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How do you stop the Leg Shaking?!?!?

I've been through this WD process a couple of times unfortunately. This time, 6 vic's/ day (5mg) for about 1 1/2 month period.

I had 2 on Saturday and none since. So, you can say day 2 of CT.Surprisingly, the WDs aren't at all that bad today...a lot worse yesterday.

My legs though, i cannot for the life of me get them to stop shaking!!!! I'm normally a person that shakes their leg, but this is almost ridiculous. I feel like i'm shaking the entire office.

Is there anything i can take to ease the shaking? I know hot baths help, but i'm not at home and wont be for a while...

any recommendations?
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Can you wrap your legs in ace bandages? Also if you noticed this before maybe you should tell your doctor. I had it before too and take something for it now.
I also took calcium and magnesium supplements. If you move around a little that helps too. Maybe take a walk.
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There is an entry in my journal on rls from a study at the hospital i work a...and yes compression with compression hose or tightly wrapped ace can help..also supps that help and i have heard there is a medication at walmart for it..also prescription drugs for it as not only addicts get RLS..it is in the "clean" population as well..heat and massage works and exercise helps alot...stats show that the more active u r the less likely u will have this during wds...even stretches can help
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Hylands Restful Legs works better than nothing.  Its available at most any drug store/walmart
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Thanks all!

TrayCee, thanks. Didn't know it was OTC. Going to get some right now; :)

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I usually put 3 under my tongue (as directed) and take as often I need them

Good Luck!
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I herd if you dont drink enough water can cause RLS.
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I have been taking 3 magnesium tablets every night about an hour before bed and it stops my legs from shaking.  Maybe you are low on magnesium?  
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baclofen helps the bad leg cramps, i don't know if it helps with shaking? i'm using it now for bad leg cramps from methadone w/d, and it stops the restless leg thing in bed at night.i haven't really gotten shaking legs, i more get the shakey (shaky) hands, but clonidine seems to help lessen that.
yeah magnesium supps. i think thats useful for cramping legs too.
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its pretty hard to stop the shaking you get in youre legs from withdrawal, but a good muscle relxant like valium, lorazepam, or xanax, are good msucel spasm relievers and on top of it it helps a ton with the anxiety and insomnia,but take it only as needed cuz they are very addicting as well...try the OTC meds or a warm bath and if taht doesnt work at all or helps a little i would go  look through a doctor for benzos..
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