Not related. Medications to treat these conditions have totally different mechanisms. Both are associated with sleep distubance and fatigue, but for different reasons.
Sort of. Restless legs interfere with optimized sleep patterns, which can exacerbate fibromyalgia symptoms. Improvement in sleep is a cornerstone for fibromyalgia management.
Short answer no. However many patients with fibro develop restless leg but that is due to the insomnia and overall pain that fibro patients have as opposed to true restless leg syndrome.
My calves always "ache" some days worse than others. I do not have fibromyalgia or restless leg syndrome. Any ideas?
Varicose veins. Congested veins from constant standing can do this. Wear good support hoses like the sheer energy kind and see if that makes a difference. If not see your md.
Not clear. Will need more information you need to have your physician evaluate it. It could be muscle, medications, circulation.
Restless leg syndrom. 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids.
A sleep study. The definitive test is a sleep study.
Restless leg. Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment.
Some symptoms. Immobilization results in irritability of the legs, and you can't stay still, you need to move and walk about to relieve the sensation. You are fatigued or tired and go to bed but feel restless and cannot stay still, and again get up and about. You are seated in a movie theatre, but can't get comfortable, and make excuse to get popcorn so you can move. Does any of this fit, and if so maybe rls.
See below. If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest than you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis.
Look online. There is the RLS network online that has good resources. Also one of my favorite sites regaring RLS is www. Rlshelp. Org. Hope this helps.
Multiple. Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>.