... no relief. I also take lyrica, amrix and soma for my back (3 herniated disks). One leg will start and then go away and then the other leg starts. The sensations go from my feet to my hip just to explain the severity of it. I have suffered from this for about 16 years. Is there any home remedies I could try? Are there any medication sugestions for severe RLS? Please help! Im at my wits end!
11 Dec 2009
My relative was given quinine by the GP, this is taken once a day, and does seem to help. If not why not try a natural remedy shop, sure if you asked there must be some kind of natural cure for this condition, I know what a pain this condition is as I do get the same thing myself, and when it is in one leg for a fair time then begins in the other leg it is so annoying, hope you find the answer, would be interested in what does work.
16 Feb 2010
After taking many tranquilizers and parkinson's drugs my doctor prescribed Tramadol started out at minimal dose and into 1 yr I was taking the max. He then started me on a very low dose of Methadone and I have been restless leg PAIN FREE for about 3 yrs now. I had to sign all kinds of papers saying that I knew it was an addictive drug but I was ready to try anything. There are many articles about the two drugs used together to treat RLS. Show them to your doctor. Good luck to you.
21 Jul 2010
I have tried everything under the sun for rls, i have suffered with this since i was approx. 12yrs old. It has now spread to my hips, shoulders, elbows, and wrists. The only things that have been effective are pain pills. I take methadone, and have taken loritab with good results. Lyrica i cannot get out of bed for days. You can also use some of the parkison's drugs, the only problem with these is upset stomach, due to them being sulpha based. Home remedies i donot know of any. My sleep doctor is one of the leading researchers in the field, and he knows of none. Some antidepressants have shown to give some relief (temazapam, clonazapm, Trazadone. Hope this helps. Go see a sleep specialist.
27 Nov 2011
My neurologist prescribed both Wellbutrin and Verapamil for migraine prevention (not for RLS) about four years ago, and coincidentally after suffering from RLS for about 25 years (I'm now 43) it miraculously disappeared. I get it only maybe once every several months now. Ask your doctor, maybe one of these meds will help you too. best of luck.
6 Dec 2011
I had bad restless leg syndrome. I take gabapentin about 2 hours before I go to bed. It helps with pain, helps me sleep plus no restless legs. Another medication that might work is quinine sulphate. It is useful for muscle cramps and may help with restless leg as well.
25 Feb 2012
I have suffered with severe restless leg syndrome for twenty years in has been worse over the last 10 years. I have been on many medications without any relief. For the last year I have been taking SIFROL it is initially used for parkinsons disease, and it has given me the best results ever. I used to be troubled all night until the early hours of the morning. Now I may have mild symptoms for about an hour. It has changed my life, I would recommend it, but like all medications they work for some and not others but well worth a try.
1 Sep 2012
I have suffered from rls for 25 years and the last 5 years became unbearable so decided to try medications. Tried mirapex, requip, gabapentin, etc.They either didn't work or worked for about a month and then got side effects. Because of a dental procedure, I took vicodin and had no restless legs. So begged my dr for a prescription as I had no life with the rls. I have been taking the lowest dose possible at bedtime, have no side effects and no restless legs. Sometimes I will wake with rls and take another dose. I have no craving for this drug at any other time so am not worried about becoming addicted. Hope this helps you. Taking a hot bath also helps, but only when you are in the tub. I know of no home remedies that help and believe me I have researched them all.
4 Sep 2012
I also suffer from severe RLS and PLMD. The drug I use is Pramipexole which is normally prescribed for Parkinsons Disease sufferers. It's worked really well for me. Prior to this I tried a lot of home and homeopathic remedies and nothing worked. I had gotten to the point where the severe sleep deprivation made life unbearable and this drug saved my life. It's the first one I've tried and as my body becomes accustomed to it I've had to increase the dosage. I'm sure at some point I may have to switch to another drug, let that run its course, and come back to Pramipexole to start the process again. When I had RLS/PLMD prior to drugs, it got so bad that it affected both my legs and arms as well, sometimes simultaneously such that it appeared as a convulsion without the associated cognitive dysfunction.
18 Mar 2013
I've had RLS for about ten years. Been on requip, now on mirapex. It works most of the time but then there are nights nothing works and my legs just will not stop. I just want to scream . I did read an article about too much dairy makes it worse so I try and stay away from dairy in any form. It does help . I use silk milk, no ice cream, cottage cheese etc. I find when I do indulge in dairy it affects me the next day, not the same day.caffeine also makes it worse so no chocolate or reg. Soda ,coffee, tea etc. I use herb tea .good luck
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