Deconstructing the most sensationalistic recent findings in Human Brain Imaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychopharmacology Wednesday, April 13, What is restless legs syndrome? Restless legs syndrome RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable, and sometimes overwhelming, urge to move them. Symptoms occur primarily at night when a person is relaxing or at rest and can increase in severity during the night. Moving the legs relieves the discomfort. Often called paresthesias abnormal sensations or dysesthesias unpleasant abnormal sensations , the sensations range in severity from uncomfortable to irritating to painful.
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MumofSam Hi Tpebop, thanks for your reply. Yes, I've heard all about the dopamine effect. However, this is not a chemical thing, it's a very, very physical thing. It's like going on a gruelling run, or hitting the tops of your legs to take away the sensation. The times I've wanted to cut my legs off, as many people have said already on this forum, is part of this feeling too. The only way I can describe it is that the feelings in my leg are like the need to stretch a muscle, magnified millions of times. And crossing your legs and squeezing them together as hard as you can, so much so that you have to hold our breath to do it hence I guess the name "straining" so it's bloody hard work which you have to concentrate all your strength on, to the expense of even breathing.
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Here are some tips to reduce RLS symptoms and take back your downtime For a seven-day diary, visit www. Read on for 9 ways to tame RLS symptoms. Beware of high blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the worse your RLS symptoms are likely to be, especially if you're middle-aged, according to a Harvard study of 98, women.
Seven to ten percent of Europeans and Americans suffer from the Jimmy Legs, which is a neurological disorder that creates an urge in the sufferer to move his or her legs, as well as general irritation and other unpleasant sensations in that area. It is also a side effect of some mood stabilizers used to treat bipolar disorder and psychosis. The exact cause of the Jimmy Legs is unclear, but studies suggest that it has a connection with a dopamine imbalance in the brain, dopamine being a substance involved in the experience of pleasure. Drugs have proven effective in treating the condition, but for one 41 year-old man in the study, it was masturbation that provided complete relief.