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jacksonbrowne2
jacksonbrowne2

How do I stop these horrible restless legs?

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It can be a sign of vitamin deficiencies, e.g. magnesium. Definitely try a magnesium supplement first off.

Thank you

I seem to experience RLS. When i am low on iron . I have problems with low red count sometimes .

That is a known cause:

nhs.uk/conditions/restless-...

Back on iron i guess

wobblybee
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🤔 Restless legs can be very challenging. As a last resort there are medications that may help.

Restless legs: Gabapentin (Neurontin or Horizant), Levodopa (carbidopa-levodopa, Sinemet), Pramipexole (Mirapex), Ropinirole (Requip)

Interesting i have a prescription for gabapentin. I will try that next time! I will get better sleep! Thanks you so much!

BadHare
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in reply to jacksonbrowne2

Look up the side effects.

Ok

wobblybee
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in reply to jacksonbrowne2

🤔 A friend has tried Magnesium, Gabapentin and Pregabalin. Each one gave relief initially, but then she moved on to try something else. She did comment that she felt she’d experienced weight gain with both medications, but of course not everyone reacts in the same way. Unfortunately therapies and medications need to be tried before ruling them out.

I would caution against taking gabapentin without your doctor's advice.

Medications like gabapentin can reduce gut absorption, so if your restless leg syndrome is caused by e.g. anemia, you might find that gabapentin makes it worse.

Thanks. I was taking gaba for aches and mental health. But i did not like the side affects. So I will take caution . Just hope it does not happen again. Got zero sleep last night

BadHare
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Magnesium at bedtime with water only. Chelated or bisglycinate is most bioavailable Mg. Empty stomach, water only.

Transdermal Mg works but stings.

A >20 minute bath soak with >500g Mg hexahydrate crystals or Epsom salts is nice & relaxing.

I have some bath products like you mentioned. I will get some magnesium.

BadHare
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in reply to jacksonbrowne2

It’s cheap to buy 25kg sacks on certain websites. Himalayan salt is good too, but can be gritty.

It’s cheap to make a transdermal spray with Mg crystals which are often in some high street shops for under £5 a kilo, then mix 100g with 200ml boiled water. I still find this still stings when weaker though it can be washed off after 20-30 minutes.

Thank you everyone for such great advice! You all sure know your stuff!

Thanks for your help