| | What causes RLS?
According to doctors and medicine, or science, does anyone know what causes this? I've read about the minerals, magnesium and iron, but I take them already. I am on several medications for another illness. My doctor gave me clonopin, which is really a joke on the bad nights. Most nights I end up taking 2 muscle relaxers, along with my clonopin, but, I swear...nothing seems to help. If this happened everynight.........I'm not sure I could live with it.
I do not work, so that's a blessing. At least my sleep time is flexible. At first, I thought that it may have been from my pain medicine, which is a narcotic, but there are 4 or 5 times a week sometimes when I don't take it. It doesn't seem to bother me as far as possible withdrawal.
Also, the only waking hours that RLS bothers me, is after I have fought and lost in bed. Like right now. I wanted to post to you folks, and my legs are driving me crazy!!!
I give my symptom description as this.........
I think it's like a build up of energy, or like an electrical shock, that causes these involuntary movements. One person on here mentioned that they had to stretch their legs out. I do this after 2 or 3 minutes of the involuntary leg jerks. If I stretch my legs really hard, it seems to help for maybe a half minute......but, if you all know what I am talking about, half a minute without it is heaven!!!!!!!!
Oh, btw, I do take magnesium and iron. I saw a couple of meds listed on here. Can anyone please tell me what works for them?