Ekbom syndrome is the psychosis that causes people to think REAL bugs are actually crawling under their skin. One reason I despise the "creepy crawley" description, and the "feels like ants in my legs". that just leads some doctors to draw the wrong conclusion, saying your RLS is "all in your head".
In the US and Canada ONLY, "they" want to change the name to Willis Ekbom disease, because they say RLS is not just "legs" any more. "they also say that legs are "supposed to move, so one "reason" for the name change. (only in the US and Canada) That is true, but legs are not SUPPOSED tgo mobve this way!!!! I find that statement made by a person in authority absolutely the most ridiculous thing I have heard so far. So, RLD would work better!! Restless Limb disease. GEt rid of the word SYNDROME to get us further away from the psychosis diagnosis. There are other reasons too that are too irritating to deal with here.
I know it is confusing, but this comes up once in a while and I saw wrong info posted under the questions, addressed it there, then am putting this blog up, so people wiil SEE it.
The RLS Wikipedia page has this explained in very plain English and a doctor of mine and I keep it straight on there because anyone can edit those pages. One reason I do NOT liike wikipedia, because we have to go in and edit the RLS page all the time, because some peope are just jerks.
So, just remember, that we want to not use EKBOM SYNDROME because that is the one that is the psychosis. Will post this every day if I have to, because this has been discussed at length many times all over.