Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Restless Leg Syndrome

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I guess the thyroid problem I have causes the restless leg syndrome or RLS that I've been experiencing for a while now. It's probably one of the very FIRST signs that I have hyperthyroidism which I didn't know of course. My doctor agreed that it's an underlying symptom of this problem.

Anyway, I'm still having it and it's messing up my sleeping schedule. It's annoying to say the least because I don't feel it during the day. It's only when I go to bed and start to go to sleep that I feel it. I am hoping my medication will help solve it just like the 'bulging' eye. So far, not yet. The eye is almost back to its normal size but the RLS is still bothering me especially the last few nights.

Anyway, from Wikipedia here's what RLS is all about.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS, Wittmaack-Ekbom's syndrome) is a condition that is characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. It most commonly affects the legs, but can also affect the arms or torso. Moving the affected body part modulates the sensations, providing temporary relief. RLS causes a sensation in the legs or arms that can most closely be compared to a burning, itching, or tickling sensation in the muscles.


In case you get this 'odd' feeling on your legs when you try to sleep, get checked. It may be more than that.

2 comments:

DebbieDana said...

I remember when I was pregnant with Daniel, on my 9th month, I experienced having RLS, and I was really alarmed, but after I gave birth, it stopped, so I felt relieved.

I'm doing fine, just worried about Daniel, he's not feeling good today, I just gave him some motrin, hopefully, he'll feel alot better very soon.

Btw, we just had a weekend getaway and we reached as far as Jacksonville and Neptune Beach, FL, and I thought about you.. Lapit na ba kau dun or malayo pa?

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Juliana said...

I didn't know RLS is a symptom of hyperthyroidism. In due time maybe your meds will do it's magic on that too.

just done with my wednesday chores. hope you had a great day outdoors sans the rain.

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