34 weeks pregnant and it's getting worse and worse. I can't sleep at night, which is particularly annoying given that I drop off during my commute without a problem, (which isn't long enough to be satisfying) or during In the Night Gardern (which isn't long enough to be satisfying) or nearly in the bath (which is just dangerous really). Something about DS1 falling asleep, which is the point where I become technically 'free' for sleeping, seems to trigger this. I've been taking magnesium as I used to get this in my distant, marathon running past, and it was the standard (running club) prescription (and it worked). I have had magnesium and I am jiggling and itching from the inside, can't sleep despite having a dreadful night last night and early morning and being ready to drop off all day if I sat too still (difficult with a toddler). Make me better? Please?
Swimming is really helping me, in fact after two nights of numb legs/ dead legs/ weird leg sensations I'm packing my swim kit and heading off to the swimming pool this afternoon! When I say swimming I mean laying on my back in the pool and kicking legs and waving arms...
I'm not sure the bananas are my cure as I'm eating lots of them anyway - I have a smoothie for breakfast and usually one later on plus often give DS a banana based 'moose' for dessert (and I def help him eat it...)
I was driven mad by this. I didn't know about the anaemia link. That maybe would have saved me countless nights rolling around my carpet like an overweight chimp possessed trying to get the buzzing to stop.
I found running a very hot then very cold shower along my leg helped enough for me to be able to drop off. Other nights, I had no choice but to watch David Attenborough documentaries while stuffing ice pops into my mouth in the vain hope I'd somehow lose consciousness.
Oh, very good info for the iron thing; I had already suspected anaemia cos I was absolutely crashing, energy wise. Bought some tablets yesterday.
Magnesium oil? From where might I procure it? That has also reminded me that epsom salts are magnesium sulphate and a bath with a couple of packets in is a very nice thing, so I might try this thank you.
Glad to hear it went for you Sheshelob though I do quite like D A and would be pleased to thusly medicate myself....