Sleep & Leg issues

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Registered: 06-03-2005
Sleep & Leg issues
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:46am

Anybody else's legs fall asleep while your sleeping or give you pain during the night. I'm sleeping with a body pillow but sometimes when i wake up my legs are achy and in pain, othertimes they are numb.

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:48am
I battled this with all 3 pregnancies. I know it seems impossible at this moment but if baby lays on the right nerve while you're sleeping, you're bound to wake up with numb or painful legs. Changing positions and giving it a little time usually works for me. I have sciatica issues to begin with so the left leg is always the worst but I can get a painful hip and leg on the right side as well. Unfortunately for me, there wasn't much the OB could do about it. Good Luck!

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Registered: 12-19-2007
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 3:47pm
I'm suffering with restless leg. It's so obnoxious.
Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Registered: 04-16-2004
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 9:56am
Yes, same here. I had this with my first pregnancy as well. I'm starting to get sciatica right in the same spot as the last time. It was so weird how it was totally gone within a few days of giving birth to my daughter.
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Registered: 04-18-2003
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 11:38am

I do not know WHAT is wrong with my legs but it makes me crazy and I can't sleep :( Maybe it is restless leg too? Crazy pregnant stuff :(

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Registered: 04-20-2008
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 11:43am
I had restkess legs bad with my first and it started early with this one. I've added a lot of calcium to my diet and it helps most nights and when I still get them sometimes changing poistioms helps and with my 1st sometimes only ice packs made it barable enough to fall back asleep. Good luck !
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Registered: 06-03-2005
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 10:40am

Now it's not just my legs but My Butt cheeks fall asleep and get numb. Only one at a time, but I have to try to rub it to get circulation flowing again. It's just weird, I'll definitely try calcium.