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Could this be restless leg syndrom?
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Penny Doyle - March 16

With Fibromyalgia, I find that sleeeping on my side is generally better than trying to sleep on my back. One problem with that however is that I cannot stand for my knees to touch and must place a pillow in between them to be comfortable. Does anyone else experience this? I don't know if this is just part of Fibro or something called restless leg syndrome? HELP....


haggis - March 18

I have exactly the same problem with my knees, but that because the knees are one of the trigger points of FMS Like you I too find it best laying on my side but i must have a pillow between my knees. With restless legs syndrome, which i believe I have, I have a dreadful urge to move my legs when I'm lying in bed, this is going to sound strange, but it's almost a feeling of having claustrophobic legs that start to panic when covered or confined.


jcrane - May 6

Try taking about 200 mg of magnesium citrate before bed. This will help relax your muscles. It works for my legs.


mrsparedes2004 - June 2

Hi there,
I have RLS along with Fibro and God knows what else :*)
Mine occurs at night when I lay down on my back in bed. The pain starts slow then builds, and builds.. and then both of my legs spasm.. then the cycle begins again. My mother tells me to eat more banannas, however that did not do the trick. It was awful while I was pregnant. I went to PT and they tought me some great leg stretches/ a hot bath also calms them down enough for me to get to sleep.


Sharyn - June 12

I have to put a pillow between my knees as well as they hurt from the Fibro. My legs will twitch for a few moments and this is Restless Leg Syndrome. I take
the medicine "Requip" just before bed and this seems to have helped me with the problem of Restless Legs. I use the gel "Sombra" for all tenderpoints before bed including my knees.


Sharyn - June 16

I place a small pillow between my knees too; because of the Fibromyalgia. My legs use to twitch during the night which was the Restless Leg Syndrome. I am on "Requip" to help with that symptom.


sonniejh - August 12

Yes, it is linked to FMS( Fibromyalgia). The medication I have found to working for me, taking it for about 2-3 weeks before I really noticed a difference is Neurontin. (it's actually a seizure med). but, has other medical means. It helps.
Try to get into a Rheymatoid Arthritus Specialist. to properly diagnose you. Don't give up. Be presistant. Also if you have other symptoms, write them down. Write down every injury, you've had over your lifetime, as long with Chemical exposures, could be a burnt out balles *what's in the flueroscent lights*, etc. There are clinical studies, is a helpful one.
Good luck.



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