I have had achy legs every since I was little, though it was only recently that I've self-diagnosed myself with restless legs. Sometimes at night, I lay on my stomach and kick my legs. The vibration relieves that pain in my legs. I do it in my sleep and often don't even know I'm doing it until someone wakes me up because the constant "thump, thump, thumping" has woken them up! What is your experience with RLS?
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I've heard that salt soaks works wonders, especially Epsom salt... I'll give it a try!
I'm glad you said this. Aspartame is bad on so many levels and it really affects my bipolar symptoms. Also, RLS can flare up if you're a little dehydrated, so make sure to drink plenty of water during the day.
Thanks Georgie. I try my best to drink about 8 glasses a day - sometimes when I am busy, I cannot meet my target!
I believe you are right, there must be some cause, and it's frustrating that the medical system is not helpful in this aspect. I didn't get leg pains when I was pregnant, which makes me think it might be hormonal... I'll look into magnesium!
I was going to suggest magnesium as well. I use it faithfully, for muscle cramps, and pain. It is an amazing supplement. The aspartame actually makes sense as it is derived from phenylaline, an amino acid that stimulates adrenaline.