Re: Has the use of Opiods given anyone Restless Legs?
Twitching in your legs is not restless leg syndrome.(RLS)
I have had weird twitches throughout my body from time to time. i don;t think it has anything to do with the opiods and its not restless leg syndrome.
I think you just experienced a bout of some twitching which can happen for a variety of reasons.
RLS is more along the lines of you just can't lay still, you legs get really anxious and you have to just get up and walk around because you can't lay in bed. Its like an anxiety of legs, an uncomfortable feeling in your legs and the person who get it feels like they just can keep there legs still because of this sensation they get in there legs. It does not mean the legs are moving by themselves from twitching.
Actually people who take opiates for pain who also have RLS, have said that the opiates help them with there restless legs and they are able to relax more and are not as bothered by it. So in fact opiates are actually good for people who have restless leg syndrome.
If I'm not mistaken opiates may actually be considered a treatment for severe cases of RLS.
I used to have RLS when I was young, it was so annoying.