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doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000383085.39391.93

LETTERS: Restless Legs Syndrome

Rench, Marilyn

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Racine, WI

The description of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in “Night Moves” (March/April 2010) fit my experience exactly. My RLS came on along with my multiple sclerosis some 15 years ago.

For many years I dealt with it with incomplete success using heating pads and ibuprofen or Tylenol. But I've discovered that I can relieve the symptoms completely by being very warm in bed—soft fleecy blankets next to me on top and bottom and a big pile of warm blankets on top. I sleep in the center of the bed and pull the blankets around me so there are no “drafts” to start my leg twitching.

Marilyn Rench

Racine, WI

©2010 American Academy of Neurology

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