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Old 01-15-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy restless legs

I have restless leg syndrome when I'm not pregnant, but when I am pregnant it is unbearable. Barely sleep, can't ride in a car... 12 more weeks of this!!!!

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:01 AM   #2
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Have you had your iron levels checked? It's usually linked.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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It can be a symptom of low iron - is for me I hate RLS.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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I have RLS all the time, but it's horrible when I'm pregnant, and take iron for it. It doesn't really help when I'm pregnant, it does when I'm not. I'm due 3/2 so I'm just happy I'm down to the last 6 1/2 weeks of it. I find showering right before I try to sleep helps. Sometimes massaging them with lotion helps. Usually it's just unbearably awful though :/ I'm sorry your going through this ! I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
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Re: restless legs

ddc from march. i too have rls not pregnant and even worse while pregnant. my go to remedies while pregnant are to take a warm-hot bath and having your hubby rub your lower back when you're laying down in bed.
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"Hugs" I hope you find something to help it!
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #7
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Re: restless legs

Yes, I am extremely anemic, I hate taking my iron pills though. If iron levels are linked with restless legs that is VERY GOOD motivation to take them. thanks guys.
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Yes, I am extremely anemic, I hate taking my iron pills though. If iron levels are linked with restless legs that is VERY GOOD motivation to take them. thanks guys.
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I have RLS all the time, but it's horrible when I'm pregnant, and take iron for it. It doesn't really help when I'm pregnant, it does when I'm not. I'm due 3/2 so I'm just happy I'm down to the last 6 1/2 weeks of it. I find showering right before I try to sleep helps. Sometimes massaging them with lotion helps. Usually it's just unbearably awful though :/ I'm sorry your going through this ! I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Are you getting enough Vit C with he iron?? C helps the body take in the Iron.
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The type of Iron matters for some as well. And it could be Ferritin not lack of iron but lack of ferritin to store iron.
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