I have suffered from uncontrolled leg twitching for many years. Unofficially it is RLS, however it is difficult qualifying for insurance with this condition so officially I am not diagnosed. Trying to fall asleep at night is miserable and the lack of sleep increased my anxiety which resulted in ending my career and employment. I end up on the couch most nights because laying on my side with the support on my back tends to relieve some of the tension and less twitching. The prescription medication causes nausea so I have tried different remedies and searched for new at-home ideas. Exercise tends to cause deep joint pain so the walking has not helped me.I've been taking Calcium & Magnesium supplements for almost a year now but still suffering with no relief. I seriously even tried the soap under the mattress, actually soap bar probably still there after years although no help, but not a surprise. In the middle of the night I get up to stretch legs, walk around - pace, and hard to relax because that's when the twitching acts up. I have tried cutting back on caffine but when already sleep deprived, hard to give up. Bashfully i will admit that an orgasism does tense all of muscles and results in relaxation enough to fall asleep as a temporary relief most of the time. Late one night while trying to fall asleep, saw a message on this website about Tonic water and mustard. I really don't want to try the mustard approach yet but will be my next option. However, I have sipped about 1/4-1/3 cup of diet tonic water this week and have had less trouble than have had in the past. So I am sticking with a small drink of tonic water before bed for now and want to say thanks to everyone for the variety of options and solutions. Hope others get some relief soon!
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