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Old 10-13-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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Can Restless Leg Syndrome put you in a wheelchair?

At a mutual doctors today that my father and I both use, and was told that my dad (who is in his 60s) could be in a wheel chair in 1 to 2 years due to his restless leg syndrome.

The doctor said this is because his body will build a tolerance to the medication they give him for his RLS and as they will keep upping the medication, eventually he will become paralysed and ridden to a wheel chair?

How credible is this information, has anyone else heard of this?



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Old 10-14-2009, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Can Restless Leg Syndrome put you in a wheelchair?

Can't say that I have ever heard of it putting anyone in a wheel chair. I am in my 60's and at times have RLS, but the only thing I take is Vitamin E 400 i.u.. Have your Dad try 1000 i.e. of Vitamin E.


Old 10-14-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Re: Can Restless Leg Syndrome put you in a wheelchair?

I've never heard of putting someone in a wheel chair for RLS. I believe this information is not accurate. My elderly father and grandmother had severe RLS and it is not something that interferes with ability to walk. It sounds like something else must be involved for your dad. I would question the doctors because that information makes no sense.

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