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“I started dreading every day because I knew that by evening I would have this burning sensation in my legs that just wouldn’t quit. I couldn’t sleep.

Fortunately, I found the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation and learned what type of doctor to see and what help to get.

Now, I am so relieved!”

Bill
Boston, Massachusetts

 

“Creepy-crawly sensations in the legs sounds pretty benign, but restless legs syndrome can be so severe that it causes extreme stress—often depression and painful physical symptoms.

The RLS Foundation helped fund my research and now we understand more about the role that dopamine, iron and other minerals play in the disease.”

Lynn
St. Louis, Missouri

 

“Teachers thought I was lazy. My parents knew I was having trouble sleeping because I had terrible pains in my legs.

Luckily, we found a specialist through the RLS Foundation website. After a sleep study, we learned that I have restless legs syndrome, just like my grandfather. With treatment I can sleep again. I avoid triggers and my grades are back on track!”

Joseph
Rochester, Minnesota

 

“When I told my folks I had RLS, first they laughed and then they said it was just in my head. I couldn’t sleep or work until I began to get treatment.

The RLS Foundation pointed me in the right direction and gave me literature to help me educate my family and friends.

It helps to know that I am not alone.”

Gloria
Fort Hood, Texas

 

“In my third trimester I started getting terrible pains in my legs, an aching and crawling sensation that got worse at night.

My doctor said that restless legs syndrome often runs in families. I pray that research supported by the RLS Foundation will find a cure so that I won’t pass RLS on to my beautiful baby girl.”

Keesha
Atlanta, Georgia

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