Thursday, December 18, 2008

Great Press for RLS!

Yesterday, The New York Times online posted their feature on RLS. The RLS Foundation is incredibly excited by this piece of great press for RLS!

Click here to read the story or click here to listen to the patients' accounts of RLS. We are so excited by this painted portrait of RLS. I work and know each of the individuals featured in the first-person accounts and am so excited to see RLS illustrated so appropriately!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Spinal Anesthesia Doesn't Cause Restless Leg Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Spinal anesthesia won't cause or worsen restless legs syndrome.

That's the conclusion of a new study published as a letter to the editor in the Nov. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study compared people undergoing general anesthesia to those undergoing surgery with spinal anesthesia and found no difference in restless legs syndrome symptoms between the groups.

To read more, click here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Clinical Trials

We hope you take the opportunity to visit our website to see what clinical trials might be available in your area. Our Clinical Trials page is updated on a regular basis. We have recently added two new studies that might be of particular interest to our members. Visit today!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Regional Meetings

Did you miss the opportunity to join us at one of our three 2008 regional meetings? This year we met with many people interested in learning more about RLS in San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta. If you missed these great events, you can still see what was talked about at these meetings. Click here to see for yourself!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Chicago Tribune publishes Q & A on RLS

More great press for RLS. Check it out by clicking on the link below.

Chicago Tribune features Q & A on RLS

Saturday, August 9, 2008

More great press for RLS

RLS continues to have a presence in the media. Click here to read the latest.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Many RLS patients seek help through alternative therapies. There is a new campaign which encourages open communication About CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine.) Click here to read about this campaign for yourself.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Take Action!

The RLS Foundation wants you to help us fight back against bad press. To view our Take Action page, click here.

Our most recent bit of bad press surrounds actor Jim Carrey. At a recent rally for autism, Jim Carrey attempted to hound the drug companies and decided to use RLS as his soap box. You can see the video here. The comment comes about 4:12 into the video. We are in no way commenting on the rally, but are upset that a popular actor like Jim Carrey would mock our cause while supporting his own. We are currently attempting to find a place where our members can voice their concerns with Jim Carrey's comment. Please check back. Or, if you know a place where comments could be shared, email Wendi at

Monday, June 2, 2008

Portland Press Herald features RLS Support Group Leader

Check out the article in the Portland Press Herald featuring RLS Foundation Support Group Leader Dr. Regis Langelier!

Monday, May 12, 2008

FDA Approves First Generic Ropinirole

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Requip (ropinirole hydrochloride) tablets for the treatment of moderate to severe Restless Legs Syndrome. To read the entire story, click here.

Monday, May 5, 2008

RLS and Fibromyalgia

The National Fibromyalgia Association recently ran an article discussing the connections between RLS and Fibromyalgia. To read the article for yourself, click here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Moonlight Walk

Want to help spread awareness and raise money for RLS? Click here to read how you can participate in or plan a Moonlight Walk in your area. Spread awareness in your community so that no one has to feel alone as they live with this debilitating condition.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Getting support

Have you visited the RLS Foundation's Discussion Board? This is a fabulous place to talk to other individuals who have RLS. You can read about what has worked for them in treating their condition or share your own ideas.

If you'd prefer to talk in "real time" you may be interested in our Chat Room where people come together to get instant support.

A third option is a brand new part of our Foundation. That is our voicechat program. You can talk on the phone for free to people all over the world who have RLS. For more information on this new program, email Craig at

We hope you'll join us in one of these places soon!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

American Academy of Neurology News

Two new studies presented at the American Academy of Neurology offered new insight on a two different pharamceutical treatments for RLS. To check out the studies, click on the links below:

Sleep Disturbance Reduced for Patients with Restless Legs Syndrome taking Pramipexole: Presented at AAN

Data Presented at the American Academy of Neurology Show XP13512/GSK1838262 Significantly Improved Symptoms of Moderate-to-Severe Primary Restless Legs Syndrome

To read more announcements on what is going on in the world of RLS, make sure to visit our Announcements page each day.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New blog!

The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is excited to announce the launching of our new blog! Check in to get announcements on what is happening in the world of RLS. We'll link to news around the web and share announcements for things happening at the Foundation and surrounding RLS. Welcome!