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Restless Leg Syndrome board


Some nights I have it in one leg and some nights both legs. Never can tell. I usually know in the evening if I am going to have a problem - just a strange sensation in the leg or legs - before it or they really start up once I am in bed. I take Clonazepam several night a week about 1/2 hour before I go to bed and that seems to help most of the time. Sometimes nothing helps - :(.

sunny47
Warning: Clonazepam can contribute to or aggravate RLS symptoms....keep an eye on that!

RLS in one leg is very common, by the way.

Blessings,
Tex
Szqsk8,

I have been taking .5 mg of Clonazepam for anxiety, and I have noticed that I have been having RLS in my arms and legs (one night it's on one side, another night it's on the other side). It started shortly after I started taking the Clonazepam. I thought that it was supposed to help RLS symptoms, but I guess it sometimes contributes to them :-P.

I sympathize with you about the RLS--it makes it really difficult to sleep at night since you have to keep stretching your limbs to get some relief :mad:.:mad: I have been looking up other ways to get relief, but I haven't found anything definitive yet *sigh*. I'm hoping to stop the Clonazepam soon since my pdoc doesn't like giving it to patients, and he's only using it as a stop gap while my body adjusts to the new medication I'm taking for anxiety and depression.

Hang in There :)
[QUOTE=MissMuse;3673960]Szqsk8,

I have been taking .5 mg of Clonazepam for anxiety, and I have noticed that I have been having RLS in my arms and legs (one night it's on one side, another night it's on the other side). It started shortly after I started taking the Clonazepam. I thought that it was supposed to help RLS symptoms, but I guess it sometimes contributes to them :-P.

I sympathize with you about the RLS--it makes it really difficult to sleep at night since you have to keep stretching your limbs to get some relief :mad:.:mad: I have been looking up other ways to get relief, but I haven't found anything definitive yet *sigh*. I'm hoping to stop the Clonazepam soon since my pdoc doesn't like giving it to patients, and he's only using it as a stop gap while my body adjusts to the new medication I'm taking for anxiety and depression.

Hang in There :)


Interestingly enough, I started taking a supplement called COQ10 for another problem I was having not related to RLS, and I noticed after a month or so that the RLS symptoms in my right leg had stopped. Last week I was without my supplement for 3 days and the symptoms came back so I make sure to take my supplement each night with dinner. NatureMade makes a good supplement and Costo sells several supplements at a good price too. Worth looking into. ;)