Hey everyone. I just found this site during my nightly rls marathon and I'm so incredibly thankful to find a community of people that I can fight this battle with.
A bit about me. I'm 32, have 2 daughters and another girl due in May. I've suffered with RLS since before my first pregnancy off and on. Each pregnancy it flares up and sticks around every single night. First pregnancy I didnt deal with this until the middle of my 3rd trimester. Second pregnancy it started late 2nd trimester, but this time it began around 9 weeks. I'm 17 weeks along now and I'm struggling through this. I dont fall asleep until about 5 or 6 am most days and as you can imagine it's really difficult to function properly during the day with two young kids.
Nothing I've tried is helping. I've done hot baths, massage, heating pads, vibrating leg pads, some topical pain balm, walking it out, stretches, iron increase, bananas..
I cant take medicine for rls during pregnancy. I'm just at a loss and it's getting worse by the day. I see my doctor on Friday and I'm praying she will at least put me back on my anxiety medication so I can fall asleep. Any advice for me during pregnancy? Theres gotta be something I'm missing. I'm waiting on my order of magnesium oil spray to arrive. Itll be here today.
Thanks for reading.