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  1. Thank you so much for that information! I'm wondering if I have both primary & secondary RLS. My dad and Grandma (his mom) both have symptoms of RLS. But, not as sever as mine. As a child I can remember having really bad leg aches when I went to bed at night. I broke my left ankle in September...
  2. The only side effect I get is an upset stomach even when I take it with food. I'm down to 1/2 dose now. My stomach can tolerate it better.
  3. Are you not sleeping because of the restless legs? I was not sleeping because of the constant urge to move my legs. I would get up a few times in the night and rub the rolling pin over my legs. I am sleeping really well now with the medication Recuip. I really struggled with being on another medication...
  4. Just an update. All my tests for anemia and other's came back normal. Last night was the first night I slept ALL night. The Recuip is working. Dionnek, I heard pickle juice works great for leg cramps. My husband learned that in a coaching class. Shelly
  5. I personally don't think the soap works, but did try it as a despirate attempt to get some sleep. I agree with you, I hope there's another option other than a medication. I really don't like taking medication, but if it's my only option to get some sleep, I need to do that. ;o) I will let you...
  6. Since I started this post my RLS has gotten SO much worse. Last Labor Day I broke my ankle and I get it so bad in that leg. I started running last week and it intensified it. I was up 2-3 times a night last week. I thought I was going crazy! Sometimes I wouldn't get to sleep until 4:00 a.m. I FINALLY...
  7. I'm going gluten-free this week. So, I will be curious whether it effects my hypothyroidism. Shelly
  8. Crushed Ice was the BEST! I even craved cool air during my pregnancy WEIRD. I would get in the car and turn the air on high and just soak it in (obviously I was preg in the summer). I wasn't even hot. Shelly
  9. Jen, it is SO funny you mention ice chewing! When I was pregnant with my second I couln't get enough of chewing ice, I craved it! Both pregnancies my RLS intensified. I did read that some people only have RLS when they are pregnant. Thanks for the advise.......I'm going to get my hemoglobin checked...
  10. Thanks for your replies! The first time I encountered RLS is when I was pregnant with my first. I often wondered if it could be related to vitatmin deficiency. I pound on my legs, get up and walk or just go to the living room and turn the TV on in the middle of the night. Sometimes ibuprofen helps...
  11. Anyone else out there have RLS? If so, what do you do to try to relieve this? I can be up hours in the night with the constant erge to move my legs! Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!