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Tina

Hi, I've been researching the Restless Legs Syndrome on the web all day, as it has been a problem in my own life as well as in my Mother's and my Sister's. As I understand it, the problem does not originate in our legs, but in our brains, due to a shortage of the hormone Dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for communication between the brain and the muscles. It appears that our leg muscles are responding to a wrong message from the brain ...? The root of the problem may lie in an iron deficiency which can be remedied with an OTC supplement. Another possible OTC product is the neurotransmitter Seratonin, in the form of a natural supplement called 5HTP. For years I have managed my RLS condition in a 'muscular way' which I believe did alleviate the RLS irritation: Lying on my stomach on my bed, I let my head and shoulders hang over the edge of the bed, their weight stretching my lower back. I believe that this stretching exercise creates the effect of releasing 'squashed' nerves 'stuck' between my vertebrae (a very amateurish description, I know). As we get older, the cartiledge between our vertebrae gets thinner, right, creating less space between ...? This may explain the fact that RLS gets worse with age (I'm 63). Perhaps this stretching (alternatively hanging) exercise could help more RLS sufferers. I hope so ... My blessing!

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Anonymous

Hello, I am researching RLS, but I am not even sure that is what I am suffering from. From what I read, RLS is the muscles in the calves and legs that are 'restless'. My problem is when I go to bed at night, I get a strange sensation in my foot where my foot and leg meet. Basically in the front of my ankles. And it is usually just one leg. The only thing that helps is if I get up and walk up and down the hallway for 10 minutes. Is this also RLS?

Anonymous

Foot Ankle sufferer. Yes this could be the beginning of RLS or it could also be a form of neuropathy (nerve damage). It could also be an coronary issue so please check with a cardiologist or family doctor who can do a nerve conduction test or an imaging test where dye is shown through the veins (MRA). Good luck.

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