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Review: could Alcohol cause Restless legs (Restless Leg Syndrome)?

Summary: Restless legs is found among people who take Alcohol, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Depression.

We study 5,669 people who have side effects while taking Alcohol from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Restless legs. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs and more.

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Alcohol

Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 5,729 Alcohol users)

Restless legs

Restless legs (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 17,455 Restless legs patients)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 5,668 people reported to have side effects when taking Alcohol. Among them, 11 people (0.19%) have Restless Legs.

Trend of Restless legs in Alcohol reports

Time on Alcohol when people have Restless legs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Gender of people who have Restless legs when taking Alcohol * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs36.36%63.64%

Age of people who have Restless legs when taking Alcohol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%22.22%11.11%

Severity of Restless legs when taking Alcohol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (3 people, 27.27%)
  2. Pneumonia (2 people, 18.18%)
  3. Pain (2 people, 18.18%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (2 people, 18.18%)
  5. Seasonal allergy (1 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lorazepam (4 people, 36.36%)
  2. Dothiepin hydrochloride (3 people, 27.27%)
  3. Diazepam (3 people, 27.27%)
  4. Seroxat (3 people, 27.27%)
  5. Antidiarrhoeal microorganisms (2 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 2 nights i have taken mirtazapine & loratadine and i have had restless legs for 2 hours during the night. i also don't want to put on weight (1 answer)
    I am on a trial taking 10 mg of MIRTAZAPINE for Insomnia, which I have suffered from for many years. I wake every 20-40 minutes all through the night when I do finally go off to sleep. I am also taking LORATADINE to try and help the thick saliva I get in my throat. I have to spit out saliva after drinking. I often feel like I have a lump in my throat of phlegm (but it isn't). My mouth also feel slimy at intervals during the day and night. I have changed my toothpaste to see if that helps. I have only taken these tablets for 2 nights and I already have had restless legs for 2 hours both nights.
  • Cloxacillin and mefenamic can take at the same time
    my husband suffering very pain from an motorcycles accident..his behavior really change because from pain.and its breaking my heart to saw his changes especially how he treat her daughter.
  • What can i do to help my wife who is on ambien and sometimes has horrible restless leg syndrome?
    She will take her meds like a hour and a half before actually going to sleep. The Zambian that is and sometimes she has uncontrolled restless leg syndrome. She has to move them a certain way and everything. This last time it lasted a hour and a half. I was just wondering if there is anything I could do to belp.?
  • Can excessive consumption of marijuana cause sudden sleeping phobia which lasts longer (in days) ?
    I have been taking marijuana since 2 years and sleep a lot. I always had sleeping disorder like, If someone is doing anything in my room, I can't sleep. I always think of something before sleeping and then I will have some random dream and sleep long if undisturbed. If someone wakes me up in the middle it takes time to go to sleep again. Generally I sleep around 2 AM and wake up at 12 PM. Four days ago I took marijuana for about 4 or five hours while watching movies (which I do very regularly) and went to bed. At 2:30 AM I felt kind of going in to darkness and highly afraid of the darkness, My heart rate was 142 and I was so afraid that I couldn't control my mind and got admitted to nearest hospital in ICU. They gave me sleeping pills and some drips (sodium chloride and some other injections). My blood report showed normal except 22.5 WBC which should be between 6 to 9. I didn't tell them that I have been smoking marijuana since I am a PhD student in my institute and they will simply throw me out if I do. Since that night I couldn't sleep without sleeping pills and whenever I try to, I feel the same terror and my heart bit starts increasing. During day time I feel highly anxious and uncomfortable. I want my old life back and I haven't smoked marijuana since that day and I promise not to. Please help me or I feel some night I will die while sleeping.
  • Has abilify affected your ability to make good decisions?
    My husband and I are 73. We had a paid off home and money in the bank until the past 3 years. We have made some terrible decisions and now we are practically penniless. We couldn't understand why we had made such bad decisions and let someone talk us into losing our money. We have also been on Abilify about the same amoount of time and I noticed that the commercials say a side affect can be lack of judgement or something to that effect. Has anyone else had this happen?

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 minutes ago):

  • My restless legs have been an issue since 2002. I have had stages of getting a maximum of 20 minute blocks of sleep then awake for an hour or two all night. Unable to work from 2007 until I started sifrol in 2009. It was working well until about 3 years ago. I am gradually declining again and am scared it will return as severe as before. I had a heart attack in 2006 which I believe was a result of rls. No medical condition was found to have caused my myocardial infarction..I now also feel the restless sensation in my stomach and chest..

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • is this caused by the medication?

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I'm stlll taking Restoril for about a month now. Each night I get restless leg approx 10 mins after taking medication. I am wondering if it is causing the RLS

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