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Crohn's Disease Fatigue is Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

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The prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome ranges anywhere from 3 to 15 percent, according to the RLS Foundation. Crohn’s disease is more unusual, however. According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, an estimated 500,000 Americans have CD.

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Deborah Ross writes about health, education, Arizona travel and the arts from her home in Phoenix.

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I have crohns and ulcerative colitis. They both hit at the same time, upon my research I have found being a Type 0 blood type, if I was eating food not right for my blood type this would be one of my health issues in the future, chronic inflammation. I am on Asacol 5, Azathioprine, Potassium. It took me approximately a year to get back to life. I avoid dairy, substitute with soy and calcium supplements. During that year, I also developed a pelvic blood clot due to immobility and I did fall. Now I exercise daily with weights and dog walks, but I have noticed my endurance is gone. I had lost 50 lbs in 2 weeks during my attack before being diagnosed. Muscle mass depleted. Not a way to lose weight. Now I am in a menopausal fog and will need to research that and gets tests done.

October 27, 2011 - 4:33pm
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When a Crohn,s patient's diarrhea causes electrolite losses, RLS would not be unusual. When a Crohn,s patient's diarrhea causes fluid loss and hypotension, RLS would not be unusual either. It's about time CCFA and the medical community connected something this obvious.

April 27, 2011 - 8:59pm
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Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
My dad suffers from this painful disease that is why your doctor prescribed
those medicines - Hydrocodone, Oxycodone or Lortab.
Indicates Findrxonline this disease presents symptoms such as abdominal pain, weakness, weight loss and loss of appetite.

April 19, 2011 - 9:57am
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