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Has anyone found help for severe RLS with magnesium?

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Old 05-26-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Has anyone found help for severe RLS with magnesium?

I've posted a long time ago, but had to register because of my lack of user name memory. :P

Anyway, I have severe RLS in my legs and sleep doc really feels it's my iron levels...about 50-whatever (can't remember the measurement it comes in). I've tried ALL of the possibilities (Requip, Mirapex (both made me too sick) Neurotin, Lyrica (didn't work and made me feel loopy) Klonopin, Valium (didn't work), and hydrocodone, oxycodone (caused too much dependency), and a few others I can't remember), and the only one that seems to work that he has me on now is 12.5 mg of methadone.

I've also had an iron infusion that only brought my iron level up to 60-something...he said he ideally wanted to see it at 100.

Lately, I've been reading about magnesium supplements and was wondering if they really worked. None of my doctors have mentioned it to me...only a lack of iron (which personally, I don't really blame it all on, but I don't not believe it either...I have MS, depression, stress, etc)

Do they work?? What experience has anyone had?? Good or bad luck??
Thanks for your time in responding!

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Old 05-30-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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Re: Has anyone found help for severe RLS with magnesium?

I have been taking magnesium and it really does help. My doc won't let me take any of the "drugs" because I'm trying to get pregnant. So he recommended magnesium. I take two 150mg pills each night after dinner, to give it some time to work before I sleep. It has been working wonders... however, I think I need to start taking more as lately... it still works, but not as good it seems. Maybe your body gets used to it. I haven't had my iron checked though... that might be something I want to do. But try magnesium. It DOES work!

Old 05-30-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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Re: Has anyone found help for severe RLS with magnesium?

Magnesium works because RLS is a magnesium deficiency. Most dr.s just don't know that yet.
Anyway I used to take 500 mg twice a day, then after about 6 months, I took 500 mg once a day and now I take 250 mg a night. (I also take cal/mag suppplement as well.)
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:26 PM   #4
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Re: Has anyone found help for severe RLS with magnesium?

I have just started taking magnesium for my RLS and it is amazing...I have very little problems with it now. I would suggest anyone try it. I first started taking it for constipation. Then learn't about the RLS ... It is doing wonders for both..

Old 08-07-2008, 04:33 PM   #5
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Re: Has anyone found help for severe RLS with magnesium?

I cannot BELIEVE u were prescribed hard-core narcotics for RLS!! Much of the modern medical system is an absolute mess! Goodness.

Try the Magnesium, chelated form is easier to digest, I think. But yes, what everyone here is saying! You may be deficient. Also try QUININE. It is in tonic water and I think maybe you can find it by itself in a health food store. Certainly you do NOT need all those toxic drugs thrown at you for treatment of the restless legs though! Valium?? Oxycodone?? Who gives these doctors their licenses?? Sorry.... it is very aggravating to me.

Peace to you,


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