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I was diagnosed 3 days ago and haven't slept but a few hour naps. Mine seems more severe than most as it affects my shoulders which twist wildly when I try to sleep. I am going for sleep study today. I am remarkably not tired however. Plus my eyes move differently than they used to. This disease is awful. Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Hi,
How was your sleep study? RLS can be treated, with symptom relief as well as  treating an associated medical condition, such as peripheral neuropathy or diabetes.  Lifestyle modification that may help include decreased use of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco; changing or maintaining a regular sleep pattern; a program of moderate exercise; and massaging the legs, taking a hot bath, or using a heating pad or ice pack may help. Medications are usually helpful but no single medication effectively manages this condition. Hope this helps. Regular follow-up with your doctor is highly recommended. Take care and do keep us posted.
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There is a curse and cure for RLS
Doctors don’t know the cause and cure of RLS; I have a hypothesis for the cause, and I have a simple and effective cure.
First, the cure.
Lie down or sit, keep your legs straight, pull your toes toward you and then stretch your toes away from you; Repeat dozens of times.
Then, snap your first and second toes; repeat dozens of times.
Then stand with feet apart, jump dozens of times, be sure to raise your heel first, then your front ball of foot, then toes.
Do these a few times a day.
You can also do these while standing, just lift one leg and do it, hold something with your hand so you won’t fall.
You should do these even if you don't suffer RLS. They are the best exercises for everyone.
If You have a sound sleep tonight, congratulation;
If this doesn't help, I’m sorry, I can’t help you, you might need magnesium or iron or whatever.

Now the cause.
There is no disease involved; it is simply a sign of the degeneration of our feet and legs.
Our ancestor have been running around on four legs for millions of years, and when you run on four legs, you engage your front balls and toes all the time. And when you move your front balls and toes, those related muscles give your lower leg a deep massage and keep your legs healthy. I’m sure our ancestor didn’t suffer RLS.
Now, we don’t run on four legs anymore, we don’t even run on two legs, we sit all day, and when we walk, we walk on our heels. Our feet and legs are dying before our heart and brain, And RLS is simply the sign of dying or degeneration of our legs. Our left leg usually suffer worse than right leg, why? because we do exercise our right foot while driving.
So exercise your feet and toes, you not only help yourself, you will do a big favor to later generations.
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