Posted by Kevin on July 06, 1999 at 17:44:28:
Here's something I tried and it seemed to work relatively effectively. In a previous posting, and several responses thereto, it seems that one commonality is a mind that "won't stop working." I've been prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) by my neurologist, and it usually works fairly well. But not always. But I did find that when I took the Klonopin along with melatonin, the results were much more consistent.
Melatonin is used for various mild sleep disorders, and is available over the counter. Perhaps RLS has two components: a combination of factors which affect both the neural system (thus the clonazepam) and the glandular (pineal) system.
Anyway, it seemed to work well for me, especially when reading an incredibly boring book with a night light as I went to sleep (maybe a psychological factor).
I don't own stock in Melatonin, but I do know there's a lot of hubbub (sp?) about it. Maybe no one's made the link between it and RLS yet.
There's tons of info on melatonin on the web (remember, it's OTC, so that means it might be touted as a cure-all).
Check out the following site:
or let us know if you've tried it, either with or without success.
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