Anyone else out there have RLS? If so, what do you do to try to relieve this? I can be up hours in the night with the constant erge to move my legs! Any suggestions would be appreciated!
I have RLS. I KNOW what you are experiencing. RLS can be a symptom of diabetes. Have a GTT done to rule out diabetes. Not enough exercise is another reason given. I swim and still suffer RLS. I have Sinemet (a Parkinson med) for the RLS. It's not a cure-all. But, after taking it for a month or so, the symptoms calm down a tad. Neurontin and Doxepin and Percocet are also used for RLS. I find that the Sinemet works best when combined with 2 percocet. When it's really bad, I have my kids beat on my calves with their hands (percuss). For some reason, it makes RLS easier to bear. I also have a 2 foot, 1 inch diameter dowel that I use to hit my leg muscles with when the kids can't percuss anymore. It sounds bizarre, but it helps.
I am convinced my RLS is a result of malabsorbtion. Researchers also suspect that RLS may be caused by insufficient iron in the brain. Interesting, as I am a carrier for Hemachromatosis.
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