Jul 30, 2013 - 7:31 am
I have to admit, I used to think this wasn't a "real" thing. I had heard of it and my mom swears she has it, so I blew it off because she is one of those people who has EVERYTHING. Well, I have been proven way wrong.
After surgery,they kept those leg compression things on me for the whole 12 days I was in the hospital. When I got home, it took me over an hour to get to sleep feeling the creepy crawlies and terrible RLS. It lasted about 3 weeks and then just went away. I had my rads for about 7 weeks and not one issue with RLS. Now that I'm done with treatment, it's back! It came back about a week after rads ended. It's not as bad as before and I can usually get to sleep within a half hour or so.
What do you do for this? I eat a banana everyday, I walk around a lot of the day (at work and home) so I get some exercise and when it starts at night, I can get up and walk up and down the stairs a few times and then it seems better. Any suggestions? I'm not a big medicine taker, but will if I absolutely have to. I'm calling the nurse about my tube issues this morning, but they seem to want to give me a pill for everything.