Post Edited (vestabula) : 1/18/2009 7:50:23 AM (GMT-7)
I have had problems with my legs for years and didnt' know what it was until my Rheumatologist mentioned it. Most of the time I have the problem when I go to bed, but sometimes it bothers me when I am just sitting and watching t.v.
It is hard to explain, but the most bothersome part is I feel like I need to stretch my legs or get up and walk. Nothing helps. It is just a very heavy tight feeling which makes me want to stretch or flex my legs. I try laying with my legs straight, curled, etc. nothing helps it feel better. Now that I am on meds I don't have the problem very often. Hope this helps a bit.
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I have had this problem for yrs. One thing that helped, not cured, was to stop drinking reg tea, I have maybe 2 cups of coffee a year, I love Pepsi, neither cause the prob. BUT reg tea sends me out of my mind, my feet and legs up to my hips, go nuts. I drink decaf or herbal tea and it is much better. If I sitting on the couch, my foot starts to twitch, I don't even realize it, my DH will point it out to me. Nighttime is horrible, I can't lay on my right side due to shoulder prob, but my left side gets really twitchy. As miserable as it is, it was worse w/ reg tea. I don't know if that is cause for you, but maybe something to consider. Hope it helps, I know how unpleasant it is. Good Luck.
God bless. Alice.
Post Edited (Grailhunter) : 1/18/2009 3:32:55 PM (GMT-7)
Thanks for your replies. Alice...I drink lots of tea...you might have something there. I wouldn't worry about it if I didn't have it all the time, because that doesn't really fit the criteria for RLS. I will admit is is worse when I sit and go to bed. This came on me out of nowhere. I was on grand jury duty and had been sitting all day long, stood up and there it was...hasn't left me since, although some days are worse than others. I just feel like I am kicking myself to death!
Post Edited (vestabula) : 1/18/2009 3:51:36 PM (GMT-7)