~I Wish They Would Give Me Peace~

Lenox, Georgia
December 23, 2016 1:39pm CST
Night time has been rough for me this pregnancy. Even when Julian allows me to get some sleep I still can't sleep. When I finally get relaxed and close my eyes to sleep my legs start jumping. I have Restless Legs Syndrome bad while pregnant. It drives me absolutely insane! Has anyone battled with RLS? Do you have any solutions that I can do while pregnant?
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Dec 16
My former girlfriend had restless leg syndrome, and it was the worst right as she was falling asleep, or right after she would fall asleep. But sometimes, in the middle of the night. her leg would just dart out for no reason and kick me hard. She used to joke that it was just her nudging me to roll over or something, but I knew it was due to her restless leg syndrome.
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• Lenox, Georgia
23 Dec 16
@moffittjc Yeah that's when my legs start. Right as I'm about to fall asleep-it is so frustrating! Lol, mine do that too and my husband just says your legs acting out again? I just say Yup, sorry!
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies You could always blame your husband...just say to him, "You were snoring really loudly, so I kicked you!" lol
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@jstory07 (72458)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Dec 16
All I can say is just take it easy when you can.
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• Lenox, Georgia
23 Dec 16
@jstory07 Yeah I do but my legs go nuts at night no matter what I do during the day.
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@acelawrites (12749)
• Philippines
23 Dec 16
It could be very uncomfortable. One tip I read from the net is that you can put a new bath soap under your bedsheet to ease RLS. It said negative ions were released that help to stop RLS. I just do not know where to place it, maybe near the feet area of the bed.
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• Lenox, Georgia
23 Dec 16
@acelawrites Thank you. I have heard of this too and I keep meaning to try it but forget. I really need to try it. I'm willing to try anything at this point!
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@Morleyhunt (19318)
• Canada
24 Dec 16
My husband and I sleep with a bar of Ivory soap in our be. We use it to prevent leg cramps.
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• Lenox, Georgia
29 Dec 16
@Morleyhunt Does it work well for y'all?
• United States
30 Dec 16
I get RLS when I am super tired. I can't lay in one position for long without having to change and never mind the fact that I have to have my leg out of the blanket and it won't stop wiggling. UGH
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• Lenox, Georgia
30 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly Yeah it is the most awful feeling, I hate it so much.
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• United States
30 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies I am thankful that it doesn't happen often to me. But, when it does I feel like I am going to flip out.
@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
24 Dec 16
Sorry to hear this...I havent suffer from this in my pregnancies... Put your legs in warm water for few minits. It may heal the pain
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• Lenox, Georgia
29 Dec 16
@amandajay Thank you, it is awful.
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
30 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies hope you are ok by now... Take care
@nanette64 (18210)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Dec 16
Maybe using the Tommy Copper leg wraps on your legs while you sleep would help @LovingMyBabies . They are not that expensive.
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• Lenox, Georgia
29 Dec 16
@nanette64 I need to look into those, I'm willing to try anything! Thank you.
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@nanette64 (18210)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies You are welcome and I hope they work for you.
@Tampa_girl7 (27615)
• United States
25 Dec 16
I've never experienced this. So sorry you can't sleep well.
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• Lenox, Georgia
29 Dec 16
@Tampa_girl7 Thank you.
@paigea (22674)
• Canada
24 Dec 16
I have had it now and then. I can only imagine what a bad case of restless leg syndrome would be like. I hope you can get some relief
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• Lenox, Georgia
29 Dec 16
@paigea Yeah it is really awful and it is every single night! =(
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@LeaPea2417 (23305)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Dec 16
I have not had that pregnant or not pregnant. My husband suffers from it on occasion. He takes one of those Aleve PMs to help him sleep and that helps.
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• Lenox, Georgia
29 Dec 16
@Leapea2417 I wish I was able to take something like that but being pregnant I can't. =(
• United States
24 Dec 16
Sounds like something you need to talk to your doc about. I don't know anyone who has or had that.
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• Lenox, Georgia
29 Dec 16
@Abbygreenhill It's common during pregnancy, I am planning on asking her about what I can do for it at my next appointment.
@UncleJoe (11434)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 Dec 16
Got any Krazy Glue?
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• Lenox, Georgia
23 Dec 16
@UncleJoe Not an option!
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@NJChicaa (48683)
• United States
23 Dec 16
I hope you can figure something out
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• Lenox, Georgia
23 Dec 16
@NJChicaa Thank you, I hope so too!
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@marlina (80807)
• Canada
23 Dec 16
I have RLS and it is a pain in the neck so to speak. Do you have enough iron? Sorry, I do not have a solution, I just live with it.
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• Lenox, Georgia
23 Dec 16
@marlina I know the feeling, it is so annoying! I take my prenatal vitamins and they have iron in them.
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@Juliaacv (35336)
• Canada
23 Dec 16
I've never been bothered by it, but what about rubbing your legs with some nice soothing lotion a little while before you go to bed. That might relax the muscles enough to let you nod off.
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• Lenox, Georgia
23 Dec 16
@Juliaacv I have tried lotion and it worked for a few minutes but then they started up again. It's so frustrating.
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@marsha32 (6683)
• United States
24 Dec 16
I have RLS and all I can do is get up and walk around. They say to make sure you walk around before getting in bed and some times that works...or I get lucky. I know there are prescriptions for it but I don't like pills.
24 Dec 16
Try Traditional Chinese Medicine. Lots of hard cases can be treat using Chinese Medicine.
@fishtiger58 (30316)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Dec 16
I used to get bad leg cramps at night when I was pregnant, the only thing I can suggest is eat more bananas, I know that helps the cramps, not really sure about RLS.
@marlina (80807)
• Canada
24 Dec 16
I assume that you had the Sleep Test for the whole night and that's when they said that you had the RLS.
@Tina30219 (37691)
• Onaway, Michigan
24 Dec 16
Sorry about the RLS hope you find something you can take to help with you being pregnant.
@Morleyhunt (19318)
• Canada
24 Dec 16
My dad swore that Vlasic brad and butter pickles and pickle juice helped prevent his restless legs. Every night with supper he'd have four pickles and an ounce of pickle juice.