Sensations of RLS

Discomfort from Restless Legs Syndrome (Willis-Ekbom disease) is usually felt deep inside the limbs, triggering strange sensations. These sensations can be difficult to describe, especially when you're trying to tell your doctor why you can't sleep, relax, or just sit still.

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Philip M. Becker, MD, an RLS expert, talks about the sensation of RLS

Dr. Becker is Medical Director of Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas.

Dr. Becker is a paid consultant of UCB, Inc., manufacturer of NEUPRO® (rotigotine transdermal system).

Prepare for your next doctor's appointment

It's not always easy to pinpoint your feelings and communicate them to your doctor. This tool will help you get started.

Build a conversation by selecting key points from the items below. Any items you selected while using the site have already been added to your list. When you are finished, you can print or email your custom list using the buttons below.

This website does not save items added to My Doctor Conversation Builder. Be sure to print or email your list of questions before leaving this website.

Prepare for your next doctor's appointment

Build a list of key points to discuss with your doctor by selecting items from the list below. Click the "Items to ask my doctor" icon at the top of the screen to view, edit, and print your list at any time.

Assess your RLS

If you think you may have RLS, it's important to understand how much of an effect the condition has on your life. It may have a bigger impact than you realize. Below are some statements that describe how people with RLS can feel. Check the ones that apply to you. This does not take the place of a doctor visit. Only your doctor can diagnose you with RLS.

NEUPRO has been approved by the FDA to treat moderate-to-severe primary RLS and the approval was based on improvements in overall symptom scores in clinical trials. The efficacy of NEUPRO for individual symptoms has not been demonstrated. The following information is provided for your education and to help you understand your disease.

Because of my RLS:

Here's a list of common terms that people with RLS use to describe what's happening in their limbs. Do any of these describe how you're feeling? Check off the descriptions that apply to add them to My Doctor Conversation Builder.

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    It looks like symptoms from RLS affect you when you are trying to rest, relax, or sit still.

    NEUPRO may help.