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Full Question: Are leg aches a normal after-effect of a migraine? My so's legs ache after a long migraine (3 days or more). It hurts so bad that I have to rub Aspercreme on them, give him an Advil and an ice pack. Two neurologists have told me that they have never heard of this. He has been on three different preventive type medications - Neurotin, Torodal and Inderal when the leg cramps happened. Therefore, I don't think it's the medicine causing the leg pain. Even though his legs hurt, he is glad when it happens because he says it means that the migraine episode is ending. To me, that is proof enough that the leg aches are related to the migraines since a 10 year old could come up with that conclusion. He has been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines by one doctor and another says it is post-traumatic, complicated, chronic migraines. We are in the process of finding another doctor to confirm which type of migraine he has. We are also in the process of havin...
The following are some tips for coping with RLS: Don't hide your symptoms -- talk to your friends, family, and colleagues about RLS so they know what to expect Practice yoga, Pilates, or other stretching techniques regularly, preferably late in the day Arrange your schedule to be able to sleep when your symptoms are least pronounced Choose an aisle seat at the movies or on airplanes so that you are able to move around if necessary Plan travel hours when symptoms are least severe and allow times for breaks There are also a number of RLS support groups around the country and they can help you learn new information about how others cope with RLS. For a list of such groups, go to www.rls.org or www.rlshelp.org . Reviewed by Richard P. Allen, Ph.D.and Merrill M. Mitler, Ph.D. , May 2005.
A study in the October 15, 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that there was a greater risk and higher prevalence of restless legs syndrome in adults with fibromyalgia than in healthy controls. Study Methods and Results Researchers studied 172 people with fibromyalgia and 63 healthy controls. The results showed that the participants with fibromyalgia were 11 times more likely than controls to have restless legs syndrome (RLS) – 33% of those with FM had RLS as opposed to only 3.1% of the controls. Study authors concluded that because there is a higher prevalence and odds of RLS in those with FM compared to controls, clinicians should routinely query FM patients regarding RLS symptoms because treatment of RLS can potentially improve sleep and quality of life in these patients. My Comments... Since doctors often don't question FM patients to see if they have RLS, I think it's important to briefly review the symptoms and available treatments. RLS Sympt...
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