I was curious if anyone else is getting a strange sensation in their legs when they lay down at night. I feel this uneasy, nervious feeling, like my legs want to get up and run around or that my muscles want to contract. Its a very strange feeling and even when I get up and walk around it doesn't help. Anyone else out there feeling this way??
I've had it, but more often during the day when I have to sit still for a long time and can't get up and move around. It may be related to the whole charley horse thing that some pregnant women get. Make sure you are getting enough calcium and magnesium: that can help.
thalia loves Jesus and DH wordyeight and DD#1 : 8/2007 and DD#2 9/2010 and remembering: little turtle 5/23/2006 and poppyseed 7/15/2009
I have it and it can be very frustrating. I also suffer from it when not pregnant. Essentially there isn't much that can be done about it but just learn to cope with it. At least that is what I do.. I know there are some meds out there but I won't take them. When it happens at night I stick my feet under my dh's legs and the pressure usually helps to settle them down.
Nic, loving mama to 5 with a SURPRISE 6th on the way.
I hear this can be horrible, I feel for any Mum's dealing with it. But I argree that is sounds like RLS and I know there are meds for it that are "compatible" with preg but not with breastfeeding...from what I have heard.