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Re: Restless Legs with no pain.

Re: Restless Legs with no pain.

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Posted by Charlie on February 11, 2000 at 04:25:10:

In Reply to: Restless Legs with no pain. posted by Crazy Legs on November 26, 1999 at 22:20:52:

: I have not been diagnosed, yet I've been experiencing restless leg syndrome for the past 10 years, off and on.
: The only thing is, I'm reading a lot about people experiencing pain. Is this the norm for restless leg? or can you have it without pain. I just get an uncontrollable urge to kick and the more I try to relax the worse it gets. And it last all night. But, I don't have any pain before, during or after.
: I also sometimes get it during the day where I have to bounce my leg continuously. Plane rides are hell.
: Does anyone else have this without pain? Or do I maybe just have something else?

I have had restless legs for the past 16-17 years. I've never experienced pain with it; just jumpy legs, and sometimes a creepy squirmy feeling. I also experience it in my arms at various times. When I'm having a particularly bad attack, as now, it feels like someone is testing my reflexes and my legs respond with a jerk. And I can feel it throughout my entire body up to my head. You may have already discovered that certain things will aggravate it, i.e. caffeine, benadryl, cold medications, chocolate (to a certain extent). I also have fibromyalgia (rls is commonly a symptom of it) and the medication I take that helps immensely with the fibromyalgia also triggers my rls symptoms. However, I seem to go in circles. Sometimes I have fairly long periods without much rls, then all of a sudden it its me like a hammer. My doctor is trying different meds to help, but I do find that Darvocet will calm it down when nothing else helps. The only problem is it's habit forming, but, as you well know, rls can make you pull your hair out. Read all you can on the rls subject and then go talk to your doc. Find one who is fairly well versed in the problem. My current doctor is wonderful, but my last one knew from nothing. God bless you!

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