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Okay, last night I couldn't get comfortable at all and today I feel like some one beat me at every joint possible. You know the burning feeling after working out too hard and your muscle just feels like it's going to give out? I feel like that ALL OVER. I thought maybe it was a magnesium deficiency (i.e. it's that restless leg syndrome only all over my body thing possibly?) but I took an extra does this morning and it didn't help. Has any one else felt this way? This is my first pregnancy so I don't know. I know the last few weeks are rough (I'm 34 weeks) but this is going to be unbearable if I feel like this for another 6 weeks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I get that same feeling and I have been getting it for a few months now. That "restless leg syndrome only all over" is exactly what it feels like to me too. Some nights are better than other and some nights I get no sleep because my body just aches and tingles everywhere. The only thing I've found that helps even a little is to up my iron, I've found that to be the most helpful even though it doesn't take it away completely
 

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Thats how i get when I'm coming down with something...or is it something that has been happening a lot lately?
 

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well, two weeks ago I had that cold/flu that's been going around so maybe this is just lingering and I can't kick it? I have a doctors appt. Wednesday so I'll definitely mention it. It could be diet related too: I ate pretty crappy yesterday because I was just grazing on junk all day long. I'm glad to hear others have felt this way too though. I was convinced this morning that I have pregnancy induced rheumatoid arthritis or something!
 

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It sounds like you have met Mr.Relaxin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He is here to help your pelvis move and stretch so your babe can be born easily through it. Many women will have a few days of pain and discomfort, but will then kind of 'get used to it' and it fades a bit. I suggest tons and tons of pillows at night ~ and just know that your body is getting ready, even though you have some weeks left. Your almost done!!<br>
Happy Birthing!
 

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hehe - Mr. Relaxin - hehe<br><br>
i've found seeing a chiro has really helped me. my last two pregnancies i just suffered, figuring there was nothing i could do but just be uncomfortable till baby came. this time, since seeing the chiro, i've noticed a big improvement. not to say i never ache, but i found that for me anyway, some of the aching was because things were a little 'off' as they shifted and moved - like not all moving in sync - and that was what was causing most of my discomfort.<br><br>
i do notice that my muscles are more achy right after an adjustment, they are compensating/supporting the shifts that are taking place skeletally. but it only lasts a day or two, and and it's much more bearable than the deep joint aching, especially in my hips.<br><br>
so just a thought, if chiro is something available to you, you might want to check it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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figures it would be male (i.e. MR. Relaxin) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">. okay just kidding. my doula also suggested chiro - the webster technique specifically. I don't think it's in the budget though and I know my insurance won't pay for it (I've been down that road). I'm just glad to know the pain is not necessarily a bad thing. Thanks Mama's! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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This won't help if it's the relaxin (which sounds like a great suggestion), but since you mentioned restless legs. . .I've had RL horribly this pregnancy and nothing seemed to help. Cal-Mag supplements helped wonderfully with the leg cramps I get, but did nothing for the RLs. Then I came across a suggestion for folic acid. While taking it hasn't completely alleviated my symptoms, it has helped a lot. I take some in the morning in my B-Complex and then another dose of folic acid alone before bed (well, I try to- I often forget that one!).
 
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