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Itchy and restless legs

(10 Posts)
manandbeast Sat 21-Oct-17 09:19:27

I've been suffering from itching skin and restless legs for a while now but it's starting to get me down and really affect my sleep.... night before last the restless legs were accompanied by all I can describe as rushes of anxiety that kept waking me up.

Is it worth mentioning to a midwife? Is there anything anyone has tried that has relieved this?


Smallpotatolove Sat 21-Oct-17 09:21:06

Magnesium spray! You can buy it on amazon (just the plain one not the sleep one as that has Clary sage in it) It's amazing stuff.

Smallpotatolove Sat 21-Oct-17 09:21:53

I would mention the itching to the midwife though as that can be a sign of liver problems when pregnant I think.

Oldschool41 Sat 21-Oct-17 09:41:13

Restless legs is awful. I get it most nights. It keeps me awake and I have then get up as it’s just annoying

ANIDOO Sat 21-Oct-17 09:43:06

Aah I hated the restless legs! And cramp!

grasspigeons Sat 21-Oct-17 09:45:26

Please mention the itching - can you get hold of anyone today? They do a quick blood test and all you back if need be. It can just be because your hot and sweaty, but it can also indicate a liver thing that needs managing.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Sat 21-Oct-17 11:46:49

Ive had this for about a week it's driving me bloody mad!! Wake
Up in the night and can't get back to sleep

MudsMVP Sat 21-Oct-17 11:51:23

Do follow it up with your midwife asap. As others have said, intense itching in pregnancy can be a sign of obstetric cholestasis, which is a liver condition that needs to be monitored.

manandbeast Sat 21-Oct-17 13:58:20

Ah ok thankyou everyone .
Will let the midwife know and try magnesium spray.... desperate!

manandbeast Sat 21-Oct-17 14:03:30

It's hard to determine what a normal level of itching is!!!

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