Secret Relief for Restless Leg Syndrome

Do you suffer like 5 million other people with restless leg syndrome?  Many people who have not dealt with this problem do not think it’s real.  It is a  neurological disorder that is under-studied and poorly understood. It’s an ‘orphan disease,’ meaning there are not enough people with the disorder to make further research profitable.

But people with this condition will tell you that it is very real.  Very, very real.  They suffer with the tortuous effects of restless legs continually.  Many, like myself, have been unable to find help – something, anything, that will relieve the nightly agony.  How many tears of pain and frustration have been shed?  How much explaining to doctors and loved ones?  How many remedies have been tried?  How many sleepless nights searching the internet for answers?

It all started in my mid-30s which is typical.  But at the same time, I was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.  Here lies the first of my dilemmas.  Is this restless leg due to age and heredity or the brain injury?  Does it make a difference?  I have come to the conclusion through much research that it really doesn’t matter.  The symptoms and so-called treatments are the same.

The general symptoms of restless leg syndrome are (taken from National Institute of Neurological Disorders ):

  1. People with RLS feel uncomfortable sensations in their legs, especially when sitting or lying down, accompanied by an irresistible urge to move the affected limb.   Because moving the legs (or other affected parts of the body) relieves the discomfort, people with RLS often keep their legs in motion to minimize or prevent the sensations. They may pace the floor, constantly move their legs while sitting, and toss and turn in bed.
  2. A classic feature of RLS is that the symptoms are worse at night with a distinct symptom-free period in the early morning, allowing for more refreshing sleep at that time.  Other triggering situations are periods of inactivity such as long car trips, sitting in a movie theater, long-distance flights, immobilization in a cast, or relaxation exercises.  Many individuals also note a worsening of symptoms if their sleep is further reduced by events or activity.
  3. RLS symptoms may vary from day to day and in severity and frequency from person to person.  Individuals with mild RLS may have some disruption of sleep onset and minor interference in daytime activities.  In moderately severe cases, symptoms occur only once or twice a week but result in significant delay of sleep onset, with some disruption of daytime function.  In severe cases of RLS, the symptoms occur more than twice a week and result in burdensome interruption of sleep and impairment of daytime function.
  4. Individuals with RLS can sometimes experience remissions—spontaneous improvement over a period of weeks or months before symptoms reappear—usually during the early stages of the disorder.  In general, however, symptoms become more severe over time.
  5. People who have both RLS and an associated medical condition tend to develop more severe symptoms rapidly.  In contrast, those who have RLS that is not related to any other condition and experience onset at an early age show a very slow progression of the disorder; many years may pass before symptoms occur regularly.

I have tried everything to relieve this torture:  quinine, magnesium, niacin, gabapentin, herbal treatment for restless leg, wrapping, rubbing, heat, cold, soaking, exercise, no exercise, elevation, diet, immobilization, massage, iron supplements, pain relievers, different drugs for rls, acupuncture, even medical marijuana. At one point it was so bad that I thought maybe if my leg was broken that would help.  I was crazy and asked my husband to run over my leg with his car.  That’s how insane this thing is sometimes!

I think I have found a solution that I have never read about in all of the research.

I have been testing this for about 6 weeks or so and it has worked every time.  Restless Leg is a weird syndrome since what works for many will not work for you – I say that because of the many things I have tried.  The experts will suggest B vitamins.  Did that to no avail.  But one night I noticed that when I woke up with rls that it went away quickly when I drank a bunch of PowerAde.  I thought at first that it was the sudden infusion of liquid – maybe dehydration was causing the creepy rls.  But then I ran out of PowerAde   so I  tried Gatorade.  That didn’t work.  So, what’s the difference between the two?  B vitamins!  PowerAde has them,. Gatorade does not.  Eureka!  Right away I ordered some Vitamin B complex.  It doesn’t work if you just take it as a supplement during the day.  The SECRET is taking it right when you feel the rls coming on.  You know the feeling.  I take just one tablet

Super B Complex

Super B Complex

I haven’t finished my experiment – I am going to try sublingual B complex.  That way it will get in your system even faster.  As of now, taking the B complex is working – longer than anything I have ever tried.

