The FDA recently approved a new drug to treat Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).
Now, I know this condition tortures many older adults. It often strikes at night, just when you're ready to hit the sheets. You can‘t fall asleep, however, because your legs feel jittery. The only thing that makes you feel better is to get up and move around.
It's a puzzling condition, without a doubt. But before you resort to a drug that may carry a warning of increased suicide risk, explore your options. There are ways to treat Restless Leg Syndrome with drugs.
I've had a lot of luck treating RLS with a mix of calcium and magnesium. Magnesium, as you'll recall, is a relaxant. So theoretically, that‘s why it helps lessen the creepy-crawly feeling in your legs.
Go with a ratio of 2:1 of calcium to magnesium. Start with 1,000 mg of calcium to 500 mg of magnesium for a few days. If this doesn‘t work, double the dosage. If you go too high, you may experience somewhat looser stools and should cut back. Also -- make sure to use capsules. Your body tends to absorb these better than hard tablets.