Restless leg

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Hi dies anyone suffer restless leg syndrome? Does amitriptyline help?

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    Morning

    yes I suffer with restless legs but don't find amitriptyline helps

    i use kalms, one tablet half hour before bed

    they are herbal and smell disgusting but I find they work for me

    hope this helps

     

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    yes I also have it very bad I take gabapentin and nortriptaline. this works very well for me.
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    Hi Heather; yes, Restless Leg Syndrome is another symptom of Fibro.  Many of us have this problem, and the only 3 things that I have found effective, is 1) taking Magnesium supplements, 2) taking 2.5 - 5 mgs of valium of a night, and 3) wearing TED stockings (or support stockings) to bed.  I feel the 3rd aid is actually the best, as it helps with our blood circulation, and althought "blood circulation" has never been mentioned as a symptom, it has become a Necessity for me to get any rest.  Even if I lay down during the day, I need to wear these on my legs, as I find that within an half hour or so, my legs become numb. 

    ?I have not trialled the other suggestion, Kalms, but it,  too,  may be of assistance.:  all worth trying.      good luck,      Bron

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    Taking magnesium at night has helped me greatly with this. So has taking Epson salt and baking soda detox baths (take 1-3 times a week). The pain and twitching used to wake me at night but now I am able to sleep most nights.
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    I too have RLS I use ropinirole. Haven't had any problems for over 4 months since starting it. 

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    Hi Heather. Yes I do suffer from really bad restless leg syndrome. Most of my pain occurs at night anyway. This fibro is just toooo much. Does anyone ever feel like the same exact areas are being attacked? It's always my chest EVERY DAY! I have pain any and every where at times but my chest is constant. Anyone else like this?

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    Amitriptyline does not help. Ropinerole is excellent. Been on it for about 3 years. Only suffer with restless legs if I forget to take it
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