RLS alternative thoughts for relief

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I had heart bypass surgery 8 years ago and the vein was taken from my left leg which caused the lower part of the leg to be partly numb. 2 years ago I started to get RLS symptoms in my left leg and this was put down to the nerves reconnecting , but incorrectly. I developed classic RLS with all the usual sleeplessness and walking about at night. My doctor tried all the usual chemicals to no avail.

Then one day while speaking to my chiropractor about a shoulder problem I mentioned the RLS problem. The chiropractor is also a specialist in soft tissue problems, ie sports injuries and he did a few tests on my leg and then said I had TRIGGER POINT problem in my left calf. I had never been aware of anything wrong with the calf and was able to walk many miles without any awareness of a problem. My chiropractor then started to work on the trigger point and showed me the small very hard lump within the muscle, massaging it was extremely painful and I had to go back a second time, this was a only little less painfull. He said my wife could continue the massaging for a few minutes each evening before bed and over 10 days or so the lump became softer and less painfull during massage  and the RLS decreased in activity so that now I do not have a problem with my leg at night and a few more massages should finally remove the remains of the knot. I can only recommend that you try to find a chiropractor who is also a specialist in TRIGGER POINT THERAPY. My doctor was not aware of this treatment but has taken a great interest since I was able to tell about the results. Please think obout this proceedure it is totally drug free and that has to be good.

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    I will be looking for someone like that. I have a chiropractor and will ask him. Also I go to an excellent masseuse who has gotten me through sciatica attacks when nothing else worked. Thank you for sharing your experience.

     

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    very interesting reading. So happy that was fixed for you.  I have found iron surup prescribed by the doctor, just one tablespoon daily  has cured my restless legs, i didnt get the iron for this reason it just happened to fix that problem which is great
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      Hi Leanne. Were u prescribed the iron for anemia? I'm not anemic but one iron pill at night on an empty stomach does the trick for me when I have an attack. Thank you for sharing
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      hi Udon, That is good to hear that iron helps you also. Yes i was very low in iron so this is why it was prescribed. I didnt even  have a thought prior to taking it that it would make me sleep better. LIke one hundred percent better. It was really interfering in my life and i was starting to get really worried. I think liquid absorbs better or y ou get more out of liquid that tablets, so i heard, i could be wrong though
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    i just want to share that the iron  ferodan surup did the trick for me from day one and i have not had a restless leg or arms event since. I thought may be others who were also having these restless issues could benefit from iron, anything is worth a try a.
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