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March 22nd, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Im at the end of my rope ladies. This has got to be something besides restless leg syndrome. Any thoughts?

I hate complaining about it but I don't know what else to do. I literally got 20 minutes of sleep last night and Im not even currently trying to sleep but its already started. Nothing is helping it anymore. I've tried stretching, calcium, hot baths, massages. I don't know what else to do. I know I talked to Anya about some natural things to help sleep but I haven't been able to get to them yet.

It's more than just my legs. It's into my feet, arms, hands and lower back. Im afraid that if it keeps going like this I will not get any quality sleep which will catch up to me during labor. :'(

I left the house once today to go to the post office which is a 5 minute trip and I honestly don't even think I should have been driving, I feel so cloudy.
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March 22nd, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Are you staying hydrated?
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March 22nd, 2013, 05:44 PM
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Yes, I believe so anyways. I don't normally drink enough water but in my last pregnancy I started false labor from being dehydrated so Im pretty strict on the ware this time. I try to stay at 1/2- 3/4 of a gallon. Downing a big glass of ice chips and water used to help it to but that has since gone out the window.
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March 22nd, 2013, 05:57 PM
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That sounds miserable! I wish I had a good suggestion, but I don't. I truly hope you can find some relief soon.
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March 22nd, 2013, 06:01 PM
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Really crazy idea, and im not so sure how this is going to sound, but does applying pressure help? I have had a few nights that I couldn't get to sleep because of some tingling/pain, and it really helped when DF snuggled me really tight, almost laying on top of me (as much as that is possible with me on my side, and being so pregnant...)
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March 22nd, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Just thinking here...have you had iron levels checked? That can be another contributing factor to RLS. Don't know if it would help, but you could try taking iron supplements and see if it helps.
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March 22nd, 2013, 06:13 PM
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In the beginning when it was just my legs I could squeeze them and it would help. Ice packs did too but is like Im immune to it now. DH is home right now and even if he was he is out an snoring within 3 seconds of hitting the bed, lol.

I'm trying to find a reason for it all and I can't. I had half a cup of coffee at 10am, that the only caffeine I've had all day. I've been taking my vitamins and supplements, all my blood test are coming back find so Im not missing any of the 'common' things.

I've mentioned the RLS to my OB but Im think at my appt Monday Im going to drill him on what else it could be.
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March 22nd, 2013, 06:13 PM
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Have you talked with your doc/mw about it? I'd want to make sure that it isn't something medically troubling and if it's normal, maybe it's time for a non-natural solution, aka DRUGS! (I don't know if there are any, but it'd be worth it for more than 20 minutes sleep in my book.)
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March 22nd, 2013, 06:15 PM
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Just thinking here...have you had iron levels checked? That can be another contributing factor to RLS. Don't know if it would help, but you could try taking iron supplements and see if it helps.
My iron levels were low with DD and I had to supplement then but this time they keep telling me they are fine so I haven't taken any. I might start it just to see.

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Have you talked with your doc/mw about it? I'd want to make sure that it isn't something medically troubling and if it's normal, maybe it's time for a non-natural solution, aka DRUGS! (I don't know if there are any, but it'd be worth it for more than 20 minutes sleep in my book.)
I have mentioned the RLS and told him that I had started a calcium supplement at the suggestion of a nurse friend. He basically said other than that and doing the stretches, heat, ect there wasn't much they could do. :/
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March 22nd, 2013, 06:37 PM
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i have mentioned the rls and told him that i had started a calcium supplement at the suggestion of a nurse friend. He basically said other than that and doing the stretches, heat, ect there wasn't much they could do. :/

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March 22nd, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Ugh, that's terrible. Seems like more than RLS to me if it's in other places. Dr isn't concerned? What about Tylenol before bed?
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March 22nd, 2013, 07:13 PM
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I'd ask for a blood panel, check your liver enzyme levels, stomach biles, and get checked for anemia. You need a break lady
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March 22nd, 2013, 07:15 PM
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I hear it can be pretty severe for some people. I can't imagine. Can you try to just start naturally increasing iron to see if that helps...more meat...?
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March 22nd, 2013, 07:27 PM
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I know they pulled my iron levels at this last appointment so Ill make sure to ask what they are on Monday. I don't really eat red meat so I've been trying to get it from other places but am going to start a supplement either way, just need to make sure I don't over do it with my other vitamins.

I had my appointment last Monday and it just started getting this bad on Wednesday with yesterday being the worse so I haven't told Dr. About it all yet.
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March 22nd, 2013, 08:14 PM
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what exactly are your symptoms?
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March 22nd, 2013, 08:32 PM
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The best way to describe it is involuntary movement with pain. I can try to keep my legs still but its painful and just kind of radiates until I have to move/bounce/squeeze it or something. So its easier to just keep it moving but to try and do that with your whole body and sleep is impossible. Eventually my muscles get tight which cause the movement to hurt more.
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March 22nd, 2013, 09:29 PM
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I don't have any ideas but that sounds miserable. I am thinking about you and hoping that you can find some relief soon. I also agree with the other ladies that it would be good to talk to your doctor about it again since it sounds like more than RLS.
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March 22nd, 2013, 09:33 PM
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that sounds miserable I hope you can get some answers.
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March 22nd, 2013, 10:50 PM
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I'm sorry, that sounds terrible. I had a lot of trouble too. I don't know if you are experiencing RLS, it might be something else.

I found this website, by a man that suffered severely from it. He swears that it is caused by inflammation (which doctors don't ever mention, maybe it's debatable, I don't know). He strongly suggests eating foods that are natural anti- inflammatory. Like...walnuts (as I mentioned in another post). I tried it, and it worked like magic!!!!!! Of course, I ate probably 2-3 oz a day for the first few days and it was completely gone. Now I eat about 1 oz a day, and it hasn't come back.

www rlcure com

Good luck.
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March 22nd, 2013, 10:50 PM
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I'm sorry, that sounds terrible. I had a lot of trouble too. I don't know if you are experiencing RLS, it might be something else.

I found this website, by a man that suffered severely from it. He swears that it is caused by inflammation (which doctors don't ever mention, maybe it's debatable, I don't know). He strongly suggests eating foods that are natural anti- inflammatory. Like...walnuts (as I mentioned in another post). I tried it, and it worked like magic!!!!!! Of course, I ate probably 2-3 oz a day for the first few days and it was completely gone. Now I eat about 1 oz a day, and it hasn't come back.

www rlcure com

Good luck.
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