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Anyone have remedy for extreme leg pain/twitching during pregnancy?

post #1 of 4
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I know someone who is 6 mos preg with twins and is experiencing what she calls violent leg twitching. She can't even stand it more or less sleep through it. It happens mostly when she goes to lay down.

Anyone know what to do to relieve this or help alleviate? She has already tried walks and warm shower.

Thanks!
post #2 of 4
How's her potassium intake? She might want to add a banana or tomato to her daily diet. From what I recall (IANAD) an imbalance can cause muscle spasms.
post #3 of 4
Oh yes. I had this when I was pregnant with my twins from about 6 months onward. It was Restless Legs Syndrome. It was awful! I'd get it really bad at night, when I was really tired. Meditation worked wonders for me, but it was a challenge.

You can find more info here: http://www.rls.org

and here (I know, it's Babycenter, sorry ):

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/pre...leep/7549.html

As soon as I had my babies, it went away. I still get it occassionally if I'm overtired, but it's not as bad as it was when I was pregnant.

I feel for your friend. Give her a for me.
post #4 of 4
I had this with all of my pregnancies. it was awful and would wake me up out of a deep sleep. the dr said there was nothing I could do.
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