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


5 comments on “Restless Legs”

  1. 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!


  2. 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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