Restless leg syndrome

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    May 29, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    Has anyone heard of this? I seem to have this problem at night when my legs want to twitch and I have to move my legs to stop them. And then I can't stop thinking about it. Sometimes it happens during the day. Am I lacking some vitamins or something?
  • mcwclewis

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    May 29, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    I have RLS, its obnoxious.

    Its not a lack of vitamins, I think it has something to do with the nervous system. There are a couple of medicines for it that have next to no side effects, so maybe you should bring it up to your doctor.

    Best of luck.
  • HereNBoston

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    May 29, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    vitamin deficiency, iron deficiency anema are both causes. caffiene can make it worse. yeah theres a whole range of meds ranging that treat it. so just see your doc to get a script for something
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    May 29, 2008 8:28 PM GMT
    Restless Leg Syndrome
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    May 29, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    Oh yes it is quite a well-known condition. I see treatments advertised for it on TV now. You may want to cut back on caffeine. When I was a coffee junkie (6 strong cups a day), I would have restless body syndrome. I was almost manic in my physical and mental energy. Then I would crash in exhaustion at the end of the day.

    Very unhealthy.
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    May 29, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    i'm pretty sure EVERYONE has suffered from this before. plane rides, before exams. i was amazed when they came out with meds for it. seems like another reason for a pharma company to make cash.
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    May 29, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    I heard it was a sign of sexual frustration....but who knows for sure....
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    May 29, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    Well, i'm drinking loads of coffee at the moment so that may be something to do with it.
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    May 29, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidWell, i'm drinking loads of coffee at the moment so that may be something to do with it.


    probably good to cut back before going and getting put on unnecessary meds icon_smile.gif


    the usual suspects to treat it are more anxiety meds anyway like benzodiapenes.. klonapin and those types
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    May 29, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    No, i don't wanna be taking any of those. Herbal tea from now on.
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    May 29, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    yalemarine saidI heard it was a sign of sexual frustration....but who knows for sure....


    Wow if this is even partially true I am going to pay more attention to people's jiggling legs! icon_razz.gif
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    May 29, 2008 9:03 PM GMT
    That's a form of masturbation by your subconscious!
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    May 29, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    Well i haven't had sex for more than a week so it could be...
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    May 29, 2008 9:13 PM GMT
    And aging.
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    May 29, 2008 9:23 PM GMT
    Eh? Eh? What's that? Sorry, I can't hear you.
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    May 29, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    My point exactly grampa. x
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    May 29, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    Used to have it every night, then I started exercising in the evening instead of the morning and it went away.
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    May 29, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    On a holiday?
  • ShawnTX

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    May 29, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
    I normally have my feet behind my head at night so I'd have no idea if I have RLS.
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    May 30, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    yalemarine saidI heard it was a sign of sexual frustration....but who knows for sure....



    well, i don't have sexual frustration ...

    but how come i still have "restless legs syndrome"?

    it happens at night when i'm about to sleep ... i hate "restless legs syndrome" !!!

    i need help ?
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    May 30, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    try valerian root, it's supposed to relax the nervous system... it does take the edge off a bit, i think, when you can't fall asleep, maybe it will work with your legs.
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    May 30, 2008 6:00 AM GMT
    I normally have my feet behind my head at night so I'd have no idea if I have RLS.

    And you look like such a nice boy.

    We don't have Mountain Dew in the UK but i'm gonna lay off the coffee for a while.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 30, 2008 6:23 AM GMT
    I had it when I was a kid...would always creep up on me when I was in church