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Review: could Bipolar disorder cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?

We study 36,747 people who have Bipolar disorder from FDA and social media. Among them, 220 have Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) (latest reports from 79,816 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Abilify, Lamotrigine, Depakote.

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 67,414 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 36,747 people who have bipolar disorder are studied. Among them, 220 (0.60%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in bipolar disorder reports

Gender of people who have bipolar disorder and experienced Restless legs syndrome * :

Restless legs syndrome71.95%28.05%

Age of people who have bipolar disorder and experienced Restless legs syndrome * :

Restless legs syndrome1.01%1.01%2.53%9.09%15.15%30.81%30.81%10.10%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Depression (43 people, 19.55%)
  2. Anxiety (27 people, 12.27%)
  3. Sleep disorder (23 people, 10.45%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (19 people, 8.64%)
  5. Insomnia (17 people, 7.73%)
  6. Thyroid disorder (15 people, 6.82%)
  7. Neuropathy peripheral (14 people, 6.36%)
  8. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (13 people, 5.91%)
  9. Parkinson's disease (13 people, 5.91%)
  10. Pain (11 people, 5.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Seroquel (108 people, 49.09%)
  2. Depakote (38 people, 17.27%)
  3. Abilify (36 people, 16.36%)
  4. Klonopin (33 people, 15.00%)
  5. Geodon (30 people, 13.64%)
  6. Saphris (29 people, 13.18%)
  7. Lithium carbonate (28 people, 12.73%)
  8. Nexium (22 people, 10.00%)
  9. Clonazepam (21 people, 9.55%)
  10. Lexapro (21 people, 9.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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