Can you have RLS symptoms in an arm?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by NyroFan, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Hello all:

    Big problem last night: I was having symptoms of RLS in my legs and was trying to work it out, but I ended up having the creepy-crawlies in my arms, too.

    It passed and I made it to bed, but isn't this an odd symptom?? I never had it before. Is it possible or a coincidence?

  2. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    Most people with RLS also have a condition called periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD).

    PLMD is a condition in which a person’s legs twitch or jerk uncontrollably about every 10 to 60 seconds.

    This usually happens during sleep. These movements cause repeated awakenings that disturb or reduce sleep. PLMD usually affects the legs but can also affect the arms.

    For complete article please see:

    Good luck and I hope you feel better,

    Karen :)

    [This Message was Edited on 06/15/2006]
  3. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    Thank you for the explanation and the lead. I never could have found it on my own.


  4. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    you are welcome although I am sure you would have had no trouble finding it.

    Now I wish you the best of luck on finding some relief.

    Take care of you,

    Karen :)