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Old 06-24-2014, 05:52 AM
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Restless Leg Syndrome

Been having problems with RLS for quite some time now, I can treat it, but haven't found much to help prevent it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:24 AM
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Rattler.....I had RLS badly as well until I cut sugar out of my diet. Have you tried cutting back or eliminating sugar?
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:23 AM
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Mine was due to a B1 deficiency. There is a blood test to check for it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:29 AM
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Are you sober? What I thought was RLS was alcohol withdrawal.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:07 AM
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There are many reasons for RLS, some of which have nothing to do with alcohol withdrawal. A doctor's opinion is best sought.
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Are you sober? What I thought was RLS was alcohol withdrawal.
Non-drinker actually, so not related to that.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:49 AM
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There is a product known as restless legs which can be purchased at Walgreen's which I think helps somewhat. For treating it the best thing for me is a heating pad, but a good analgesic will work. I can try reducing sugar, and other items to see what results I get. From what I understand the cause of RLS is not known.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:17 AM
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Potassium and vitamin B knocks it out for me.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:22 AM
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I used to have it
exercise and drinking plenty of water helped me.Poor blood circulation can cause it and when i rode that stationary bike it helped
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Topamax! My whole family has RLS. I even get it in my arms some nights. My aunt went to a neurologist who prescribed her Topamax or Topiramate(generic) and her symptoms went away. I'm on it and so is my sister and I haven't had RLS in a few months! Also, some of the side effects of the medication are elevated mood and appetite suppression.
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