fibromyalgia meds vs. RLS

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fibromyalgia meds vs. RLS

Post by icrochetafghans »

I just read an article on the fibromyalgia network website that mst common treatments for fibromyalgia can make RLS worse In 70% of RLS patients. The site is

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Post by coaster »

I have FMS, I subscribe to that newsletter, and I can tell you that the SSRI's, commonly prescribed for FMS, definitely do make RLS worse. If you need an anti-depressant for your FMS, I'd suggest Wellbutrin. It has worked quite well for me without exacerbating my RLS.
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