Anyone having restless legs at night ....

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  1. Gem212

    Gem212 Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies, it started a few weeks ago and is getting worse, i stretch them, rub them, walk around, in the quilt out the quilt, give them a little wriggle it goes on for about an hour before i fall asleep!!

    Anyone had or got this and got any cures :)
     
  2. RoisinC

    RoisinC Well-Known Member

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    Yes me!! I went to Holland and Barrett who said it can be a magnesium deficiency and recommended magnesium supplements which have definitely helped. My midwife wasn't in favour of them but I did my own reading and they seem to be fine to take from what I've read. Other tips are cut out caffeine, drink plenty of water and I think bananas are supposed to be good for it. Hope you get something that helps xx
     
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    Yes, me too! They're fine once I'm actually in bed, they've got a mind of their own if I'm on the sofa watching a film though. I hate it!!
     
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    Yep and if your anything like me it gets worse xx
     
  6. inky

    inky Well-Known Member

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    How were your iron levels when you had your bloods done? It can be a symptom of low iron x
     
  7. Rubyredslipper

    Rubyredslipper Well-Known Member

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    Old wives tale but a banana before bed works for me.
    Told that tonic water also works but I can't stand the taste of it (always thought it was fun I hated!!)
     
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    I heard potassium's the key. I've also had the restless legs since tri 2 and now bad leg cramps in the night too! Bananas help, but also (perhaps unorthodox) I started craving lager, so my partner got my some erdinger alcohol free and it's great stuff, pretty much like the real thing... and it has plenty potassium! So that's my excuse for drinking it now. Oh yes... it's just for the potassium... ;-)
     
  9. Natnat274

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    Yes!! And it's driving me mad!! And my poor oh gets the brunt of it as I just can't settle! :( x
     
  10. Gem212

    Gem212 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies, i have been having a banana before bed but i may try magnesium supplements as well :)
     

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