Useful info for PARENTS WITH CHILDREN

RLS occurs more frequently in certain populations, including people with end-stage renal disease, women during pregnancy, and people with iron deficiency. Also, RLS/WED in the elderly and children brings other challenges. Sharing your experiences may be extraordinarily helpful to others.
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I have no idea why, but I have never really been able to talk about my childhood RLS, when I do media.

Nope have no clue. I am so glad they are saying it now. The children have a long way to go through this, but having as a first memory, it's like a gem to see it talked about.

I'll look your up.

Just felt Cool.

Lynne

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A couple of short videos about sleep deprivation and middle school/childrenat any age kids.

No real answers, but a sure acknowledgement of it. That's a good start.

Both are one page one, and it's April 2008.

Unhealthy Changes in Children Linked to Sleep Deprivation

http://www.redorbit.com/news/video/?mid ... me=&page=1

Is it Really ADHD?
http://www.redorbit.com/news/video/?mid ... me=&page=1

Lynne

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Here's a study that you can show to doctors that says it's common in children and adolescents.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1918 ... rom=pubmed
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I understand that the winter edition of Nightwalkers due at the end of February contains information about children and rls/wed.
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thanks for bringing this thread back to life and making it a sticky, hopefully it will be helpful to some of our new members
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Iron therapy for kids with WED

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Iron's role in paediatric restless legs syndrome - a review.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23543250


Dosman C, Witmans M, Zwaigenbaum L.
Source

Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
Abstract
in English, French

Paediatric restless legs syndrome (RLS) treatment is important because RLS's associated sleep disturbance causes significant developmental-behavioural morbidity and impacts family well-being. RLS is associated with brain iron insufficiency and dopaminergic dysfunction. Diagnosis requires fulfillment of diagnostic criteria, which for children are currently in evolution, and have limitations, especially in preschoolers. The community physician needs to recognize the possibility of RLS to refer to a sleep specialist for diagnostic confirmation and management recommendations, which include oral iron therapy, even though there is currently no definitive research evidence for iron efficacy in most children with RLS. A 3 mg to 6 mg elemental iron/kg/day dose for three months could be tried if the ferritin level is <50 ug/L. Sleep hygiene and behavioural strategies are also recommended. Iron supplementation should be safe in the absence of iron metabolism disorders, provided that transferrin saturation and ferritin levels are monitored pre-and post-treatment.
KEYWORDS:

Child psychology, Iron, Iron-deficiency anemia, Restless legs syndrome, Therapeutics
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New info about serum ferritin and children:

http://www.familypracticenews.com/home/ ... a2b7c.html
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