Could the patient's symptoms be linked to her diet?
Restless Legs Syndrome
A 67-year-old woman presents with symptoms of symptoms of daytime fatigue and sleeplessness at night due to excessive nighttime movements over the course of three months. Her husband is concerned that she could be having seizures.
Strategies and take-home points on sleep paralysis and its counterpart, isolated sleep paralysis, a REM sleep-related parasomnia commonly associated with intense fear and anxiety.
While patients with restless legs syndrome may be successfully treated with a number of medications, comorbid psychiatric conditions present a unique challenge because many commonly prescribed psychiatric medications may worsen RLS symptoms.