By Sudhansu Chokroverty
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Overall, it is believed that there is an increasing prevalence of RLS in rheumatologic disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. Nevertheless, it is important to differentiate RLS symptoms from the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis, as some of the symptoms of these two conditions may be similar. QXP 8/23/10 7:32 PM Page 24 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME limited to the joints; this pain may become more intense in the evening, mimicking RLS. The pain and discomfort in RLS improve on walking.
Another possibility is that the same common biochemical mechanism could be responsible for both conditions. For example, there is some evidence of a tendency toward dopamine deficiency in both patients with depression and those with RLS, although this point is conjectural and not well established for RLS. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Restless Legs Syndrome depression and anxiety may precede RLS symptoms, and it is very important to differentiate between the two because the treatment strategies for the conditions may differ.
The first two criteria occur only in the evening or at night or are worse at those times. Suggestive Criteria • Satisfactory response to dopaminergic medications. • Past history, obtained from a family member or a caregiver, that is suggestive of RLS. • History of RLS in a first-degree relative (sibling, child, or parent). • Presence of PLMS during polysomnographic recording (see Question 34). • Significant sleep-onset problems. • Excessive somnolence during the day rather than sleeping at night.
100 Questions & Answers About Restless Legs Syndrome by Sudhansu Chokroverty