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    I have seen mention of restless legs (RLS) here and there and that there is a solution but I don't see it specifically. I so want to get off medication but right now taking the medication is the only way I get any sleep at night. Anything primally I need to do specifically for this? I am also hypothyroid. Thanks for any help.

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    RLS is a completely made up 'disease' or whatever they're calling it. sorry. stop taking the medication! if you can't sit still - do more physical activity.

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    • #3
      In my experience, anytime my legs feel achey and restless at night, it's a mineral deficiency. Try adding more calcium, potassium, and magnesium to your diet, either with a high-quality supplement or with foods rich in those minerals.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jakey View Post
        RLS is a completely made up 'disease' or whatever they're calling it. sorry. stop taking the medication! if you can't sit still - do more physical activity.
        This is simply not true Jakey, if you had RLS you would know how distressing and painful it can be.

        Bizeone, my neurologist says that caffeine and painkillers make RLS worse so if you can avoid these things really try. If i have to take painkillers for a migraine then my legs are horrendous at night and it starts creeping up my arms as well.

        Edit - i've been on medication for RLS but the side effects are pretty horrendous so i now cope without.
        Last edited by hulahoop; 05-16-2012, 11:16 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jakey View Post
          RLS is a completely made up 'disease' or whatever they're calling it. sorry. stop taking the medication! if you can't sit still - do more physical activity.
          I love the "if I don't have it, it doesn't exist" attitude. Sorry, but I have it on occasion and my grandparents did too. It sucks.

          Bizone, what has helped me is:
          1) taking magnesium before bedtime, but not too much or it can have a laxative effect
          2) taking off your shoes the minute you get home and going barefoot as much as possible I would assume it has something to do with circulation, but I don't really know.
          Durp.

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          • #6
            I see a "good" chiropractor regularly and he also states this is "made up". Subluxations of the spine could be causing the RLS. Falls, accidents, and incorrect posture from sitting will cause subluxations of the spine/cervical spine.

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            • #7
              Inflammation seems to be a key factor when it comes to Restless Legs
              Syndrome.

              You can view the results of many scientific studies as well as some
              helpful solutions here:
              An Absolute Cure for Restless Legs Syndrome

              A blog for RLS sufferers can be found here:
              The Restless Legs Blog (or how I tried to convince Big Pharma that my legs are better)

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              • #8
                Try a topical magnesium brine (magnesium oil). Spray on your legs about an hour before bed. It helps a friend of mine with his RLS.
                Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                • #9
                  I suffer from RLS, and since I found out im pregnant ive had to stop taking the one med that helped.

                  Sugars, grains and preservatives agravate mine.

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                  • #10
                    This is the second time in a week I've seen folks say RLS is a made up disease.

                    It's unfair to tell someone to just do more physical activity. I've gone on eight hour hikes and still had RLS at night! It's a horrible thing to suffer from. Imagine feeling dead tired, your upper body heavy with sleep, yet your legs want to thrash and twitch.

                    I don't take anything for mine, aside from vitamins. I only get them a couple times a month, and sugar intake does seem to aggravate them.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jakey View Post
                      RLS is a completely made up 'disease' or whatever they're calling it. sorry. stop taking the medication! if you can't sit still - do more physical activity.
                      There are tens of thousands of biochemical processes going on in a body every second of the day. The medical world can probably identify defects associated with diseases in about 2% of those. Just because there is not a cause or even a name for a disease doesn't mean it isn't real.

                      You had better hope there is no such thing as karma.
                      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                      http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jakey View Post
                        RLS is a completely made up 'disease' or whatever they're calling it. sorry. stop taking the medication! if you can't sit still - do more physical activity.
                        Maybe he's right.
                        Last edited by PrimalOzzie; 10-02-2015, 04:43 PM.

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                        • #13
                          When I went to my doc for it, I half expected her to brush it off as "nothing".

                          Thankfully she didn't, and was actually quite helpful. She experienced a few episodes while pregnant and so felt quite bad that this was a daily occurrence.

                          Iron is said to help

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