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PLEASE!!! WOMEN ONLY!!!! (sorry for shouting)

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:28 pm
by Momo
I was wondering if anyone else has worse syptoms during their period? Or if only I have this connection. Or is it all in my head?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:22 am
by SquirmingSusan
Hey Momo. Lot's of us gals have noticed that the RLS worsens with the monthly period. Between the hormone swings and the blood loss it can get pretty bad. Have you ever had your ferritin tested? You'll probably want to get that tested and then see what you can do to get your iron levels up.

My ferritin was really low (8, but my doctor said it was fine) and I just couldn't make any progress with iron pills. I'd lose it all every month. I finally had a uterine ablation last December so that I would have a shot at bringing up my ferritin levels. Of course my primary care doctor right now doesn't really think that ferritin is an issue, so I haven't had it tested since. I'm seeing a new neurologist tomorrow and hopefully she'll work with me on that.

Anyway, you're not imaging things!

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:08 am
by sister*awake
mine is twice as bad before my period, also believe it or not during a full moon. I thought this was my Imagination and finaly loggged it. 4 months in a row of 1 night of real agony where my meds WILL NOT work! full moon all 4 times :shock: I feel really nuts!

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:45 am
by happyfeet
My rls is just bad ALL the time...however I do notice that chocolate is more appealing just before my period. There just aren't enough Milkyway bars!

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:52 am
by The Artist in the Mirror
before my rls was daily, the 'free days' I had were when i got my period and a few heavanly days after...

I guess the pre- hormones made it worse. Now that its daily I dont have that break anymore...


Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:04 pm
by sardsy75
Hey Momo

No, it's not all in your head (despite the fact that technically, RLS is!)

Before I finally found the medical cocktail I'm on, yes, I would suffer for most of the week leading up to that wonderful time of the month.

Now, I get a day or two, if at all, of mild RLS, which I just bang on the head with some extra codeine.

I've added an Iron tablet to my morning "breakfast" and have noticed a marked improvement.

Take care of you!

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:06 pm
by jumpy
OMG!!I do feel old..I really don't remember...Pat

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:14 pm
by ViewsAskew
Pat, since it's that time of the month right now, since my body really oughtta wanna be in menopause (at least I think so), and since my legs are going nuts today, I soooooooooooo long to be able to say what you just did! There are multiple benefits to being older. Truly.

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:17 pm
by jumpy
Oh how well I know!! I went through a hell of a menopause. Finally had everything removed. Much, much better. Don't miss feeling like a "woman" at all. LOL... Sorry you feel bad. I do remember that part..Pat