Patient Comments: Restless Leg Syndrome - Treatments

What method did you find most effective in treating your restless leg syndrome?

Comment from: Bones, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 12

I have restless leg syndrome. Ask your doctor for Tramadol-50mg. One early morning and one in the evening and one as I go to bed. Results are unbelieveable. It takes a short time to get used to them, and you might even skip the earliest one. The 1 in the evening calms your legs so the one at bedtime lasts all night!!!

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I can't stand it anymore. I have had RLS for years, but now it's worse than ever. I hate going to bed. Nights seem a terrible, endless pain. I find no rest. I wish I could sleep at nights. During the day I am so tired and sleepy when I drive, that I fear falling asleep while driving my kids back from school or to or from their after school activities. My husband is suffering too because if I'm in bed, I'm constantly moving and if I do something else, my noise wakes him up. Exercise, magnesium, circulation medications, muscle relaxers, you name it, I have tried everything and it is worse and worse every day. I am absolutely desperate...

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Comment from: sylvie, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 04

My mother has had restless legs for years-she is 90. I am 64 and this past year I have developed what seems like the syndrome but just in my feet-when I go to bed my feet get tingly and I move them constantly to try to make them stop. I read that vicks vapo rub helps with neuropathy symptoms so I started rubbing it on my feet at night and then wear socks and so far so good.

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Comment from: vicki, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 27

I am thankful for websites like this one. I have been diagnosed with everything from fibromyalgia, varicose veins (with venus insufficiency) and obesity. Currently on disability because I could no longer work six days a week and get no rest at night. The leg cramps and pain mostly in the calf muscles really wiped me out. Starting getting migraines (prob. because of lack of sleep, trying to do mind over matter and keep working). This is a serious condition. I was on Lyrica for a couple of years (which did help me) and got me moving again. Also helped with the lack of sleep. Took Ambien, which helps you sleep. Cannot take Lyrica anymore. I now take Celebrex 200 mg and Tramadol 50 mg. Trying to go back to work parttime. I will be 55 my next birthday. Keep up the fight.

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Comment from: MartyC, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 26

The lady who described restless leg syndrome as feeling like worms crawling inside your legs most described what I have felt for years. My legs don't jerk as so person's legs do. I have been on several medicines over the years and am now on Requip 1mg (5Xdaily)(1AM,NOON,Dinner and 2 at bedtime). This usually works as long as I remember to take it.

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Comment from: Sherwood315, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 25

I am 49 yo male 6'2" 235lbs and have had restless leg syndrome since childhood with the last 10 years increasing to nightly episodes. I have had very positive results with Ultram(tramadol) 50mg 3 times during the day, 10am, 4pm, and one right before laying down at 9-10pm. I have found no relief for RLS triggered by diphenhydramine.

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Comment from: Tam, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 20

I feel as though my legs could run a marathon at night with frequent bouts of jerking. I didn't realize I had RLS until I read up on it. I'll be speaking to my doctor about treatment. I've been taking over the counter sleep aids to help, but find myself groggy and still not sleeping. I didn't realize this was a real syndrome. I also think standing or working on your feet all day has something to do with it.

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Comment from: CTYankeelady, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I was having a terrible time with restless legs and losing sleep night after night after night. I read somewhere that Vitamin B12 helps and so I tried it. Two weeks ago, I started taking 2000 mg of slow release B12 tablets and from the first night of taking them I have not had a single episode of restless legs. It's wonderful!

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