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CHIROPRACTIC!!! I had suffered from RLS all through-out my teens. I often relied on Gaba, which does seem to relieve the symptoms for the most part. I then started to work for a chiropractor and was getting adjusted regularly. In the 2 years that I was receiving regular adjustments, I didn't experience RLS at all! I no longer work for the chiropractor and haven't been getting adjusted (financial reasons)...and RLS is back! *tear* I've reverted back to using Gaba, but it's just not the same! I liked it better when I didn't experience it at all!

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I have suffered from a very severe case RLS for over 35 years. RLS is hereditary usually through the mother’s side. I have been to 4 neurologists over the years and devoted hours of study to RLS seeking a cure. First thing anyone who suffers from this needs to do is first understand do they really have RLS. There are other conditions that are often miss diagnosed as RLS when they are not. The key is that feeling you get of absolutely HAVING to move and stretch. I can exist in your legs, back and even shoulders and can cause severe aches/pain. Second, make sure you get other contributing causes ruled out by (1) getting a blood test done to determine if you have an iron deficiency or other mineral deficiency that might be contributing to the problem, (2) get an MRI of your entire spine to make sure you don’t have a pinched nerve or miss aligned spine causing the problem, (3) test for fibromyalgia since people with this often end up with RLS.
From a natural approach the best methods are doing any one or combination of the following (1) hot bath, (2) leg and lower back massage, (3) taking magnesium citrate and potassium supplements, (3) drinking a 6 oz. glass of seltzer water with either 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice or lime juice + 2 teaspoons of baking soda 1 hour before bedtime (I think this works because it helps reduce fluoride and other chemicals in your body), (4) avoiding all alcohol intake (rats this is hard for me), (5) restrict caffeine intake to 1 cup per day and none after 10am – eliminate completely if possible – if you take aspirin for a heart regiment take it in the morning not at night since aspirin often contains caffeine, (6) reduce significantly or eliminate if possible all sugar from your diet, (7) eliminate simple carbohydrates from your diet and reduce carb intake in general, (8) eliminate dairy from your diet (coconut milk and almond milk are fine). All of these natural approaches will be of some help but if you still have symptoms (which may be likely if you have a severe case of RLS) the RXs that work best are Mirapex and Parcopa. Parcopa (in a chewable tablet form) should only be taken after symptoms have onset and you are in pain/discomfort – I use it only when I’m on a airplane, long road trip, etc. and the symptoms have kicked in and I’m in a lot of pain. One of the main reasons you don’t want to use it on a regular basis is that it has a rebound effect like many of the RLS drugs. Mirapex should be taken only in the lowest dosages possible. I have a severe case of RLS but find that many docs prescribe a dosage far in excess of what is needed to manage the symptoms. The best approach with Mirapex is to take one 0.125mg tablet one hour before bedtime and then either two 0.125mg tablets or one 0.5mg tablet at bedtime. Taking the smaller dosage 1 hour before bedtime allows some of the medication to get into your system so you don’t need as high of a dosage to get to sleep and stay asleep. So far, Mirapex is the only RX I’ve found that works and doesn’t have a rebound affect. Percoset and other narcotics and muscle relaxers will work but you will find you need higher dosages, you may wake up still groggy/sleepy, and you run a very high risk of becoming addicted.
I hope this is of help to others. Please keep posting and let everyone know if you have found any other natural remedies as I’m sure everyone would like to eliminate the RX approach.


I read Tracis comment about the RLS, I am 40 years old and suffered with this all my life. I feel I have tried just about everything! I was on Percocet and it worked BUT winded up addicted. I am finally off them. They now have me on Tramodol. I dont know about this either, I just started tonight, so far it doesnt. My Pain is so severe that if I had an axe I would chop my legs off. I will tell my DOC about what you have talked of and pray it works and not addicting. well we will see :(

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