For more than a year, I had legs that ached at night that never hurt during the day. Some people refer to this as “Restless Leg Syndrome.” Most nights, I was awakened by the severe pain in my legs. I could go to sleep, but not for very long.
This went on for more than a year. I would get up in the middle of the night, walk around to hopefully make the pain stop and often, I could not go back to sleep. I could hardly wait until morning so the discomfort would stop and I could feel some relief.
One day at tennis, I was talking with Leslie and sharing the story of my achy, restless legs. She told me I might want to try her program for rapid drug detoxification. By this time, I was willing to try anything to get rid of the discomfort with hopes of getting back to a comfortable and healing sleep. I was also worried that drastically changing my diet might throw me into a panic or even DTs.
I made the changes she suggested, I had the detox treatment and to my pleasant surprise, the aches and Restless Leg Syndrome had almost completely subsided in less than 2 weeks! I made the changes easily with no discomfort which I am happy to report! I continued the detox program for 5 weeks and continued to make the dietary changes that Leslie suggested.
My quality of sleep changed dramatically. Now, I can sleep deeply through the night and awaken refreshed in the morning without feeling groggy! After being sleep deprived for so long, my moods had become “testy.” I was often irritable with a short fuse. Being sleep deprived made me feel “bothered” by people… a feeling of being interrupted from things I was doing. You could tell the difference in the tone of my voice. My ability to handle problems was being affected… my tolerance was low. Now, I smile more and engage in conversation with people without feeling agitated. I feel like my former self again before my leg problems started.
The new energy from my new diet combined with such a good, deep and peaceful night’s sleep allows me to resume some physical activities I had stopped. I can work more hours in the day than I could while sleep deprived. Now, I don’t know when to stop and tend to do more than I should. I have to work on that!
Thank you for helping me feel better, Leslie, and thank you for making it seem so easy to gain this new control.
Pat Tatem, Ph.D.