I have fibro and restless legs. Luckily, it only flares up occasionally but when it does it can be very uncomfortable. I have spent the night in my rocking chair, using my feet to push off the floor and many nights pacing the floor to find relief. I am luck it goes away after a few days. You should talk with your doctor, there are good medicines for restless legs.
I hope you can get some relief soon!
I have FM & restless leg syndrome along with it. When my symptoms get bad, I take Quinine caps prescribed by my doctor. Usually if I'm overactive during the day they are worse. I've tried the meds for restless leg and eventually had to change for other reasons, but just take a Quinine when it's bad and it helps.
Thank you Sherrine, Meggie and kaymac
I am not surprised that it is apart of fibro. I am going to try walking this afternoon, even if just for 10 min. My problem is that by mid afternoon and on, I go downhill and have problems walking at all. I will try walking the floors if it happens again tonite, it will be reminiscent of early motherhood! I will try the rocking chair too...(never even thought of that) This has been going on EVERY night for about 9 days now...what a terrible ordeal this is...this fibro thing just keeps getting bigger it seems
Yes..forgot to add the clenching of teeth thingy. Last night while we watched a movie...Robert says out of the blue " are you grinding your teeth?" and I was, and didnt even know...I was focused more on the antsy, restless feelings in my legs.
I will go see the doctor if I dont get a break in this episode, I have had it before, but it never lasted this long, or was this intense.
Thanks again, Diane
One word for you MAGNESIUM. I have suffered from RLS for about 9 years, it started when I was pregnant with my youngest. I started taking magnesium for it about 4 years ago, and I rarely have a problem with it anymore. The only time it flairs up is when I am low on magnesium.
You can get a magnesium supplement for a low price just about anywhere that sells vitamins. Better yet, a calcium/magnesium combo is best. I actually take a cheapo mag. capsule, and take a Tums along with it.
I have a friend who was having trouble with back spasms. I gave her magnesium, and she was amazed at how much better she felt the next day. I don't know the scientifical explanation about why it works, but it does.
Melatonin won't help RLS, but it does help with sleep. And we all know how important sleep is!
the magnesium hasn't helped my rls at all. I started taking the malic acid and magnesium about 6 weeks ago now, and I haven't noticed any change in my rls. I am feeling less pain from the fms, and not as tired, but my rls is still bad.
maybe it doesn't work if you are taking malic acid with it?
Shhhhhhhh Sherrine need not know ya took it, just sneak it back after you bop me with it.
welll..it is just after 6am, been up since 4:30ish, Rob made me eat some veg soup last night...then I took my last 3 xanax...and I think I slept from about 10pm - 3am getting up only once. I figure I probably got at least 5 hours sleep, but now the fibro pain is bad, which of course I was expecting.
Tomorrow morning I have apptmt with family doctor, and I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high, but will make a list of all I have learned as far as meds go, maybe Ican get her to increase the xanax..currently taking .25 mg twice a day, obviously that dose is too low. I figure she will probably know more about treatment for fibro and ra than my rheumy does, because of her husband being dx earlier this year with r/a and fibro.
Sorry I havent been around much lately, I just feel so awful. Will make more of an effort today to distract myself from my misery.
Have a good morning
Kelliek, how much magnesium are you taking? The Malic acid won't affect it, so don't worry about that.
You might need to take more magnesium, or try a combo mag/calcium supplement. Calcium and magnesium work together.
I hope it helps you as much as it helped me! Take care!