Bees With Restless Legs

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
240 posts
Helper bee

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
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I find that swimming is very helpfull for relaxation in the leg area.

Post # 5
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
5277 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

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
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Try a calcium/magnesium supplement! 

Post # 8
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
946 posts
Busy bee

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
11589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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.

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