RLS should not be confused with "Period Limb Movement Disorder"…
'RLS' vs. 'Period Limb Movement Disorder'…
- In RLS, there are NO involuntary movements/spasms. RLS involves uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an urge to move the limbs… all movement with RLS is voluntary.
- In PLMD, there are involuntary spasms, twitching and involuntary movements.
They are two completely different conditions…
- RLS is a nerve condition.
- PLMD is a muscle condition.
- Opiates, like morphine, help RLS but does not help PLMD.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, like Diclofenac, help PLMD but do not help RLS.