Is this RLS (restless leg syndrome)

Posted by Darlia @darlia, Oct 14, 2017

I have been a member of Mayo Connect in other groups too. I am trying to find out if the symptoms I have in my muscles is connected to anything I already have been diagnosed with.
Also, would it be a Rheumatologist or Orthopedic Dr. That I need for this? I asked the Rheumo and they said it’s nothing that they handle. But I would think they would because it feels like muscles.
At night while relaxing, my legs get restless, want to tense up, like on rubber bands. Then my right arm, just my forearm starts to feel the same. Then it makes me put my hand into a “claw” as it intensifies.
Any clues anyone?

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Hi…..yes, I was put on requip back when it was first available around 2005. This past summer though I experienced augmentation. Presently on ropinerole 6mg, lyrica 150mg and zolpidem 5 mg. Working ok but looking forward to an appt at Mass General with a Dr Winklemen who is one of the few specialists, at least one of the closest to Vermont. Made the appt this past August and first available appt I could get is in March!! Thanks for your post and look forward to keeping in touch!! Sue


Hello @tweedy66, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @lisalucier and other members. I'm glad you have an appointment lined up with a specialist. I know it can take months from my experience trying to see a neurologist for diagnosing my small fiber peripheral neuropathy. I'm hoping you will come back and give us an update after your appointment in March.

Have you ever had a sleep study done? The reason I ask is that a lot of people have sleep apnea and don't know they have it. It can detect a lot of sleep related disorders including RLS.

Mayo Clinic – Polysomnography (sleep study)



My, what an easy fix to try, I do remember hearing about this and seems most wonder
what brand of soap, plain Ivory, a deodorant or non deodorant — I am going to give
this a go. Did you unwrap your bar of soap?
Thanks for this reminder, I was not having RLS when I first heard about the soap remedy.
Thank you for sharing!

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I read that Irish Spring worked, So I bought the “Original” Irish Spring and it works nicely. Unwrapped at foot of bed. I can tell if it’s slipped, as my legs get fidgety 😬

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