It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Restless Leg Syndrome Message Board

  • Restless Leg/Body Syndrome Last Night

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 08-19-2005, 03:30 AM   #1
    Jon_UK
    Junior Member
    (male)
     
    Jon_UK's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Location: UK
    Posts: 11
    Jon_UK HB User
    Restless Leg/Body Syndrome Last Night

    I have never suffered from RLS before last night. Throughout the day i was sitting still studying (inacitve) and I took 2 pro plus caffeine tablets at around 9:30pm as i was studying for an exam and i think the inactivity + caffeine caused me to experience this terrible disorder. I woke up due to "randomly moving", itching and agitated legs at 1am but after walking around it went. As i was drifting back off to sleep at about 1:15am i would get an itchy, tiggling sensation in my leg that made me want to either jerk it against the quilt cover or scratch away the friction-like itchy tiggling in my blood (in the blood vesell of the quad and calf) which woke me up completely. Every time i was about to nod off to sleep it would wake me up (about 10 times) and the "hard to explain" evil tingle feeling got so intense i would even go as far to say that its a type of random sub-cutaneous pain.

    If i bent my legs in attempt to stop this weird itch and contract the muscle, the resltessness below the skin would radiate to my shoulder and torso causing me to rub them against the matress or scratch the area. (Resless Body Syndrome?) So, I took an anti-histamine, benadryl, thinking it would cure this stupid itch by blocking histamine. However, benadryl aggrivated it making RLS symptoms appear even up gentle relaxtion of the limb and not just in sleep.

    I have come to the conclusion that caffeine induces RLS and the symptoms are further aggrivated by the anti-histamine, benadryl. I also think stress has lowered my "itch" threshold and when combined with caffiene tablets and benadryl triggered an episode of RLS that i hope will not happen again....ever.

    At 4am, last night i registered on this forum due to the RLS insomnia, waited for the RLS to regress (by staying active) and took 2 co-codamol pain killers which after 15 mins felt like they had "tranqulised" my legs and stopped them wanting to move/be scratched.



    Any advice welcome.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 08-19-2005, 07:23 AM   #2
    feelbad
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Posts: 10,122
    feelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB User
    Re: Restless Leg/Body Syndrome Last Night

    Yes yes yes, caffiene is a HUGE trigger for RLS type symptoms.espescially taken that close to your bedtime.ya live and learn i guess.sounds nasty though.i don't think you will be doing THAT again anytime soon?Marcia
    __________________
    3-22-01,herniated C-6-7
    11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
    9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.

     
    Old 08-19-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
    Postatnote
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    Postatnote's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Posts: 2
    Postatnote HB User
    Re: Restless Leg/Body Syndrome Last Night

    Sugar can set off RLS too! If I have ice cream and immediately go to bed....

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Restless body pre and post cervical fusion lilydilly Arachnoiditis 7 02-21-2011 03:06 AM
    Need tips, advice on restless leg syndrome!!!!!!!HELP melanie in mary Restless Leg Syndrome 14 05-01-2008 06:09 AM
    Restless Body Syndrome??? asdlkjfriends Restless Leg Syndrome 5 08-24-2007 07:14 PM
    Is there a Restless BODY Syndrome? missaesthetic Restless Leg Syndrome 2 04-30-2006 12:13 AM
    "Restless Legs Syndrome" LonelyTraveler Restless Leg Syndrome 4 08-02-2005 07:13 AM
    Restless arm syndrome? SGinDallas Restless Leg Syndrome 26 09-14-2004 11:57 PM
    restless body syndrome/pain annmartha Fibromyalgia 7 08-19-2001 06:51 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:51 PM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!