Calm Legs

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2BassetMom
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Calm Legs

Postby 2BassetMom » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:30 am

I was looking through the notes from my visit to Scripps and found Calm Legs written at the top of a page. I remember my doctor mentioning this-over-the counter pill and that it might help. I had forgotten all about it until today. So my question is; has anyone tried this? I plan to pick up a bottle tomorrow. It's sold on Amazon for $19.99 but I thought I would check out a natural food store that has a good supplement section.

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Re: Calm Legs

Postby Rustsmith » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:57 pm

It took a bit of digging, but I finally found the ingredients in Calm Legs. It has a small amount of iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Vitamin B-12 and Valerian. Might help if you are deficient in one of these (except that 8mg of iron isn't going to do much), but certainly not something that is going to work all by itself for those of us with severe RLS.
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Re: Calm Legs

Postby yawny » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:51 pm

2BassetMom (do you have basset hounds? cutest dogs!),
I tried this product early on when symptoms first started and it did nothing for me. Interesting ingredients that Steve found and listed. I tried large amounts of Vit E and that worked for awhile but only during the time that my symptoms were ramping up and it was mostly deep aching RLS. I’ve read online that Vit E helps RLS symptoms for some people. I moved on to Magnesium and Iron which did help/has helped immensely but then my symptoms changed and I had to add in prescribed medications. I’m wary of taking folic acid in anything after learning about the MTHFR mutation. Some top doctors believe that folic acid, if not methylated, just floats around the body of a person with this mutation and causes illness. Valerian (500 mg) has really helped me and I’ve read that it helps others with insomnia and RLS/PLMs. I’ve only taken it when I have breakthrough symptoms in the middle of the night and most times it’s enough to put me back to sleep until morning. It’s fractured sleep at that point but there’s dreaming and a more reasonable wake up time because of it. I have several family members who struggle with insomnia who successfully use Valerian.

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Re: Calm Legs

Postby jul2873 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:23 pm

The Calm Legs helped me before my RLS got so bad. Now it doesn't. But it's good and has no side effects.

2BassetMom
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Re: Calm Legs

Postby 2BassetMom » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:27 am

I'll try Calm Legs if I can find it. I was hoping to just pick some up but the 3 stores I checked in were out. My local pharmacy can probably order it in. (yes, Yawny, I we have 2 basset hounds, Maggie & Matilda. The funniest dogs ever!)


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