Wednesday, July 7, 2010

RLS during pregnancy?

RLS is short for Restless Leg Syndrome. I have it now, during pregnancy, and there's not much I can do to alleviate it. This means that I toss and turn a lot, it's difficult for me to feel comfortable in any position, even when lying in bed, and I don't get much rest. It takes hours and hours for me to fall asleep. During the day, my feet and legs swell and tire easily. I spend most of my afternoons on the couch, sipping water and being thankful for air-conditioning.

Typical pregnant person, huh?
Still, I like being pregnant, RLS and all.
At least I know it will come to an end eventually!

4 comments:

Holly said...

Oh man, that has to be such a pain to have RLS during pregnancy! I'm sure it is making you tired!

Lisa said...

I'm glad you have a good perspective... "it won't last forever". I'm sure it doesn't always make it easier to deal with. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

make sure you are getting enough iron, rls can be brought on and agrivated by anemia.

Krissy said...

My friend Megan had that, and it was not fun at all. I am sorry this is affecting you so much! Hang in there, and beg Mike for massages!