I have had RLS for years. I had an injury to my back about 6 years ago & had been taking pain meds, which masked the irritation & I slept fine. I finally had back surgery & have now been off pain meds for 2 weeks. However, over these last 2 weeks, I can't sleep more than 1 1/2 - 2 hours solid without waking up extremely agitated from my RLS. I don't want to go back to pain meds, do I asked my 92 year old grandmother if she still is bothered by it and she said she hasn't been bothered by it for a long time because she drinks 5oz. of Tonic Water at night. She says the Quinine in it is what gave her the relief. Now I tried to drink it years ago & immediately gagged because it is not a pleasant taste by any means, but i also know that any of you that suffer at night, as I do, are willing to try anything. Tonight I will be giving it a try in hopes of getting some sleep. I plan on holding my nose & drinking 5oz each night for the next week so I can tell if it will work for me. Even if it doesn't work for me, I figured I'd post this in case it does for someone else.
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