Restless Legs Syndrome - Does Xanax help ease minor RLS?
Question posted by Luna moth on 8 Aug 2012
Last updated on 16 October 2018
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I've had RLS for around 15 years. I started on relatively low doses of mirapex, but I kept needing higher and higher doses. What saved me was to spread the doses out throughout the day. It sounds peculiar to take a pill when you first awake to help you sleep at night, but there's some pharmacological reason for having a more constant level of mirapex in your blood rather than have it fluctuate from low levels when you first arise to high levels before you retire. I discovered that if I take 3 doses a day in the morning, mid afternoon and night, as close to 8 hours apart as I can manage, it's much more effective than taking a relatively large dose at night.
RLS is caused by inflammation. Xanax isn't going to help. It may mask the symptoms for a short while. What you need to do in order to lessen the RLS is to being an anti-inflammatory diet.
I find that Xanax along w/ ambien & other sleep aids make my RLS worse & am trying to get some relief w/ it as well as I just self diagnosed my self but do have appt rhuematologist day after Xmas & am looking forward to it. Good luck hope you've found some relief
I have found Gabapentin to help my restless leg syndrome.
Xanax helps you sleep through RLS. However; there are better medications for RLS.
Best to you ... pamee
I could. Different things for for RLS for different people. Hope this helps.
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