I have heard about RLS (restless legs syndrome) but is it possible to have a similar problem in the arms?

Yes. Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms.

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Can you have something like restless legs syndrome but in the arms?

Yes. Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. Read more...

Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause restless legs syndrome to worsen? Is it possible to also feel it in your arms?

It cannot. The RLS and restless arms/hands syndrome are neurological, sleep movement disorders and treated with Dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in rls) or pramipexole. Many practitioner use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) as a muscle relaxant and sleep inducer as an adjunctive medication. Rec.: see sleep specialist for more information. Read more...

Is restless legs syndrome a muscle disorder or a problem of the nervous system?

Not sure. I can't tell which but it can be due to low iron levels and it not this it responsed to Dopamine agonists like Requip (ropinirole) or sinemet implying a nervous system problem. Some people do better with anticonvulsant meds like Neurontin or Klonopin which may have some muscle relaxant effects. So it may have multiple causes. Read more...
Can be venous. An often overlooked cause of restless legs syndrome (rls) is venous insufficiency. If you have RLS and varicose veins, treating your vein problem might very well make your RLS go away. Read more...

What could cause a feeling similar to restless legs syndrome all over the body?

See below. There are many conditions that can mimic restless legs syndrome (rls), in part. For example, peripheral polyneuropathies, multi-level radiculopathies, leg cramps at night, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, akathisia, among other conditions can mimic RLS to a certain extent. Read more...

If I have the symptoms of restless legs syndrome but in my whole body and the symptoms are around the clock is it RLS and if not what could it be?

RESTLESSNESS. To diagnose rls, the unpleasant feeling in the legs should be significant at night and while laying down, so i doubt that you have rls. You need to be seen and evaluated by your doctor. Read more...
Severe restlessness. Very very rarely restless legs syndrome can affect the rest of the body, but it is quite uncommon. Thyroid abnormalities or side effects from medications or supplements, or excessive caffeine intake are common causes. I too would urge reviewing the problem with your family doctor. Read more...

Is RLS (restless legs syndrome) dangerous? Does it cause any other health issues gradually?

Nuisance mostly. Danger primarily from poor quality sleep. Restless legs can be treated fairly easily. The main thing to rule out is a iron deficiency anemia, the best test for which is a ferritin level. Most health issues are secondary to chronic sleep loss, if RLS is severe. These include weight gain, elevated blood pressure, Insulin resistance/diabetes, daytime sleepiness, motor vehicle accidents. Read more...
Underlying Causes. Restless leg is purely a nuisance, but it would be beneficial to get checked for underlying vascular disorders, as well as various mineral and electrolyte abnormalities that could alleviate your symptoms. Read more...