anyone try magnets?

Please share your experiences, successes, and failures in using non-drug therapies for RLS/WED (methods of relief that don't involve swallowing or injecting anything), including compression, heat, light, stretches, acupuncture, etc. Also under this heading, medical interventions that don't involve the administration of a medicine to the body (eg. varicose-vein operations, deep-brain stimulation). [This forum contains Topics started prior to 2009 that deal with Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, & Diet.]
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anyone try magnets?

Postby edd666666 » Thu May 29, 2008 8:46 pm

For awhile, magnet therapy was popular, with people saying they increase circulation in muscles, etc. Has anyone tried magnets on their legs for RLS? Thanks, Ed.

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Postby eliza » Fri May 30, 2008 2:12 am

Hi Ed,

I think a few from this board have posted in the past about magnet mattresses or pads. I can't recall wether they had any relief from their RLS though.

I tried single magnets. When I tied one to the bottom of each foot I did get relief. When I tied one around my leg, just below the back of my knee, my RLS instantly went crazy and I couldn't rip it off fast enough. It was pretty interesting.

Since then my RLS has gotten much worse and I've moved away from non-pharm remedies to medication.

I hope you find relief.


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Postby sardsy75 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:46 am

Hi Ed

There used to be a magnet-filled underlay on the bed ... now there isn't.

When I was still living in one town and travelling to see my partner in another town each weekend, we couldn't figure out why my legs/brain always went ballistic as soon as I hit the bed.

It wasn't until he mentioned that his underlay was full of magnets that it "clicked" and I bounded out of bed in the middle of the night one night and ripped the bugga off.

Legs/brain certainly appreciated it! As did I coz I wasn't exhausted in the morning from "waggling" my legs all night.

I have heard that some people ARE able to tolerate the energy of the magnets, but the majority of us cannot. So, like everything for RLS, it's a case of trial and error.

Hope this helps.

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