I do a few weird things that help with the symptoms. For one, depending on where the restlessness is, i find putting on leg warmer/s really helps reduce the urgency to move. The feeling of constriction seems to calm my nerves a bit. Second I try sleeping on the couch so that I'm able to dig my legs into the cushions, again with that same feeling of constriction. Hope this helps!
I found some homeopathic pills at CVS (all natural) named 'Restful Leg' by Hyland's company. I can't believe it but they worked! Also found that when I don't drink alcohol and I go for a run/walk at night I get great results. Try to reduce stress by learning to not worry, just take appropriate action and then 'let go and let God ' take it from there. Also, eat less junk food, take a daily vitamin, cut out soft drinks... improved my overall health!!!
It seems weird, but I treat (not cure) my restless legs using a fan, an adjustable fan with a stand that can be laid horizontally. I lay lower down on the bed and lay my feet on the fan. The cool air and the vibration of the fan greatly reduces the annoying sensations.
I began taking a liquid supplement (for other reasons)cal/mag/zinc, and the RLS stopped. When I missed a few days it started again. I stumbled on my own remedy.
Combo of Remedies--My legs were practically jumping by themselves before I even got in bed last night. I got on here & read through all the suggestions & then tried the ones that stood out to me and/or the ones I had the 'cures' for already.
I drank a glass of water with 3-4 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar & 2 tbsp. of blackstrap molasses in it (lots of iron in molasses). Then I followed it with a cup of Naked Juice--the green kind called 'Super Food'--because it has 400 mg. of Potassium in it. Oh yeah, and I ate probably 8-10 berry-flavored Tums for the calcium. I started with the Tums & usually they take the edge off enough that I can sleep, but they weren't even touching last night's jumpiness.
For whatever reason, the other stuff worked & I went to sleep with no trouble whatsoever & didn't wake up my husband or myself with my legs 'jumping' & 'jerking' throughout the night. I'll definitely try it again to see if it was a fluke or if I've finally hit on something that works for me!
Simple cure for Restless Leg Syndrome,drink a 'PINT' of water,a SMALL GLASS is not enough.
try it with these other things -
Headaches - Dehydration
Constipation - Dehydration
Coughs - Dehydration
Piles - Dehydration
the list goes on.....
I have noticed that my somewhat severe RLS seems to worsen if I consume alcohol in excess for a few nights in a row. Why do I drink alcohol? Oh yeah... because it helps me deal with STRESS. THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO RESTLESS LEGS IS STRESS! For people with RLS, if you are trying to relax, rather than have a drink before bed, instead do 1 of 5 things. Either throw on some running gear and run through the streets of your neighborhood like the village idiot until you simply cannot run anymore. Another great easy to do remedy which can be used in combination with other remedies is a nice hot 10 minute long leg/calf/foot bath or even just a long hot shower. My RLS is/was so bad that I was prescribed a high dose of Klonopin to take at bedtime as well as Halcion (both of these meds are benzodiazepines so they act as a depressant on the central nervous system.) For severe RLS, they work quite well however they both carry the danger of becoming dependent and unfortunately lose their effectiveness as tolerance develops over time making these drugs A good choice but ONLY AS A SHORT-TERM SOLUTION!!! PLEASE DO NOT START TAKING BENZODIAZEPINES FOR RLS UNLESS YOU ARE COMPLETELY UNABLE TO SLEEP FOR QUITE A FEW DAYS IN A ROW AND NOTHING ELSE IS EFFECTIVE. ONE LAST THING TO NOTE ABOUT BENZOS IS THAT IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUSD IF ABRUPT CESSATION OCCURS (ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ON THEM FOR A WHILE.) PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR WHO WILL MOST LIKELY TAPER YOU OFF OF BENZOS BECAUSE THERE IS A RISK OF SEIZURE AND EVEN DEATH IF YOU TRY TO GO COLD TURKEY. I got tired of taking pharmys all the time so I continued the search for a cure to my flailing legs and arms. One night while battling a pretty bad case of RLS I decided to use a small amount of marijuana (look for a strain with a very high indica to sativa ratio.) I happen to have a medicinal license so it is legal for me but it really helped.
Currently, there is an ongoing study at MicroNutra Health for a new homeopathic named Restulex. They are giving it away for free as long as you monitor your symptoms for the first few days. It sure beats taking Alzheimer drugs...
I’ve been using this product called Restulex for my RLS. It works really well. It’s basically a combination of minerals and vitamins. But it’s mixed in specific amounts to be potent in preventing restless legs. Like I said, it’s the best thing I’ve come across yet.
ATTENTION PEOPLE ANYBODY WHO READS THIS
i HAVE SUCCESSFULLY RELIVED MYSELF OF RLS...I'M 19 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH THE SYNDROME SINCE i WAS 8 PLEASE PLEASE LISTEN TO MY WORDS OF ADVICE AND SPREAD THEM..THIS IS A COMPLETLEY MEDICINE FREE REMEDY AND VERY CHEAP PLEASE LISTEN
-First off I'm going to tell you all that stress is a major issue with your leg problems...the more stress you have (particularly in women since the body tends to store most built up stress in the legs) the harder it is for your legs and arms to relax...
If your like me both your legs and arms twitch..
For awhile I was on mirapex (if your problem is really very servere perhaps you shouldnt drop your medication instantly but instead slowly ease off of it)
I began to hate taking the medication and instead first started off takin Iron and Calcium supplements along with Vitamin B12 and B2...just to feed my body the nutrients it really needed...
I also found a (expensive) drink called Monavie and when I drank it I noticed that since it had so many fruits (over 30) in it that I got alot of what my body was missing....that and the supplements helped a good amount in preparing my body to be able to handle this problem....
HOWEVER as much nutrients as you give your body you have to be confident yourself that you are willing to get over this disease and you are willing to do whatever it takes to do it....
Half the time alot of diseases are triggered or strengthened by the idea of thought (I'm not going to get philisophical on you just try what I say or don't I dont care)
I began meditation and started about 10 minutes in the morning and before I went to bed..I can also recommend looking online for crystals and stones that induce sleep as I sleep with one everynight and I dont even get enough time to worry about my legs because I am asleep.
The meditation is good not only for your mind but your body and soul..it relaxes you and calms your mind and body down...10 minutes can do wonders
I also began doing stretches in the moring and night...going for routine workout stretches to yoga stretches every morning....10 minutes (thats nothing)
After awhile I went without my medication and when I still had problems I used Aroma Therapy..go to Bed Bath& Beyond they have sleep lotions and fragences which work awesome and smeel good as hell.
BUT (AND PLEASE TAKE MY FOLLOWING WORDS CAREFULLY)
All of this seemed small in comparison to what I have to say next...I'm not going to go into full detail about it,you can look it up on the internet and if you choose not to believe me fine, but if your having this problem with your legs why wouldnt you try anything?
Anyways going further with my meditation I began to get into a healing called Reiki (or Usui Reiki)
look it up I'm not going to say much excpet that anyone can learn this if taught from a proper teacher..and no it is not as crazy as it sounds...
It essentially allows me to heal my legs and arms whenever they are tense..I can feel it happening I swear it works..it's not voodoo or anything and Reiki has SOO many more benefits trust me people..I do not have any more problems with my legs and arms...and its all natural
SO IF YOU ARE STILL SUFFEREING WITH THIS PROBLEM PLEASE I GUARENTEE MY FOLLOWING METHODS WILL HELP YOU
NO LONGER DO I DREAD GOING TO SLEEP JUST TAKE EVERYTHING I SAY SERIOUSLY AND PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW WITH THIS PROBLEM ABOUT THIS