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People with fibromyalgia are 11 times more likely to have restless legs syndrome (RLS) than those in the general population, according to a new study.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that can cause significant pain and fatigue. Women account for 80 to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Its cause is unknown.
The findings suggest that treating RLS — which is characterized by an unpleasant urge to move the legs, usually at night — may improve sleep and quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, the researchers said. RLS is often treated with drugs such as pramipexole or ropinirole.
I found the above article really interesting. I’ve experiences restless legs for many years and did not know of the connection. Obviously the findings were from a small group however there is scope for this to be explored further.
Until the next time
The Geordie Coach