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amwee

449d

hiya everyone I'm Annemarie, can I ask how u deal with restless legs at night ? mines seem to be all the time but it's non stop at night

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    • DogWhisperer

      441d

      They have an over the counter for restleg. Also adk about getting on ambien for help with sleep or tizanidine which is a muscle relaxer.. The ambien is the only sleep that helps my restless leg. No other sleep meds help me what so ever. It's ridiculous how bad it gets. Good luck. I hope it gets better.

    • DogWhisperer

      441d

      They have an over the counter for restleg. Also adk about getting on ambien for help with sleep or tizanidine which is a muscle relaxer.. The ambien is the only sleep that helps my restless leg. No other sleep meds help me what so ever. It's ridiculous how bad it gets. Good luck. I hope it gets better.

    • amwee

      441d

      Thank u everyone for the advice will give them all a go to find what's best for me x

    • fybrowarrior

      442d

      They say to drink some tonic water an hour before bedtime as it has quinine in it to help with restless leg syndromes

    • NameUser

      446d

      Magnesium and zinc supplement taken half an hour before bed. Lots of stretching (search stretches for calves, legs and hips). Heavy compression sports leggins (I find compression socks aren't that great but they may work too). If you really can't get to sleep, get up and move around a bit if you can. Some people have suggested taking iron to me but I have never personally tried it.

    • Red914

      446d

      I used a bar of soap and a nest of pillows to support my legs and hips. It seemed to help. My doctor has me on Baclofen now for it. It helps.

    • SherrieLou

      446d

      Put a bar of soap under your bottom sheet at foot end, sounds daft but it works for me

    • TabbysMom

      447d

      Quinine can help, over the counter, script or even drinking tonic water. Tonic water with quinine is an aquired taste though. Pramipexole, Mirapex, is my very best friend! If nothing else, a hot soak in the tub. As hot as you can stand with some lavender bath salts might help. I am so sorry. RLS is just mean!

    • Belleromeo

      447d

      Yeah weighted blanket is good too, magnesium supplement helps a little too, I take it before bed

    • Morbid

      447d

      Hi, have you tried a weighted blanket? Not perfect, but helps.

      • amwee

        447d

        @Morbid yeh I have a weighted blanket but dosnt do a lot

    • Callydee

      448d

      Hello Annemarie , I too suffer badly with restless legs , it’s 3.45 am Uk time and my legs are driving me mad ,inthe bed out the bed , I have taken painkillers also just rubbed Gel on them but I know it’s not going to help much !!! Can I ask what do you use to help ??

    • Gocon

      449d

      Just Hiya to Annemarie,. It’s all new for me as well. Still struggling and no treatment prescribed yet. It’s terrible.

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