Are Your Legs Restless from Running Through Your Mind All Night Long?
As you already know, another “syndrome” called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) or Wittmaack–Ekbom syndrome, is plaguing Americans of all ages. If you ask some of the victims of this mystery condition, they might call it restless body syndrome.
It’s a myth that the painful prickling, pins and needles sensation RLS victims suffer are limited to only their legs. Many people experience these symptoms non-stop, not only in their legs, but also in their hips, arms, neck and face muscles, as well.
Sometimes the RLS symptoms of this syndrome are so bad that people are unable to walk and have to take powerful pain-blocking drugs just to get through another day.
After reading dozens of testimonials posted on reputable medical websites, it becomes obvious that conventional medical treatment doesn’t have a clue what to do about RLS.
This isn’t something that appeared on the horizon just six months or a year ago when I first heard of it. It’s been around for decades, just not in the massive numbers we’re seeing today. Some adults report having suffered life-long RLS symptoms since childhood.
As with any syndrome, doctors just don’t know what the root cause is. The other challenge is that many other medical conditions have very similar symptoms, therefore making accurate diagnosis difficult.
Some possible misdiagnosis for RLS are:
- Sleep apnea
- Muscle disease
- Joint conditions
- Nerve cell problems
- Circulation difficulties
It appears that exercising helps a lot of people stop the irritating and often debilitating RLS symptoms. On top of all the tingling and burning sensations, sudden involuntary jerking spasms are the most annoying and potentially dangerous part of the syndrome.
Imagine trying to drive a motor vehicle while dealing with unpredictable nervous seizures of muscle and limbs – not to mention the “phantom-limb” pains, severe sleep deprivation and adverse drug effects they often suffer.
Since the jury is still out on exactly what causes RLS, perhaps we should do our own due diligence and look into this together.
Let’s slip into our “health detective” shoes for a moment and do some medical investigation of our own; perhaps we can find some clues to the root cause.
It only makes common sense that before you can solve any problem, you first need to identify the “root cause.” So, let’s see what we can find out about RLS.
Here are some clues that may be associated with RLS: