Is RLS Hereditary in Your Case?

I wrote earlier that restless legs are in many cases hereditary. This is especially true if you have primary RLS. In primary RLS, the cause of the restless legs is idiopathic. Idiopathic means that there is a cause of its own. It is often not clear what the exact cause is. In addition to primary … Read more

Augmentation with Restless Legs

If, in consultation with your doctor or neurologist, you decide to take medication for your restless legs and/or for PLMD (Periodic Limb Movement Disorder), it would be good if you seriously consider the risk of augmentation. Actually, this is a topic to always bring up in the doctor’s office when it comes to dopamine agonists. … Read more

Is Pain a Characteristic of Restless Legs?

In general, pain is not mentioned when you ask fellow sufferers about characteristics of their restless legs. However, some people with RLS do experience pain, or even cramping. It is difficult to put into words exactly what restless legs are. This makes the condition difficult to explain to others who have never experienced these complaints … Read more

RLS, a Chronic and Progressive Condition

Restless legs are quite common. Between 5 and 10 percent of the population is affected. At a smaller percentage it is serious. The complaints are then chronic and in many cases no longer disappear. In that case, RLS is, in that case, usually a progressive condition. This means that the symptoms get worse over time … Read more

Primary en Secondary RLS

Between 5 and 10% of the population has restless legs. Although the exact cause is unknown, it seems to be clear that RLS does not have the same background in everyone. As a result, there may be differences in how the condition manifests itself and what benefits a patient. These differences are undoubtedly also related … Read more