Restless Leg Syndrome anyone?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

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
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Busy bee

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
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Helper bee
  • 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 # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Buzzing bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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
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Busy bee

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!

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