Hi all Cannot sleep at all as I have restless legs. It is driving me crazy. I am at work today and I can't concentrate on anything because I am so tired. Can anyone suggest anything that might help me?
I forget - is drinking tonic water/bitter lemon a suggestion for restless legs or cramp? I know I have seen it discussed but can't remember..... nor do i know if it works, so I'm probably not being very useful other than to say lots of sympathy!
I shall have to have a steak or something. I think my iron was a little bit lower than it normally is, but not really low. Last night I thought I just wanted to chop my egs off and I thought I cannot cope with 2 hours sleep for the next 10 weeks. I saw the other insomnia link and I really relate to that, I hate not being able to sleep.
Hi woose - I've just suffered two nights of the same and also seriously considered chopping off my legs - it drives you mad and I kept thinking I must be just imagining it, which then made me more cross .
I'm seeing my midwife later so will let you know if she has any suggestions.
Have also heard the thing about tonic water (regular, not diet) so will be stocking up today.
I have this and it is unbearable. I also get it in my arm sometimes. I find the best thing for it is to have a bath last thing and then get straight into bed. It literally stops the second i get in the bath and if i'm lucky enough i can get to sleep before it gets really bad again. Not always but does work sometimes. Have the bath a tad hotter than you normally would (not too hot though as hot baths and pregnancy don't mix) this will make you a bit more sleepy.
Seriously though, the second you get in the bath it disappears, its a shame you can't go to sleep in a hot bath!