Finally, Salvation (AKA – Horizant) from Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Reckless Leg Syndrome anyways? My legs are restless sometimes, but that’s usually because I am anxious about something or excited, I have an impulse to move and *gasp* my legs MOVE. Many men and women however are apparently willing to pop a pill in order to stop their legs from moving around. Damn joints and muscles, can’t wait for the day we evolve into eggplant shaped blobs with permanent myopia in our bean-sized eyes because they are ever fixated on the television.
“Restless Legs Syndrome, also referred to as Ekbom Disease, is a long-term neurological condition characterized by an urge to move caused by unpleasant sensations in the legs,” said Richard K. Bogan, M.D., FCCP, chairman and chief medical officer of SleepMed of South Carolina in Columbia, and a clinical trial investigator. “Our experience has shown that patients with moderate-to-severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome can suffer from a range of disruptive symptoms and may benefit from a new treatment option.” 
You know, I am glad in our day and age that people with lots of letters and titles behind their name are able to develop chemicals that treat…well just about anything. Maybe you need to get out of the office and do some exercise? Maybe you need to eat healthier foods? Maybe you should begin hanging around inspiring people? Oh wait…what is that you say? That takes effort? You just want a pill in stead? Oh…ok. And what is that…you’ll pay tons of money for those pills? Enter pharmaceutical giants — manufacturing the antidote for human effort since 1922. (allow me to qualify, I am genuinely thankful for the pharma companies for making drugs that battle massive diseases like cancer and AIDS or that allow women to have choice in terms of getting pregnant but Pharma companies have a bottom line that they clearly prefer bolstering over offering the best option for their clients).
The FDA approved Horizant for Restless Leg Syndroms (RLS) just a few days ago, and the army of (GlaxoSmithKline) GSK sales reps are now being assembled and trained to target physicians that see and can prescribe Horizant for their patients. Horizant is co-owned by GSK and XenoPort.
The effectiveness of Horizant was studied in two 12-week clinical trials in adults. The trials showed that people taking the medication had an improvement in their RLS symptoms, compared with people taking an inactive pill (placebo).
Horizant contains gabapentin enacarbil that becomes gabapentin, a drug used to treat seizures in people with epilepsy, when absorbed into the body. All drugs used to treat epilepsy carry warnings that they may cause suicidal thoughts and actions in a small number of people. Horizant will have the same warning. 
Well there you have it. If you suffer from a diagnosis called Restless Leg Syndrome, and want a pill for it, which by the way, you’ll probably need another pill to curb the side effects of Horizant at some point down the road (pssst, more cash for the Pharma companies), then I’m happy your happy.
My advice? Exercise, eat right, meditate and live an inspiring life and hang around inspiring people! I have no doubt RLS will not bother you any longer.