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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is common with fibro. Your legs feel tense and almost painful, and the need to keep moving them trying to find a comfortable position is intense – except you rarely manage to find that position. Many doctors prescribe quinine tablets for this – but a bottle of quinine water – the stuff you use to mix a vodka and tonic – will work in a pinch. Take a few swigs as soon as you feel the sensation coming on and you may even be able to head it off.
My dr gave me Neurontin for my Restless Legs Syndrome. It helps me alot, not to feel unseen things on my legs, like warm water going down it, and I don't have to keep moving my legs constantly anymore either.
I take a homeopathic remedy for my Restless Leg Syndrome called 'Cuprum Metallicum 30' that works amazingly well with no side effects. I am finally able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night.
I find zinc capsules help me longer-term. In an acute RLS attack, I use the homeopathic remedy "Zincum metallicum." That's zinc, too, but works faster than the vitamin cap. Believe me, I've had RLS so badly at times it's kept me awake until the early hours of the morning. I've HAD to find a remedy that works. We're all different, but there are a couple of things to try.