I have RLS. I believe mine is triggered by food allergies and some medications. Many medications list legs cramps as a side effect. I have been off the foods I'm allergic to and I'm better when I stay off them but there are so many. Flying is difficult. I've started using leg sleeves during flights. They help. Exercise can help. Drinking water and mixing in taurine and glycine also helps. Magnesium citrate helps but no other kind of magnesium. 200 mg daily of CoQ10 daily also helps.
My husband had been suffering from restless leg for the last 2 years. It was so bad that his leg would jump not only at night but during the day and practically knock him out of the chair during the day. The leg jerking came with a lot of pain. I came to this website 3 weeks ago to see how everyone else treated this painful and sleep disturbance situation. We looked at what my husband ate & drank the most of and analyzed it. He cut back on cafeine and sweets - way back! He added a 8 oz glass of tonic water, sweetened, and drank it in the morning and one before he went to bed. The day after he started drinking the tonic water he restless leg had gone completely away!!!! Its been gone now for 2 2 1/2 weeks! Praise God! I hope this will work for you...my husband is now well rested.
I've been having trouble with RLS for years (I describe the feeling as similar to the feeling of having your arm twisted behind your back wrong but deep in your legs). Now I've started putting a small pillow (contour pillow) between my legs at night and it seems to make a big difference. Maybe it's the little bit of tension from my legs to keep the pillow there, maybe it's the different position it puts my knees, hips, legs, etc. in - I don't know but it's working. I felt the RLS start to creep in the other night so I grabbed my pillow, slipped it between my knees and didn't move - I should have been miserable in minutes but instead the sensation went away!
Hi after suffering years from RLS I finally have the solution and boy does it work a treat!!! Walking that's all it is, I don't know about you but most evenings with a slow build up I can almost sense that my RLS is starting to kick in so I have my evening meal and I go for a 20min walk around the block, by the time Its time to go to bed the symptoms have almost gone, my problem now is getting used to falling asleep sooner rather than later!!!! Please try it and comment as to how it works for you xx
Hi I've had RLS for 7 years I'm 32 now,
I don't know about you but I can feel my RLS coming on early evening. By the time I go to bed
It comes back with a vengeance just as I am falling asleep.
Now I've started to go for a 20 min walk as and when I feel it coming on in the evening
When I do come back to have my meal I then go back out for another 20 min walk
It's virtually killed my RLS!! The problem I have now is that Im so used to being in bed with RLS that i still find it difficult to sleep but that's just a 7 year old habit due to RLS which hopefully should soon fade... Your Comments please but only after having tried it. Good luck
For a while I started getting involuntary muscle twitching on my legs and I think my arms too. When lying still, I also felt like I needed to move my legs; it no longer felt peaceful just just let them lie still. My 3 year old daughter started getting these little twitches at the same time I did. We stopped drinking calcium fortified orange juice and everything went back to normal for both of us.
I have heard the body uses calcium to contract muscles - I wonder if the natural orange juice sugars somehow are causing our bodies to metabolize the calcium supplement in the juice differently - maybe letting too much get in to the muscles too quickly. So I try to stay away from any sugar/calcium supplement like Tums and calcium fortified juice. Hope this helps.
I have to thank the person who said turmeric (the french's mustard ingredient}IT WORKS..I have RLS so bad, I try anything, but this works, After I saw this under Home Remedies, I took a Teaspoon full and slept for 5 hrs straight.
I have had RLS for years and tried many things with no luck. Prescription meds to home remedies. My doctor gave me Tramadol about 4 months ago and it WORKS! Requip made me sick, magnesium gave me diarrhea, but this works. It is time released so I take it in the morning because it actually keeps me awake. I already have sleep issues with my kids getting up. I want to sleep if they are sleeping. But that has truly helped me after years of frustrated searching and many test to try to find some relief. Just sorry mustard didn't help me. Good luck!
I am currently following a friend's suggestion to research PH balance and restless leg syndrome, and I am finding an abundance of information! I'm just beginning to test my PH levels. I have been avoiding some highly acidic foods/beverages for a long time now, but there are others that I had no idea were high in acidity. I will continue to consume some of the foods that are high in acidity in moderation because of their other health benefits. I highly suggest that anyone suffering from this condition do some research on PH balance and restless leg syndrome.
I have been having RLS episodes more and more frecuently. The past few night my husband was out of town and my dog curled in bed with me, (sleeping by my feet) i slept like a haven't in weeks. im guessing his weight (50#) and warmth did the trick (kind of like the heavy blanket solution)
My hubby will not believe it, but from now on Rusty sleeping with us! lol