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post #1 of 4 Old 08-25-2009, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Restless Leg Syndrome

Does anyone here have it?

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow. I've been thinking I have this for a long time now, but mostly it's very mild so haven't worried about it. But I had a horrible attack of it last night.

I get it in my arms more so than my legs though? Last night I woke up at about 1.30am and had it horribly in my arms. Normally it takes about 10/15 minutes to pass when I keep them moving, but it just wouldn't go away. It was horrible, I ended up crying because I was so frustrated, my body is so tired, but I just can't keep my arms still, but no amount of moving was helping the sensation. It woke Mark up and he was kinda freaked to find me shaking my arms around and crying... lol. He got me to take 2 nurofen and tried to get meto relax. It lessened a bit, but I only got to sleep about 20 minutes later. So it was about 45/50 minutes overall. My arms are aching today because of how hard I was moving them trying to get rid of it last night. I also have it a little bit at work today, but nowhere near as bad as I did last night.

I've only had it as bad once before, when I had drank a red bull a fewhours before bed. Again it took me at least an hour to get rid of the sensation, I was crying, and on that night I think I woke up a few times with it and even got up out of bed and walked around to try and releive it.

Argh! It's just the most frustrating thing, because my body and mind are so tired and still sleepy, but I just can't get rid of the compulsion.

Any one else suffer this?

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-26-2009, 07:14 AM
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I have had it for over 10 years.

I hate it. I could write a book about what and how I have tried to deal with it.

I would be interested in hearing what your Dr suggests after you go to today.

Whatever you do, don't have any caffeine, most especially later in the day, you will pay for it big time.

As far as I know and have heard, there is no cure, only can be managed and it's hereditary.

If interested I will pm you what I take.

Good luck at the Dr's.

Oh, whatever the Dr gives you, make sure you start out with the lowest strength and go from there since your body will get used to that and you have to go stronger. Hold off for as long as you can on any drugs also.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-26-2009, 08:14 AM
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My brother was diagnosed with it a few years ago and his doctor prescribed walking. He got a treadmill and it helped immensely.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-26-2009, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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I never drink anything with added caffiene anymore anyway. Just don't think it's healthy, and I guess it's a plus with this. Don't drink coke, or coffee. Sometimes I will have a sip of red bull, but that's all.

I'm also interested in what the doctor says... Hmm. We shall see.

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