Learn from patients with pain similar to yours

CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

Restless Legs

Apr 19, 2017 4:05 PM

The last month my RLS has really been acting up and keeping me from sleeping. Was wondering what everyone else takes or does for their RLS.

Apr 19, 2017 4:52 PM

Magnesium and potassium supplements help some. I'm on pain, nerve, and muscle meds and that helps some too. Sometimes if it's really bad I move my legs like I'm running in bed or flex my calf muscles a bunch until I tire my legs out. It's so annoying especially if you are tired 😴

Apr 19, 2017 9:42 PM

Restless legs tonight here too, so far had oxycodone, gabapentin and oxynorm but nothing helping tonight. Plus insomnia, so exhausted tho x

Apr 20, 2017 1:17 AM

As Goobette said magnesium​ and potassium supplements. They don't work instantly, they take a few weeks to get into your system.
For me it took about 3 or 4 weeks before I noticed any difference, I've found that the muscle twitches are not as severe and they don't twitch as much. Unfortunately they don't stop restless legs completely but they do help make it less severe.

I hope you find something that will help you. Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Apr 21, 2017 4:28 PM

I take magnesium already but I will try adding potassium and see if that helps.

Apr 21, 2017 7:07 PM

Magnesium topically works a little better I think. Epsom salts bath is magnesium & your whole body can soak it up. I use topical oil I spray on after shower.

Apr 23, 2017 7:54 AM

I don't have restless legs but my legs cramp in the night. I use magnesium and that helps a little. The topical spray as Tamtoad said, I believe topical is better. I used to work in a GNC and there is a product called Hylands Leg Cramps or Restless Legs that has quinine that many people swore by. Really cheap too, like $7. Didn't work for me but may work for your circumstances.

Apr 23, 2017 8:28 AM

Magnesium seems to help a lot for me. Sometimes I don't think it's doing that much, but when I stop my calves and feet get much worse. I take 150mg morning and night, but what dose do other people take and what amount of potassium?

Apr 23, 2017 1:48 PM

I know it sounds crazy but put a bar of soap any old bar will do at foot of your bed under your sheets. It stops RLS. Since I've done this, I've not had a problem with it and that's been about 5 years.

Apr 30, 2017 11:17 PM

I have had RLS for 5 days straight and it sucks that always in my feet at work and then come home and they are in worse pain . I use epson baths, tylenol muscle and body and magnesium

Ready to start relieving your pain?

Join Community