08 Sep 12 - Restless Legs Syndrome

Rawr, this is something I wrote out of the blue, just posting this because I cant think of anything else to blog about.

Btw, you can use this as reference, if memory serves its purpose, this should be the truth of which you can use for something.

Thanks Phong for the effort of helping me.


Restless Legs Syndrome
(RLS, Wittmaack-Ekbom’s Syndrome, and is also referred to as Nocturnal Myoclonus)


The ‘need’ to move will occur immediately when you are in an ‘idle’s state. The feeling and need differs upon each individual.
There are variable records on the age of the patients of which are infected.

Patience refers these ‘need’ as an uncomfortable feeling when they are in an idle state.
- These feelings differs upon each individual (electric shocks, pain, itchy, etc.)
- Some patients are unable to describe the feeling

Some self-therapy such as relaxing are bound to fail if the severity of the patient’s RLS are high.

It had been found that patients who suffers from RLS suffers them all the night, and some had worse symptoms in the evening and night.

The cause:

Although not entirely accurate, the RLS had been related to the defiance of the dopamine and iron.
The cause could also widen up to the damage in the brain.

Regardless, the RLS are usually connected to the low ferritin rate in the patient.
Genetics could also be the cause of RLS.


There has been no other way to prevent RLS except by discovering the root of the problem.


The RLS Foundation had discovered several ways to treat RLS which includes the pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical ways. Drugs for RLS are known to have major side effects and are costly.

The second way would include the treatment of iron deficiency, thyroids or even varicose veins problems.

FDA had approved the use of :

- Drugs which acts as a Dompamine Agonist

- Mirapex (Pramipexole)

- Requip or Requip XL (Repinirole) for the treatment of RLS. The same drug was also used in the treatment of Parkinson disease.

- Drugs which are in the Anticonvulsants category

- Drugs which acts as Opoiod (natural, semi- synthetic, full synthetic)

- Drugs which are in the Benzodiazepines

(Personal experience had mentioned that Ropinoroles will have a lower side effect, thus events such as vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, etc. thus why in most case Medical Doctors or Psychiatrist Assistance tends to use Pramipexoles instead of Ropinoroles. )

Websites to help you : http://www.rls.org



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