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Restless Leg Syndrome cure - Mar 01
Hi. My mother, myself and one of my daughters all have this. I have found that Dolomite tablets or powder work wonders within less than half an hour. It's a natural combination ...
restless legs... Not just for the elderly - Sep 19
I'm a 33 yr old male. healthy, in good physical shape... not on any mediacation... & yet, I suffer from RLS. It's NOT just something that affects "older" people. ...
leg anxiety - Jul 21
I am 48 year old woman, having this disorder for more than 30 years. When I was a little girl, I suffered from it mostly once a year. Sometimes cought while waching a movie ...
My Restless Leg Cure! EDIT - Feb 22
I mistakenly wrote the wrong website on my other story. To Clarify: Vein Clinics of America www.veinclinics.com This site is quite informative regarding venous association ...
My Restless Leg Cure! - Feb 22
I suffered RLS and aching from my varicose veins. I was fortunate enough to have found Dr. Ted King in Chicago to treat my veins. Through ultrasound guided sclerotherapy ...
Posted: Sep 19, 2003 15:32
  • restless legs... Not just for the elderly
    I'm a 33 yr old male. healthy, in good physical shape... not on any mediacation... & yet, I suffer from RLS. It's NOT just something that affects "older" people. I've had this for quite a few years, But the past year or 2 has become more severe, & frequent. To the point of keeping me awake with NO sleep at all. I have bouts with RLS 3-5 times a week. Sometimes only for an hour or 2 when I 1st go to bed, & sometimes I can't get it to stop at all. Unfortunately, I never know what nights are going to be bad. I've done all kinds of things to try to releive it, but none seem to REALLY help. Here's a list of my trials.... Stretching before bed time. (works occasionally) Doing deep knee bends for several minutes, or walking prior to going to bed. ( again, only occasional success) Taking Iron Supplements ( No real difference) Warm /cold therapy (Doesn't seem to make any difference) I've just started to read more about this affliction, & have found out certain medications might help. Including ... Anti Parkinson's meds Valium, or other anit anxeity neds Opiod pain meds like codeine, Oxycodone, or Hydrocodone Muscle relaxers like Soma, Anti seizure medication.... I CAN say from experience, that when I had oral surgery, & other dental work done, & was prescribed vicoprofen, (hydrocodone/ibuprofen) that I slept fine, & had NO RLS trouble. However, that's the only medicine I've taken, & only for the short recovery time. BUT... I noticed a marked difference in the symptoms while taking the pain reliever. There really may be something to look into with this sort of treatment. Not everyone is comfortable taking drug therapy, & some may look for "alternative" or "Holistic" ways of treating RLS. I tried the "Natural" approach over the past few years.... & so far haven't come up with a REAL help. I don't know if any particular type of therapy is better than another. It probbaly depends on the person. All I know is personally, I had releif with hydrocodone, & purely by coincidence. I am going to look into the other treatments as well... & try to find what works best for me. I just wanted to share my own experience with RLS, & my findings / treatments with you. Remember, You're NOT the only one with this!!!
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