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Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

I'm 17 and for the past about 4-5 years I non stop have the urge to move my legs in order to comfort an annoying sensation in my calf muscle. It's when I'm sitting down in class, laying down to rest, whenever the legs aren't moving - they want to. I just wanted to know what other people have experienced etc. and if anyone has their story. I've consulted a doctor (other than my dad) and they said I def have RLS. I also experienced this ridiculous jerking for the past year. Whenever I'd fall asleep, about a few minutes in my body would randomly fly 3 inches. After, I also brought that up to healthcare I found out its called PLMS ( periodic limb movement of sleep) and that most people have RLS have that.. which is pretty incredible.. I was just reading all the symptoms of RLS and I feel im like a posterboard for the syndrome hahaha. It's no fun, no fun at all. Ever since like 8th grade it would take me hours to fall asleep, it used to be worse back then. I shake my legs constantly in order to go to sleep with the fan blasted on my calves. Nowadays it'll take 45-2 hours which is pretty good opposed to a few years ago. any similar stories?


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Re: Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

i was diagnosed with RLS last year, and was on Requip.... however, i didnt like it, it didnt really help, and to be honestly, the only way to deal with it, for me, is to eat better, exercise more. i didnt like the drugs. i'm sorry and i know what your going through


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Re: Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

My brother has something like this. While he was never diagnosed with it, he surely has it.

He can never keep his legs in one position, and is always fidgeting. I don't want to sound like a bigot or something, but it pisses me off to the point of no return.

He never sits right at the table, and constantly has one leg up on the chair in his face while we are at dinner.

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Re: Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

when i saw the commercial for a drug about this i laughed.. im sorry but it sounds funny to me. i can imagine it can be a pain for some people but i think it has more to do with something mental/habit ..


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i was diagnosed with RLS last year, and was on Requip.... however, i didnt like it, it didnt really help, and to be honestly, the only way to deal with it, for me, is to eat better, exercise more. i didnt like the drugs. i'm sorry and i know what your going through
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try that 1st/ exercise more work the muscles, try thinking about something you like when you feel the need to more your legs. i dont everything and im sure some people do have involuntary muscle movements but the brain can be powerful everything is controlled by the brain( of course)

i stay away from drugs, i want to keep the body clean.


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Re: Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

I have rls on a very mild scale. And I mean it only bothers me about 2-3 nights per month. Although on those nights it does suck, it is a terrible feeling and it takes me hours to go to sleep. I cant imagine if it was bad every night. These few nights here and there are bad enough. I remember thinking there was something wrong with me years ago, way before rls was announced. Then one day I saw a commercial or something and I was like "Oh my god, I have that!".

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Re: Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

i found that if i had a long day busy with a lot of stuff i may have a hard time sleeping and i will move a lot, it takes me a long time to fall asleep. also when i cant sleep and i move around a lot i go to the bathroom, i urinate and go back to bed and i do fall asleep fast.


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Re: Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

Wonder what else people can make up so they can be treated with something. Couldnt it just be the fact the person ISNT comfortable so has to keep moving? There are times where I constantly have to shift my body, driving or sitting on the couch because I am uncomfortable. Try being 240lbs and sleeping on a memory foam (pos) matress I have restless body all dam night. 2 days I have had 5 hrs of sleep.

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Your fat 240lbs, but I saw a RLS commercial and this pill's side effects were increase in gambling and sexual behavior.... how is that possible lol
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Re: Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

hooray for sleeping disorders! I suffer from sleep paralysis, pretty goddamn scary when it happens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

Besides what people said, I would also suggest getting a better mattress + pillow, it should help you get comfortable faster and hopefully go to sleep sooner.


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Re: Anybody else suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome?

so thats why i move my feet until i fall asleep. i also experience this jump thing it usually feel like im about to fall into oblivion right b4 i hit that comatose sleep--it always wakes me up and scares me half to death.

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