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Restless Legs Syndrome- related to anxiety problems???
I have had severe pains in both legs which come on
only at night for as long as I can remember. The pains
make me kick and move my legs for hours before I can fall
asleep. Sometimes I even have the same feeling in my arms.
My Docter has recently diagnosed me with restless legs syndrome.
I was wondering if there could be a connection between this
problem and extreme anxiety. I have been overly anxious and shy
all my life-have you found that more relaxed people tend not
to have this problem??
Are restless legs syndrome and anxiety related? After reviewing the literature I have found no evidence of a relationship. Medications in the benzodiazepine class such as Klonopin may be helpful for both conditions if present. I suggest that you explore this issue further with your personal physician.
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