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Restless leg syndrome anyone?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by coloradochick, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's driving me crazy !! and it's not just at night it's anytime during the day but more at night. It just started about a month ago in my right leg. Now it's in both but not at the same time. Any ideas for some relief?
     
  2. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    I had it both times when I was pregnant. that is actually how I knew I was pregnant the sencond time. There is some medication you can take if you are not pregnant. It is aweful. My grandma said that if you put ivory soap under your sheet it should help...wifes tale but worth a try. also more bananas.
     
  3. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had it during pregnancy too. I'll give more potassium a try [​IMG] although I have heard of the Ivory tale [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Only when pregnant. Ivory didn't help me. But, dr gave me a few B vitamins and potassium. They are ok now. Is yours related to the insane heat at all?
     
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not here to offend anyone of one of their health problems, but you guys had to see this. I am not making fun of your situation, but if you didn't have restless leg syndrome you would laugh.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I've had RLS for years. I take a prescription drug, generic Ropinirole, nightly. It keeps the symptoms down quite well. I also make sure I eat plenty of bananas, so I keep a good level of potassium up.

    Before trying the medication, I did all the things the doctor recommended - except, perhaps, for the vigorous exercise. Some times it would be so bad I would do the "bicycling" motions in bed just to shut my legs up.

    Nothing but the Ropinirole has worked.
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does it feel like to have RLS? Do your muscles tense up on their own like their working? Do the legs actually move?

    I give my boyfriend a hard time because he's always shaking his leg in bed when we first go to sleep and it always keeps me up. He tells me that he thinks he has RLS and I tell him that his "nervous twitching" is stress and for him to calm down and go to sleep. Am I being insensitive??
     
  8. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    My mother was troubled by it for awhile. Someone told her to put a bar of soap under the sheets with her. She figured it couldn't hurt. The worst that could happen was that it wouldn't work. She had lots of bar soap. She took one to bed with her. It worked. She said she didn't know why it worked, but it did for her. Give it a try. I mean, what can you lose?
     
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    I have it and it is the worst when I want to sleep or when I'm tired.
    It seems like us guys have it less then woman do.
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    To me, the sensation in my legs starts out like low level electrical activity just under the skin, skittering across the calves and traveling without recognizable pattern from here to there and back again. More than annoying. Then somebody turns the dial up and it gets worse, often becoming painful, but nothing like muscle cramps. It's subcutaneous, not deep. But you can't touch the bothersome areas as the sensation moves....

    I can get really fractious as it keeps me from sleeping. The "restless" bit is trying to shut the sensation off by moving from position to position, which -annoyingly - never works. But ya get crazy from it, and I've been known to slam my knuckles into particularly active parts of my lower legs to create a different sensation to "over-ride" the twitchy part.
     

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