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post #1 of 14 Old 09-05-2008, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Restless Legs anyone?

Hi guys,

well, once again it is after midnight and im sitting here going nuts over my restless legs! this is the fourth night in a row!!!!!!!!!

i was told by someone that is caused by a magnesium deficiency, so i am taking multivitamins with magnesium in them but it isn't helping.

i thought it might have been lack of physical exercise because i haven't been able to do much since i got kicked, but i've been stretching (gently) and walking as much as is comfortable.

and tonight of all nights when i need my sleep (serious job interview tomorrow) here i am twiddling my thumbs and bouncing my legs around!

any ideas guys on how i can get rid of this? i need sleep, but i really just want the discomfort to go away.

tia

ps. im about to go soak in a bath for a bit and see if that helps

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-05-2008, 11:42 AM
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Yes and yes. But you need sufficient calcium for the magnesium to be absorbed. The ache is acids in your muscles "breaking down" from lack of us.

get up, out, and walk as much as you can. If you have been down for a bit it will take surprisingly little walking to tire your legs out. or sit in a chair and hold one leg straight out as long as you can, then change legs. Keep it up. The best recovery for bong sore and bruised is exercise. I'm not talking about 3 hours of raquetball! LOL Sorry. Don't know how crunched you are.

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post #3 of 14 Old 09-05-2008, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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I think i might do the holding one leg out thing.

ive just had a nice soak in the bath but it seems im worse than ever now, so i'll give that a shot.

my legs are healing slowly, very slowly, and im exercising as much as i can, but i've basically gone from being on my feet for about 12 hours a day, to about 1 hour a day, and its taking some getting used to. hopefully soon i'll be back to full strength!

here are the photo's that were taken within 30 minutes of the kick




they got a LOT darker than that, but those photo's are still on the camera

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Though I don't doubt that you have restless leg syndrome I bet having a "serious" job interview isn't helping you with your "need" for sleep. I know when I get anxious/nervous "whatever" I can't sleep either. Dash is right though (of course :) ) You need to get up & move move move! During the day walk if you can night ... try to start your "bed" time about 45 min. before your ready to actually go to bed. Start by turning off the TV, turn down the lights, don't eat anything heavy and just relax. A bath would maybe help too.
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[quote="BrwnEyedGrl"] Dash is right though (of course :) ) Good quote]

Realllllly? Cool!

Actually... after the third day you really should put a heating pad on the bruise. Ice reduces inflammation - constricts blood vessels and slows blood leaking out of broken vessels making that bruise. Now use heat to help break up the "old" blood there. Heat and exercise. This is where the expression 'walk it off" comes into play.

I am on my feet 12+ hours a day too ( so why does my butt keep getting bigger???) and I have to do something physical or my legs will be "bored" and too full of energy. 100 side leg lifts on each side usually shuts em up.

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Dash is right though (of course :) ) Good quote]

Realllllly? Cool!
100 side leg lifts on each side usually shuts em up.
Did quite a bit of walking today, but i dont think it was enough, so im gunna try the leg lifts.

thanks guys

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Hi there!

Have you told your doc about your need to move your legs? Restless leg is a neuro problem. My son has it. I have it too. Fortunately my problem doesn't cause me to have difficulty sleeping.

There are meds you can take to help with this.

So, how did the interview go?

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Ouch thats pic looks like i really hhurts!!!

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post #9 of 14 Old 09-06-2008, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there!

Have you told your doc about your need to move your legs? Restless leg is a neuro problem. My son has it. I have it too. Fortunately my problem doesn't cause me to have difficulty sleeping.

There are meds you can take to help with this.

So, how did the interview go?
Haven't told the doctor, maybe i should hmmm

I think it went well, i'm just waiting on a reply now.............i hate waiting lol

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Ouch thats pic looks like i really hhurts!!!
it doesn't hurt anywhere near as much as i did for the first couple of days. It must be getting better though because i was able to job a little bit yesterday. it still hurt but wasn't excruciating.

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