Restless legs syndrome in pregnancy. Case reports

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 1990;17(1):5-6.


Restless legs syndrome is a common complaint in pregnancy affecting up to one in every three women. The exact pathophysiology is poorly understood. The majority of patients respond to simple explanation and reassurance, however, a small proportion may suffer debilitating symptoms requiring drug therapy. We describe two such cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carbamazepine / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy*
  • Restless Legs Syndrome / drug therapy*


  • Carbamazepine