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Old 12-21-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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Restless Back Disorder???

I was just wondering if there was a disorder like Restless Leg Disorder, but Restless [B]Back[/B] Disorder. I saw the commercial for RLD and it sounded exactly like what my boyfriend describes when he can't sleep at night, but it's not his legs it's his back that feels this way. I was just wondering if anybody knows anything aboout this.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: Restless Back Disorder???

The other name for Restless Leg Syndrome is Periodic [U]Limb[/U](not leg) Movements in Sleep, or PLMS. It can be seen in both the arms and legs, but it's more common and more prominent in the legs. What it is, is an overwhelming feeling that you MUST move your legs (or arms, if that's where it affects you). For some people, it can be felt in other areas of the body, although it's not that common. It can interrupt sleep. Even if he's getting enough hours of sleep, he may not be getting his normal amounts of each stage of sleep. If that's happening, he won't feel as rested as he should. Tell your boyfriend to talk to his doctor about it. There are medications that can help.

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:09 PM   #3
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Re: Restless Back Disorder???

[QUOTE=BlueAtlas]The other name for Restless Leg Syndrome is Periodic [U]Limb[/U](not leg) Movements in Sleep, or PLMS. It can be seen in both the arms and legs, but it's more common and more prominent in the legs. What it is, is an overwhelming feeling that you MUST move your legs (or arms, if that's where it affects you). For some people, it can be felt in other areas of the body, although it's not that common. It can interrupt sleep. Even if he's getting enough hours of sleep, he may not be getting his normal amounts of each stage of sleep. If that's happening, he won't feel as rested as he should. Tell your boyfriend to talk to his doctor about it. There are medications that can help.

Good luck!
Emily[/QUOTE]
I had RLS because of low Iron , my Dr. put me on fargon and I got better. I never heard of it in the back , maybe he's having spasm's ?

 
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Re: Restless Back Disorder???

Shawley, you're absolutely right! Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like I think that's what he has. It could be spasms or something else altogether. I just wanted to say that even though the commercials only talk about legs, RLS type symptoms can happen in other areas of the body, too. Thanks!!!

Blessings,
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:16 PM   #5
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Re: Restless Back Disorder???

BlueAtlas , please don't be sorry , I didn't mean anything towards you. Could you jump over to my new post and HELP !!! Man I'm a sissy

 
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