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Do you or someone you know suffer from irritating sensations in the legs that interfere with sleep?
I have suffered with this neurologic condition since my earliest memories. The condition has a name which I won't mention yet. I would like to help others to understand this malady and to encourage them to seek further knowledge as well as treatment.
The condition is known as restless leg syndrome and you can find more information in the hub I wrote quite some time back.
http://roohikhan.hubpages.com/hub/Restl … ndrome-RLS
Absolutely Restless Leg Syndrome. My sister and I both have it. It is extremely frustrating.
As you don't mention the name, I'm guessing that what you are referring to is RestlessLeg Syndrome.
I have been suffering from a condition in my legs for a number of years now. It is callled Restless Leg Syndrome. I suffer from a neurodegenerative disease called Multiple Systems Atrophy, which mimics Parkinsons Disease. RLS is commonly seen in patients with Parkinson's Disease.This is why I suffer from it.
Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs to stop unpleasant sensations
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) occurs most often in middle-aged and older adults. Stress makes it worse. The cause is not known in most patients.
Levodopa is the treatment that I take for it and I find it does a pretty good job most times.
However, it has caused me to become an insomniac, which is the worst part of all if you are going to work the next day, which I don't do any more because of the disease I have.
I feel sorry for anyone who has this condition and if you feel you do, there is something that can help. BB
I left the name out of my original question in order to boost participation. As I said, I have suffered with this since I was a child. Until 2003 it was more or less an annoyance. In 03 I had shoulder surgery and took narcotic pain meds. My RLS became a major problem and has only gotten worse since. I recently spoke with a neurologist who confirmed that the narcotics I took made my condition worse and was not relieved with time.
I now take mirapex 0.75mg ER daily. I have to supplement that with 0.25 mg as needed.
Here are some bits of info you may find helpful:
RLS is a serious medical condition with a ridiculous and misleading name (my
RLS Foundation-next to Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Chief neurologist
from Mayo's Sleep Medicine is chairman of the board for RLS Foundation.
RLS Foundation can be found at www.RLS.org
Name change in progress- to become Willis-Ekbom Disease
According to the RLS foundation, up to10% of the US population has this
Help is available, but quite often, RLS sufferers must be their own advocates. Read, learn and insist on good, medical treatment.
I was to go to Mayo Clinic for an evaluation a couple of weeks ago, but my insurance refused to pay because Mayo is not in the insurance company's network. I am filing a grievance and resubmitting the request.
I would be interested in hearing more about how RLS has impacted your life. I will share more of my story as we go along.
Let's keep this question going for a while and try to get some folks some help.
I have zaps, sometimes, usually from sitting too long. If it is a lack of circulation, then krill oil, or flax would help. Since the brain is made mostly of fat, then it would help calm the brain. Calcium, magnesium, and zinc, would help the body relax. Magnesium is very calming, recommended dosages from holistic doctors are 250-500mg a day of magnesium. Gaba is very calming to the brain, an amino acid derived from glutamine. Parkinsons is a lack of dopamine, L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine produce dopamine, do not take with levadopa. The co factor of b complex has to be present in order for the amino acid to cross the blood brain barrier. Another amino, very calming, is Tryptophan, do not take with levadopa. consult a doctor, before use. See my hub on menopause. I hope this helps someone else the way it did me.
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