It’s worth a try for you.  Inexpensive and easy.  Even 6 weeks of relief helps your whole outlook on life!  It can’t hurt to try (although I am not a doctor, there are side effects –, Please let me know your thoughts on this.  Have you tried it?  Did it work for you?  If it doesn’t work for you, what does?



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Announcing My Own Skin Care and Beauty Products – Naturloy

These exclusive skin care and fragrance products are my own label and manufactured in limited quantities.  They are the best in skin care at an affordable price.  I have been testing them for over a year now and have found them to be very good for my sensitive skin.   Even  though I am over 50, I still have an occasional problem with breakouts and these products do not cause me to break out even using them day after day.

Today I want to talk about the benefits of Cranberry Seed Essential Oil for your skin.

  1. It moisturizes with high concentrations of antioxidents. This simple skin care product is perfect for use on dry and irritated skin.  It has a unique balance of Omega3, 6, and 9 fatty acids and is one of the best anti aging skin care products.
  2. Cranberry seed oil contains a variety of nutrients and compounds that provide benefits to the skin. One of the best benefits is that it absorbs so well into the skin – it is like no other essential oil for skin care.
  3. It is a recommended skin care product for aging, rough, dry and scaly skin. It protects against free radicals and sun damage to skin.

Cranberry Seed Oil


Next time I will discuss the benefits of Silk and Shea Skin Cream – a natural skin care product that works.

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Help for Diabetes Type 2

What Now? Type 2 Diabetes

What Now?
Type 2 Diabetes

I was shocked, absolutely shocked, when I went to the doctor for a routine check-up and they told me I had diabetes type 2. I cried for two days. All I could think about is how my life would now be ruled by food. What a depressing thought! What to eat? When to eat? How to eat? Now I have to take medicine every day: for me an awful thing. I have a hard enough time remembering to take my thyroid medicine even after 28 years (that’s another whole problem I will talk about in a later blog). How am I going to manage all of this stuff? Testing my glucose levels at least once a day; more often if problems arise? What am I looking at long term? What’s going to happen? All of these questions and more just overwhelmed me, hence the crying. Has this happened to you? What did you do?

Once the crying was over it was time to face diabetes head on. These are some things you can do to alleviate the worries you have when first diagnosed and desire to get your diabetes under control. This post contains affiliate links.

  1. Educate yourself. This is the most important thing you can do! The doctor recommended that I go to my clinic’s diabetes education class. At that class I learned about the disease and how to get it under control. I researched diabetes type 2 on the internet. There are a lot of crazy things out there so be very careful about what they are saying. Here are a few of the best sites:
    American Diabetes Association
  2. Get Your Diet Under Control: This part was not too hard for me. It’s one of the reasons I was so shocked I had the disease. I didn’t eat all that bad, did I? I didn’t eat a lot of fried foods, bread, processed foods, fast food, pasta, etc. But, I do and did have a sweet tooth although I limited my sweets because of weight concerns. So, what was I doing wrong? I started reading labels and was dismayed at what I was really eating! I recommend that you start reading the labels of every food you buy and make eating decisions based on that information. You have to pay attention to calories, fat, and carbohydrates.
    The Best and Worst Foods
    22 Foods to Avoid
    American Diabetes Association
  3. Take Care of Yourself. Now you really have to pay attention to your eyes, oral health, skin, and your feet. One of the worst effects of diabetes is nerve damage, especially in your feet.
    Keep Your Feet Healthy
  4. Exercise. This is the hardest thing for me to do even though I feel better when I do it. I can always think of an excuse not to exercise: I’m too busy, I don’t feel like it, the weather is too hot or too cold, it’s too boring. Somehow you must motivate yourself to move. Not only will it help with your glucose levels but it will help with the depression that so often accompanies diabetes. So get up! Here are some suggestions:
    Walking – A Great Place to Start
    27 Habits
    Exercise Tips from WebMD
  5. Lose some WeightEven losing a little weight will help. I lost about 15 lbs at first, somehow I have to get rid of that stubborn last 10 lbs.
    Diabetes and Weight Loss
    Just for Women
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It’s a lot to deal with. I sometimes still feel like a slave to this insidious thing. It takes constant monitoring and perseverance to keep it under control. If you do, you will avoid major trouble down the line. It’s imperative that you take control. You can do it! You’re over 50 and fine!!!!