My RLS seems to worsen about this time of year and I noticed it coincides with my annual injections for arthritis. I believe they contain cortesiosteroids which I couldn’t find on the known, common RLS aggravators.
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You may be right, but I 'm not sure why this should happen.
RLS is made worse by inflammation and anything which reduces it should relieve RLS.
Steroids are not known to be an aggravator.
I recently had a steroid shot in my shoulder and it had no impact whatsoever on RLS.
Have annual steroid injection in shoulder and no effect on RLS.
If I remember correctly, I was given prednisone for a rash. I had to stop taking it.
Thanks everyone for your replies.
Arthritis is an inflammatory disease and RLS is most often caused by inflammation of the nerves so I would suggest that you investigate 'anti inflammatory diets'. The reason it increases at this time of year is that people tend to eat a more inflammatory diet of comfort food over winter.
As an Ulcerative Colitis sufferer I have to take the steroid Prednisolone on quite high doses to control Colitis on roughly a 3 month basis for about 6 weeks on each occasion. I find this is the only time I get any relief from RLS. I have been troubled with both conditions for around 20 years. There is no doubt that prednisolone is providing relief from RLS for me.
I have traumeel injections instead of cortisone , I found it works a lot better for me as it sends the nerves to sleep ands it homeopathic .
I’ve never heard of this type of injection. Where can I find more information on this?