Post # 1
Are there any Bees out there with restless legs/Restless Leg Syndrome?
For the last 2 weeks, some nights have been absolutely terrible. I can’t get comfortable and get a creeping feeling down my left leg. When this happens I HAVE to move my leg. It’s like when you have an itch and you NEED to scratch it. Last night I sat on the edge of the bed bawling to FI because I was so tired and so frustrated but my legs wouldn’t stop.
What do you do? Natural remedies? Medications? Temporary insanity? Lol
Post # 3
I have naturally low iron, which can contribute to RLS. When I remember to regularly take my supplements I almost never have a bad night. I would recommend talking to your doctor to see what they have to say, and to have your iron levels tested. I wouldn’t recommend taking the supplements without knowing if you are deficient as having iron levels that are too high can be dangerous as well. I hope this helps – good luck!
Post # 4
I find that swimming is very helpfull for relaxation in the leg area.
Post # 5
YES! Glad I’m not the only one!
It only seems to happen to me when I’ve walked/stretched a lot that day, especially waking up cold muscles that I don’t use often.
2 200mg ibuprofen always does the trick. The only thing that sucks is if Im too sleepy to get up and get medication right away, then the pain is really bad and I have to wait 30 minutes for the meds to kick in.
Post # 6
FI swears he has RLS. Can’t sleep bc his legs just keep going and going. We don’t have insurance so no Dr $$. But he read that jumping jacks,swimming,playing basketball all help wind down. Hoping something works!! Oh,no caffeine either.
Post # 7
Try a calcium/magnesium supplement!
Post # 8
I don’t have it but my BFF has it very badly. She’s used to it but it does bother her, she says it’s the worst when she’s sleeping.
Post # 9
My SO has RLS. It seems to cycle – he goes through periods where it will be bad for a couple months or weeks, then tone down (though still be present) for a while, then get bad again.
I know that Gabapentin can help relieve it, but that’s prescription and also has some iffy side effects (though not everyone experiences them).
Post # 10
@rcac1208: I have had restless leg syndrome for years. It is horrible! My best advice is to go to bed before you are really sleepy. Anytime I stay up until I am super sleepy rls kicks my butt! Otherwise I have to get up and move or I take a super hot bath. If I take a bath I make it super hot, and I just stay in about 15 minutes, then straight to bed. If I get up and walk around it usually doesn’t last long, because I’m usually so tired and frustrated that I try to go back to bed before the walking even helps. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! Try the hot bath, but make sure to go straight to bed after.
Post # 11
@Lyndzo: I don’t know how anyone could get used to it! 2 nights ago I thought I was literally going to go insane!
@Polyphemus: Yeah, they commonly prescribe drugs for epilepsy (Gaba) and Parkinson’s to people with RLS. I’m just not sure I’m ready to take that step yet. Those are some pretty hefty drugs, y’know?
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I will definitely have to try that! Thanks!
@VeggieBee: I started taking my multi-vitamin again with just a pinch of iron, but I should make an appointment with my doctor just to be sure. Thanks for the suggestion.