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Cuddling up with a lover for RLS sufferers?

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:03 am
by JPT99
Is it possible?

I know it certainly isn't for me.
How I envy seeing couples snuggles up on the coach by the fire and know that that's not possible for me.

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:37 am
by Polar Bear
Cuddling is a nightmare and pretty impossible when symptoms are active. As I now take medication there are times when all is ok, and grab the opportunity :)


Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:06 am
by doety
If you can legally obtain some marijuana, roll one and take a couple of puffs (remember it's stronger now!), you will want to be close and cuddle. I promise.

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:50 am
by Betty/WV
Oh, if I only had a lover to cuddle up with. I sure would give it a try, RLS or not.


Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:29 pm
by Lil72Shasta
Cuddling helps me but since there is rarely anyone in my life to cuddle with, lots of big pillows or sleeping on the sofa can give some of the same benefit.

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:45 pm
by badnights
I recently (against all odds, given my screwy life thanks to WED/RLS) started seeing someone. I've discovered that my RLS acts up when I'm trying to sleep and he so much as rests a hand on me. Lord when did my life get like this!?

And quite apart from that, I can't sleep at all in the same bed as him, unless I take a full zopiclone, whereas a half usually does it when I'm alone.

However, I'm lucky enough that I can snuggle on the couch for short periods of time in the evenings, before I have to get up and do squats. He's very understanding about it all. Remarkable.

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:57 am
by Polar Bear
Beth, I'm very happy for you that you have found someone who is understanding. I spend half my nights wandering and popping back into bed now and again. I can manage better if I get up and go to the spare bedroom but am reluctant to make this the norm. Even if I end up in the guest room I try and get back into bed with hubby before its time to get up.

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:35 am
by ViewsAskew
Remarkable is good :D

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:17 am
by cornelia
That sounds like a lovely man and long may he be part of your life.


Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:28 am
by helen1965
Great that a guy is trying to understand you RLS! My partner and I now sleep in two separate rooms, I have very reluctantly accepted that. I figure that even if I don't sleep he might. But I always have a cuddle in the morning. It's so hard trying to still keep that bond .

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:07 am
by Polar Bear
I sometimes end up in the spare bedroom but always start the night in our bedroom. If symptoms get too difficult I may get up for an hour or I go into the other room. Generally hubby might be already asleep when I do this and I try and be back in our bed before he gets up, or awakens. But he is always able to tell me that I've been gone.