I started drinking camomile tea over the summer because someone on the FA email list said it helps with their restless legs.
I had talked to my doctor about my restless legs, which she said wasn't the typical issue. With me, the bottoms of my feet, itch is the best word, and moving helps relieve it for a moment. Even if it was atypical, Dr. B. was certain it could be treated with medicine. But neuro drugs aren't high on my to-do list, so I said I'd wait and see.
Hence, the alternative solutions, such as camomile.
It helped at first. I didn't like the taste, but if it kept my legs relaxed, I'd drink Guinness. So I kept drinking it.
About a month ago, I noticed my mouth was really dry when I got up. I attributed it to the changing seasons and got a humidifier.
That didn't work, even when I turned it up so high that the towel in front of it was soaking wet the next morning.
Then my mouth started staying dry all day, very annoying.
I mentioned it to Mom at that point, and she said, I wonder if it is the camomile; that always dries my mouth out.
Needless to say the camomile was out, and that seems to have done the trick: No more dry mouth, all is good. Right?
Until my sister heard of it. She has hardly stopped mocking my decision, even if the evidence backs me up. She was talking to a niece when she found out, and they both ridiculed Mom and my decision-makiing.
And that wasn't the end.
I have been having a few drainage issues lately. My sister helped me change after the last one and told me: I know why. It's because you stopped drinking camomile.
PS: Stretching helps the restless legs.
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