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Home Remedy for Restless Leg Syndrome

Does anyone have a homemade or natural remedy for restless leg syndrome? I have had RLS for most of my life. Until recently I was taking Requip and was extremely satisfied with how much it helped. About 4 months ago I changed doctors and the new one told me to come off the Requip, along with several other meds I had been taking because she didn't want me on anything she herself didn't prescribe, but she wouldn't prescribe the Requip or anything else for the RLS.

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I have since quit that doctor (many reasons) and have gone back on the Requip (my pain doctor gives it to me). However suddenly I can't take it anymore. Whenever I do, I spend the entire night throwing up and the whole next day severely nauseated.

I need something natural or homemade that I can take. Right now I'm back to pacing the floor most of the night and not getting more than a few minutes sleep at a time.

Can anyone help me? I'm desperate!

By Cricket from NC

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

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Vinegar and water, esp' apple cider does wonders for this. Looke up "vinegar for restless leg syndrome" and you will get loads of info. I hope that helps.

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

I don't have it but several of the ladies in my Sunday School Class do and they said you can drink a glass of Orange Juice before going to bed and it really works for this problem. In fact one lady's doctor told her to drink it. Good luck; I really hope it works.

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

I used to take the herb valerian but haven't had to do that since putting a bar of Ivory soap between the sheets at the foot of my bed. Something about the soap calms the legs.

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

Tonic water has quinine in it that may help. Magnesium helps also.

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

Actually drinking water helps. Muscles need water and jiggle with dehydration.

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

Cricket, I don't have RLS but I have always gotten horrible leg and foot cramps (which is also neurological) to where am in excrutiating pain and have to jump out of bed and keep pacing and breathing deeply for quite a few mintes to alleviate. Sadly, the older we get the more it happens :-( Here are things I found out and use now that most certainly help:

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Try to stay hydrated (don't go crazy and over hydrate though) and decrease use of substances such as caffeine (including coffee, tea and sodas), alcohol, salt, etc. You also need to find out what medications you take that might dehydrate you! My breathing meds for Emphysema and Asthma cause depletion.

Talk to your doctor and have a blood test done for possible lack of vitamins and minerals. In my case I was low in folate and vitamin B12 because of meds and not enough of certain types of food intake.

Also, make sure you keep a regular sleeping pattern with plenty of sleep. Even though I don't like it (used to be able to get by on four or five hours of sleep and didn't matter what time of day schedule) I make myself go to bed to sleep within an hour or so every day each and every day and sleep for nine to ten hours and I can guarantee it makes a huge difference!

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If you feel anxious/stressed then take a relaxing breath and massage your legs or take a hot bath or use a heating pad.

Our similar problems will never go away but we can at least try to find a way to manage them without driving ourselves crazy or worrying about taking yet another prescription medication :-)

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December 30, 20110 found this helpful

The best thing that works for me is putting a bar of bath soap between my sheets at the foot of my bed. Sometimes when my legs feel restless but I'm not ready for bed yet, I take a bar of dry bath soap and rub it up and down in small circles on the back of my calves. I don't know why these remedies work but they do. Give it a try. It can't hurt.

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January 2, 20120 found this helpful

Restless leg syndrome is often caused by Folic Acid deficiency, you need to take it with the B vitamins mainly B6, and B12.

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