This is my first post but have been enduring RLS for over 10 years now. Currently I lose between one and four hours sleep every night through the need to get up and move/ stress my legs. I have tried most remedies over the years but avoided the heavy duty drugs such as the dopamine based drugs as, from the comments on this site, whilst providing relief for a period of time they seem eventually to lead to severe augmentation problems and a drug merry-go-round. Never mind the scary side effects. I was therefore interested in a reference on this site to a medical paper quoting a 50% success rate in reducing RLS symptoms from treating a group of RLS sufferers with Valerian at 900mg just before bed. Valerian is traditionally recommended as a herbal aid to sleepnessless. Anyway I tried it last night and far from aiding sleep it made the RLS worse and I struggled to get any sleep at all with no respite from the need to keep moving and exercising the leg muscles! I wondered if anyone else had experience with Valerian and whether they found it worth persevering as eventually it does get better?
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