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Would you have Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome) when you have Bipolar disorder?

Summary: Restless legs syndrome is found among people with Bipolar disorder, especially people who are female, 20-29 old, also have Depression, and take medication Seroquel.

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

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Lamotrigine, Abilify, Depakote. (latest reports from 46,801 Bipolar Disorder patients)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,452 Restless legs syndrome patients)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 220 people who have bipolar disorder and Restless Legs Syndrome are studied.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in bipolar disorder reports

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

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome71.95%28.05%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome1.01%1.01%2.51%9.05%15.08%30.65%30.65%10.05%

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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  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

    Reply

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