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 …

Fall Asleep Quickly Without Restless Legs Keeping You Up

A lack of sleep do to insomnia or RLS can pose significant health and emotional well being concerns for many people.  Of those with RLS symptoms, 86% will have insomnia as well and will sleep less than the recommended 6.5 hours or more per night. Often when we are faced with consistent difficulty falling or staying asleep, we may look …

Restless Legs and Celiac Disease

Marcello Moccia, MS, of the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University Federico II and IDC Hermitage Capodimonte in Naples, Italy, and colleagues, set out to investigate the relationship between Restless Legs (RLS) and celiac disease (CD). The basis of their investigation was that iron-related anemia, due to mal-absorption, is common in CD, and such iron deficiencies are also often …

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