Most of the subject matter on this site deals with LBP or low back pain. Today I’d like to review a product that I find absolutely remarkable. It has an absurdly lengthy title, but you know, it works, so who cares?
Restless Leg Syndrome – Incredibly Annoying
I’ve suffered from RLS since the early ’80’s. Long drives in the car became impossible. I’d have to stop and get out of the car and walk around until it subsided. I have my theory about what it is, because I notice the onset of symptoms is directly related to the pressure I feel on the back of my hamstrings when I am sitting down. It starts to feel like a tickle and then escalates to a constant nervy feeling in the entire hamstring/gastroc area. Drives me nuts.
The Official Description – From the RLS Foundation
RLS is perhaps the most common condition you have never heard of, affecting up to 7-8% of the population. 2-3% of the individuals that suffer from this neurological condition, experience severe symptoms that affect their quality of life and require pharmaceutical treatment to manage their symptoms.
These five essential characteristics must be present for a proper diagnosis of restless legs syndrome (RLS):
- Having a strong urge to move your legs, usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations in the legs.
- Symptoms begin or become worse when you are resting or inactive.
- Your symptoms improve when you move, such as when you walk or stretch, but may return after you sit down again.
- Symptoms are worse in the evening than during the day, or only occur in the evening.
- Your symptoms are not associated with another condition such as leg cramps, positional discomfort, leg swelling or arthritis. Those with RLS often have difficulty falling asleep, which is one of the major complaints of the syndrome. Many people who have RLS also have periodic limb movements (PLMs) – jerking of the arms or legs that is often associated with sleep disruption.
Causes of Restless Legs Syndrome
In most cases, the cause of restless legs syndrome is not known; however, doctors suspect that genes play a role. Nearly half of people with RLS share this condition with a family member
Other factors associated with restless legs syndrome include:
- Chronic diseases. Certain chronic diseases and medical conditions, including iron deficiency, Parkinson’s disease, kidney failure, diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy often include symptoms of RLS. Treating these conditions often gives some relief from RLS symptoms.
- Medications. Some types of medications have the potential of worsening symptoms. These drugs include antinausea drugs, antipsychotic drugs, some antidepressants, and cold and allergy medications containing antihistamines.
- Pregnancy. Some women experience RLS during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. Symptoms usually go away within a month after delivery.
Factors such as alcohol use and sleep deprivation, also have the potential to trigger symptoms or worsen them. In these cases, the elimination of alcohol use and getting a good night’s sleep may help to relieve symptoms.
Possible Alternative Solutions – from Bio-Feedback to Juices
I’ve tried many alternative remedies to deal with my RLS. I’ve tried massages of all types including the use of a mechanical percussor to open and loosen the fascia in my legs. The percussor seems to work for a while which supports my feelings that it is perhaps the tightness in my legs that is interfering with efferent nerve signals going to the muscles and/or interfering with the afferent signal returning to the central nervous system.
I recently acquired a bio-feedback unit that quiets down highly sensitized pathways in the brain that relate to an internal or external trigger. I have yet to take the time to work with the unit, but will update this article with new information when I do.
Which brings me to my latest discovery. Proven Old Amish Formula “STOPS LEG & FOOT CRAMPS IN ABOUT ONE MINUTE” made at Caleb Treeze Organic Farm. It is made from certified organic apple cider vinegar and all natural ginger and garlic juice. It is gluten-free (which now-a-days goes unspoken). And guess what? It works!
I waited until I was really being aggravated by the RLS and poured one capful into 10 oz. of water. I could not believe it. Gone in less than a minute. My legs still felt tight which I found thought provoking. Maybe it has nothing to do with tightness? I’ve used it for 3 nights in a row now, with the same astonishing results.
So, if you suffer from this bothersome syndrome, don’t give up hope just yet. There are many groups out there doing research into the genetic connection and who knows, maybe the solution is as simple as Caleb Treeze’s Proven Old Amish Formula. For myself, I will continue to work with this product and finally get to enjoy a full night of sleep. Feel free to click on the provided link if you are interested in purchasing the product and please leave a comment about the article. If you bought the product, I’d be fascinated to know how it worked for you. Peace and be well.