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Restless Leg Symptom

Postby dogma on January 21st, 2012, 6:07 pm

My twitching/fascics have been amped up the past few weeks with twitching in legs, forearms, fingers and sensory sytmptoms (tingling,buzzing).
My fingers and forearms have been on a mission with twitching, jerking. They are not non-stop throughout the day, but flare up a few times per day.
THis is very noticeable during my rest at night, obvioulsy due to laying still....
Usually going to the gym helps me out mentally, as I can run off 3-4 miles and lift weights. I'm not any real weakness either. Four times per week minimum helps out mentally.

A rather newer symptom is the feeling that my right leg wants to jump out of its skin or needs to flex/move or jerk. The leg is not physically moving around, but has a feeling of restlessness. Can anyone relate to this?
- Dx of BFS in Y2K.
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Re: Restless Leg Symptom

Postby twin2 on January 21st, 2012, 9:06 pm

I don't know if I have something similar, but I know I have had a need to move my legs a lot. Usually it happens when I get into bed at night, and especially after a physically active day. I just keep moving my legs. Not sure why or even the underlying feeling. I can't explain it well at all. It just seems when my legs are really tired or overworked, I have a hard time relaxing them and keeping them still.
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Re: Restless Leg Symptom

Postby mwagner on January 23rd, 2012, 5:24 pm

Seriously sounds like RLS for both of you. I don't have it but when this first started, I read a whole lot about it, thinking the twitching in my calves was RLS. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong. The need to move your legs is the biggest symptom.
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Re: Restless Leg Symptom

Postby plainslady on January 23rd, 2012, 6:01 pm

My need to move my legs is ridiculous. I rub the tops of my feet on the back of my calves until they are bruised and sore. I do it any time I'm sitting or laying down. Trying to learn to control it but its impossible of course when I'm sleeping. It drives my husband crazy, and when I complain about soreness in my calf muscles he just rolls his eyes and reminds me that I do it to myself.

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Re: Restless Leg Symptom

Postby Ghayes420 on January 23rd, 2012, 6:47 pm

What everyone is describing above is classic Restless Legs Syndrome.

They don't know exactly what causes it but many agree that it is due to a interuption in the proper sleep cycles. I get this particularly when I am not sleeping good, which is what i am experiencing now unfortunately. When I start to feel the legs restless and need to move them, that is a sign that I need to try and get to bed.

They make meds for this, although they are marginally effective. good luck,must know that this is absolutely NOT an symptom of anything ominous. This is a common disorder. My dad has this as well.
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Re: Restless Leg Symptom

Postby Yuliasir on April 16th, 2012, 4:35 am

I personally do not have RLS (only bussing calves sometimes) but my friend who has also certain anxiety disorder told me he has typical RLS and often have to imitate bicycle riding laying in the bed otherwise he could not get asleep because of strong tense feeling in the calves. Except this symptom and obvious tendinitis in hands (he is a writer so has to work a lot by hands) he is rather healthy (I mean he is not a twithcer).


Than actually convinced me thst RLS is not a fatal syndrome ;)
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Re: Restless Leg Symptom

Postby chicagobfs on April 16th, 2012, 2:16 pm

At one time I wa seeing a sleep specialist who was trying to treat me with meds for RLs ( originally used for Parkinson's) however I never went that way so it's hard to say how it would help with RLs or BFS. I didn't really have major problems with RLs thus I stopped seeing the guy plus insurance didn't Want to cover it.....
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Re: Restless Leg Symptom

Postby jorge on April 17th, 2012, 11:59 am

When my BFS started, the main symptom was myoclonic jerking during the night (mostly feet, but also legs, hands and arms). They were like brief and quick involuntary movements (like a ghost pulling at my feet :) ). It was impossible to sleep. First I thought it was RLS, but then I understood the difference after studding the contents of http://www.wemove.org (web site for movement disorders).
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