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Restless Legs Syndrome Risks
These factors increase your chance of developing RLS. Tell your doctor if you have any of these risk factors:
- Family members with RLS
- Pregnant-Some women have RLS during pregnancy. The symptoms usually go away after giving birth.
- Low iron levels (with or without anemia )-may happen if you give blood a lot.
- Northern European descent
- Chronic disease (which can lead to secondary RLS):
- Certain medications (eg, tricyclic antidepressants)
- Withdrawing from certain drugs (eg, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs], lithium, caffeine, dopamine antagonists, sedating antihistamines)
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