refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

For everything and anything else not covered in the other RLS/WED sections.
Caitrin
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:49 am
Location: New Jersey

refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

Postby Caitrin » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:16 pm

I would like to know if anyone with refractory RLS has experienced psoriasis or other neuro dermatological conditions. Interestingly I developed this condition a year ago and it has worsened. I also have a swollen, painful right ankle and doctor says it is arthritis. I had Reiter's syndrome when I was 12 and a reactive arthritis in one hand 15 years ago. I test positive for the HLA-B27 gene. Just wondering if there is any connection. Thanks for input,
Caitrin

badnights
Moderator
Posts: 4910
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:20 pm
Location: Northwest Territories, Canada

Re: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

Postby badnights » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:09 am

I have had eczema since I was a kid. Also WED/RLS, but it was not a big deal until about 10 yrs ago, following an operation and an unrelated infection treated with heavy antibiotics, either of which might have been the trigger.

Many of us have autoimmune issues. This is a complex disorder and there are many facets of it that have yet to be discovered, but are hinted at by stories like yours. There really needs to be more research.
Beth - Wishing you all restful sleep tonight
WED/RLS AUGMENTATION & IRON:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6532&p=61601#p61601
Discussion Board Moderator's posts don't reflect the RLS Foundation's opinion & are not medical advice

ViewsAskew
Moderator
Posts: 15300
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:37 am
Location: Chicago

Re: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:49 am

I have eczema as well as a bunch of other strange conditions, lol. I think we Beth said is spot on.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

Managing Your RLS

Opinions presented by Discussion Board Moderators are personal in nature and do not, in any way, represent the opinion of the RLS Foundation, and are not medical advice.

2BassetMom
Posts: 157
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:06 am
Location: Idaho

Re: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

Postby 2BassetMom » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:15 am

I have plaque psoriasis on my scalp. I've had it for about 10 years. It absolutely can drive me crazy along with not being able to wear dark shirts.

Caitrin
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:49 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

Postby Caitrin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:58 pm

I agree more research must be done. For now I am doing my own as I have a few issues. Saw a dermatologist last week and tomorrow an allergist/immunologist. Thanks all for input.
Caitrin

Rustsmith
Moderator
Posts: 3344
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:31 pm
Location: Pueblo, Colorado

Re: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

Postby Rustsmith » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:03 am

Here is a link to a paper that indicates that there may be some sort of unknown relationship between RLS and psoriasis

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1684/ejd.2015.2525
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

Opinions presented by Discussion Board Moderators are personal in nature and do not, in any way, represent the opinion of the RLS Foundation, and are not medical advice.

badnights
Moderator
Posts: 4910
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:20 pm
Location: Northwest Territories, Canada

Re: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

Postby badnights » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:05 am

gag - they called RLS a "well-treatable co-morbidity". I shouldn't complain, it is easily treated with lifestyle changes and now-and-then meds for most people who have it. But it made me cringe, because it is such a huge ongoing problem - definitely not "well-treatable" - for a significant percentage of people
Beth - Wishing you all restful sleep tonight
WED/RLS AUGMENTATION & IRON:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6532&p=61601#p61601
Discussion Board Moderator's posts don't reflect the RLS Foundation's opinion & are not medical advice

Polar Bear
Moderator
Posts: 7221
Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:34 pm
Location: N. Ireland

Re: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:26 pm

they called RLS a "well-treatable co-morbidity"


I would laugh but it just might edge over into hysteria.......
Betty
http://www.willis-ekbom.org/about-rls-wed/publications
Opinions presented by Discussion Board Moderators are personal in nature and do not, in any way, represent the opinion of the RLS Foundation


Return to “General Topics: RLS/WED”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests