See your health care provider regularly for proper care of any medical or mental problems.

Outlook for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Primary PLMD may be chronic (permanent). Many people with primary PLMD have improved nighttime sleep (remission) but experience one or more relapses over time.

Secondary PLMD may cease with treatment of the underlying cause.

Medically reviewed by Peter O’Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine


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