i have tried everything from high strength magnesium and muscle salts, topical treatments from the store, massage and medication such as sifrol to help with my restless legs but nothing seems to work! my legs are the worst at night with crawling sensations in the backs of my calves that radiate into my lower back. please help, my legs are getting to the stage where it's interrupting and hindering my ability to sleep on a nightly basis. 😢
I was having a lot a trouble with RLS until I tried a patch called Neupro. It works for 24 hours.
Have ur iron level checked. My dr told me that rls gets worse when ur iron is low. He did a blood test n my iron was very low... have iron deficiency anemia. He sent me for iron infusion therapy n I havent had rls for 5 mos.
I found that a quarter teaspoon of magnesium citrate powder in a cup of herbal sleep tea before bed works. It has completely stopped my RLS and lets me sleep between 5 and 6 hours straight. It has also helped me be less sore when I do wake up. It has given me loose stools first thing in the morning. I usually am constipated so this has also helped with this problem too. Hope this helps.
I would not personally recommend nortriptyline as antidepressants can worsen RLS because they mess with dopamine. But a few people say they help. I would suggest Dopamine drugs like Pramiprexol, gabapentin and if these fail codeine or tramadol. All can have harsh side effects depending on the person, while some do really well. Dopamine drugs are usally the first choice as these have the most evidence. I personally use 30mg of codeine in the evening and 30mg before bed. I also use CBD Hemp oil which has been very helpful with little side effects...basically its a legal form of cannabis you can get from health stores it has zero psychoactive properties and does not get you high.
I take natural supplements. Since starting them, my RLS is gone. My 31 y/o daughter had the same results for her RLS. I would love to give you more info. If you are interested, let me know.
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