To all my former clients and most especially to my mother:
When you told me you were experiencing restless leg syndrome, I so flippantly advised you to take your cal/mag before bed. I had no idea how awful the legs of restlessness were.
I do now.
And I take cal/mag before bed.
And it didn’t prevent or cure this horrible pregnancy affliction. I am sorry for my empty and worthless advice.
I am, indeed, afflicted with pregnancy-induced rls. *Sigh* followed by much mournful drama.
I would have never thought rls would really be this bad. But it feels like the skin on my legs is crawling, my muscles are jumpy, I’m fretful. I want Scott to rub my legs–but “no, don’t do it like that!”
No one seems to know why it happens to 1 in 4 pregnant women. Maybe low iron levels, maybe hormones, maybe increased blood volume, maybe increased sensory input. I love how the article I linked suggested that one knit or engage in “intense discussion” at night to distract oneself. Maybe I’ll start surfing some message boards at night for intense discussion!
So. Anyone have any miracle remedies?