Has Anyone Heard of or Have Restless Leg Syndrome?????

@cabergren (1181)
United States
February 5, 2007 3:28pm CST
I have had this for years and never until recently knew that it actually had a name. I don't have it that bad but it's still very annoying. I usually get it when I am overtired and then my legs start acting up. Does anyone else have it and what do you do about it?? Do you take the new medication they have been advertising?? Do you have any effects from the medication????
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I have been suffering from this from last two years. It's really annoying. Because of this sometime I can't sleep till 3 0'clock in the morning. It's just terrible.
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@rainbow (6763)
7 Feb 07
My legs jump sometimes just as I am dozing off and wake me up, my GP called them myopic jerks or sonmething similar, luckily I do not have it very oftne, every few weeks or if I am really tired more often. I was told it's just on of thosethings, however if yours is really bad maybe you should consider medication.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I've had it for years too. I didn't know what it was called so I called it "my running legs" I don't have it all the time, it comes and goes in cycles. It seems to coincide with insomnia for me. I absolutely can't stand it. My legs have to move and and it only happens in bed and once in a great while when I am in the car as a passenger on a long trip and I'm tired. I tried to fight it for years and would be awake all night long. Every time I tried to keep my legs still they felt like they just had to move, or walk. Oh god I was nuts. My doctor would just laugh. Finally he gave me trazadone and that helps for the insomnia and my legs. But knock on wood I haven't had any symptoms for about 6 months.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
6 Feb 07
I have that!!!! I call it the heebeejeebies! I can't stand it. We will be watching a movie and here it comes. There are night that I "knit" my feet together for hours in bed. I really notice it if I have ridden alot of horses that day. I have not tried the meds, but a warm bath with epsom salts seems to help alot.
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• Canada
5 Feb 07
I have never heard of this before but there is something wrong with my son's legs and now that you have posted this , I wonder if that is what he has . I have taken him to the doctor's many times as he has always complained about the pain he feels in his legs they never seem to find anything but he has complained about this since he was really little so I know there is something wrong . It doesn't bother him all the time , seems to bother him a lot more when he is standing or walking around .
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I've seen that commercial where a figure is on a reclining chair and suddenly there's some creepy crawlers on their legs and they go on to talk about RLS. I've known a woman with it and she swears it an actual syndrome and that it's very annoying.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I have heard of the new medication but havent tried it as I have heard its rather expense. I have learned a Hot bath helps my legs some. As well as some over the counter medication called legitrin. Restless legs is such an aggravation so I know what you are going thru. I used to wonder what it was as I had it for years.btw,I love your avatar pic- I adore chocolate covered cherries!
• United States
5 Feb 07
I know that I experience RLS. My doctor didn't believe me, but I definitely know what it feels like. He put me on medication for stress, but I don't have to take it everyday. I just take it when I feel I need to.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I have heard of it and thankfully I don't have it just yet. Maybe as older that I get, I will probably get it. I am sorry that you have it, hopefully it will go away soon.