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Restless Genital Syndrome and Restless Leg Syndrome

Recent case study

The JAMA Neurology case study describes a 65-year-old woman with Parkinson’s disease who had been having symptoms of RGS for three years. Most of the time, she had symptoms in the evening, when she was sitting or lying down. Specialists had been unable to pinpoint the cause or provide her with relief.

While she did not have restless legs, clinicians noted that her RGS worsened at night. Examining the professional literature, they found studies suggesting a possible link between RGS and RLS. With that in mind, they prescribed a low dose of a dopamine agonist, a drug that may be used to treat Parkinson’s and RLS.

The dopamine agonist worked and the woman’s RGS symptoms improved.


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