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Wibu to mutilate anyone telling me to get sleep?

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Teabagtits Fri 28-Apr-17 02:05:20

I'm 31w pregnant. I haven't slept a full night since finding out last year. For the past ten weeks I've had bad restless legs and now even the trusty orgasm isn't working to relieve it (and really who could be bothered procuring one anywAy?) I've tried everything and nothing is working.

If one more person tells me to sleep before baby arrives I'm going to scream, nay, mutilate them. Would I be unreasonable?

lifesjoys Fri 28-Apr-17 02:08:05

It's okay telling people to sleep when they have no reason not too however if like you, it near impossible due to other reasons then no you are not it!

Oh & make sure you sleep before the baby arrives! winkgrin

Teabagtits Fri 28-Apr-17 02:13:09

Aaaaarrrrrrr Gggghhhhhhhh /mutilate/

nocoolnamesleft Fri 28-Apr-17 02:18:13

You're really being very touchy about this. I suspect you're tired. Have you considered trying to get some sleep?

PhoenixJasmine Fri 28-Apr-17 02:19:09

That sounds miserable how rubbish for you! I get this whenever my anxiety is high and it is a big part of my insomnia you have my sympathies. Did you have RLS before pregnancy? I'm sure you've been checked out and tried all the non-drug remedies. If you haven't talked it through with doctor then worth checking thyroid and ferritin levels. I think pregnancy can be a cause or risk factor though?

Teabagtits Fri 28-Apr-17 02:19:11

You know I hadn't considered sleeping... it seems so, y'know, old fashioned.

Teabagtits Fri 28-Apr-17 02:20:33

pheonix both iron and thyroid within reference ranges. I do sometimes get it when not pregnant but codeine usually sorts it. It doesn't work anymore sad

PhoenixJasmine Fri 28-Apr-17 02:31:40

Poop. It sucks, sorry.

lifesjoys Fri 28-Apr-17 02:32:11


Sleeping is coming back into fashion!

Better do it before it goes out again!

Teabagtits Fri 28-Apr-17 02:37:08

Actually maybe I should have renamed this wibu to drive to 24hr Tesco and buy a multipack of frazzles to cheer myself up.

PhoenixJasmine Fri 28-Apr-17 02:41:13

Frazzle run WNBU

Pick me up a 5-pack of squidgy bakery cookies while you're there would you.

lifesjoys Fri 28-Apr-17 02:44:26

Do you mind if I pass over my shopping list??

Only a few things! grin

MaitlandGirl Fri 28-Apr-17 02:49:28

Can you take a magnesium supplement? I found that helpful with RLS when I had a bad bout a couple of years ago.

(Sorry if you've already tried this and it didn't work)

Elland Fri 28-Apr-17 02:55:15

I really feel for you, my sisters just had restless legs and it was horrible to watch let alone how bad it was for her, I couldn't imagine being pregnant on top of that.

I'm assuming the medication you would be able to take is a no go during pregnancy? My sister had reflexology and a massage and it took it away for a little way, just enough to give her a rest, she also said putting pressure on them helped at night, for example her dog slept on her legs. Might be worth a go!

Elland Fri 28-Apr-17 02:55:50

And no ywnbu to get your frazzles!

paperandpaint Fri 28-Apr-17 03:06:56

I had it for all pregnancy - it's grim.

My DP massaging my calves before 'sleep' worked a treat though. Keep an eye on your kidneys - my restless legs were worse approaching an infection and was also worse when my iron was low. It's horrid.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 28-Apr-17 03:09:21

Pregnancy insomnia was my first inkling I was pregnant. Then I got a non-sleeper. At 1 yo, people would say, "no proper sleep in a year" and I would scream say, "two, actually".

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 28-Apr-17 03:13:12

<puts on hard hat and suit of armour> even if you can't sleep (why else do you think I'm awake at 3am? 35 weeks here), you really must rest and do nice things for yourself while you can blush I wish I had done this before my first was born.

LilacSpatula Fri 28-Apr-17 03:33:09

Frazzles are the way forward smile

ThumbWitchesAbroad Fri 28-Apr-17 04:09:21

Second the magnesium for restless legs. And also a B-complex vitamin (although perhaps just a pregnancy multi-vit will do the job, are you taking one?)
And for sleep - have you tried tart cherry juice? It contains melatonin, which is what our pineal gland produces to help us sleep. And if your own melatonin levels are in fact on the low side, then taking melatonin could actually be good for both you and the baby.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Fri 28-Apr-17 04:13:04

Benefits of good levels of melatonin in pg if you're interested. That's not quite what the research is about, but it's the other side of what the research is about, if you see what I mean.

TheMysteriousJackelope Fri 28-Apr-17 04:18:07

Donald Trump only sleeps four hours a night and it seems to work for him.

Have you considered taking your rage to Twitter? You could be Prime Minister of the UK in no time, you just have to have a complete absence of spelling and grammar, invoke Godwin's law for the most inane reasons and threaten people's jobs on a regular basis. Also use the words 'sad', 'loser', and 'whatever' a fair bit.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Fri 28-Apr-17 04:29:46

Donald Trump, however, is a barely literate arsehole with a God complex. Probably not an ideal comparison for the OP!

ThumbWitchesAbroad Fri 28-Apr-17 04:30:16

BUt you're right - it has worked for him, for Godonlyknowswhat reason!!

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 28-Apr-17 04:31:57

So did Thatcher. I'm sensing what happens to people who only sleep four hours a night...

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