Restless legs are doing my head right in! I don't have them in the day only in the evening and thru the night! They wake me up in the night and then I can't get back to sleep!!! I feel like I gotta keep moving them about and they all crawly and on edge!!! What with that and leg cramps I'm going mad!!!!!!!!!
I had this for weeks - it was unbearable. I really, really sympathise - I was in tears most nights.
I tried every remedy suggested to me but nothing made a difference. I couldn't sleep, was shattered and like I said, really tearful about it. I was well awake until 3-4am most nights (mornings) due to my legs being so painful.
Then I got diagnosed with anaemia and started on iron supplements - I haven't had a single episode of restless legs since
That was about 8 weeks ago now and it has been heaven
I get it horrendously too . The one thing that helps me, and god only knows why, is sleeping with my legs up on a pillow; I put it lengthways under me so that most of my leg from thigh to ankle is raised up. Works wonders.
I have had it every night for weeks and I'm up again now because of it. I hate being pregnant. I really, really, really hate it. I think I made a mistake getting pregnant. I can't even feel glad about having a baby at all because it's just more sleep deprivation and I don't think I can take it any more.
I get this and its driving me mad! The only thing that helps me is sticking my feet in the freezer - we have a tall one so i just rest my feet on the bottom shelf - sounds crazy but the coldness seems to numb it and works. All my friends laugh at me (i had restless legs before pregnancy) but it does work - either that or walking on the cold tiles in the bathroom but sometimes its just not cold enough lol x