leg shaking - anyone?

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hlayne
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   Posted 9/26/2008 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm awake, again, since 4 a.m.  Woke to my leg shaking and mind-a-racing.  I'm accustomed to both occurring frequently, but have noticed a particular pattern of this happening around this time many mornings.  The leg shaking has been worse lately - my husband has gotten up and slept in another bed.  When I woke up this morning, I realized that my leg was going, so I decided to get up and let him sleep.
 
My legs shake during the day too.  Sure, when I'm nervous.  Lots of times when I'm not though.  For unknown reasons.  People have noticed all my life. My mother does this a good bit too.  I did it before I ever startred on psych meds.  Tends to come and go in intensity and really going lately.  It can be a side effect of anti-psychotics and anti-depressants too, from what I read.
 
I'm so frustrated with being on so many meds and still getting minimal relief.  My unstable mental status is effecting my work, my finances and my marriage.  My husband's worried about the finances and naturally frustrated with my frequent forgetting and infrequent following through with just lots of things.  He's careful not to act irritated with me, but he does get down.  Seeing him frustrated at our situation, worried that we'll never "get ahead" financially, etc., hurts.
 
I know the latter part of this post is off topic - I'm not always sure whether I should just start another topic or ? I did read through several posts from others first and didn't find any related enough to reply to w/ my concern today.
 
Thanks.
 
h

serafena
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   Posted 9/26/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Um...it's okay that it's off topic, it's still focused on how you're feeling. Nervous leg syndrome is serious. Have you or your mother ever talked to your doc about it?

serafena
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hlayne
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   Posted 9/26/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   

no, I don't think I have ever mentioned to it a doc - at least not more than in passing. I need to mention it to the pdoc in a couple of weeks when I go back as I do think it's possibly worsened / exaggerated from meds.  I did read around some and it's not the restless leg syndrome you see meds for on TV - I don't have pain - just restlessness and rapid shaking. 

thx

h


serafena
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   Posted 9/26/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had restless legs before, also without pain but it's so uncomfortable. Try running it by a doc. It can't hurt, right?

Serafena
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hlayne
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   Posted 9/27/2008 1:41 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah,
I will run it by my pdoc at least. Tired of spending sooo much money on medical care - this year has been really costly, so I'm avoiding any specialist appt.s for the time being unless necessary. Guess I wouldn't go first to a neurologist before my PCP though. Will check w/ pdoc and PCP in needed.
thanks, as always for your input

h

olivia of course
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   Posted 9/27/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
what types of meds are you taking, it is possible that the meds are making your symptoms worse. I know I had involuntary leg movements when I was on certain types of anti-psychotics. Don't forget to bring up your concerns when you next see your pdoc.

Olivia
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