After reading so many posts on here tonight, I think that I may have found a miracle! I was reading about neuromuscular stimulation and remembered that
I have a TENS unit from when I herniated disks in my back (didn't help me then). I dug it out and gave it a try. After days of nonstop wanting to take a wire brush to my sacruum to stop the pain, itch and tingling, I am sitting here completely comfortable! Thanks so much for that post! I may actually sleep tonight yeah!!!!
My main problem was my sacrum. There was a deep icth like the whole muscle was a mosquito bite, but when I touched it, it hurt like hell. I also had pain and the crawlies down both legs. I put the pads on my sacruum and it all goes away. I fell asleep with it on the other night and had it on all night - I did not have a recurrence of the rls for almost 2 days. My skin starts to breakdown under the pads so I have to be careful. They say not to overuse. I have also put it on my calf and it decreases the muscle aches that I tend to get. I think if you put the pads in an area near the problem but above it, it blocks the signals to the brain. I am so thankful that it works for me. Good Luck.
I have been suffering, yes....suffering with RLS for many years. My husband thinks it is in my head. I talked with my DR. about this and he prescribed Mirapex. I started with the lower dose and then after a week went to the higher dose and if I take it faithfully, it does help. I'd like to hear more about the side effects and also what you all are talking about with this ten unit. What is it?? I am way too young to have to be suffering if there is something out more than then Mirapex, I'd love to know, thank you!!
The tens unit is an electron stim unit that confuses signals sent back from the body to the brain. I got it prescribed to me when I hurt my back. It makes a little buzzing and a little shocking feeling on my back where I put the two electrode packs. It never did much for my back pain, but really helps the rls. I am also taking Magnesium supps (low dose 1 tab every other day, as you have to be careful with mag. It helps alot. No flares in a few weeks. Good Luck.