I have been on this website many times usually during the night. I have found things that worked, some for as long as a year and I finally found the cause of restless leg syndrome and I am down to every other night suffering for about one hour with mild to moderate symptoms. You people have mercury poisoning. I had a filling removed and replaced by a biologic dentist who took precautions but it was not enough. I had severe insomnia, sleeping only two to three hours a night in addition to extreme increase in my RLS. It went all day long in both legs and sometimes my arm. It took about two-and-a-half weeks of this to put the onset with the mercury filling removal. After I realized this I went on a clay detox schedule. One tablespoon bentonite clay mixed in water four times a day. This is followed by two large glasses of water. This is very important-Do not take the clay without drinking lots of water afterward. You can find the clay on amazon or at a healthfood store. It must be food grade. By the end of three days my legs were not only back to what they had been before the filling removal but down to almost nothing. After over ten years of suffering I finally found the source. I went on mercury poisoning websites and sure enough it is listed that is causes RLS. Not only is my insomnia and RLS gone, almost, but my temp went from around 94 to 97.8. My thyroid problems were from mercury. Also amazing, after about five days I could not find my cheap dimestore reading glasses that I have not been able to be without for the past four or five years so I just tried to read without them and realized after about five minutes that I was reading!! I got my eyesight back. About two weeks and it is about back to perfect. I will never need those glasses again. My legs still give me trouble but I continue to detox the mercury. It did not all get in my body overnight and it will not get out overnight. I know the continued symptoms are because I am pulling more and more mercury out of my tissues. I have added chlorella and cilantro to my detox regimen. I will never get another vaccine of any kind. I will never eat high fructose corn syrup ever! I will never have another drop of mercury in my mouth. I have four fillings left to remove and I will wait until I am fully recovered from this acute mercury poisoning and then I will have the remaining four removed all at once. I hope this helps anyone. We are lied to so much and there is a reason for RLS and every disease out there. I know how devastating this horrible thing is and I wish you all the best.
tickle an area above the rls, ie if its in ur leg then slightly tickle stomach or top of legs to make goose bumps, instant relief for me. also use brain as in a math problem. instant relief for me anyway.
I am a 57 year old male. I have had RLS since my early 20s. It gets worse as you age. I spent decades getting no more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night. I was a hard head about going to a doctor.
THERE ARE NO HOME REMEDIES FOR RLS!
Do yourself a favor. make an appointment with a doctor that specializes in sleep disorders! Your family doctor probably does not have enough experience with RLS. My family doctor prescribed mirapex and requip. Those drugs had limited effectiveness required increasing dosages, and had horrible side effects.
Living in Maryland, I found a sleep specialist at Johns Hopkins. Gosh he knew what I have gone through. He could complete my sentences when I was explaining my situation to him. For instance he explained that he has found that mirapex and requip do not work for men who experienced their first episodes of RLS before age 30.
RLS is about dopamine levels, there ARE NO home remedies. Find a sleep specialist Start now because it will probably take months to get an appontment
rls for 30yrs now before the docs knew what it was.The sleep disorder doc is the one to see. RLS can be from very mild to very severe & I have had all degrees also in arms so bad that I kicked both feet & beat my arms up & down on the bed nonstop.Spent a month never slpeeping more than 2hrs per day(broken sleep) First trust me NEVER eat chocolate or desserts except in the morning if its not flaired up. Reglan & duragesic patches are triggers. If u r sleep deprived it will only get worse u have to catch up on sleep even if u get off your sleep time. Preventing these triggers will greatly reduce how often u have it. These r things I figured out before the sleep doc then he gave me reading material to back it up. Look up sleep disorder clinics RLS. Good luck.
vitamin e I take 3000 iu's 2 hours b4 bedtime, calcium and magnesium as well.
I have been a RLS sufferer for nearly twenty years. My family doc put me on klonopin which worked wonders. After years of using Klonopin (not abusing) it. A sleep specialist suggested I switch to Suboxone. Not knowing exactly what it was I agreed that was 5 years ago and now my insurance company said no more suboxone. So i've weaned myself down and now off the suboxone. I'm on day 6 and the only problem is my RLS is back with a vengeance. I have not slept in 4 nights. Hot baths at 230 in the morning gives little relief. So I called my family doc and tomorrow I go again. I have been eating bananas, bitter cherries, tonight I will try the icy hot with lotion. Wish me luck.
My sister has suffered from RLS for many years. Last year she came upon this combination of Vitamins/Minerals which helped her so much, that she almost never complains about her legs anymore.
Vit C 1g 1,667\\%
She spreads it out. The Vitamin C in the morning, Magnesium 200mg morning & evening, and the Iron 25mg breakfast/lunch/dinner.
She swears by this remedy, it has really worked for her.
Dr. Put me on an anti- seizure medicine. When that didn't work he tried Celebrex. No good. I decided to try an old home remedy. A bar of soap under the fitted sheet near my feet. I know, sounds crazy. No scientific reasoning behind it, but IT WORKS. No more legs, and sometimes arms, jumping all through the night.
I was reading for the past 3 nights I've been up with rls and insomnia due to ssri withdrawal. I read about using cold wet towels then read about a weighed blanket. Well I recently purchssed this fairly big, covers my snkles to thighs, cool mat for dogs. Think it's a as seen on TV item. It's both cold and heavy and works. Just need to lose the insomnia now. I just want to sleep good luck to all
I have suffered from Restless Leg Syndrome on and off for about 22 years. My legs tend to feel like they have the flu - achy. It has been so bad that I can wake up crying. But then it will go away for so long that I forget I ever had it. A couple of years ago my chiropractor retired and I went to a new one with the chief complaint of RLS. He treated me for about a month and the RLS was gone. Coincidence? Then I moved to another state and although I have a new chiropractor I don't think he is nearly as good as the old one. The RSL got to be worse than ever!!!! My only salvation was that Advil gave me relief. But taking 8 Advil to make it through the night can't be good for you. So, I was again out of state and went to a different chiropractor and again the RLS is almost totally gone after 2 weeks. Coincidence? I don't think so.
So, my advice is:
1. Get a good recommendation for a chiropractor.
2. Don't go to one who uses a 'drop table.' A drop table is kind of a wimpy way to go.
3. Give it a few weeks.