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Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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The data obtained in this study, based on the potential relationship between RLS and the subsequent development of pathological cardiovascular, may constitute the starting point for using the presence or not of RLS as screening or early marker of coronary artery disease and also act as factor prevention in women who suffer, to conduct regular checks cardiology.
I found that 1000 mcg of vitamin B12 just before bedtime has stopped my restless leg syndrome. I questioned my physician about this and he said he had heard of the treatment but I’m the first that said it does work.
I am grateful to you for your lovely post it is full of information it really help to make a healthy life.
Being knowledgeable in body fitness is greatly good to us especially in our health
Good post for ever one that who suffering from this restless activity, the tips are most useful. thanks for sharing.
very useful information delivery thanks for post
Have your Iron level tested! This is not the same as a general blood test. I was found to be low in iron and my long-term RLS disappeared within 48 hours of starting an iron supplement.
I have legs that jerk every minute or two around 9:00-10:00 PM onset. I’m told it is in the same family as RLS. I take Mirapex or Pramipexole .50 MG after dinner and it usually helps. In the article Dr. Winkleman indicated there were 4 drugs that were FDA approved that are remarkably effective to improve sleep. If he could respond, I would like to know what these drugs are. Thank you for a great article.
Steve — The four FDA-approved drugs are:
gabapentin (Horizant) [just approved a few weeks ago]
Great article. This presents some interesting new insights to the world of RLS…
I have suffered w/RLS for over 20 yrs now, I only found a remedy being Mirepex, 12 yrs ago. I tried colanzapam but it never did anythng for RLS, I thought it was for anxiety.
Anyway, Mirepex really was a life changer for me, both GOOD & Bad!
I found my personality changed, I became excessive in everything I did and do. I find I have more control over my addictions, but still not 100%
Did anyone on Mirepex notice any unusual character changes?
I believe RLS is a factor in many other medical disorders and one should not get the impression it is only an isolated symptom of cardiovascular health issues.
I did not see the original article. Causation is theorized but not tested for. IE: no study to see if treatment of RLS
prevents CAD. How about comparing stats on a long-term treated population vs untreated?
Inflammation is believed to be a key factor when it comes to Restless Legs Syndrome. A new study was published in the January 14, 2012 issue of “Sleep Medicine Review Journal” that supports this theory. You can read that study here:
You can view the results of other related scientific studies and learn about some helpful solutions at this free RLS information website:
A blog for RLS sufferers with helpful tips can be found here:
thank you, that is the first time anyone gave me any real info that was not medication
It will be hard cause I am not good at following stuff like this, but if it means no RLS w/o meds, hey, it works for me.
thank you will def try this
I can see why you did this, if I had knowledge that helps, knowing how much this RLS has effected my LIFE. I would of done it too
I usually have the urge to move my legs mot time when sitting, thanks for this enlighthen article. Nice research work..
Thank you Daniel Pendick, for such a splendid and helpful article.
These articles are invaluable. Thank you for your tremendous efforts and research!
I take 300 mgms of magnesium every evening and this keeps my RLS in check. Occasionally, about once every two weeks, I take a 300 mgm iron tablet. If I don’t do this RLS is practically unbearable. Last I checked with my doctor, he didn’t seem to think anything was wrong withy this.
I do not know how this works, since Magneseum is almost impossible to retain.
The IRON makes sense, I know I am very low in Vit B12
am in the process of boosting it up?
Thnks for sharing
Well for those who think RLS is bogus, I sure wish you could experience it JUST once! It will not allow you to sleep. You must get up and move around,or get into a movie or activity to take your mind off of it. BEFORE the activity I have to take Ibuprofen to take away the feeling of RLS. Usually half an hour does it and hopefully then I can try to go back to sleep.I have tried to correlate it to the days activities, either super busy and perhaps stressful physically versus a slower paced day. It doesn’t always happen when busy, and sometimes happens when slower paced. I just hope that others with this have people around them that believe them, or it can make you feel like a hypochondriac,(which you aren’t!!)
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