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Review: could Fish oil cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?





Summary: Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 20,104 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 65 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Fish oil

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Fish oil 21,089 users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Restless Legs Syndrome 16,008 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 20,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 65 people (0.32%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%66.67%16.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Fish oil * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome53.12%46.88%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Fish oil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%9.62%7.69%32.69%50.00%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome0.00%33.33%16.67%50.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%66.67%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (11 people, 16.92%)
  2. Pain (9 people, 13.85%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (9 people, 13.85%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 12.31%)
  5. Hyperparathyroidism secondary (7 people, 10.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (25 people, 38.46%)
  2. Vitamin d (20 people, 30.77%)
  3. Lisinopril (13 people, 20.00%)
  4. Furosemide (13 people, 20.00%)
  5. Calcium (12 people, 18.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 25 year old woman who has ADD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Insomnia, and takes Adderall, Ambien)
    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.?
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    (Asked by a 73 year old woman who has Tachycardia, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Anemia, Barrett's Esophagus, Temporal Arteritis, Restless Leg Syndrome, Disautonomia, Autoimmune Retinopathy, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Myasthenia Gravis, Addison's Disease, and takes Abilify)
    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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    (Asked by a 45 year old woman who has Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Arthritis In Lower Back, Mild Brain Damage From Suicide Attempt, PTSD)
    I take of my baby sister, because in 2010 she tried to take her life with drugs, alcohol and. Cocaine. She complains of pain in her lower back, due to an injury in 1998, which led to surgery, which led to her addictiction to Morphine. She was diagnosed with Arthritis in her back where she had surgery. She's not allowed anything stronger than an extra strength Tylenol, Alleve and Advil.

    My question would be "Is Solonpas comparable to the OTC pain meds and is it addictive?"
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    (Asked by a 98 year old woman who has Burning Bones--bones Feel On Fire, and takes Turmeric Root, Vitamin B12, Fish Oil, Lipoic Acid, Chamomile, Milkweed, Valerian, Kava)
    finger bones on fire at tips and also toes burning like fire; back of neck and tip of nose very cold and eyes puffy; urine is red sometimes but then sometimes dark brown with yellow foam and white spots in it; tongue coated all white and smells bad; can't sit still because the tailbone is on fire; also burning when passing urine and poo poo smell very bad like ammonia; vision blur and see floating spots when i bend down to tie shoe--can't cook food, smell too bad, really bad if fish or carrots; sounds all loud and ringy and have the ring in right ear at night; wake up early and can't sleep well--want to throw up some times--never do, but get really dizzy--skin have rash on elbows and losing hair on top and also on botton, where it turn grey--everything smell bad, even ocean air or from fan in attic; can't stand sound of birds skawking--want to just lie down all the time--no energy--legs get weak late in morning or if i sit too long-can't watch tv no more, all the colors blur and have to sit too close and everyone get mad--stuff drip from nose and dry on upper lip--taste bad--hard to swallow--try a lot to swallow--feel lump in throat all the time--big lump on neck move up and down when i swallow; get very red and hurt a lot. what do i have? no one know. no doctor want see me. what i have?
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  • Has anyone have restless syndrom after taking keppra
    (Asked by a 43 year old woman who has Restless Leg Syndrome, and takes Keppra)
    I was diagnosed with restless leg syndrome after taking keppra. My condition is serve, luckily I was in the hospital when I had my episode. I was on camera for observation of partial seizure when this happened on my second day in the hospital. Has one had a severely bad episode. I became hysterical and screaming. I now have to be on meds for the rest of my life and the meds don't work that well. I still get some symptoms everyday
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