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#11 Yari

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    Posted 08 March 2008 - 01:35 PM

    You poor thing! I've had RLS and it is so annoying.

    I know there are meds for it out there.

    #12 1elephant

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      Posted 08 March 2008 - 02:23 PM

      i have rls and i'm not sure, but it may be the result of the anti-depressants that i'm currently taking. i HATE when it kicks in (no pun intended) in the car, but i actually put a bar of soap under my sheets, and i don't experience the feeling anymore when i'm in bed.
      my mom told me about the 'remedy' - any brand of soap, still wrapped up, placed under your fitted sheet down near your toes. it works - for me, at least!
      there was a thread on here somewhere, and i believe it was started by jaimelynn...it may have been deleted ...... i'll go search for it.

      UPDATE: must have been deleted...sorry!

      #13 CarrieRN

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        Posted 08 March 2008 - 02:27 PM

        Mine definitely increases when I'm tired and occurs a lot after working a 12h shift. Sometimes, they bug me while I'm sitting down if I'm on night shift. The compression hose didn't make a noticeable difference. I just have to get up and walk a little. Or if I'm home, I take some ibuprofen and go to bed. The cool sheets help and I'm able to go to sleep. It just feels like my feet and ankles are overstimulated. My chiro recommended taking magnesium supplements. I am inconsistent with any vitamin or supplement taking so, who knows?
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        #14 rodent

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          Posted 08 March 2008 - 02:30 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by CarrieRN
          Mine definitely increases when I'm tired and occurs a lot after working a 12h shift. Sometimes, they bug me while I'm sitting down if I'm on night shift. The compression hose didn't make a noticeable difference. I just have to get up and walk a little. Or if I'm home, I take some ibuprofen and go to bed. The cool sheets help and I'm able to go to sleep. It just feels like my feet and ankles are overstimulated. My chiro recommended taking magnesium supplements. I am inconsistent with any vitamin or supplement taking so, who knows?
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          #15 amandatheo

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            Posted 09 March 2008 - 04:09 PM

            My fiancee suffers from RLS of which seems to be worse during the night. Sometimes its so bad it keeps him up all night - and me where he's constantly figeting. The only thing that seems to help is if he puts pressure on his legs. He finds wearing compression socks sometimes help whilst on other occassions nothing dulls the feelings.

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            Originally Posted by Melissa Radolli
            When I was in my early 20's RLS was a huge issue for me - What worked for me was increasing my exercise - making sure I was getting enough iron (since anemia is one of the causes!) and getting enough sleep!
            Might suggest these ideas to him though, so hopefully we can both get a good nights sleep!!

            #16 Alyssa

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              Posted 09 March 2008 - 05:56 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by lauren c.
              i have rls and i'm not sure, but it may be the result of the anti-depressants that i'm currently taking. i HATE when it kicks in (no pun intended) in the car, but i actually put a bar of soap under my sheets, and i don't experience the feeling anymore when i'm in bed.
              my mom told me about the 'remedy' - any brand of soap, still wrapped up, placed under your fitted sheet down near your toes. it works - for me, at least!
              there was a thread on here somewhere, and i believe it was started by jaimelynn...it may have been deleted ...... i'll go search for it.

              UPDATE: must have been deleted...sorry!
              Lauren,

              my cousin has RLS - i want to tell her about the soap - what does it do? do you put it at the bottom of the bed or under your leg? how does it work?
              thanks,
              Alyssa

              #17 jillhiggins

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                Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:28 PM

                I have heard of the soap remedy too.

                #18 JaimeLynne

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                  Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by lauren c.
                  there was a thread on here somewhere, and i believe it was started by jaimelynn...it may have been deleted ...... i'll go search for it.

                  UPDATE: must have been deleted...sorry!
                  Yup, I started a post about this awhile back. I've suffered off and on my entire life with RLS. I can think back to childhood when I had those itchy, creepy feelings in my legs. I couldn't sleep and couldn't sit through movies at the movie theater. People told me it was growing pains. Little did I (or they) know it was actually something called Restless Leg Syndrome.

                  I tried taking Requip but had side effects that I couldn't handle (very dizzy, nauseous, etc.). You might try yoga and see if this helps. It really depends on how severe your symptoms are. For me warm baths and mild exercise did not work. I finally got to a breaking point one day at school and broke down sobbing in the school doc's office. I had no idea at the time what was going on with me - only that I couldn't sleep, couldn't sit still in class or while driving. It was taking over my life.

                  Try Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation. They have excellent resources and both homeopathic and drug related treatment options on there as well as links to support groups.

                  Every once in awhile this will start to creep up on me again. I really notice a correlation with stress.

                  I wish you the best and I definitely understand. I know it's so hard trying to explain what you're feeling to people. Good luck!!!!

                  P.S. I tried the soap thing and it never worked for me. Probably works more for mild to moderate symptoms...

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