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Restless legs

(10 Posts)
kelbe Tue 03-Jan-17 22:22:22

Does anyone get restless legs without being in bed?

I know it sounds strange but I come to bet to stop the restless legs it's when I'm relaxing on the sofa that I'm struggling and it's driving me crazy. Any tips?

Wotshudwehave4T Tue 03-Jan-17 22:27:47

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I had this loads, it's so weird and uncomfortable, no remedies except to stand up. Read recently that a bar of soap under bed sheet by feet may help. I have no idea why or if it does, but how about stuffing bars of soap down your socks, but make sure they are not underfoot if you stand up lol!

Wotshudwehave4T Tue 03-Jan-17 22:28:40

Argh assumed you were expecting as I had it then, good luck

Doje Tue 03-Jan-17 22:37:05

I get this. Normally when I'm tired in the evenings. I stop it by going to bed, so no miracle cure here I'm afraid.

I've heard of the soap thing, and also bananas are meant to be good. I've not tried either to be honest as for me it's a sign I'm tired, so I should just go to bed IYSWIM.

NotWithoutMyMerkin Tue 03-Jan-17 22:37:42

I had this in both pregnancies and it drove me insane. There's a theory (google will help) that it's a vitamin deficiency so maybe read into that. I found it happened less the more water I drank and the less tired I was

thecatsarecrazy Tue 03-Jan-17 23:03:28

Yes, it starts in the evening when I'm sat trying to watch tv. Doesn't get any better when I go to bed.

Benby Wed 04-Jan-17 15:32:06

Hi I get restless legs but only when pregnant. I read about the bar of soap in the bed and laughed but thought I would give it ago. So got a bar of imperial leather soap and put it in the bed and touch wood it has worked so far. That was about a week before xmas.
No tips for when on the sofa sorry

user1471433387 Wed 04-Jan-17 20:01:33

I also get this when on the sofa watching TV in the evening. It is really annoying! I usually get up and march on the spot for a bit to try and tire them out.

MouseLove Wed 04-Jan-17 20:58:42

YES!!!!! I've got them right now. I'm only 5+2 and it's probably not even pregnancy related but it's doing my nut in lol. And I totally understand when you say they calm when you're in bed. Mine do this too.

ElizabethS89 Fri 06-Jan-17 14:50:07

Congrats on your pregnancy! I have constant restless legs, I am 23 + 4. I have to get up and walk wound regularly and of a night time can cure it with a bath or going to bed, have to busy myself doing the washing up sometimes confused

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