• Anonymous
      August 17, 2010 at 10:11 am

      [COLOR=”Navy”]new article and new research …

      7% of general population has Restless Leg Syndrome

      40% of CIDP patients have Restless Leg Syndrome[/COLOR]

      Aug 15

      “Prevalence of RLS in CIDP was ascertained by face-to-face interview using validated criteria and compared with that in 28 age-and gender-matched controls. Eleven (39.3%) CIDP patients were diagnosed with RLS, compared with 2 (7.1%) controls (p <0.01). A significant correlation was ascertained between presence of RLS and lower limb weakness, functional disability, and summated compound muscle action potential (CMAP). The prevalence of RLS in CIDP was significantly higher than in controls in our study population, approaching 40%.

      Screening for RLS in CIDP patients may be appropriate, particularly in those with weakness, disability, and motor axonal loss in the lower limbs," wrote Y.A. Rajabally and colleagues, University Hospital, Department of Neurology.

      The researchers concluded: "Our findings may otherwise suggest the existence of peripheral components to the pathophysiology of RLS in patients with CIDP."

      Rajabally and colleagues published their study in Muscle & Nerve (Restless legs syndrome in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle & Nerve, 2010;42(2):252-6).

      For additional information, contact Y.A. Rajabally, Leicester General Hospital, Dept. of Neurology, Neuromuscular Clinic, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester LE5 4PW, UK.
      (c) 2010 Health & Medicine Week via

      [COLOR="Navy"]I'm one who had problems with RLS prior to being diagnosed with CIDP. The meds used for either/both aren't tolerated by me. Nasty side effects. ( no details ... too gross :rolleyes: ) I can wait until the RLS starts and take 1/2 a Vicodin, which I've done from "stash" leftover from surgeries, but that's gone and my neuro won't prescribe "narcotics". So -- I'm between a rock and a hard place.[/COLOR]

    • June 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

      I also have severe restless leg syndrome. Let us just say Requip and I are long time friends. I also have back pain and leg residuals from my bout with GBS 18 years ago. I have needed two back surgeries. I now get pain injections in my back from pain management. The pain is in my upper thigh mostly. For anyone out there who might know or have what I do, can you tell me what discs you have injected ? Such as L 1 and 2 etc? Let me just add a gripe. I have heard on this site many who say , “it is not related to your GBS bout” it was to long ago. I was glad to read on here one day the soliloquy from GBS no matter how long ago , will worsen with age. I find as I age this is a major faction in my life. Just wanted to put that out there and get some opinions.