The RLS Foundation website
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Brochures and bulletins from the RLS Foundation:
(these are PDF documents and require Adobe Reader to open; most computers have it but if you don't, you can download it for free from http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html
). Note some of these still refer to RLS, the old name. They will all be updated over time to refer to WED, the new name.
Brochure about WED/RLS called Restless Legs Syndrome: Causes, Diagnosis and TreatmentWED Medical Bulletin for Healthcare Providers (2014 version)
Aimed at healthcare providers, written by physicians, this document is very useful for patients who want to understand the disease. It has an algorithm that helps doctors make appropriate treatment decisionsWED/RLS MimicsA Quick Guide to Living with WED/RLS
(formerly the RLS Fact Sheet)Coping Methods for WED/RLSMedications for WED/RLSWED/RLS TriggersAugmentation in RLS/WEDUnderstanding WED/RLS and IronActivity, Exercise & WED/RLSDepression and WED/RLSDepression and RLS/WED (Healthcare Provider Series)
Special Considerations in Treating Depression when the patient has Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)Pain & WED/RLSChildren and WED/RLSChildren and RLS/WED (Healthcare Provider Series)
Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Healthcare Providers (for healthcare providers)WED/RLS in Cognitively Impaired and Older AdultsSurgery and RLS/WED (Healthcare Provider Series)
Special Considerations for the Surgical Team when the patient has Restless Legs SyndromeEnd-Stage Renal Disease and WED/RLSPregnancy and RLS/WED (Healthcare Provider Series)
Vital Considerations in Treating a Pregnant Woman who has Restless Legs SyndromeRLS/WED Patient Sleep DiaryWED/RLS Patient Symptom DiaryClinical Trials: What to Know Before You GoScientific Bulletin
(an example of what goes to the doctors who join the RLS Foundation at the heathcare provider level)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Other useful documents and websites:Mayo Clinic algorithm for RLS/WED treatmentThe website for the southern California support group
of the RLS Foundation, maintained by Dr. M. Buchfuhrer, who will answer questions about your particular problems with RLS and provides an archive of previous questions and his answers.
[url=http:/www.rlsrebel.com]Jill Gunzel's website[/url] for non-pharmaceutical aids and for attitude
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Good books about RLS/WED:
- A book for physicians who have to treat RLS that is also very informative for patients:
Hening, Buchfuhrer and Lee, 2013. Clinical Management of Restless Legs Syndrome, second edition
(aka the little blue book) http://www.pcibooks.com/books/view/46
- A book for physicians or patients:
Chokroverty, 2010. 100 Questions and Answers About Restless Legs Syndrome.
- A book for patients that physicians could also learn from:
Buchfuhrer, Hening, and Kushida, 2007. Restless Legs Syndrome; Coping with Your Sleepless Nights.
- A book for lay people about RLS. This is my favorite to give people when I want them to understand the impact RLS has on one's quality of life: Yoakum, 2006. Restless Legs Syndrome: Relief and Hope for Sleepless Victims of a Hidden Epidemic.
- A collection of technical papers by medical researchers: Hening, Allen, Chokroverty and Earley, 2009. Restless Legs Syndrome. Not for the layman, so you might have to look up some terms, or read things a few times before they make sense. But it's a pretty cool compilation of recent research.
If you would like to add something to the list, or if you find a broken link, please let us know!
edited by Ann 2012
Beth Apr 2014
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest
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