Restless Leg Syndrome Relief Options
by N J Howell
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If you've ever dropped into bed, so tired you could barely hold your eyes open and then feel that creepy, crawly, achy sensation in your legs that keeps you awake half the night, you begin to understand how miserable it is to have RLS, or restless leg syndrome. Or maybe your symptoms include a terrible drawing sensation or actual pain. I feel lucky that RLS has only been an occasional issue for me. The times I've had it were enough to engender a lot of empathy for those who deal with it more than occasionally.
In the past, I've had success using Hyland's Restful Legs and Natural Calm Magnesium. I've sometimes had good results with MSM and with arnica cream. The fact that different remedies work at different times makes me wonder if there is more than one cause for restless legs. In any case, I found a formula online that has MSM and arnica as well as magnesium oil.
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RLS Symptom Relief:
Symptoms that may be relieved with supplementation include twitching, cramping, burning, numbness, heaviness, jerking, feelings of uneasiness, drawing sensations and pain. There are several RLS remedies online and they may be homeopathic, strictly magnesium or a blend of ingredients known to relax and relieve RLS symptoms on a lot of users. Some contain quinine so please read health disclaimer if you are prone to heart palpitations.
These are OTC formula which is easy to administer and users do not report the side effects of prescription medications for relieving restless leg syndrome such as Mitapex, Neupro or Requip, all of which may cause nausea, sleepiness during the daylight hours or lightheadedness. Understand that user reports are ancedotal and not backed by studies but I find them useful. You might want to read the reviews on the various remedies and see what others, who have actually used them for restless legs, have to say.
Important Health Care Disclaimer: Natural remedies for RLS are not presented as replacement for any needed medical evaluation or treatment for RLS. If emotional issues or stress are impacting your sleep, see a medical professional, Please note that restless leg formulas containing quinine, whether natural or prescription, may present cardiovascular concerns in certain individuals. The FDA has placed restrictions on the sale of quinine as a restless leg remedy although the homeopathics containing it are still, at this time, legal. Most will not be bothered but if you notice heart palpitations, stop using any quinine-containing product, homeopathic or not, and see your doctor or seek out other RLS solutions.