How to Reduce Problems with Restless Leg Syndrome

Mark Gordon BrownStarred Page By Mark Gordon Brown, 16th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Restless Leg Syndrome can keep people awake at night. My wife had this problem and after doing some research I found a simple solution for my wife's restless leg syndrome, to help her sleep better at night. Learn how we found solutions to reduce the problems with RLS.

About Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome, RLS, is also called Willis Ekbom disease. For most sufferers RLS is characterized by the strange urge to move their legs at night, for some this also affects arms or their whole body, and has even been found to bother people who have had amputated limbs. People with RLS may feel temporary relief after kicking their leg around a bit or repositioning themselves. For the most part relief is short lived and soon the sufferer feels like they must move again. At night the sufferer may feel tired but they also feel as though their legs are wide awake and want to run or do something.

Although restless legs syndrome is best known for causing these problems at night, people do suffer from the same feelings in their limbs during the day, particularly the afternoon and evening.

Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome

According to what I have read restless legs syndrome is often genetic, or related to iron deficiency. Antidepressants and antihistamines can trigger RLS, and it is quite common in pregnant women. Thyroid problems might also come into play for some people.

Note that I have provided a link below that offers help for women with depression and mood problems rather than using an antidepressant.

What I Learned

I first gave my wife an iron supplement, but I found it did not help to reduce her symptoms. I did more research and talked to people in the health food and alternative therapy industry and found one product that really did work for her, a simple liquid that, when added to her drink, made all the difference to her ability to get a good night's rest.

What I found was a liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate. The particular brand I use is LifeTIME. I add it to her fruit juice at supper (I am the cook at home). This product is mainly marketed to help with bones, teeth, and to prevent osteoporosis. When I ran out one time her symptoms came back within two days.

Note and Links

I do not want to offer this as professional health advice but for those who have seen doctors and still have not found help with RLS I do suggest taking Calcium Magnesium Citrate, and note that it should be in liquid form for it to work correctly to relieve the annoying nighttime symptoms of having twitchy legs.

I want to share this simple solution for restless leg syndrome because I so often hear of people paying a fortune for medicine when they can cure it themselves with over the counter vitamins.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
16th Oct 2013 (#)

I need to share this info with my mother. Thanks!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
16th Oct 2013 (#)

I could have used this information when I was married to my last wife.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
16th Oct 2013 (#)

One of my brothers-in-law has this problem. I'll pass your advice along, Mark. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Oct 2013 (#)

Useful tips that even the doctors might overlook. What may not work for some can work for others - siva

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author avatar Mariah
17th Oct 2013 (#)

Just shows you that doing a bit of DIY research can pay dividends.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
17th Oct 2013 (#)

I have this problem and will try your solution. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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author avatar Retired
17th Oct 2013 (#)

Very informative Mark!

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author avatar Terry Trainor
20th Oct 2013 (#)

A very helpful and informative post, many people have this problem.

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author avatar writestuff
20th Oct 2013 (#)

Thanks for sharing this information. Alternative health information is becoming more common place. Keep us enlightened.

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author avatar LOVERME
21st Oct 2013 (#)

great ...
I have been researching on this subject too ...
should help

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author avatar Grumpybear
22nd Oct 2013 (#)

Good page Mark. I suffered from that Mark and still do. Finally my Dr. gave me a prescription for magox, and the cause is low magnesium, potassium and calcium in your body, but the sure sign of low levels of vital minerals is the headache you also get. As magox is expensive I just buy magnesium supplements and take equate calcium antacids, plus I have a prescription for potassium which works for me. But sometimes even this doesn't work so I occasionally take a muscle relaxer also. I noticed if I keep my legs warm or drink a hot toddy of milk at night I will get more sleep at night. :)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Oct 2013 (#)

how interesting...

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author avatar ghazala zafar
28th Oct 2013 (#)

G o o d !
Could liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate be used at any age? any side effects if noted?

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author avatar Michelle Stanley
30th Oct 2013 (#)

Very interesting article. I know someone with similar symptoms, so will share this information. Michelle

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author avatar waterhorse
5th Nov 2013 (#)

Good to know. I suffer from RLS myself.

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author avatar Legend
12th Nov 2013 (#)

Great insightful article. I am glad you found a solution for your problem

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author avatar Sylvia
13th Feb 2014 (#)

At first RLS was not recognised as an ailment until research was done. I am a sufferer too and find it often accompanies cramps. I eat plenty of green bananas which is rich in potassium. It helps, but one need to eat many! Thank you for your suggestion. I will search for this drug.

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author avatar vandana7
10th May 2014 (#)

Thank you so much. While I don't suffer with it we never know, do we? I will keep that in mind.

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author avatar Geeta Rao
5th Jun 2014 (#)

My mom has this problem she got it from my grandfather I guess it can hereditary.

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