Dealing With Rls

To those who are lucky enough not to have to deal with the pain and discomfort of rls, it may seem like this is a condition that is laughable. But to those who do have to live with it, there seems to be nothing worse as rls symptoms can mess with every part of your life be it during the day or when you are trying to rest at night. The lucky people are those who only have rls in their legs as this condition can also affect the torso and arms in some people. For those people, their entire body may feel uncomfortable and restless most times of the day and night.

Rls is basically an uncontrollable urge to move the body around in order to try and relieve ones self from odd and strange feeling sensations. Since the movement can help temporarily reduce the symptoms, people often find themselves unable to sleep at night because the rls is always making them want to move about. Currently, there is no cure for rls but there are medications that people can try out in order to see if they can find any relief from the symptoms. What may work for some people may not work for everyone else so when it comes to treatment it is all about trial and error.

Things That Cause Or Bring It On

A lot of women who have never encountered rls before may find themselves suffering from it during pregnancy. Also, those with diabetes, sleep apnea, parkinson’s disease, folate deficiency, and even thyroid diseases may find themselves suffering with rls in one degree or another. There are also some different auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease where rls can also be found. While some of these medications cannot be avoided, try to find medications that will not make your condition worse.

For those people who already suffer from rls, special attention must be made to the medications that are being taken for other health related issues because certain medications can actually make the rls worse. Medications that are used to treat or control seizures, depression, and cold symptoms can make the pains and discomfort in the legs much worse. Make sure that you talk with you doctor about the effects any new medication could have on your rls before beginning anything new. This way, you can try to make sure that you are not making your condition any worse then it already is.