Restless Legs Syndrome
Homeopathic medicines often help to relieve Restless Legs Syndrome.
Restless legs are an unpleasant creeping sensation in the legs, with a nagging
urge to move and stretch. Problems are often present in the day, but are usually
worse at night. They can begin shortly after the person goes to bed.
If a person with restless leg syndrome is
very anxious and tends to panic, this remedy may be soothing. Tingling or
shooting pains are felt in the legs, and the nervous system is very
agitated. The person may be unable to relax and fall asleep — or the sleep
is distressing and full of fearful dreams.
A person who needs this remedy feels simultaneously restless and exhausted,
with feelings of weakness, heaviness, and trembling in the legs. Cramping
and burning sensations may also be experienced. Anxiety and a feeling of
insecurity may be pronounced. People who need this remedy are often deeply
chilly and improved by warmth.
This remedy can be helpful if a person has restless legs with sensations of
burning and aching, and cramps in the calves and feet. Symptoms are worse in
bed at night and often improve with warmth. People needing Causticum
often have a tendency toward chronic problems with muscles and tendons,
contractures, and muscle weakness. They are often very sensitive to other
people’s feelings, and are prone to nervous stress.
This remedy is indicated for sensitive, nervous individuals with a tendency
toward twitching and spasms in the muscles. The legs and arms often jerk as
the person falls asleep, and sleep may be extremely light. The person may
frequently sigh and yawn, or burst into tears or laughter unexpectedly.
Problems brought on by grief or emotional stress often respond to this
Overwhelming restlessness that makes a person want to constantly change
position, or get up and pace the room at night, suggests a need for this
remedy. The person may feel extremely apprehensive when trying to fall
asleep and be unable to stay in bed. A tendency toward stiffness and
soreness in many joints and muscles—feeling better from both warmth and
motion—is a strong indication.
A person who needs this remedy experiences a drawing feeling in the legs,
with burning sensations and restlessness. The legs and feet may heat up
during sleep, and the person may throw the covers off, or constantly move
the legs to find a cooler spot. Jerking, twitching, and talking during sleep
with frequent waking, are other indications
This remedy relieves fidgety, restless legs, especially after drinking wine