I am a 34 year old, homeschooling mother of 3 young boys. With each of my pregnancies I started getting nasty creepy crawly feelings in my legs that I could not relieve no matter how I stretched or moved. It never failed that as soon as I sat to rest my legs would start acting up.
The 'bugs in my bones' started aggravating in waves, my muscles contracted spontaneously, and then the uncontrollable twitching (kicking my poor hubby every so often!). The doctor said I was just on my feet too long and my legs weren't happy with the extra weight I was putting on them. With the birth of the first two boys my legs settled down like normal. After my third boy - the leg ailment remained but was moderate. Doctor chalked it up to low iron and put me on iron pills - to no avail.
In January of 2004 our firstborn (who was 6 at the time) was hospitalized for a very acute illness, throwing off all our schedules and stress levels for some time. I had many problems with my sleeping habits after that. I would go to bed exhausted each night, dream of nonsense things all night and wake up just as exhausted. I could not get a deep regenerative sleep - ever! That, added to the couple hours of jumping legs, and there I was - a completely drained and frustrated mother with 3 very young boys.
Then I saw a commercial on t.v. about serious restless legs - and finally I had a name for my aggravating bugs in my bones!! I wrote down the name of the chemical product they were advertising and the next day made an appointment with the doc!
Back to the doctor I went - it couldn't be the iron, it was fine, it wasn't extra weight, I was back to my normal 95 pound self so maybe this solution on t.v. would be my answer. The doctor told me the product was for neurological patients and that she wouldn't prescribe it for me. Then she suggested I was depressed and was going to give me chemicals, which I turned down and told her I just need decent sleep!!!
It was then that I gave up on doctors and did some research myself - which brought me to MicroNutra's page about Activive. The other testimonials sounded exactly like me! So I ordered a couple bottles - and within 3 days was sleeping like a rock; and waking up before my alarm alive with energy! Yeah! I was me again! I have taken Activive every day since and will never turn back. It even settled my restless legs for the first while I was on it. It has only been a couple months that my legs have gotten completely out of control again.
I went back to MicroNutra's website for my next order and noticed they now had Restulex for restless legs! Another prayer answered! I ordered some to try and am very happy with my new calm legs. In a matter of a about an hour of the first dose, I felt my legs melt into a new calmness. I can't thank you folks enough for giving me my life back... bring on those 3 boys!!
You should also know that I've tried a couple other of your products and they've all done exactly what they claim they will.
- Renee B, (Canada) 01/15/2009
One of the issues with restless legs, the problem affected my sleep as well. During the night, my legs would start kicking and of course I didn't realize it, it didn't wake me up, but all of a sudden Donna would push me on the shoulder and wake me up and say “You're running in your sleep, you're running in your sleep!” Well, that meant another night on the couch for Chuck.
The funny part, when I'm sitting in a recliner watching a football game or something, I can feel the tension building up in my legs, and all of a sudden one of them would pop up in the air. Wasn't too bad when I was home alone, but when I had company over it was a little embarrassing.
Then I was introduced to Restulex. I tried it the first night, and no jumping legs, no restless leg problem. I took it the second night, and again, no jumping legs, no restless leg problem. This was new to me!
I've been on it now about four weeks, and I have not had an episode once during those four weeks. I'm sleeping better, I sleep through the night, I wake up refreshed, next to my wife in bed. I can cross my legs, I can cross my ankles, no problems!
- Chuck N, (MI) 01/14/2009