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Fibromialgia And Restless Legs Are They Related? And Are Severe Rash A Symptom Of Fibromialgia

Fibromialgia And Restless Legs Are They Related? And Are Severe Rash A Symptom Of Fibromialgia

please help, I suffer from fibro for 25years. I have restless legs , is this related to fibro, it is always starts on the left ankle until I cannot handle the shakes. my 2nd question since January I have terrible rash coming and going. it started on my tummy, then the lower legs, upper arms, face red, swollen and extremely itchy. I have seen numerous docters and specialists blood tests were done but no answer. for the past 2 weeks the rash is back starting on the right breast, then the left… read more

posted October 10, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

Have you been tested for lupus or shingles? Psoriasis?

As for the RLS, I have read in some journals that they are related, which makes sense, because almost all FM sufferers report sleep disturbances of some kind. There's also a link with FM and sleep apnea. You may want to ask your doctor about a sleep study.

posted October 10, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

I get those rashes too. No one can tell me why. It is so severe I can't stand wearing clothes. I have tried layering Lanocaine and Gold Bond creams with some success - enough that I can finally fall asleep.

posted October 13, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

Have you tried hyoscyamine ? Just started pills given by GI doc. For cramping. It is anti cholinergic/anti spasmodic. Also, last night was the first time I realized what restless leg syndrome was. So weird to have to keep legs moving around to get relief.

posted October 13, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes since I went off Cymbalta my IBS came back I have psoriasis. psoritic arthritis and more pain but less Brain Fog and can think better my personality is better not irritable. I am still looking for more natural ways to treat this because I don't like being doped up and not myself! I know my anxiety and thinking were terrible on the prescribed drugs.

posted October 11, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

What are your treatment options then?

posted October 11, 2015

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