Restless feet at night

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Morticia32
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 3/19/2006 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hi everyone,
 
Its been a little bit since my last post. Im doing ok, my swelling is still gone ! But the pain is still there of course. I have a new thing thats driving me nuts. I think its RLS Restless Leg Syndrome.
 
My feet drive me nuts when i try to sleep, i have this urge to move them all the time. Its a funny tickling feeling, that hurts like hell because of the RA. Anyone have any suggestions, im exhausted.
 
Thanks Mort
Diagnosed: Hypothyroid 1990, Endometriosis 1997, Agrophobia 1998, Objective Tinnitus 2004,Rhematoid Arthritus Feb 2006.
Procedures Done: Gallbladder Removed 1994, 3 Endoscopes, 5 Laps for Endo, Hysterectomy 2003, Angiogram 2003.
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curley
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   Posted 3/19/2006 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Morticia,Glade to hear from you.I do not have RSL but I do have RA so my leg's hurt pretty bad and right now my knee's are killing me.My Dad has RSL and I know by watching him that it is painful and it make's it hard for him to get the sleep are rest that he need's and I feel for him and my heart goes out to you.My Dad said that alot of times he can set in the hottest water he can stand and it help's with it.There is a new med for this and I cannot remember the name of it right off bat but will ask my Dad.But my Dad cannot take this med because it interfear's with the med's that he is on.I do hope that you get some relief from it soon.Please let me know how you are doing and if you have not said any thing to your DOctor you may want to you may be able to take this new med.Keep intouch with us on how you are doing.

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erin.K
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   Posted 3/21/2006 1:56 AM (GMT -7)   

yes there is a new medication for RLS!  if you can get a hold of it...try it!  i believe it just calms the nerves in the lower extremities. i believe it works in the same matter as an anticonvulsant does.

in the meantime, a muscle relaxer could possiby help a little.

what i would try as well is Targeted Muscle Contraction. kind of like meditation but you do it in bed. you tighten or flex your muscles starting in your feet, then legs, then buttocks, then abs, neck, arms hands and work yourself down. with deep breathing some feel a sinking sensation and then relaxation. kinda like a biofeedback exercise to get the nerves calm in the leg fibers.

what else do we need to keep us up at nite?


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Meds: Humira 40mg every 4 days; pred; Pentasa; Imuran; dilaudid; diazepam; Avinza 30mg; MiraLax & too many others.

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