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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Restless Legs Syndrome vs. MS

A Subscriber to the e-Newsletter is asking if anybody can let her know if they are effected with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and how it might relate to MS?

Leave your comments here - Thank You

3 comments:

wendy said...

Hi,
I have had MS for 16 yrs and have had restless leg syndrome for most of the time. It usually occurs at night, and my dr definitely associates it with my MS.

I have found a homeopathic help with it--Hyland's Restful Legs. It doesn't have side effects like the muscle relaxants my dr offered.....

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I've had MS since 1976 and RLS came with it. Although night time is the worse, RLS can hit any time of the day. My worse time is long car rides.

I take Requip now and it is a life saver. Years ago, nothing much could be done about RLS since it wasn't recognized as a disorder. Quinine was offered; but didn't do much good.

Trying to take walks before bedtime did not always work. Hydro therapy did work, but it was expensive to have put in your home in the 1970's and 1980's.

Requip doesn't cause ME any side effects although there are some listed on the literature. To me, unless a side effect inhibits my lifestyle, the Requip is here to stay.

lori said...

Hello,

My husband was diagnosed with MS and then along came RLS. He is taking Requip which I believe has helped calm it down some. Although his worst times are at night and any lengthy time of sitting still.