I have had R.L.S ever since being a little child, I have tried everything I can possibly think of to relieve it. The most success has been getting in the shower and sitting under the water with my knees up and head on knees. I normally stay there for 15 minutes upwards and it can relax the symptoms away and then I can get a little sleep. <3
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Jeannie what has been suggested with the hot baths/showers, is to see if it helps for night time. Obviously no one is going to have a hot bath when they are out.!!
Lots of people take hot baths for relief even when having severe RLS. It can give some restbite from the sensations, altho most including me, find once out the hot bath the sensations come back, but while sitting in the bath at least sitting is possible. Also when showering i pound the water on the back of my legs, which also feel like heaven at the time.
Hi drwass2, Start posting again. Your comments on the compression stockings was spot on and made me feel like I had found a kindred spirit. I'm new to the site and just happened to be cruising around older posts. Glad I found yours. Ignore the naysayers. I like sayings and one of my favorites is "If all pulled in one direction the world would keel over." LOL Take care, burmag (Burma G.) retired nurse.
Hi Savvy211 For me the hot showers sitting on my shower chair help a lot; not so much with the pain, but the hot water relaxes me and my coping ability goes up so I get a couple hours sleep more easily. Anxiety is my nemesis. Take care, burmag