Success washing legs with Lye Soap

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Success washing legs with Lye Soap

Postby BRIGHTBELT » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:47 am

Hi,
I am new here but have had an advanced case of RLS for several years now. I have recently found more consistent relief. It's NOT perfect but it is getting better results for me.
I take B6 in the morning and 2 aspirin. After lunch I take Magnesium with Citrate and I take magnesium again after dinner. Before bed, I take MIrapex (prescribed drug of course).

Here's the new part, at least for me. At some point, when I shower or bathe for the day, I wash my legs thoroughly (feet and buttocks as well) with Grandma's Lye Soap brand. My local Ace Hardware carries this regularly. I can actually feel RLS disappearing when I do this.

The bathing method might be preferable, since a hot bath has in itself been a remedy for me. So when combined, it has been almost bullet proof.

Another remedy which I hadn't heard of -maybe it's old hat here - is rubbing your legs with Red Wine Vinegar.
It is the only topical substance I've found that really kills RLS symptoms on contact.

I hope this helps someone. Thanks!

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Re: Success washing legs with Lye Soap

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:49 am

I wonder if you rubbed your legs without any soap if the same result would happen. Massage is associated with a reduction of symptoms.

Happy it's helping, whatever is working.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: Success washing legs with Lye Soap

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:04 am

Yes, the massage action is the first thing I thought of.
However, what works ... works... long may it last.
Please do keep us updated regularly to let us know how you get on with this.
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