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November 10 2007 Neuromuscular Diseases Newsletter

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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Ekbom wrote in several articles published between 1944 through 1960 about a syndrome he described as “Restless Legs Syndrome.” This ill-defined condition was described as unpleasant sensations in the legs that urged the patient to almost continuously move his legs. Thomas Willis, a 17th century neurologist is generally credited as the first to describe this condition.

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Greetings, and welcome to the 8th November 2007 Neuromuscular Diseases Newsletter
This free newsletter is put out weekly and provides a wealth of information for anybody living with or interested in Neuromuscular Diseases and the effect it has on people’s lives.

Not the 8th of November? Computer technology is supposed to be fully reliable until it goes on strike. My frustration level was tested to the full, and not by Restless Legs or Arms, but by a faulty Modem. All back to normal again.

RLS. Do you think that the annoying restless legs syndrome varies in discomfort levels during different seasons? My muscle strength is a definite indication of seasonal changes. Even my affected balance worsens when summer slips into winter and again at the start of summer. I thought it was my imagination until I asked my house doctor about it. He confirmed that seasonal changes could affect my balance and muscle stability.

Come talk to me in the forum, I am looking forward to your input.

Thoughts for the week:

"It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized."
- Wayne Dyer

“The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.”
- Arnold Bennett

"Some people make headlines while others make history."
- Philip Elmer-DeWitt

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