Patient Comments: Restless Leg Syndrome - Remedies and Alternative Treatments

Please share remedies and alternative treatments you've tried to manage restless leg syndrome.

Comment from: Rob, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 27

The answer to restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a prescription dose of potassium citrate, specifically a 1080 mg dose with dinner. I suffered from RLS for over a decade, and then my symptoms became so severe that my sleep cycle was significantly disrupted. I tried many (if not most) of the home and medical remedies prescribed by doctors, but none seemed to work. Then I found one small research study. Now I take one prescribed pill at dinner in addition to eating potassium-rich foods like avocados and bananas. After a month and a half of this, my symptoms were completely gone. I hope that this remedy works for others as well as it did for me.

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Comment from: Anne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I find that if my restless leg syndrome starts at bedtime, a cup of warm or hot milk allows me to get right to sleep. I hope this may help others.

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Comment from: CrAzY LeGs, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 07

I've had it bad with restless leg syndrome as long as I can remember. It is a terrible experience, this I definitely know, as I suffer throughout the day as well as night. Potassium is one thing that really helps me. It promotes healthy nerve function, and it does help. I take 300 mg in the evening and 200 mg in the morning; might as well try it.

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Comment from: Deborah, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

Hawthorn berry extract provide incredible relief for restless leg syndrome (RLS) and fast! Side effect is that it strengthens the heart! How good is that! I have suffered from RLS for over 40 years and have tried several prescriptions, supplements and suggestions. This works, no downside. It should be standardized to 1.8 percent hyperosides. It is available in health food stores or Swanson's vitamins. I use 4 capsules a night and there is relief. I promise.

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Comment from: 23Selba, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

I have suffered restless leg syndrome due to anemia. I found massaging my feet hard with cream before sleep helped.

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Comment from: Desertr0se, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

For restless leg syndrome you need vitamin B 1, potassium citrate and vinegar before meals.

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Comment from: SusieQ, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

If you are a woman and about menopause age, progesterone cream rubbed into your shins may help. It works for me every time. I'm better within 10 minutes. You can buy it over the counter or ask your doctor for a prescription. I started having restless legs at about 46 (peri-menopause age) and still occasionally have it at 51. I tried all kinds of vitamins and supplements and I walk 3 miles nearly every day, but it did not matter. It was a hormone thing for me.

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Comment from: Mjtba, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 10

My mother was suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS), one day I experienced something. Today I want to share my experience. I am a user of miswak instead of toothpaste. One day, I don't know why, I started using toothpaste. I used it for 2 or 3 days. I found restlessness in my legs at evening time when I went to bed. I stopped using toothpaste and started using miswak again. After only a few days I found that I am a normal man again. I prescribed the same to my mother and although she took a longer time to recover, she too is feeling well nowadays.

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