Post # 1
I get this every night, though all except for last night, so I wrote down what I had to eat and drink that day as well as the day before. I’ve looked at preventative methods on-line, I just wondered if anyone else gets this and if you’ve found a cure?
Post # 2
Yes it’s a sign of low iron, look under your eye lid bobottom , if the side look white your iron low if pink it’s fine
Post # 3
CatyLady: my dad tried this crazy thing but he says it works. he put a bar of ivory soap under the mattress. He swears by it and he’s not into anything weird normallly but my mom read some article on it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant
My FI has this. Exercise really helps. If he doesn’t exercise for a few days, it gets really, really bad and he can barely sleep. Sitting down for too long (2+ hours) makes it worse as well. He mostly just trys to stay active and it keeps it under control.
Post # 5
vhenke1: I wondered this and still do to a point, my iron levels were tested a few months ago and all was OK but checking my lower lids they are paler than my husband’s.
lucygirl1: That theory has crossed my mind too and sitting at a desk all day wouldn’t help either.
Post # 6
DisneyKb: +1000! I always have a bar of Ivory soap under my fitted sheet! I haven’t had a single problem since I started doing that!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA
CatyLady: i tell you what, i used to get this all the time when i would get into bed. its one of the worst feelings. but i’ve been working out 304 days a week for the past 10 months, and i seriously cannot remember the last time i had restless legs. i sit at a desk for ab 9 hours a day. i would have to attribute the lack of restless legs to exercise. thanks for helping me point out another benefit to exercise! lol
Post # 8
IYeah if your mouth cracks on the corner side where your smile meets is for sure low iron, I get it bad specially that time of month
Post # 9
Definitely iron! My iron levels (hematocrit in particular) were low mid pregnancy for me, a week after starting iron supplements it went away!
on the other hand, RLS is something that can be vitamin related or dehydration. So check those out too
Post # 10
I don’t know if I have RLS to be exact but my legs to get this “itchy” feeling, like under my skin not itchy like a bug bite. According to my husband I sometimes repeatedly lift my leg up and down when I sleep. I had no idea I would be doing this either. It’s really annoying but I have heard that exercise is typically the bset thing you can do for it. I should try it, but I’m really lazy lol
Post # 11
I have it and I’ve noticed that if I stretch for about 10-15 minutes before bed it can help. My dr gave me neurontin for it 3 years ago and that shit is awful! Made me so tired the next day and didn’t help with RLS…just made me tired so I could sleep through it. A different dr also had me try magnesium supplements and those actually helped quite a bit as well.
Post # 12
I used to get this all the time and no one believed it was real! I found out I had anaemia and had to take iron tablets for about 3 months. Since then its been much better. I still get it every now and then when im in bed at night so I usually get up and have a quick walk round the apartment and shake my legs out. I also take magnesium and vitamin D for other reasons and coincidentally I havn’t had RLS at all since taking them, but I don’t know if thats related!