Restless Leg Solution!
If you have ever suffered from Restless Leg Syndrome (aka RLS) then you know the extreme problems that come with it. Not only is it one of the most annoying sensations, it usually happens at night when you are trying to rest and may even wake you from a sleep.
My Story with RLS…
For me, the symptoms began when I became pregnant. Anytime I would sit still, I felt this awful tingling- almost electric surges- in my legs and feet. It makes you feel like you have to move around or stretch, or do anything but sit still. It is one of nature’s cruel games. Torture even.
Then, the symptoms subsided for about a year, but came back with a VENGEANCE. The symptoms were so bad that I would even think about going to bed and my feet would start tingling. This made me wonder if it was somehow a neurological disorder…
I tried every kind of stretch recommended, tried the slanted pillow under my legs, and multiple over the counter supplements that claimed to specifically help with RLS. Nothing was helping.
I wanted to cry every single night.
I am a mother to a toddler, so would be beyond exhausted already. Soooooo ready to just rest, but the annoying electric feeling surges would continue. Even if I would just stretch and shake my legs for temporary relief, and fall asleep, I would wake up shortly after with the awful sensations again.
How I Found My Solution:
This is when I started seeing a new chiropractor, an old friend of mine, and told her about my RLS troubles and how it was affecting my sleep.
She immediately suggested trying taking Magnesium supplements and possibly the Magnesium Gel, that she had seen work for other clients of hers. She said that a big portion of the general population don’t get enough basic minerals and that they can make a huge difference.
I bought both because I honestly had nothing to lose. I was so deliriously exhausted, crabby, and scared to even try to rest because the RLS had become so annoying. I knew I had nothing to lose.
Just to be clear, I am no doctor, have no medical training, I am simply sharing the relief that I have found.
I know a lot of people that suffer from RLS, and am happy to share the solution that I have found. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your doctor.
Products that worked…
First I tried the gel, and applied it (mixed with lotion to reduce greasiness and possible slight burning sensation) to my legs and feet. A little goes a long way. I probably used about a quarter sized drop for each side. After about twenty minutes, the RLS sensations subsided. I couldn’t f+*king believe it. SO EXCITED. I was able to lay down and go to sleep like I hadn’t been able to in WEEKS!!!
However-beware, this can burn the skin. So, what I would recommend (thanks to Brettany’s Genius:) is to mix your portion of MagneGel that you might need, and double the amount of lotion you mix it with. This will prevent any discomfort. Use as directed. I had a pretty severe case, so I would use about a quarter size drop of the gel, mixed with TWO quarter squeezes of any type of lotion. My husband even knows this drill now.
Also, make sure to wash your hands immediately after applying. If you don’t, it would be similar to using IcyHot, and then not washing your hands and touching tender areas. Not a good idea.
The next day, I texted her immediately to share the news and thank her for her absolute genius. She suggested I take the Maganesium Malate supplement in the morning and evening. So I did without questioning it after finding relief with the gel.
I take 2-3 capsules in the A.M., and 2-3 a little before bedtime. But again, I had a very severe case. This will also affect your bowel movements, and I have noticed that taking two each time is COMPLETELY different than taking three. If I take three, I know I will need to be near a bathroom. Just saying. Know yourself.
If I feel any type of RLS-like sensation in my legs or feet as I am trying to go to bed, I get up to take a moment to apply the gel, as well as the supplements,to specific areas.
This was the magic potion.
So, if you also suffer from the torturous symptoms of ALS, please try taking and or applying Magnesium as this has cured my problems. I have linked the exact brand that I use, so please try it and let me know if it works for you. Would love to know! And if you can think of someone this may help, please share this post with them too.
Hope this helps restore your body and get you back to peaceful sleep. Good luck!