Yes, firsttimemum34 it is totally okay to take when pregnant, that is when I first started taking magnesium as I just couldn't stop my legs jumping.
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25-05-2014 18:20 #11
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25-05-2014 18:20 #12
My restless legs are always worse if I've had alcohol, especially red wine. Is he having any in the evening? Maybe cut that out?
Is he actually sleeping through it? Mine constantly kept me awake but never DH. I always found moving to a different bed or the sofa helped me, not sure why, maybe because the other mattress was firmer? Being really warm as well. Maybe if he moved rather than you?
Has he started any new meds? Mine was awful on anti-depressants.
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25-05-2014 19:28 #13Senior Member
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I found only the powder form of magnesium worked (putting it into a drink obviously) not the tablets.
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25-05-2014 20:31 #14
He goes to bed no later the 8:30 most nights so he gets plenty of sleep. Doesn't drink wine maybe once a fortnight he will have a beer. He does sleep through it though but when he wakes his feet and legs are very painful. He is going to sleep elsewhere tonight so I can get some sleep, I feel bad about him having to but I really really need some sleep
25-05-2014 22:13 #15
Magnesium Oil from health food stores. The oral tablets stopped working for me but the oil is a god send - a couple of sprays on the feet before bed and I've only had it once since Feb... and I'd forgotten to do the spray for a few nights.
It's absorbed better transdermally than orally.
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25-05-2014 23:24 #16
26-05-2014 06:09 #17
Happy to say I finally got some sleep, wasn't much because DS2 woke up at 2 and was really restless but I still managed 4 hours so feel fantastic compared to other mornings this week. I will try and get him some magnesium oil and see if that helps him
26-05-2014 07:20 #18
The things that helped me...
Magnesium tablets before bed, try to rest before you get exhausted, warm shower, try and sleep with legs up (back of the couch works for a minute)
Last resort - Panadol and a few laps around the house.
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26-05-2014 08:11 #19
@ertgirl yes I am because you're often mag deficient while pregnant. I find that I only need to use it about twice a week now though (I'd been using it every night from Feb to about March) as my levels must have increased from using it. It's also great to spray on any sore mucsles sprains etc. it does sting a little on sensitive areas sometimes, but I find if I just put it on the tops of my feet it's fine. You can wipe it off after 20 mins too as it feels like sea salt water on your skin.
If you google it you'll come up with a lot of places selling it and they will claim it can almost cure anything but I'm somewhat more skeptical than that... but it did eliminate RLS for me.
26-05-2014 08:27 #20
You can kill two birds with one stone on this problem, have a hot bath with a good handful of Epsom salts. Then you get the heat plus the magnesium Just be sure to drink lots of water as the salts can be dehydrating
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