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Re: MS and Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted By Already answered above on November 18, 1997 at 10:02:55:

In Reply to: MS and Restless Leg Syndrome posted by Priscilla Givens on October 25, 1997 at 14:14:01:

: I have been diagnosed with ankylosing sponylitis and MS.  Over several years
I have been getting twitching in my legs when I start to relax.  I had an
exacerbation last October, and the twitching increasingly got worse.  Then
my legs twitching at night would wake me up.  So, my neurologist put me on
clonazepam, before I go to bed, which has relieved it at night.  But, it
does come back if I lie down for a nap.  I have several questions about this
First, is restless leg syndrome the same as myoclonus and which do I have.
Second, should I be concerned as to what's causing it, the MS or could it
be the Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Third, I heard a doctor at a seminar say once you go on clonazepam you should
never stop taking it - why?
Fourth, The muscles in my legs and arms seem to be getting progressively
weaker with time.  Is this normal in MS?  If so should I excercise more to
build up these muscles, when I excercise my arms - they shake from weakness
for up to an hour.
Thank you in advance for your input.

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