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Restless Legs Syndrome- related to anxiety problems???
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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??
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Nikki,

     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.
     Please keep in mind that this information is intended for general educational purposes only.  Specific health concerns should be directed to your personal physician.

Sincerely,

HFHS MD-JM

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