Restless Legs

I have RLS (Restless leg Syndrome). I have had it for about 4 years and lately the medication has kind of quit working. Tonight was particularly bad. I am going to call my doctor on Monday, but until then, do any of you have any pointers as to what I might try?  I would be ever so grateful to get a good nights sleep on occasion.

I have tried drinking dill pickle juice, tonic water with quinine, hot showers, icy hot, ice packs and tylenol to name just a  few things, and nothing is even beginning to cut it this time. My calves are at the stage of cramping up and are very painful. I have even tried walking with my cane around the apartment. The only thing walking does is to aggravate my back. So I stop walking for a while.

I am not usually one to complain about my physical problems, and I am sorry for that, but I sincerely hope that someone out there can give me a suggestion or two.

Thank you all so much for putting up with my little rant. I really need some relief and some sleep. pain

6 thoughts on “Restless Legs

  1. darrenandjennifer says:

    I’ve found that my weighted blanket helps a lot. If you are having pain in your lower legs and feet you might also try a stretch where you place a pencil or pen along the underside of your toes and press your feet down (while trying to grip the pencil) in a motion like a gas pedal. More then likely you will experience cramps, which is normal, breath through the cramps. Then move your foot left and right and continue the process. It’s not fun but it should help particularly if you are getting calf pain.


  2. Kat L. says:

    That sounds painful and so uncomfortable 😦 I have no idea what to use to stop it, but for muscle cramps could you try sulphur gel?
    The one I use is based on a sulphur-rich SPA mineral water and very local (from one region in Poland) so probably not available where you live, but maybe you have other types of sulphur-based gels or creams. Mine does not contain anything anti-inflammatory so it doesn’t bring immediate relief, but if I use it regularly twice a day, after a week or so I see a difference. It helps in muscle and joint pains.
    I hope your doctor will find a solution, keeping my fingers crossed!


  3. Tracy Moore says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you had such a rough night. Wish I had some pointers as to what else you could try, but I don’t. All that I can give you is my love and support. I’m here if you need me. Glad that you’re calling the doctor on Monday. Love you sister.


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