I treat my RLS with nuts, calcium, magnesium, and milk. If I miss eating nuts at least 3-4 times a week I can't sleep because of the RLS. Same if I run out of magnesium. I take the calcium because the doctor suggested it. If the RLS flares I drink a glass of milk and sweep and mop my floors, we don't have carpet. Being up and moving sometimes quiets the pain. It is awful. But I'm on so many meds I'm trying to not add another. I sometimes get the jumpy pain during the day too. Then I eat nuts for sure. Just an ounce.
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I have RLS. My sleep specialist had my Ferritin levels checked and they were low so I was put on Ferritin supplements until the levels increased (it took a couple of months). My levels are still on the low side of normal but it is enough to really help the RLS. I rarely feel that jumpy feeling in my legs any more whereas before it would happen even when I wasn't trying to sleep but just sitting there a book or something.
I'm wondering if anyone here is also being treated for RLS. I've recently started taking Requip for my restless legs, and the improvement in my overall pain has been remarkable. I am sleeping better and am not all knotted up. It's only been a week, but I am feeling optimistic to be finally getting some relief. Just curious to hear if anybody else has had the same experience.
Edited by: TOPAZ-TURTLE at: 10/13/2013 (13:45)
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