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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 5,730 Alcohol users)

Restless legs

Restless legs (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 17,480 Restless legs patients)

On Mar, 2, 2015: 5,669 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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  • From this study (1 month 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..

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