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How do I know if I have RLS? While there are no lab tests to diagnose RLS, your heath care professional may be able to make an official diagnosis given your responses to several simple questions about your symptoms. These include:

  • Do you have an urge to move your legs, usually accompanied by uncomfortable leg sensations?
  • Do your sensations begin or worsen during rest or inactivity, such as lying down or sitting?
  • Are your sensations partially or totally relieved by movement, such as walking or stretching?
  • Are your sensations worse in the evening or at night, or do they only occur in the evening and at night

If you answered “yes” to many of these questions, you may have RLS and should speak with your health care professional. To help you keep track of your symptoms and help bridge the conversation with your heath care professional about your symptoms, click here to access the RLS Symptom Diary and the RLS Symptom Diary Summary