'The question, developed by the International RLS Study Group on the basis of standard diagnostic criteria, is:
"When you try to relax in the evening or sleep at night, do you ever have unpleasant, restless feelings in your legs that can be relieved by walking or movement?" '
"Unpleasant, restless": these words are so subjective, and its interpretation would vary across cultures. The Italians seems to have better acuracy in diagnosing it.
Are there any single questions to diagnose the PAIN, FATIGUE, fogginess that we experience?
No easy diagnosis, no easy prescribing, bad market for drugs.
Bad market for drugs, less money to develop drug, no funding to improve diagnosis methods.
Till then , we got to count on ourselves.
Original article at:
SLEEP: Single Question Aids Restless Leg Diagnosis - CME Teaching Brief - MedPage Today: "International RLS Study Group"