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yellow mustard?

LanaCSR
LanaCSR

Has anyone tried eating yellow mustard (paste) and seen improvement in their RLS symptoms? I am in Day 3 of trying this and it truly does work!! I can't believe it. When I read about how it helped another RLS sufferer, I thought it was another soap under the bed sheet farce. So I wanted to, one, share this to find out if anyone else has encountered success using this and, two, to share how well it has worked for me in hopes that it might help others. How nice it is to find something that works and is not medicine that comes with all the side effects. I don't know if it's the turmeric in it that is doing the trick or what. Please post if you have tried this with success.

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Hi,I've never heard of taking mustard,please can you tell me how much and when you take it,as you said its worthwhile trying something other than the medication prescribed.

Wow never heard of that but love yellow mustard!!! Please share info 😀

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Snapdragon72

See my detailed 😂 reply to Whymelord. I hope it works for you, as well, and for everyone else who tries it. Now, I do realize there's the placebo effect. I've only been doing this for 3 nights now. So I hope and pray that this help I'm getting from the mustard doesn't go away. 🙏

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Whymelord

I've been on this forum for over 2 years now and never heard of it either! I actually read about it on a Facebook post from a fellow RLS sufferer. I take two rounded teaspoons. I actually don't measure it. I just grab one of our small spoons out of the kitchen drawer that's about a teaspoon size. Then I squirt French's yellow mustard (probably doesn't matter what brand) into the spoon until it is rounded, lick the mustard out of the spoon (too tart tasting if I put the entire spoonful into my mouth at once) and then I do one more spoonful like that. It works almost immediately for me. Good luck!! I really hope it works for you, as well.

Whymelord
Whymelord in reply to LanaCSR

Thankyou, I like mustard and always have some handy,definitely going to try it.

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Whymelord

Oh, me, too!! Even though it's very tart tasting to me, I could eat it all the time...lol.

Whymelord
Whymelord in reply to LanaCSR

🤢😅

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Whymelord

I also read someone who drinks pickle juice and that gets rid of his RLS symptoms. Ewwww!!!! No thank you. I'll stick to the mustard.

Whymelord
Whymelord in reply to LanaCSR

Oh yuk but when your going through a blooming awful bout of rls I do think I would be willing to try anything

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Whymelord

Same here!!

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Whymelord

You should've seen my husband as I was licking the mustard out of the spoon last night. He was like, "why are you licking mustard out of a spoon like that?" He probably thought I had flipped until I explained why. 😂

Whymelord
Whymelord in reply to LanaCSR

😅 my husband looks in our cupboard for something and these boxes of vitamins, lotions and potions fall out,I'm sure he sympathises with me but he thinks i have the cure to everything falling out of the cupboard,haven't told him about the mustard yet😉

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Whymelord

OMG sounds like our house!! 🤣

Doings
Doings in reply to LanaCSR

Do you mean from jar like Coleman’s English mustard or French Dijon ? Sounds very odd and unpleasant.

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Doings

I'm not sure what the equivalent would be in England, but in the United States we have a yellow mustard. One of the brands is French's. I'm not fond of the darker Dijon mustards. So hopefully you can find one that suits your taste.

Corgis2
Corgis2 in reply to Whymelord

I suffer with both RL& Arms, but unfortunately mustard I cannot stomach. Considering my whole family love it. I have taken Asprin which I find helps, but don't take it all the time.

Whymelord
Whymelord in reply to Corgis2

Hi,when I say I like mustard, its usually on food.I tried taking it on a spoon last night,must say I could only manage 1 spoonful,felt like my mouth was on fire,the thing about trying something new is that I'm not sure if the "new thing"is working because it's taken along with my usual medication ie pramipexole, my night was ok so I will try it again, good luck.

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Whymelord

I take it with my other meds and seems to work fine. I'm so sorry you're not getting the same results. 😥

Whymelord
Whymelord in reply to LanaCSR

Hi,I'm going to keep trying with the mustard, last night was a bad night for me anyway.tonight I'm going to try 2 spoonfuls,I appreciate you sharing as I believe everything mentioned is worth a try.

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Whymelord

Good luck, my friend! I also tried pickles yesterday since we had those here at the house, and those actually worked better than the mustard and tastes better, too! So I may use the pickles for now and if it stops working, I'll switch back to the mustard.

Whymelord
Whymelord in reply to LanaCSR

Oh pickles it is then😀 must buy some

Shumbah
Shumbah in reply to LanaCSR

How many pickles ?

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Shumbah

The pickles I'm less sure of. I had some bread and butter pickles in our fridge. And I ate about 3 or 4 and it seemed to help a bit. I did not drink the pickle juice, though. Yuck! The mustard works better for me, though.

I so wish I had read your post last night! I will definitely try the mustard next time the RLS is waxing though! 👍🦵

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Jenny583

Good luck!!

I have heard of this for acid reflux and also the pickle juice. Unfortunately they didn’t work for me. Haven’t tried it for rls though!

It’s the middle of the night here in the western US and I read LanaCSR’s post. My legs were bugging me so I figured I’d give the yellow mustard a go. I love me some mustard but eating a heaping teaspoon of it proved less pleasant than hoped. And I certainly couldn’t conquer a second one. It’s only been 40 min but I can safely say, it hasn’t done anything yet. It may be the wrong kind of mustard, not enough of it, or there’s just no magic for me. LanaCSR, thank you for sharing your success in hopes of helping others! May mustard be your magic for a long time to come! And may it have a delayed effect for me tonight. Lol

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Guitarpickin

See if turmeric is in the ingredients. I heard that is probably the Catalyst for it to work, but I've also read that turmeric doesn't work for everybody. I'm so sorry...

Guitarpickin
Guitarpickin in reply to LanaCSR

Oh my goodness. Please don’t be sorry! I was very grateful to have a suggestion to try (especially something so easy and innocuous) and enjoyed the activity of doing something entirely different in the middle of the night! And maybe if I try it again I’ll have better luck the second time. Besides, just about everything about mustard is good for you—especially the turmeric! I had Annie’s organic yellow in the fridge, and it does have turmeric, but also vinegar, paprika, and clove. Maybe it was the combo...or maybe it was because I couldn’t do the second teaspoon. If turmeric is the key, maybe a cup of warm turmeric milk (golden milk, as the Ayeurvedics call it), will be a better turmeric delivery system for the less hearty. :) Thank you again for passing along a potentially helpful aid and for sharing the good news that it works for you (and may help others)!

LanaCSR
LanaCSR in reply to Guitarpickin

👍

That's a jar of Coleman,s for me on the way home...I do hope this works. Thanks for sharing 👍😃

I hope it works for you, too!!

Yellow Mustard and Pickle Juice are home remedies for leg cramps. That said, my severe RLS was always associated with leg cramps. The two conditions are not connected but associated - meaning whatever is causing the RLS is also causing leg cramps. After years of trying Magnesium - it was always paradoxically excitable and kept me awake - I toughed it out and continued with Magtein (a magnesium supplement) - solved my leg cramps almost completely. RLS - assuaged with iron supplements.

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