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    I am 29 weeks pregnant and having trouble sleeping at night due to leg cramps. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent it, I'm tired.

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    I asked my OB this exact question last week and he recommended i get a magnesium supplement from the chemist.
    I got blackmores magmin tablets and have been taking 2 before bed with a big glass of water as per pharmacists instructions and its working wonders

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    Magnesium. I use muscle ease, which is basically magnesium in powder form - my osteo recommended it.

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    I'm not pg but used to get these a lot, pg or not! And being tired makes it worse. A warm bath used to really help, and you can add Epsom salts (which are magnesium anyway I think). Epsom salts can be a laxative even if used in the bath, I'm not sure if supplements are as well. So they shouldn't be used more than once our twice a week. But even just a warm bath on it's own before bed should help.
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    I found certain things during the day would trigger leg cramps more for me that night, such as lots of stair climbing. I had heaps of cramps in my first pregnancy, but thankfully not so many in my 2nd, maybe due to the fact I wasn't working full time for the 2nd pregnancy (I was on my feet a lot at work in pregnancy #1), but maybe not related at all.

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    Magnesium. I use muscle ease, which is basically magnesium in powder form - my osteo recommended it.
    Ditto! I suffer restless legs all the time, but much worse during pregnancy.

    Or there is always this
    http://www.newscientist.com/mobile/a...-syndrome.html
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    It really depends if it's restless legs or leg cramps. There are similarities but they are treated different!

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    I too previously suffered restless legs at night. Sometimes even waking me up!

    I am only just gone 12 weeks first pregnancy but early on my restless legs got much much worse!!

    I have been seeing an excellent chiro for my morning sickness and I mentioned the restless legs to her. Since she has been adjusting me not only is my back and neck better, but I'm sleeping better and my restless legs have disappeared!

    It's amazing and I feel so much better. Just love getting a good nights sleep.

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    I've got restless legs and had it for years so does my mum and brother. It drives me insane and my hubby! I take magmin 2 a night and it helps as well as doing some exercises before bed to stretch out the calf muscle. It used to be so bad that I would have to walk around the house at 2am just to make it feel better . Not good when u have to be up for work at 4am! I find it's a lot worse when I am over tired also. I am not pregnant as yet though will be starting IVF in january so need to find out if I can contniue taking them.

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