Restless Leg

Posted by Hamzehlou @hamzehlou, Jul 8, 2012

Not possible to tolerate these legs anymore. Any suggestions, treatment?

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@lovinjesus

I see you got no replies. My RLS drives me up the wall. It statrs about the time when it’s bedtime. Sometimes it lasts alnight. Doctors? All they know to do is shove the nerve, anxiety and anti-depressants down you. Maybe we will both get some help on this site. I pray we do.

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Is this a prescription drug? I am having a very hard time with RLS and am ready to try something new. I have used Mirapex and Requip

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@lovinjesus

I see you got no replies. My RLS drives me up the wall. It statrs about the time when it’s bedtime. Sometimes it lasts alnight. Doctors? All they know to do is shove the nerve, anxiety and anti-depressants down you. Maybe we will both get some help on this site. I pray we do.

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Norco is a narcotic medication. another name for it is lortab. There is a medication called neurontin that is a prescription that can help. Thats what I take at bedtime. It helps a lot.

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@lovinjesus

I see you got no replies. My RLS drives me up the wall. It statrs about the time when it’s bedtime. Sometimes it lasts alnight. Doctors? All they know to do is shove the nerve, anxiety and anti-depressants down you. Maybe we will both get some help on this site. I pray we do.

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I have taken Neurontin for another problem and it did nothing to help with my RLS. I wouldn’t waste my time with that medication!

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@lovinjesus

I see you got no replies. My RLS drives me up the wall. It statrs about the time when it’s bedtime. Sometimes it lasts alnight. Doctors? All they know to do is shove the nerve, anxiety and anti-depressants down you. Maybe we will both get some help on this site. I pray we do.

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What works for some doesn’t always work for others. It was just a suggestion.

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@lovinjesus

I see you got no replies. My RLS drives me up the wall. It statrs about the time when it’s bedtime. Sometimes it lasts alnight. Doctors? All they know to do is shove the nerve, anxiety and anti-depressants down you. Maybe we will both get some help on this site. I pray we do.

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Very true jennybell!

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Requip ,generic name ropineral. I have it BAD, BAD BAD, This works

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@olgabeck

Is this a prescription drug? I am having a very hard time with RLS and am ready to try something new. I have used Mirapex and Requip

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Have you tried restful legs from Hyland? I would not be able to sleep without it. New here but lots of helpful tips!

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I take 3mg of melatonin at bedtime. My doc said I can go up to 6mg. I have had no side effects and once I get up in the morning, I am fine. It's working for me- no more restless legs.

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@machammytech

Have you tried restful legs from Hyland? I would not be able to sleep without it. New here but lots of helpful tips!

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Hi, @machammytech – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can imagine it's a relief to have something that helps you get some sleep with the restless legs syndrome. Glad you've gotten some additional tips here, as well. @jmb73, thanks for your tip on the melatonin.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on this syndrome: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20377168

@machammytech and @jmb73 – when were you diagnosed with restless legs? How long did it take to arrive at a treatment that helped you?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @machammytech – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can imagine it's a relief to have something that helps you get some sleep with the restless legs syndrome. Glad you've gotten some additional tips here, as well. @jmb73, thanks for your tip on the melatonin.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on this syndrome: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20377168

@machammytech and @jmb73 – when were you diagnosed with restless legs? How long did it take to arrive at a treatment that helped you?

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I have really bad rls. I take 2-4mg requip. It works

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@suscros68

I have really bad rls. I take 2-4mg requip. It works

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Hi, @suscros68 – you mentioned your restless legs syndrome (RLS) is really bad. What was a typical night like before you were on the medication?

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Butrans 5mcg weekly patches prescribed for back pain stopped my severe restless body syndrome the day I applied the patch. I was desperate to see my grandsons and finally put the patch on my arm. I felt nothing. I thought I would feel a wave of pain medication. It is such a slow release that you feel exactly the same, UNTIL, I went to bed and slept! 8 years of Restless leg, arm, whole body syndrome completely gone. My doctor upped the patch to 10mcg and my back pain is now manageable.

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