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... My step dad has MS and suffers from restless legs as well. He also says that tonic water eases the restlessness. He just buys whatever brand is at the grocery store. It's worth a shot! ... (8 replies)
... my wife has r l s and nothing worked until i read about indian tonic water do not know why it helps in her case but a small glass with her evening meal has eased her symptoms and helped my neck cramp we have several other family members who are thankful for the advice. maybe it,s the quinine but it works and its drug free and does not cost a lot dont bother with the expensive... (8 replies)
... I have had restless legs syndrome for a long time, but I have never gotten any medication or anything like that for it. ... (1 replies)

... A glass of tonic water before bedtime has completely cured my problems with restless legs. Even if I don't take it and wake in the night, then I take a small glass at that time and ............. sleep! Has anyone else found this? ... (9 replies)
... I have suffered with RSL for years. You said you are on pramipexole. I took that for a long time and found out that studies indicate that it augments the RLS. My RLS started manifesting during the day and my arms became involved. I had to wean off of the pramipexole and will never take it again. The withdrawal was horrible but necessary. I am currently taking Lyrica. It... (3 replies)
... suggested on my fb page that drinking 6oz. of tonic water before bed would help restless leg syndrome. Why not. I have been on pramipexole and atavan and am now on Sinemet . I have bought every gadget for legs that has come out. ... (3 replies)
... @Blacktea- I'm an extreme neewbie here but a long time sufferer (45 yrs). Reading your explanation of RLS was informative and much more understandable than any other I've read. Thank you for that. I find it interesting that you mention dopamine 'release' being triggered by iron, quinine, turmeric and potassium. Perhaps for me that is an issue as I am allergic to quinine & iron... (10 replies)
... and relax our legs and arms. Alas, we with RLS have just a trickle of that dopamine travelling along our spines because our receptors are so defective. ... (10 replies)
... Hi, My doctor recommended 6 oz. of Tonic water (which contains quinine, and is really cheap and easy to buy), drunk at night before bed. I would keep it cold, and add a squeeze of lime or lemon, to make it a little tastier. I have used this in addition to my medication for RLS, which is Requip. I also make a point of staying well hydrated, eating bananas, and potassium rich... (1 replies)
... g several approaches I do seem to have minimised it quite a bit. I take iron and magnesium supplements alternately and a couple of years ago someone recommended tonic water because of the quinine content. ... (4 replies)
... Try the Magnesium, chelated form is easier to digest, I think. But yes, what everyone here is saying! You may be deficient. Also try QUININE. It is in tonic water and I think maybe you can find it by itself in a health food store. ... (4 replies)
... Searching for an underlying problem is the most wise start in your quest for relief. Many neurological and diverse problems can cause your legs to be irritable. Do whatever it takes to relieve stress in your life. ... (0 replies)
... Eating a well balanced diet is important also. Eating a banana every day will help your potassium levels which can be helpful in fighting restless leg syndrome. Anemia can cause multiple problems. ... (2 replies)
Oct 23, 2005
... Hi, my husband and I tried the tonic water and found we were awake half the night and thought there was nothing else that could be doing it other than the quinine so we also gave it away. ... (5 replies)
... Update! I have drank Tonic Water the last 2 nights before going to bed and have not had restless legs. Even though I still take about 45 min to an hour to fall asleep, it isn't because of my legs. This is great! ... (20 replies)
... This is my first time using a "forum". I have restless legs syndrome so this was of interest to me. After reading about the "Tonic Water" I ran to the store and purchased some. ... (20 replies)
... Took a glass of tonic water and it worked!! The real test will be when I get so restless in bed, I don't know what to do with myself. Thanks for the suggestion. ... (9 replies)
... I have found that I have had no restless legs symptoms since taking a small glass of tonic water before sleeping. The quinine I expect. Has anyone else found this helpful? ... (3 replies)

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