Anybody have this with RLS?

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Postby drumin4him » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:07 pm

hello m...

Well let me tell you. My RLS takes No sides....... it is an Equal Opportunity Annoyance!!! However it does seem to go from my left side first then to my right and then sometimes up to my arms.

hang in there!

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Postby Aiken » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:43 pm

Well, here's an odd variation...

My RLS is on my right side. I do many things right-handed, but I'm actually left-handed. I was born without the majority of my left index finger (looks like I had a nasty accident in shop class ;)), which made it impractical to write and do lots of other tricky things with it, so instead I grew up doing that stuff right-handed, but on the other hand (literally), I play sports left-handed.

So, maybe it's the actual usage more than the preference.
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Postby lorabell » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:25 pm

Mine is mostly the right side, but I am left-handed.
I have to say it again, how strange for all of us to have something in common, and yet it be so different for each of us.
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Postby ed2008 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:16 pm

i REALLY feel it in my left calf.. if i roll onto my side and the right leg even touches the left calf i know it right away, even if in a good sleep.

amazing how it affects others differently

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Postby psychick » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:42 pm

Aiken wrote:Mine's almost entirely on my right side. eye (yes, eye).


Is this like a tic? I get an eye tic for a few hours every once in a while, but about 6 weeks ago I had it in my right eye for over 3 weeks, nonstop. It drove me crazy (and people told me all kinds of crazy remedies for it) but then it gradually ceased over about a week and a half. I just figured it was an eye tic - I made no connection to RLS.


Oh, and primarily right side PLM's (and I'm right handed) with very occasional left sided PLM's; but the jimmy legged RLS is an equal opportunity annoyer.

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Postby Polar Bear » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:51 pm

I remember having an eye tic , a couple of years ago, that went on for several weeks, and then just disappeard.

I had forgotten about that.
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Postby Michelle » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:37 pm

Now this is weird. I always get that eye tic once in awhile and it drives me crazy as well. I wonder if it is linked to RLS?

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Postby Aiken » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:03 pm

psychick wrote:Is this like a tic?

No, it's definitely not a tic. It's more like a reluctance to stay pointed at, and focused on, one thing for a long time. It's like I keep wanting to look around the room to relieve a weird sensation in my eye. Sound familiar? :)

It helps a little if I close my eye, but it still feels weird.
Disclaimer: I often talk about what I do and what works for me, but these are specific to me and you should always consult a healthcare professional before trying these things yourself, lest you endanger your health or life.


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