I've been getting really bad RLS lately. It had usually only been at night, but recently I've been getting it during the week whenever I try to lay down to watch TV or nap. Even if my brain is sleepy the feeling won't go away and it's been so unbearable, I sometimes cry and have panic attacks. I hve a doctors appointment, but due to insurance and my busy schedule it's nearly a month ago. Does anybody know what I can do? I hve tried:
>otc meds. None work
>working out my legs during the day
>massages and hot showers
>avoiding atimulants late in the day
>melatonin and other natural sleep aids
>cutting out antihistamines
>deep breathing and relaxation techniques
>weed- usually helps but not enough for me to fall asleep. So my muscles relax for an hour or two but it's not a permanent fix to help me sleep
>cold or hot compresses
I think the cause may be stress or medication though I've delt with anxiety my whole life as well and taken the meds I take for awhile so I don't know if that's the only or even the cause(s)
Thanks guys. Yeah I've been paying attention to my diet, but if that's a factor it obviously won't fix itself overnight. Yeah I have a doc appt coming up but I just don't wanna be suicidal in the meantime
i also take turmeric, a half a tsp in water twice a day. turmeric is supposed to rebuild neurons and i think dopamine/seretonin receptors. rls stems from a dopamine problem i think. you'll have to look it up.
here's a link for the best turmeric.
All horrible psychological problems I've had came from not being a normal human being. I'm not sure what that means to you, but whenever I attempted to do what a normal human being would to I always got better.
yeah bro, i put that vicks on my leg just now and i felt kinda normal but because i got rls, and even with the fucking vicks i couldnt feel completely normal. im on the same boat as you. it sucks.
My RLS was aggravated by having anemia. Iron supplements have helped. Vitamin C helps absorption of iron so try having juice with the supplements to increase their effectiveness.
Mine is also aggravated by my sleep meds but there's nothing I can do about that. But anemia is definitely a contributor, and if you're female you're probably slightly anemic already.
dont fucking forget the baths, vicks, herbs, and idk what the fuck otc is.
use all those and do mirapex. dont be a fucking idiot and not do all that you can. write all this shit down. remember to use epsom salt in the baths.