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    [Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)]

    Author: Dave Johnson (---.lr.anc.net)

    Date: 12-26-02 23:11

    Well, here I am again, wide awake at 2:30 am because my foot won't stop twitching. Has anybody out there heard of RLS (restless leg syndrome)? Check out this article which says in part: Only one other name would more precisely characterize RLS, and that's "creepy-crawly syndrome." Most victims resort to "creepy-crawly" to describe the sensation in their legs that forces them to move while sitting in the theater, an airplane seat, a car, or (worst of all) lying in bed and trying to sleep. (Other words used to describe RLS include prickly, jittery, like ants crawling inside, pulling, tingling, and, occasionally, painful.)

    (full article[html]http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m1189/n6_v270/21279895/p1/article.jhtml?term=[/html]

    At first I thought this was a result of my bad circulation from HCM, but it looks like it may not be related at all. I intend to get more info when I'm at the NIH next month, but I'm curious if there's any link between HCM and RLS.


    [Re: Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)]

    Author: Amy N. (---.tnt3.seymour.in.da.uu.net)

    Date: 12-27-02 17:33

    I had it both times I was pregnant. I hate the feeling and sympathize with you greatly. I think one of my friends at work had it and she got a prescription from the doctor that seemed to help. I don't know if it would work for you or even be o.k. because of the hcm, but at least you could ask.

    Good luck,

    Amy N.
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.