Up at 3 a.m. with restless legs

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Chermione, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Chermione

    Chermione New Member

    I went to bed early tonight too, around 11. That's early for me. But I woke up with restless legs about an hour ago. I've tried all my usual things and finally gave up on trying to get back to sleep.

    I have had a long break from restless legs but lately it's been an issue again. I don't have much to go on as to why I've had the break. I've had RLS since I was a kid.

    The past couple of days though I have been walking my kids to school, so they have gotten more exercise lately. So that must be why they are bothering me again. That's my best guess anyway.

    Just a rant post in the middle of the night. Thanks for listening.

    Cheryl
  2. gram2

    gram2 New Member

    I AM SO SORRY. I HAVEN'T BEEN TO BED YET BECAUSE OF RESTLESS LEGS. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING THAT HELPS? I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. THANKS, GRAM
  3. mafusula

    mafusula New Member

    Hi Cheryl, I suffered from RLS for many years and about 12 months ago I decided to change Neurologists as I didn't have any faith in the old one. He put me on an anti-parkinsons drug called Cabaser ( Cabergoline), 1mg at night along with 0.5mg Clonazapam and I have been sleeping really well with no leg movements.

    Gayl
  4. mme_curie68

    mme_curie68 New Member

    Hi Cheryl -

    Sorry to hear of your discomfort - I HATE RLS. I do get it a few times a month and it is a drag.

    Since I started supplementing with calcium and magnesium I have had very few episodes.

    Calcium and magnesium are competing minerals and are involved with ion transport across muscle fibers and muscle contraction.

    A deficiency in these minerals can cause leg cramps and contribute to RLS.

    I hope you feel better.

    Hugs,
    Madame Curie