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do any of you guys have restless legs syndrome? a short description of rls is that when you are laying down (going to bed...watching t.v....etc...) your legs feel extremely uncomfortable and you feel like you have to move them. it's not a painful feeling, just unpleasant in a way hard to describe. it makes it really hard to go to sleep because your movin' your legs around every minute or so.

last night, on the sleep train, i only got a couple hours of sleep and when i woke up i had apparently missed the stop for reality town and gone straight on to derealization city...
 

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I tried to post but it didn't take.. Just wanted to let you know that a friend of mine in accounting has this , I don't know what med she is on but she has depression, I know she takes Paxil for that.....

By the way... I am married so this is no line or anything, just a friendly compliment.. YOu are a very attractive young lady! Please don't take offense just a compliment

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thanks for the compliment :D

there are several different meds that can help. the only thing i've tried (and i was actually taking it for a different reason) was utram. it is a prescription pain med like tylenol with codeine. i sleep like a baby when i'm on it but then my rls gets 10 times worse when i'm not taking it anymore.
 

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last night, on the sleep train, i only got a couple hours of sleep and when i woke up i had apparently missed the stop for reality town and gone straight on to derealization city...
Cute quote agent.

I have always been fidgety (sometimes more so at night), and so I always wondered if I had RLS. I never checked into it, though. Sleep disorders (of all types) are really frustrating.
 

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thanks ben....
for me, it's more than just a fidgety-ness. the feeling that i must move my legs builds and builds until my body will actually twitch by itself. its the wierdest feeling...my legs are the only thing that have to move but if i don't move them, this feeling wells up in my chest and gets stronger and stronger. it's almost like how i feel when i'm sad, but without the sadness....

i think i had too much time to think about this last night...ha.
 

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yep the thinking thing can get us going all different directions, but you may want to check it out and see what the doc says... If your like me..you don't even have to make a formal appointment anymore.. you can just walk in and take a seat, my chart is always at the ready lol.

I need to learn how to turn the thinking off, but i guess that is a hallmark of this stuff.

I mentioned in another post that they tried me on Zoloft the night before last, I think I am done with the med experiments... The one that was working for me with no side effects was Elavil, but they had to take me off because of lIver enzymes. Any SSRI they have tried gives me fits. THe Zoloft broke me out into sweats, and My mind wouldn't shut off so I didn't get any sleep after 3 AM.... Took the day off of work to recover. I think, I am just gona stick with valium when I get anxious, if I need something I don't know.

Anyway good luck with the Legs , I asked the woman over in accounting and she described her symptoms just as you have. She said she even has kicked her husband a few times, she claims involuntarily.....lol
 

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so did your friend in accounting say if she takes anything for the rls? i wouldn't really mind not sleeping if i didn't have dr. the dr just gets soooo much worse when i can't sleep. grrr.
 

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My friend said is called Neurontin,,,, she wasn't sure of spelling but she went to neurologist for diagnois.... she said it worked wonders.

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I just started having somethng very similar to that recently. I attributed it to hard workouts. Is it associated with anxiety/nerves?
 

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Yep, me too. It's the same feeling you get if your legs are in the same position too long, either bent up or straightened out so it feels like if you could get them into the right position it would go away but it doesn't. Best remedy I found, exercise!

Good Luck, keep on keepin on!!
 

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I always feel like I need to be shaking my leg constantly, but I really don't think about it. It almost makes me feel better when I'm tense or anxious. I usually do this when trying to sleep too.
 

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do you take antidepressants agent cooper? because sometimes high doses of them cause this.
 
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