Restless leg syndrome

@amybrezik (2123)
United States
May 26, 2009 11:25pm CST
Do you get RLS? I do and it is extremely annoying!!!! Anyone know a "cure" for this issue. It starts in my left leg, usually while I am layingdown or watching tv. Any help????
2 responses
@phyrre (2324)
• United States
27 May 09
I have RLS every once in a while. I used to get it more often when I was in high school, but now it seems like I rarely get it, if ever. This is a good site that gives some suggestions on how to make RLS less severe and to prevent it. It includes advice from cutting back caffeine to even taking medicine to help with it (after consulting your doctor, of course): http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/detail_restless_legs.htm#135193237 Here is another really good site that describes steps you can take to help relieve RLS at home, which can definitely be helpful when you feel it coming on: http://www.ehow.com/how_2256166_treat-restless-leg-syndrome-home.html I hope you find a way to deal with this! It certainly isn't any fun, so anything you can do to make it more bearable I'm sure would at least be an improvement!
@phyrre (2324)
• United States
27 May 09
Oh, and I forgot to mention that there isn't really any "cure" for RLS at the moment, or none really proven to work all the time. There are ways to relieve, it, though, and to try to help stop it from happening so often.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
27 May 09
Thanks for the info!
@beamsey (427)
• Philippines
27 May 09
I know what you mean. I get this too. I have consulted a doctor about it and I was told that there is really no cure for this. I was told that RLS is sometimes a cause of underlying symptoms and there's no other way to prevent RLS except to prevent the underlying symptoms themselves.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
27 May 09
Wonder what the underlying symptons are. I just want it to go away. Thanks!
@beamsey (427)
• Philippines
28 May 09
I guess you have to go to the doctor to know what your underlying symptoms are.