Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I am catching up on a lot of posts and having the best morning with my coffee and your comments. I have missed you all.
So let’s talk about RLS. I know there are LOTS of older threads about it and I am reading through them but my question is, what if it’s genetic? I guess at that point you just handle it and move on?
Or, is there a link between PsA (or any autoimmune) and your likelihood of developing RLS if you have a genetic link? Of course all this doesnt matter and you have to deal with the RLS anyway.
I havent told my doctor since I was keeping tabs on what my body was doing over the past few months so I can have more info at my next appointment. It’s very mild but starting to bother me. Little electric sparks in my hands and feet or lighting running down my leg making my feet kick. Tonic water with quinine helps a lot but it’s a sad drink without the gin (no alcohol due to MTX). Also a brisk walk, not bad. It makes it hard to rest my horrible knees when you can’t sit still.
I don’t think it’s medication related but that’s not 100% ruled out. BUT my mother’s father has RLS very bad! He’s in his 80’s.
So RLS people, what has helped you the most/least? I have googled a lot of at home methods and I would like to try some of those options before dealing with medications. Of course if it comes to meds thats fine too, I just prefer to start at the beginning.