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Re: restless leg syndrome

Re: restless leg syndrome

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Posted by Janice Hawley on December 21, 2000 at 00:26:18:

In Reply to: restless leg syndrome posted by Ellen Costa on November 22, 2000 at 00:05:45:

: Help! I suffer so terribly from this that some nights I am still awake at 6 am. I constantly am sleep deprived which is ruining my work and personal life.It is even becoming bad when I have to drive, sit in a theater on a plane etc. Even sitting on the sofa to watch TV can be miserable. Some nights it is so bad I wish I could just dive off the balcony from the bedroom. It truly is ruining my life and health! I am a 46 year old woman who used to be very active but now because of job demands and a severly broken foot 6mos ago I am not active and have gained a lot of weight. I really need sleep. Can anyone suggest help? I have tried accupuncture (made it worse!) nutritional aids and things like Sleepinall(just make me bounce) the orthopedist who treated my broken foot suggested quinine(like the old product Qvell) didn't help either.

Hi Ellen: Believe me, I know what you go through. I have suffered with restless legs for 30 years and have tried everything. I was on Darvon for many years and that helped, but was in a bad accident last spring and became addicted to prescription pain medication so can no longer take narcotics. Quinine makes me very ill, as does Sinemet. I am not on Premax, which is the best thing I have tried, and am finally sleeping after years and years of insommnia. Also I would suggest getting an excercise bike and ride it hard until your legs are really tired whenever you have an attack...hope these suggestions help...I am thinking of you.
Janice Hawley

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