What other medical conditions have been linked to restless legs syndrome (RLS)?
Other medical conditions linked to restless legs syndrome (RLS) include:
c. Anticonvulsant drugs (such as Dilantin)
d. Antidepressant drugs (including amitriptyline, Paxil)
e. Beta-blockers (drugs often used to treat high blood pressure)
- Parkinson's disease
- Varicose veins
- Some tumors
- Hyper- or hypothyroidism (over- or underactive thyroid glands)
- Cigarette smoking
- Vitamin and mineral deficiency, such as magnesium deficiency and vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Severe kidney disease and uremia (kidney failure causing build up of toxins within the body)
- Amyloidosis (build-up of a starch-like substance in the body's tissues and organs)
- Lyme disease
- Damage to spinal nerves
- Rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren syndrome
- Certain medications or substances, such as:
- g. Withdrawal from certain drugs, such as vasodilator drugs (for example, Apresoline), sedatives, or antidepressants (for example, Tofranil)
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