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RLS occurs more frequently in certain populations, including people with end-stage renal disease, women during pregnancy, and people with iron deficiency. Also, RLS/WED in the elderly and children brings other challenges. Sharing your experiences may be extraordinarily helpful to others.
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ksxroads
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Is anyone with neuropathy being treated for RLS? Since I am experiencing side effects from the Requip, it occured to me that mine might possibly be related to my diabetes. Curious as to what tests I should ask about in connection to this type of RLS.

Thanks, rowing like crazy see all that hope churning in those waters, Hazel

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Diabetes and peripheral neuropathy are both causes for secondary RLS (according to the We Move webite). The information on this page of We Move may be helpful:

http://www.wemove.org/rls/rls_cor.html

I assume you are diabetic from the post? There are several people on the Yahoo site that have talked about neuropathy lately.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/rlssupport/

Ann

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I'll check these sites out. My diabetes has been controlled with diet and exercise, so I don't think it is the problem. Talked with a co worker who has severe neuropathy and he told me the neurologist I will be seeing is the one who diagnosed his neuropathy. We had a discussion on tests and such.

If I weren't so close to retirement I'd consider taking a night shift job! *BG*

Thanks Ann.

Hazel

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