I am 70 years old ..For three years I have really suffered from Restless Leg Syndrome and it's exhausting ..It amazes me the medics don't really know how to treat it and it appears quite common especially. With us girls!
It started with a strange feeling like water running through my legs then the next stage after some time was jerks, uncontrollable jerks, then I proceeded to violent kicks and would wake up feeling exhausted and that I had run the London Marathon. The daytime pain in the calf muscles was the result of the nightly legs kicking..
I have been through all the medications both tablets and patches and all work for a time then side effects build up... When I realised the side effects were worse than the condition I slowly came off them and looked for another way to address the problem..Pillows under the legs in bed only aresulted in pillows on the floor... I read loads on line and decided to try the soap under the bottom sheet.. I feel it's helped a lot but has not cured it .. Has anyone any other suggestions however cranky they sound.. I will try anything ..