PARENTING, TRAVEL, AND LITTLE JOYS
I had the WORST Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) during pregnancy. Maybe it was my punishment for thinking it had a silly, stupid name when I used to see TV ads about it and thinking that it sounded made up - you have to move your legs? Haha.
NOT haha. It is the worst, and it makes you so uncomfortable and makes it impossible to sleep. I would just pace in our apartment for hours crying, because the second I'd lie down, it would start again. I tried lotions and baths and all the things I'd seen suggested, and nothing worked, until I found something that did.
I still get RLS now about once a week, but now that I know what stops it, it's gone from being a total nightmare to a completely minor inconvenience. What cured my restless leg syndrome during my pregnancy? What cures RLS now for me?
Protein powder. I don't know how to why. Because your leg muscles are some of the biggest in your body, I have a theory that if your body needs protein, it may go to these muscles as a source, causing "discomfort" (otherwise known as agony). I have no way of knowing if that's true.
But what I do know is that when I had RLS in every day of pregnancy, if I would drink a protein shake (for me, just a scoop of protein powder in water) before bed, I wouldn't have restless leg syndrome. If I didn't drink it, I would. If I forgot, and the RLS pain started, I could get up and drink a protein shake, and in 10 minutes it would be gone.
This is still true. If I lie down and it starts, I get up and drink a protein shake, and then 10 minutes later, no problem. This is the protein powder I've used. There's supposed to be no cure for Restless Leg Syndrome, but this really does cure it. It has worked 100% of the time I've done it, instantly. Fortunately, protein powder is affordable, safe, FDA-approved, and generally accepted to be good for you anyway, so there's really no risk in giving it a try.
If you are looking for a remedy for RLS or you are trying to stop suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome, I strongly STRONGLY recommend giving it a try. Curing Restless Leg Syndrome could be just that easy.