- Personal Health Information & Self-Help
Restless Legs or Silly Legs
I suffer from restless legs or some people refer to them as silly legs.
For anyone that doesn't know what this is - When you go to bed at night and you are laying there you get a funny feeling in your legs, the best way for me to describe it is as though something is crawling in or on your leg.
It is very frustrating, I lay for hours trying to sleep and have heard many many other people suffer the same symptoms. It is as though you just cannot keep your leg still, I thrash about for hours.
I have tried manipulation from a chiropractor, and to this day I am not sure if that works. Simply because I never know when it will happen. I may get it 3-4 nights a week then I am ok for a couple of weeks then it starts again.
It is not painful, as in pain. But it is sometimes, although not bad pain. I have tried to drink hot milk before going to bed, sometimes with brandy in it. And take a couple of panadol. I have used a heat bag (wheat) on my legs or on base of spine and sometimes I fool myself into thinking that it helps.
Sometimes I place a pillow under my knees, which takes the pressure from your back.
I would be interested to hear from anyone else who has this problem and if they have any bright ideas that can help ease this frustrating problem.
Look forward to hearing from you. cheers.
Just found some Old Grannie reccommendations
- Take Vitaman E Tablets
- Use hot or cold compress or heat bags on base of spine
- Rub Tea Tree oil or Goanna oil into your legs.
Recently found this helpful idea. Seems to help
Magnesium capsules - they appear to be helping me, I am taking one capsule a day and have not had this problem for a couple of weeks
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