Restless Legs Syndrome
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Chinese Medicine

Has anyone tried Chinese or other alternative medication for RLS?

Like many other sufferers I also have in my feet and arms and have lost all faith in traditional medication because of the horrible side effects.

I am so sleep deprived, I don't know how long I can keep going.

When my legs and/ or arms "kick off" I have to get up and do something active like knitting or crochet and I have to remain standing.......this cab be for up to 2-3 hours at a time.........

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Not Chinese medicine but I've tried an essential oil blend that you massage into your lower back/coccyx region. I've had little success, although tbh I did enjoy the massage part when I got the Mrs to do it :)

There is a binaural beats session available free via Amazon that I didn't give enough time too due but would be worthy of a try.

Failing that hot and I mean HOT baths work but for a limited period for me.

Good luck.

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Yes I have acupuncture regularly for other problems but it never helped my restless legs after years of not sleeping and walking around the house in the middle of night I was put on requip (ropinerole) it's been a life saver.


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