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Brandon

I have big bulky muscle bound legs. They hold great strength. The problem is they never shut down... I am 32 this problem started for me at the age of 7. I would awake at night screaming and crying with agonizing pain in my legs. This intense pain is nearly imposable to describe in words, but it was in every fiber of my entire legs. My dad said that it was growing pains and showed a deep sympathy. As an adult this leg problem is no longer painful. Now it has turned into a feeling that I would far rather replace with pain. I wouldn't trade it for the growing pains that I felt as a child but I DO beat my legs with my fists for relief. I have recently moved on to a carpenters hammer (no lie). I beat myself in the legs hard with a hammer for hours some nights. Sure it is hard to walk the next day but it is better than the feeling that the nerves in my legs are being pulled. I recommend the hammer to anyone who is brave enough to try. If you hate your legs as badly as I do then you don't have a whole lot to lose. I often imagine how relieving it would feel to have my annoying legs ran over by an automobile. Maybe I will try that next! If anyone wants to hit my legs with a sludge hammer I will gladly let them.

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pat

have you tried any medications? I have used a few with good help; Mirapex now, klonopin.sine met. If my restlessness gets going(like last night) before I took Mirapex Then I jiggle And pace all night like the old days before I had medication.

Anonymous

I KNOW THE FEELING SAME PROBLEM WALK THE FLOORS ALL NIGHT LONG WHEN I DONT HAVE REQUIP BUT THAT DONT WORK ALL THE TIME EITHER YOU GET IMMUNE TO IT AND YOU HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ALL OVER EXCEPT IT IS WORSE THEN BEFORE.

Anonymous

This is a very, very sick recommendation. I have a hard time believing you are serious.

Anonymous

What I have found that works for me is taking a very hot bath. When I get out and go to bed I go right to sleep, and sleep all night. Hope this might help some of you!

Anonymous

Try ropinirole...I am 49 and have had rls forever. I have been on ropinirole for 2 years under doctors care and it has worked well. I too would beat my legs,(not with a hammer)and be up all night long. I now sleep well and can even sleep on my back which I could never do. I started on 10 mg and then had to increase to 20.

Anonymous

My husband is a bodybuilder and suffers from painful leg cramps that he also used to 'pound' on to get relief. He read that this pain can be caused by a buildup of acid in the muscle tissue. He has had wonderful results and less pain by increasing his magnesium, zinc, and calcium which come combined in one capsule from the natural health food store. You could also check fresh foods with these minerals. Good luck!

amanda

i have not formally been diagnosed with rls but I have all the symtoms and i too think 'a hammer would make this all better' lol

Vinny

I have suffered for 40 miserable years. I too have beaten my legs to a pulp on many occasions. Over the years the damage has added up and now I'm on blood thinners to keep the blood clots in all the damaged vessels in check. I realize at the time I didn't care if I lived or died but now the clots are one more complication to this puzzle. So realize what damage you are doing by beating your legs. DVTs and PEs are not fun either.

Anonymous

I too understand your problem/solution. I have my husband beat the backs of my knees for a long time usually until I fall asleep on the 'better nights'. I may be black and blue the next day, but it is worth it. He used to use his knuckles to pound my legs, but he now uses a 1 pound weight to pound my legs to keep from getting sore fingers and hands. As my restless legs have gotten worse over the last 6 months or so, I was asking him if there was such a thing as a hammer with a rubber tip that he could use to pinpoint the target areas. The pounding verses say applied pressure is better as it (the pressure treatment) increases the awlful feeling.

Jeff

I know, I just hit my legs with my fists in frustration. It only feels better while I am doing it though. I read a lot on this site about people wrapping their legs in bandages. I sleep on the hard floor. The pressure of the floor on my legs gives some relief - even then I can not fall asleep until exhaustion takes over sometime between 1:00 and 5:30. Apparently pressure on the muscles gives some relief, but I wonder if it is reallylike hitting your head on the wall when you stub your toe. You know sort of a distraction from the pain you have no control over. Is that called sensory gaiting? Oh well I'm trying to function today on two hours sleep - Take Care folks.

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