Journal of the Neurological Sciences | VOL. 443
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Can calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibody improve migraine and restless legs syndrome?

Publication Date Dec 1, 2022

Abstract

A significant association between migraine and restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been reported, and their coexistence is not uncommon. We report a patient with concomitant migraine and RLS who showed improvement of both migraine and RLS symptoms after treatment with galcanezumab, a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibody. A 47-year-old woman had been treated in our outpatient headache clinic for migraine without aura. She had RLS since childhood and had been treated with dopamine agonists and α2δ ligands. Over the past 2months, the patient suffered from frequent migraine headaches and worsening RLS symptoms, despite ongoing treatment. Therefore, galcanezumab was started. After 1month, the number of headache days decreased from 20 to 4, and her score on the International RLS Study Group Rating Scale improved from 38 to 10. Her photo/phono/osmo-phobia were also markedly improved. The efficacy of galcanezumab for both headache and RLS was sustained over 5months. We report a case of improvement of both migraine and RLS after treatment with CGRP monoclonal antibody. Additional studies are needed to clarify how CGRP antagonism affects RLS symptoms in patients with migraine and RLS comorbidity.

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