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Review: could Marijuana cause Restless leg syndrome?

We study 1,025 people who have side effects while taking Marijuana from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

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Marijuana

Marijuana (latest outcomes from 1,313 users) has active ingredients of marijuana. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 68,597 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 1,018 people reported to have side effects when taking Marijuana. Among them, 8 people (0.79%) have Restless Leg Syndrome. They amount to 0.01% of all the 68,487 people who have Restless Leg Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Restless leg syndrome in Marijuana reports

Time on Marijuana when people have Restless leg syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Marijuana * :

FemaleMale
Restless leg syndrome100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Marijuana * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%62.50%0.00%0.00%25.00%

Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Marijuana ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Nausea (5 people, 62.50%)
  2. Pain (5 people, 62.50%)
  3. Mood swings (4 people, 50.00%)
  4. Insomnia (4 people, 50.00%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (2 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (7 people, 87.50%)
  2. Propranolol (5 people, 62.50%)
  3. Cocaine (5 people, 62.50%)
  4. Vicodin es (5 people, 62.50%)
  5. Seroquel (5 people, 62.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    rossta75 on Jul, 21, 2014:

    I'm not sure what state you live in but I have researched this same issue and THC the active ingredient in Marijuana and a few other active chemicals will calm the stomach and increase appetite. I'm not a user but I am considering it under medical advice.

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