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Does this sound like restless legs?

(8 Posts)
LackaDAISYcal Thu 28-Aug-08 21:01:46

well, it's restless toes actually grin

I'm 30 weeks pregnant and for the last week or so, whenever I am sitting down, my feet have been getting really hot and then I get a sensation like my toes are trying to curl themselves up. It isn't cramp, and it's not a particularly unpleasant experience, but this goes on for hours and is starting to drive me a little bit potty.

Never had restless legs in my other two pregnancies, so not sure what the symptoms are.

Any experience of this, and is there anything I can do to stop it?

thanks smile

LackaDAISYcal Thu 28-Aug-08 21:13:05

toecurlingly strange bump

sarah293 Thu 28-Aug-08 21:16:43

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LackaDAISYcal Thu 28-Aug-08 21:23:23

no, 28 week bloods came back fine.

Someone suggested it might have something to do with calcium deficiency.

twofalls Thu 28-Aug-08 21:31:49

Never just had it in my toes but I get it a lot. It does sound like restless legs (or at least restless toes grin

I have heard it can be down to zinc, calcium or magnesium deficiency. I found foot massages and someone pulling my legs helped a bit. And raising your legs on a cool pillow - that helped a bit too.

You have my sympathies.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 28-Aug-08 21:34:17

It's not an unpleasant sensation (think that toe curling moment when having a jolly nice time with one's DP wink)....but going on for hours at a time it gets to be a bit tedious.

I'll mention it to the MW next appointment, but it doesn't look like there's much I can do about it.......except maybe MN a little less!

twofalls Thu 28-Aug-08 21:41:18

grin I sort of know what you mean but when you have it in your legs it isn't quite as, urm, not unplesant!

Not much you can do thought I don't think but worth mentioning.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 28-Aug-08 21:50:28

here's hoping it isn't going to spread upwards to my legs though; I spend enough of the night tossing and turning as it is.

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