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RESTLESS LEGS!!!

I am 20 weeks pregnant & I am exhausted!!! I have had RLS since middle or high school. Usually a few calf stretches and I'm fine. I had trouble with it my last pregnancy, but since we had no other children I just slept in longer if my RLS kept me up late. Now we have a 2 year old & I'm exhausted! My RLS keeps me up til 2 or 3 most nights...
Are there ANY suggestions to help ease my crazy legs??? I'm so tired people that barely know me think I look like a zombie!

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:20 AM on Jul. 26, 2013 in Pregnancy

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Answers (8)
  • Sex or masturbation
    i'm not kidding
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:17 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • have you tried eating upping your potassium intake
    SO swears by a banana a day
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 9:08 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • Have you tried a hot bath before bed? I had this mildly in my pregnancy and a bath helped.
    HHx5

    Answer by HHx5 at 1:33 PM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • There is a medication for RLS
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 8:43 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • I take requip for it. I don't take it every night, just when I need it. I have to take it 3-4 nights a week. It kicks in within about 30 minutes.
    RelaxedMom2-3

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 10:05 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • My boyfriend has restless legs, and when it gets really bad, he goes walking around the house for a while till the spasms settle down.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 4:58 PM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • I tried the hot bath, it temporarily helps.. Most of the RLS mess aren't safe during pregnancy (or so I've read). I have a dr. Appt Monday I'm going to talk to him about it though. Thanks ladies!
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:19 AM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • Oh & I HATE bananas lol the consistency of then makes want to throw up lol
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:19 AM on Jul. 28, 2013

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