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help. I'm not getting any rest. My boyfriend seems to be suffering from some form of (neurological ? ) problem. His right leg tenses and jumps during the night. The more anxiety he may be feeling the worse it is. He also snaps the joint or ligament in his ankle during these times. I love him very much but it's keeping me awake...I try massaging, he puts ice/heat packs on...And is now addicted to using a heating/massage pad...Which is loud. I feel its a neurological/psychological problem..But i'm not sure. If anyone has ever dealt with anything like this, I would truly appreciate some help. Thanks
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replied October 13th, 2003
Restless Leg Syndrome
I have the same problem, and it is terrible. I toss and turn and jerk my legs just when I am about to fall asleep. The doctor doesn't know of a cure, and I haven't heard either. However, I have started taking slowmag which I think is helping a little. I haven't been taking it long enough to say it works 100%.


I really would like to hear if anyone else has this problem - there must be a reason and a cure?
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replied October 20th, 2003
Tense Muscles
Have your boyfriend see a neurologist. It may be annoying to you - but for him it may be more than annoying.
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replied October 20th, 2003
Re: Restless Leg Syndrome
dianadu wrote:
i have the same problem, and it is terrible. I toss and turn and jerk my legs just when I am about to fall asleep. The doctor doesn't know of a cure, and I haven't heard either. However, I have started taking slowmag which I think is helping a little. I haven't been taking it long enough to say it works 100%.



I really would like to hear if anyone else has this problem - there must be a reason and a cure?


i also have restless leg syndrome but this involves both legs not just one. My legs bother me at night when I am trying to sleep and I feel like I have worms crawling under the skin. I am starting to take quinine which seems to be helping. Calcium is also supposed to help.
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replied October 20th, 2003
Re: Uncontrollable Leg Movement/cramping During Relax Times
siresonly1 wrote:
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help. I'm not getting any rest. My boyfriend seems to be suffering from some form of (neurological ? ) problem. His right leg tenses and jumps during the night. The more anxiety he may be feeling the worse it is. He also snaps the joint or ligament in his ankle during these times. I love him very much but it's keeping me awake...I try massaging, he puts ice/heat packs on...And is now addicted to using a heating/massage pad...Which is loud. I feel its a neurological/psychological problem..But i'm not sure. If anyone has ever dealt with anything like this, I would truly appreciate some help. Thanks


your boyfriend should see his doc. That kind of problem can be coming from a number of sources i.E. Nerves in the lumbar spine being pinched.
Consult the experts.
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replied September 15th, 2011
Hi I suffer from this , ive got 3 slipped disc lower lumber .I have eppidurals for syatica regualy .Proflex or any Ibufen cream helps & should be applied just before you go to bed , Quinne does help a bit but can be addictive , The cream works very quick & on nights where its not playing up you may not need it , if on the other hand during the night the problem starts applying the cream is very easy & will work into the system alot quicker than tablets , ok , hope it helps Ive had to live with it now for 15yrs ,
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replied February 9th, 2004
This might not be "restless legs" syndrome, it could be benign fasciculations which basically means involuntary firing of the muscle groups. He should asked to be referred to a neurologist who should perform a emg (electromyograph) to find out whats going on. There isnt any cure for this, but of course it may not be whats wrong with him. Good luck.
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replied March 6th, 2004
Jerking When Trying to Fall Asleep
I also have had the jerking of either one or 2 legs, sometimes my whole body when trying to fall sleep. Have heard it could be a vitamin deficiancy or a reaction to medications, an example is antidepressants. Sometimes those with sleeping disorders can have those symptoms too. Sometimes the jerking is worse than other times. My doctor gave me a muscle relaxant to take before sleep and it helps quite a bit. Good idea to see neurologist.
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replied March 6th, 2004
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Hey there,

sorry your b/f is kicking you during the night, mine does the same but jerks his entire body and its only when he is dropping off to sleep and its normal. But I think he either may have restless leg or there is another sleep disorder, dont remember what it is (i know big help huh) but it causes a person to jerk continuously in their sleep. Its not distressful to them but to the person in the bed next to them! Have him see a sleep pathologist or a neurologist, hope that helps

p.S - I have cataplexy myself so I know how annoying sleep disorders are trust me!
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replied June 7th, 2005
Re: Uncontrollable Leg Movement/cramping During Relax Times
Try geritol vitamins.

I have had the same issues for years.
I seem to have worse pain and twitches if I am tired.
Try taking geritol and take a warn/hot bath before bed.
The trick is to take geritol daily.
My father has the same problem and I think it's genetic.
But, geritol does work.
Try it for 1 week and let me know if it works for you !
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replied January 30th, 2006
Leg Movements
Either stretching or pinchinng a nerve coul dbe the problem as he moves in his sleep. His leg then moves or "thumps" rapidly. See a neurologist asap. He may prescribe neurotin or zanaflex to help alleviate this.
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replied March 6th, 2006
Uncontrolled Leg Movement And Restless Legs
I have has rls for years. Some days good and some days terrible. I am going to ask my doctor for the new med that is out. I also started having a funny feeling in my legs about 3 weeks ago. Sometimes I have twinges and my leg moves or it feels like waves or bubbles. It mostly happens when I am relaxing. I started on paxil about two months ago and hear this can cause a problem. I see my doctor next monday and will ask her. May have to see a neurologist. I had one for neuralgia but don't want to go back to him. I hate having problems. Diagnosed with breast cancer 2 1/2 yrs. Ago and it scares me when I don't feel well.

Judy
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replied March 25th, 2009
uncontrollable right leg and arm shaking.
My husband had an ankle replacement in January,right one, and in the last month he has this violent uncontrollable shaking of his right leg and arm, mainly when he's in bed, but occasionally during the day. Have mentioned this to his own GP, and also the Specialist who did his ankle operation. Neither of them seemed concerned. I certainly am, when the shaking starts, it can go on and on for hours,shaking the bed and making it hard for me to sleep. Anyone else out there have this same problem?
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replied September 2nd, 2011
uncontrollable leg movement
Yes,I have been dealing with this leg twitching, when I relax to go to bed, it's not a good feeling, and not knowing what this is, is putting me under a lot of stress, I will try to use some of the suggestions, thank you.
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replied November 17th, 2011
leg twitching - RLS
I have suffered with RLS for many years - called it "shaky legs" until I saw a commercial for medication and they called the problem RLS.. I have recently started leg kicking in my sleep... Dr. has tried many meds... I have been on antidepressants for 20 years...I don't like to complain - so many people are suffering with fatal diseases or chronic pain - this is just an annoying problem. For about 4 months I was lucky if I slept 3 hours a night...I am going to ask to be reffered to a neurologist... these postings have been helpful..the feeling in my legs is best described as electric currents running ramdonly inside my legs... nothing really helps...
Cameron's Nana
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replied November 17th, 2011
leg twitching - RLS
I have suffered with RLS for many years - called it "shaky legs" until I saw a commercial for medication and they called the problem RLS.. I have recently started leg kicking in my sleep... Dr. has tried many meds... I have been on antidepressants for 20 years...I don't like to complain - so many people are suffering with fatal diseases or chronic pain - this is just an annoying problem. For about 4 months I was lucky if I slept 3 hours a night...I am going to ask to be reffered to a neurologist... these postings have been helpful..the feeling in my legs is best described as electric currents running ramdonly inside my legs... nothing really helps...
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replied May 6th, 2013
I have the same problem, but its not just my leg. Some days its just a small part of my leg, or arm, or eye or somthing weird. I've been putting off seeing a neurologist but it seems like I will have to go handle it. But what could this be?
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