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Relationship between RLS and CVI

I was curious if anyone here has any experience with a possible link between RLS and CVI (chronic venous insufficiency). I stumbled across this article that suggests a link between the 2 conditions -

I ended up getting an ultrasound on my legs to see if I had CVI and it showed that I have 2 incompetent valves in my right leg and weirdly I have RLS only in my right leg.

  1. Interesting indeed. I have had severe restless legs for the last 20 years. I also have a bad valve in my right leg and notice increasing varicose veins.

    1. Hi . Do you intend to have surgey on your leg at some point? It would be interesting to see whether it impacts your RLS. Wishing you the best. - Lori (Team Member)

  2. This is really interesting, . I had not heard of the potential association. Do you plan to get treatment even though it's in the other leg? If you do, it would be interesting to see whether symptoms improve despite the location. I hope it either resolves your symptoms or makes a big difference. Thanks for sharing this. I hope someone chimes in who has had experience with it. Best wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

    1. Hi . I wanted to tag you here so you would see this article. It might be something you want to look into. - Lori (Team Member)

    2. thanks Lori. I will be booking an appointment with a CVI specialist soon to see what they say. I don’t think the potential link between RLS and CVI is widely known about so I might have to do some looking around to find the right doctor. The clinic in the article I posted is on the other side of the country so I’ll need to search for someone local.

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