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RLS stands for Restless Leg Syndrome. It causes sensations in your legs, like itching, prickiling, and sometimes pain. RLS may also effect other parts of your body, like your arms. If you don't have the sensations, you have a constant urge to move around. RLS is often confused for ADHD or ADD, but RLS is not hyperactive. It's just an unfulfillable need to move around. It affects about 10% of the U.S. population, and doctors have discovered it's a neurological condition. It often appears in people who have family members with similar syptoms.

 

You may think that RLS isn't a big deal. But it is. Some people with RLS experience pain, ranging from mild to severe. RLS becomes more active as you start to rest, like lying or sitting down. This makes it hard for people who have RLS to sleep. 

 

Treatments are not very advanced, just medicine to help ease pain and to help you sleep. There is no cure, and no blood tests to diagnose it. It's based purely off your symptoms. Some people have certain things that can calm them down, like music, and they start to feel relief.

 

My symptoms are more on the mild side, but I mostly experience sensations, sometimes pain. I do often feel the need to move around, and I get in trouble in school for it. I can't really explain that I have RLS, because many people don't take it seriously. We believe that I got it from my mom, and my sister doesn't have it. I haven't discovered anything that soothes my RLS, and I don't take medicine because I am only 12.

 

I have RLS. Do you?

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It has no cure? Ohhhhh.... its just like Ebola (I learned about it in school.)

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Actually, they aren't really similar. Ebola deals more with organ faliure, while RLS seems to be largely accredited to leg muscles. Not all cases without a cure are the same. It sounds like RLS has a treatment, but no way to permanently fix it. Cancer for example, is the same. There are ways to treat it, but not always to completely get rid of it. 

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Bobcat is correct.

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eagledragon2361

Oh right, I didn't answer the question. *facepalm* No, I do not have RLS. But I appreciate knowing about it. 

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No, but I have anxiety. Nobody takes me seriously when I tell them.

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I have small anxiety attacks occasionally, but I have had a few bad ones

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