Restless Leg Syndrome and Requip, the Antipsychotic Drug and its Side Effects

Restless Leg Syndrome (also known as Ekbom Syndrome) is a condition where you have an urge to move your legs, usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable and unpleasant leg sensations (often described as nervousness or a creepy-crawling sensation); symptoms begin or worsen during periods of rest or inactivity such as lying or sitting; symptoms are partially or totally relieved by movement such as walking or stretching at least as long as the activity continues; and symptoms are worse or occur only in the evening or night.  Difficulty falling asleep may frequently be associated with moderate-to-severe RLS.  In severe cases pounding of the legs and kicking your partner while sleeping can also occur. Read the rest of this entry »