I have suffered with restless legs and hands for years but recently I've had them daily not only the night,I also suffer with insomnia which has had a huge impact on my life for many years so with the rls I thought I was going insane but thanks to my son who spent hours on the computer found what I'm calling my miracle cure and only costs£2.99 in health shops although I would have paid any amount for a real cure,it's HIMALAYAN PRO FUSION ROSE PINK CRYSTAL SALT,EVERYBODY that suffers with RLS KNOWS how DEBILITATING it is and would do anything to stop it,well I have found mine and after drinking just 3 small bottles of the salt in water I had the firsT nights sleep for ages and restless legs???what is that???? So I hope you will give it a try if you haven't before and I hope you are as lucky as I am,, firstname.lastname@example.org
RESTLESS LEG NATURAL TREATMENT
I have RLS since adolescence and now at 59 I think I finally found something that helps me since I am resistant to meds. The doctor told me to take vitamin D (4000 mg) + 600 mg of calcium and 300mg of magnesium. This somewhat helps. But I still get them. So in desperation I looked online for a list of natural antispasmodic herbs and spice and I came up with this simple home made herbal tea mix that works almost instantly each time for me. I'm so happy I decided to share this online. The ingredients are cheap and simple. Take 5 minutes to make.
You will need:
Fresh ginger peeled and grated
Honey ( raw or organic if possible)
While the water is boiling
Add to a cup:
A full teaspoon of ginger
A half of teaspoon of cinnamon
Half a teaspoon of fennel seeds
Half a teaspoon of honey
Cover with the hot water let brew for 5 minutes mixing it on and off. You can start sipping slowly as the mixture takes all its flavor for instant relief in my case. You might be surprised as I was with the light stingy taste of the fresh raw ginger and the taste of black licorice of the fennel but I got used to them and now like it now.
I know its an inconvenience to do this when the RLS wakes you at 2 am when you have to get up for work at 6 am, so I make a big batch ahead of time and freeze it in an ice cube tray. I then brake the cubes in a bag and when it hits ( usually in the evening or at night) I simply take a couple of cubes out, boil water for a quick fix and fall back asleep with 15 to 30 minutes when this usually could keep me awake for hours in pain. I also noted the quality of my sleep has improved as a bonus!
I hope this helps another sufferer especially the med resistant like me.
It worth the try, you have nothing to loose!
Good luck and tell me if it helped you.
Drink 2 8 oz glasses of Crystal Light. The Aspartine in it has side effects of drowsiness and leg numbness and offsets the restless leg syndrome within minutes. I discovered this by accident.
I've suffred with restless leg and cramps for years. I found that drinking 3 or 4 oz. of tonic water stops it. It has quinnine in it. A doctor told me to try and I swear it works. Trid perscriptions but to no avail.
I've had RLS all over my body for as long as I can remember. At first, I could take a couple of aspirin, then walk the floor. It helped for awhile. No meds that I take help at all. Has anyone heard of drinking club soda? I personally don't like it, but I'm thinking it's worth a shot. Sometimes massaging the affected area helps.
It appears that RLS is related to or affected by body acidity. We take 4-5 roll-aids and it usually takes care of it. Sometimes have to repeat. Also it is helpful to get up and walk around the house some.
A couple puffs of marijuana, the indica strain. I live in San Diego and have my 'medical card'. I use to take clonopin as part of my treatment for social anxiety disorder. After weaning myself off of it I gradually developed RLS. I noted that after smoking the occasional marijuana, I would get to sleep just fine. I now cannot fall asleep at night due to the absolute agony of RLS unless I smoke a little weed. I then learned that it is the indica strain that works best, and the sativa strain only sometimes! So there you have it. And no, smoking a little weed will not make you a heroin addict.
I have had RLS a long time. Am taking meds but Carpidopa/Levo works. Also tranzadone for sleep.
I have had RLS for about 10 years. I am currently taking Requip and for two years worked like a charm. Not I am on here looking for home remedies. I am desperate for a nights sleep. I have read from using a bar of soap to rubbing Vick's on my legs. I am so confused where to start and what to try first.
I bought everything folks suggested (except the meds). The compression socks and heated slippers (the kind you put in the microwave) worked. I have been sleeping 6 hours each night which is much better than the 2 hours I was getting. THANK YOU!!!!!