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Have any of you used DEEP HEAT in pregnancy? For restless legs.

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princessmel Mon 20-Jul-09 11:18:42

Gp said it's ok.

But she couldn't see it in her 'book' she checks the medicine in.

I am suffering from awful restless legs at bedtime, before I go to sleep. The only thing that helps is paracetamol.


BlueChampagne Mon 20-Jul-09 13:13:04

When I was pg with DC1 I was advised not to use Deep Heat for back pain, but that Deep Freeze was OK. However, that was a couple of years ago and advice may have changed. Is it better than paracetamol?

Presumably the book was British Pharmacopoeia.

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Mon 20-Jul-09 13:36:55

I seem to remember it said on the tube not to use it without doctor's advice when I had a sore shoulder last time round - have you looked at the packaging?

princessmel Mon 20-Jul-09 13:40:41

She has just rung to say that actually they advice against using it!

Oh well.

princessmel Mon 20-Jul-09 13:41:09

Yes packaging says 'check with your gp'...which I did! lol

Bump02 Mon 20-Jul-09 15:09:13

Hi there

I too get restless/hot legs and Pharmacist said Antistax is fine It is a cooling leg gel and if you put it in the Fridge it is great!

Good luck smile

princessmel Mon 20-Jul-09 19:54:41

Thanks bump02, I'll get some of that

It's awful isn't it?

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