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I found this page last night at 3am. I used to suffer from RLS every night. My doc had given me Requip but my the 3rd day of taking it I learned I was allergic to it. It had made me very ill and I had terrible vertigo. my fiances mother (a nurse) informed me that the medication was meant to treat Parkinsons. I stopped it. I started eatting a banana every night before bed and that seemed to help. Over time my symptoms dissapeared.
Well, last night I had it again for the first time in years. I assume its due to coming off percocet I was taking for a knee injury and that I was withdrawing. I tried the banana trick. Nothing. I found some good suggestions using things I had at home (seeing it was 3am and couldn't go to a doctor or get any vitamins). I rubbed Ben Gey all on my legs (especially my thighs, they were the worst) then while in bed I put my legs up and peddled like I was on a bike. Did that till I was a bit sore. I put a heating pad on my lower back as I have sciatica and that could have been causing it too. Finally I pulled my knees to my chest and held them there tight for about 5 mins while I listened to sleep meditations I found on youtube. After that I fell right back asleep. When I woke up I was amazed at how well it had worked!
Hope this helps someone!

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Hahahaha -- seems like, if you did ALL that stuff, how could you NOT fall asleep? You'd just knock yourself out! I mean, I guess if that works, it works, but not quite the simple remedy I was hoping for. ;) On the other hand, I suppose it takes your mind off it and lessens the noticing of it while you're doing it all, so that's a plus. I don't know, I'm just going nuts. AND I just read that a study shows that the iron pills I've been taking do NOT work, even after two weeks. This sucks.


'The noticising of it' that is an incorrect statement and the correct choice of words is the awareness of it. It does seem like this person tried alot but maybe just one of these thingga was the benefit of his/her restless sleep. Don't knock someone for their efforts. I watch my husband deal with RLS almost every night and he doesnt try the home remedies despite how simple they are, hes stubborn and i have only the option of watching him suffer rather than helping. Surely thats more exhausting than the tricks this person tried. I admire them for there determination. As for me when im pregnant thats when my rls shows up my trick is a pillow behind the knees slightly bent with bengay and reading. When you're reading ur not thinking about the rls ur mind is elsewhere, fall asleep with that book in your hands, theres nothing wrong with that.

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