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I take requib for my restless legs it helps come down some, but there has to be a cause and a solutuon ?

By March 13, 2010 - 5:06pm
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I am 61 and I have restless leg syndrome. I started having some sensations in my 40,s I didnt what they were, they was mild at first, bothering me when I was sitting still or riding in a car for long periods,the finally started to get worse about 10 years ago, and I seen avertisement on T.V. and I knew that was me so I went to doc and he put me on requib. but there has to be a cause your body of lack of vit, or minerals. before I knew what it was, I just knew I walked the floor at night and could not sleep. So the doc put me on ambien to sleep.but when I seen the ads on t,v, I knew that was me. what are some natural cures?

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Dear Sammie

Thanks so much for your question! RLS affects many people (I suffered from it during pregnancy) and some take medication, as in your case - others simply put up with it and others still opt for natural cures.

There is no known cause for RLS although pregnancy can trigger it, as does a lack of iron in the diet. Some who suffer from RLS have a previous motor disorder.

For some natural treatments:

◦Massage your legs.
◦Use a heating pad or ice pack.
◦Take a hot bath.
◦Talk to your doctor about taking supplements that might be helpful, such as folate, iron, magnesium, vitamins B12, C, and E.
◦Refrain from using tobacco, alcohol, or caffeine.
◦Follow a sleep routine.
◦Develop a regular, moderate exercise program.
◦Avoid the use of medications that may worsen RLS, such as antidepressants.

You can read a lot more about RLS on our page here : http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/restless-legs-syndrome-rls

I do hope if these techniques work that you can stop taking sleep medication. Your insomnia may be due to RLS so taking medications for both seems a bit redundant.

How long have you been on Requip? Is it working for you?

I'd also like you to take a look at this article about RLS and tell me what you think:

It includes a lot of feedback from other women.

Are you trying any natural methods right now?

I look forward to an update from you!

March 13, 2010 - 5:50pm
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