The most commonly used treatments for WED/RLS make a bad disease worse

Study sheds light on treatment for Willis-Ekbom disease (Restless Legs (RLS) syndrome): Pregabalin (Lyrica) found as effective as FDA-approved pramipexole (Mirapex) without causing the worsening of symptoms that commonly occurs with pramipexole. Rochester, Minn. – February 20, 2014 – A large-scale study of treatment for Willis-Ekbom disease (Restless Legs (RLS) syndrome, or WED/RLS) published February 14 in theNew England Journal of Medicine shows …

Only 6% of RLS Sufferers Believe their Symptoms are Controlled with their Current Medication

“Patient Odyssey” Survey In 2013, the Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED) Foundation conducted a survey call “Patient Odyssey” with 3000 members of the WED foundation and their partners/spouses.The survey was designed to look at how RLS impacts daily living from the perspective of both RLS sufferers and their partners.   Results 68% felt that  physicians need a better understanding of RLS, 42% agreed that their …

Should you use Drugs to treat Restless Legs?

Pros and Cons of Drug Therapy In April of 2013, TJ Wilt, MD, of the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Minneapolis, MN, and investigators, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Internal Medicine), a review evaluating the pros and cons of treating Restless Legs (RLS) using conventional, FDA-approved drug products in the management of Restless Legs (RLS). …