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anyone's DP/DH got twitchy legs when in bed?

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biglips Fri 21-Jan-05 14:42:22

mine drives me up the wall as he is a window cleaner and is on his feets all day, then when it comes bedtime, his legs twitched terrible and its keeps me awake - which why im always tired

anyone got any advice?

starlover Fri 21-Jan-05 14:52:45

make him sleep on the sofa??????

mrsflowerpot Fri 21-Jan-05 14:52:48

yes, dh is the same with twitchy legs. But it keeps him awake not me

Massage helps sometimes, just seems to relax the muscles.

nailpolish Fri 21-Jan-05 14:53:27

get him to drink some tonic water - the quinnine can help

WigWamBam Fri 21-Jan-05 14:56:56

If it is uncomfortable for him and keeps him awake as well then it could be restless legs - your GP can treat it.

biglips Fri 21-Jan-05 15:01:03

starlover - when i was pg, coz i was on and off the loo all nite and came back to bed, he was still twitching!.. 9 out of 10 he slept in the spare room and then it got to the point where i was missing him as it went on for months (we didnt sleep in the same bed for 3 months!! coz i was working at the time too) . its not his fault and docs said theres nothing they can do!.

what is annoying that when i first slept with him, it was the first 20 mins he was twitching and then he stop for the rest of the nite but now i go asleep and an hour or 2 later the twitching starts

biglips Fri 21-Jan-05 15:02:08

ive been putting it up for the last 4 yrs and i cant stand it any longer - hhheeeeeelllllllllppppppppppp!!

nailpolish Fri 21-Jan-05 15:04:40

honestly, try the tonic water (make sure it has quinnine)

go back to gp there IS something they can do

Marina Fri 21-Jan-05 15:12:21

Look Here for a bit more info, I know someone who has this and it is not much fun for her or her partner.

ediemay Fri 21-Jan-05 15:36:54

Hi biglips, I used to get this quite badly and it drove my DP and me up the wall too. As WWB says, it's worth seeing the GP about this. In the end I tried acupuncture and it worked for me. I haven't had it for 4 years now and we all sleep much better! Good luck from an ex-twitcher x

biglips Fri 21-Jan-05 19:28:16

ediemay - how much is the acupunture sessions are - £20 each?

happymerryberries Fri 21-Jan-05 19:29:56

It is called 'Restless legs Syndrome' AKA Ekboms syndrome. In some cases it can be caused by a vitamin deficiency, but in the vast majority of cases there is no known cause. Quinine can help some drink those G & Ts!

biglips Fri 21-Jan-05 19:36:18

well i went out before and bought 2 bottles of tonic water - indian water. is this the only tonic water you can get by schweppes? as im desperate as when i go back to work in apr i dont want to be knackered or otherwise ill be chopping his legs off with a hedgetrimmer !!

biglips Sat 22-Jan-05 15:59:30


ediemay Sat 22-Jan-05 16:04:53

hi biglips, I think the sessions were £25 and I had three. It was worth it! Wish I'd known about quinine, I could happily drink plenty of G&Ts. Schweppes do Indian tonic water and also a sugar-free version which still has quinine.

Hausfrau Sat 22-Jan-05 21:07:30

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