Anyone here ever get restless legs

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   Posted 11/1/2006 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
almost feels like i have parkinsons, , its not listed as side effect on my verapamil bp med.
Im nervous, i can shake my leg back and forth for hours and twiddle with my fingers and type fast as can be now.
I heard somewhere we need more cal and magnesium for this

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   Posted 11/1/2006 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Magnesium deficiency is very often a contributing factor to anxiety disorder. You should Google the words "anxiety" and "magnesium" together. You'd be amazed!
I seldom have a problem with restless legs, but I used to. I found that alfalfa tablets helped.
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   Posted 11/1/2006 3:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup I am a leg shaker and a foot tapper at times..sometimes I do it and not even realise until its mentioned lol..
If I am wound up when I go to bed..its a big mistake..restless legs and bed destroyed sometimes...sheesh!
It all goes away when I calm down thank goodness

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   Posted 11/1/2006 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I DO THAT ALL THE TIME!!! Holy crap I thought I was the only one LOL

I thought I had parkinsons too.. I was SURE I had it.

Wow!! I am so glad I found all of you because every symptom I have seems to be mentioned here LOL

It's comforting.

My foot is shaking right now and I just can't stop fidgeting half the time.

Thought I had parkinsons. LOL

Magnesium.. I'll have to look that up.

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   Posted 11/1/2006 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I do same thing but with legs swinging back and forth lol ......when I am stressed or anfry lol
Nope it is A/P all IMO
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   Posted 11/1/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
im doing it very bad though, funny thing is i started magnesium before i got like this.

I heard calcium was gone but some people seem to not take it . Any other tips would help> I also have a 24 hour a day 7 day a week headache and it wont go away, sometimes just tolerable and sometimes feels like my head is gonna explode.

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   Posted 11/1/2006 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have restless leg too.  My mom always comments on my shaking my legs up and down and I never realize I am doing this!  When I was on my xanax, the symptoms weren't so bad, but it especially bothers me at night now...I am pregnant and can't take anything for rls!  I have found that a nice hot bath before I go to bed helps quite a bit.


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   Posted 11/2/2006 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm like a pnumatic (sp?) drill sometimes LOL tongue

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   Posted 11/2/2006 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have waht I call bouncy leg wen I am anxious or highly upset and sitting my leg will bounce up and down. Totally drives my bf nuts...He tries to hold it down to stop it. I cant help it tho it just kinda does it. Sometimes I dont even know it till someone points it out.

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   Posted 11/2/2006 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   

I have rls ttwarrior but mine is at night. It is sometimes very hard to rest because of it. My legs actually hurt (deep in my bones is the way it feels) unless I move them, shake them, thump them. My husband has said I wake him up at night with my legs thumping. I have been told that it can be caused by a potassium deficiency. Eat bananas. My doctor prescribed ambien for mine but I do not take it anymore. If you experience this at night try taking an herb called valerian. It has been helping me, though not all the time. I do agree with everyone that rls is most probably another of the many side effects of anxiety. Good luck! God bless...   Idie


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   Posted 11/5/2006 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I do eat one banana and i guess with the bp med its just not enough. I also feel like its anxiety. i feel funny if im not shaking my knee up and down or rotating my feet. And once you get momentum with it you can do it for a long time.

what else should i take.I want to get off this bp med and take something natural for a few days and see it its good. i take garlic, hawthorne and cayenne, but just once a day after dinner.

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   Posted 11/5/2006 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Guys,

I haven't posted in this forum, but frequently post in the migraine and chronic pain forums.  I'm a chronic leg bouncer/foot jiggler from way back.  I'm constantly in motion most of the time in one form or the other.  It doesn't bother me, but drives people like my mother crazy.  I used to do it years ago when I was a district manager for a major retail photography company.  It drove my boss crazy.  I would be totally unaware of it until she would reach across the table and grab my leg to stop it.  I guess I tended to shake the conference table a little bit sometimes. There was a period of several years when I didn't do it for whatever reason, but then it came back.  I don't try to stop doing it, and most of the time I don't even realize I'm doing it.  Heck, if I'm moving all the time, I figure I must be burning a few calories while I'm at it.

However, there are some times at night, when I'm trying to calm down and go to sleep, when I feel like I have the heebee-jeebees.  I have to violently shake my legs and arms a few times, trying to shake the icky feeling.  I take Trazadone at bedtime to help get to sleep, but it doesn't help when I get this sensation.  I feel like climbing the walls, even though I'm tired and want to go to bed.  I just get really agitated, and I haven't found a way to make the sensation go away.  I move from place to place trying to find a location I can get comfortable in, and eventually I'll get a couple of hours of sleep.  Of course, I feel like crap the next day, but since I'm on disability, at least I don't have to worry about making it to a job after that kind of night.

Does anybody out there have any suggestion on how to get that uncomfortable feeling to go away and get some sleep?


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