Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel

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barrybush
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Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel

Postby barrybush » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:20 pm

I have had RLS for about 7 years. The Requip never seemed to help. I had not had a good nights sleep in 7 years. In fact, I rarely got more than 4 hours sleep each night. Two weeks ago my Rls got unbearable. I started trying massaging my legs with Voltaren gel which is a prescription for arthritis. I got 100% relief. It was incredible. I slept undisturbed all night. So for the last two weeks I have been massaging a small amount of the Voltaren gel into the back and sides of my legs , also I have rubbed my arms which bother me from time to time with RLS. I have read the medical facts on Voltaren gel. I have not had any side effects. I realize that two weeks is not enough time to tell but I get absolutely 100% relief. Just wanted to pass this along to you.

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Re: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:22 pm

I have this in the house and would use it sometimes for my hands.
Voltaren contains Diclofenac, I have Voltarol which is basically the same thing. This is something to bear in mind.

Note - They are NSAIDs, shouldn't be used by anyone with asthma.
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Re: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:59 am

I hope it continues to work. I have to wonder if you may have neuropathy along with with RLS and this helps it. It can be so hard to tell them apart - we get people who are misdiagnosed every so often. I say that because ropinerole/Requip works for almost everyone. That it doesn't help makes me wonder....

Whatever you have, so happy it is gone, at least for now.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel

Postby leggo_my_legs » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:51 am

I like any post that begins with Relief of My RLS! :)


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