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Does anyone else get restless leg syndrome?

I've had it for a few years but lately it's been more often.

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newmommy2677

Asked by newmommy2677 at 5:22 AM on Jun. 26, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I never did until I became pregnant. I had heard you could get leg cramps but I never did, I just got RLS. Now, my son is almost 5 and I still have it!
    ILoveCade

    Answer by ILoveCade at 5:25 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • My DH had it really bad at times. Increasing calcium helps sometimes.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:23 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • DH gets it. Try some tonic water in the evening. The quinine in it can be helpful
    whitepeppers

    Answer by whitepeppers at 7:21 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • POTASSIUM! Helped, and walking really helps. But ya, I did get it and it went away after my pregnancy but now I'm going through pain med withdrawl and it's back. Grrrr!
    JackieGirl007

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 8:06 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • No, do not increase calcium, you need to increase magnesium. Calcium makes muscles contract, magnesium makes them relax. You should be getting the proper ratio (2:1) of calcium/magnesium on a daily basis. I get RLS every once and again and when I do, I take a magnesium supplement; works great for PMS cramps too!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Yes I have it BAD with this pregnancy.
    babyhuey2

    Answer by babyhuey2 at 10:30 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Only when I was pregnant---no problems otherwise.
    tspillane

    Answer by tspillane at 4:00 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

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