What can I do about restless legs in pregnancy?

I was looking for advice on proven remedies that worked for you for restless leg and body aches during the second semester of pregnancy.

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My doctor told me to stretch before bed. It worked in my case!

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Heating pad, warm foot soak or bath before bed and elevation. Only things that helped in my last pregnancy, good luck!

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Magnesium, heating pad, massage before bed and leg wedge pillow.

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Magnesium supplements and epsom salt baths before bed.

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Put a couple pillows under your feet to elevate your legs and take a warm bath before bed.

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Weighted blanket. Just not in stomach

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Restless has a lot to do with being low on iron & magnesium. Ive had it over 27 years

Sometimes it’s low iron. I stocked up on that and potassium. If it’s bad enough I would stretch or just walk around the house for a bit. It’s awful and I’m so glad I’ve only had it during pregnancy

Aveeno stress relief lotion before bed!!!

I found this cream that works wonders: 8 Sheep Organics

I’ve heard that Dr. Teals melatonin bath soaks help for people with restless legs syndrome. Might be worth a shot, I read a lot of reviews saying it helped a lot of people with the same issue. They sell the bath soak and bubble bath for 4-5 bucks each depending where you get it.

Potassium and magnesium supplements is what my doctor had me take while I was pregnant. I’ve always had RLS and mixing those two actually helped and I’m still taking them now.

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I had it really bad with my last one. I would sit on the end of the bed and swing my legs back and forth to “tire” them out. I did find an over the counter med for it and it worked great. Found it at Walgreens and it was called Restless legs

Ugh. I have awful restless legs currently in 3rd trimester. Rolling my legs every night with one of those muscle roller things and then afterwards applying 8 Sheep Organics lotion seems to be helping.

I have had rls. I read somewere that two sips of sweet pickle juice worked. I tryed it and it worked. Hope it helps.

Acquired RLS with 2nd pregnancy have had it now for 22yrs!!! Hot showers and/or baths sometimes I would 2-3 times a night. I had no remedies or suggestions then. Now (22yrs later) I am medicated for severe RLS. I hope you find something that helps

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Bar of soap under the sheet, worked for me. Good luck

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Nothing :cry: I spent 30 weeks, sitting on the edge of my bed rocking back and forth for hours until I was so exhausted; I’d fall asleep

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My doctor suggested benadryl for me . It worked great !