Restless Leg Syndrome


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  1. steven (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 12:49 pm

    So THAT’s what it’s called. I’ve actually felt this…feels like an increasingly annoying vibrating feeling in your legs…like when you hit the ball off the end of the bat, that sting..but its more mellow than that…and it gets worse…then goes away…

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 12:53 pm

    Now, through the wonders of chemistry, that feeling that was kind of annoying but not-so-annoying-you’d-actually-name-it can be banished through pharmecuticals! Better living through chemistry indeed!

  3. roderick (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 3:43 pm

    I work a pharmaceutical-related industry, so here’s my insight.

    Does this exist? Probably. A drug company is looking to make money, so they only want to make a drug for a disease that a lot of people are suffering (if you want to call it that) from.

    In PubMed (, a public database that lists all of the peer-reviewed medical articles of any subject, there are 1200 articles devoted to RLS, and it dates back to 1960.

    A lot of things that there are drugs for, depressions, alcoholism, etc, people don’t believe. I didn’t either, until I saw clinical and scientific data that backed it up. It isn’t the be all end all of it, I’m aware, but it is enough for a convincing arguement.

  4. Jeff (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 4:24 pm

    RLS is very real, but it it is often systematic of other issues as well like insomnia and depression. I would get this virtually every night, until I started taking an anti-psychotic and an anti-convulsive

  5. Bryan (unregistered) on November 20th, 2005 @ 1:21 pm

    Sure, it wouldn’t be out of character for pharmaceutical companies to push awareness of an affliction to the point that unafflicted people worry that they suffer from the symptoms; but let’s not mock an existing disorder or diminish the pain caused to its sufferers.

  6. nikkos (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 10:15 am

    If I have offended anyone, my sincere apologies.

  7. BigDaddy (unregistered) on November 30th, 2005 @ 7:10 am

    My wife has had RLS for many years, and thake 15mg oxycodone 6X daily. It really works well, and has not had any problems taking a narc drug in the last 8 years, the dose remaining the same.


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