I've never been bothered much by going to the dentist for cleanings, fillings, etc.. To me, it's pretty much about
keeping my mouth
open, ignoring vibrations from drilling, etc. No big deal.
But--in the past couple of years, I've started dealing with things like restless legs (and maybe even 'restless feet'(?), and more stiffness in general, making it difficult to recline comfortably, such as in a dental visit. Sometimes even the backs of my legs reclining can seem to set off my leg nerves. I don't know if anyone else here has something similar--could be part of my neuro issues, too.
I did phone the dentist office and ask if it were possible to sit slightly more upright or if they had any suggestions. I guess they tried to be helpful and yes, it was probably a question they hadn't gotten before. They were very nice about
it, and said I would have to be reclining, but maybe I could bring something with me (small blanket, etc.) to keep my legs more comfortable. They also said I could take occasional breaks and walk around, but I'm not sure that would be helpful if my legs/feet decide they want to be wacky that day.
Does anyone here have similar issues, and if so, how do you deal with them? I am going to wear my most comfortable shoes, for sure (not the newest or best looking but...). And I will definitely take my muscle relaxer before going, as always. A small blanket might be helpful, too, but I'm not sure it will solve the "nervy legs/feet" issues.
A rheumatologist told me I could take something for the restless legs issue, but if I did, I wouldn't be able to continue with my muscle relaxers Kind of surprised by that--maybe they wouldn't mix well?
I will also be seeing a new family doctor fairly soon and hope to get these things checked over, since they seem to flare up more than they used to. Of course, I'm getting older, too.
Thanks for any input.
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 11/10/2021 6:28:57 PM (GMT-7)