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Full body RLS?

Is there such a thing? Are my nerves getting the best of me? I haven't been able to sleep well over the past week and have been super tired. I get RLS in my right leg, but the last couple of nights I've felt it up my whole right side (arm and abdomen).

Has anyone experienced anything like this close to your wedding? Mine is coming up soon and not sure if I'm being paranoid and making things up, or if there really is such a thing.

Yes, I can ask my doctor, but being so close to the wedding I figured it wouldn't hurt to see if anyone else has experienced anything else like this.
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  • Jessa617 Jessa617 member
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    edited April 2013
    Lol... Thanks Dr. Linger. I only posted here because it gets the most traffic.

    ETA- My doctor is WebMD so according to them, I am dying.
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  • Try adjusting your electrolyte consumption. I used to be pretty twitchy and my naturopath recommended increasing potassium, magnesium and calcium, in addition to salt. Nothing crazy, you can just take a supplement or drink some sports drink.
  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado mod
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    Chit Chat is a synonym for Medical Advice.

    Good to know.    

    I have had pain in my right shoulder for over a month now.   Hurts pretty much all the tiime.  What do you think is the problem?  Should I see a doctor?






    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
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    [QUOTE]Chit Chat is a synonym for Medical Advice. Good to know.     I have had pain in my right shoulder for over a month now.   Hurts pretty much all the tiime.  What do you think is the problem?  Should I see a doctor?
    Posted by lyndausvi[/QUOTE]

    It's probably a tumor.  You should have it amputated.

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  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    I get twitchy sometimes.  I've started taking potassium supplements, and that's helped, but I also tend to just take a couple tylenol at night if I can't fall asleep because of it.  
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  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado mod
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_full-body-rls?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:a511f1fa-8149-4f87-94bd-daf1d84eed8ePost:58aa523d-33ff-4905-97d2-1d7bc1d1aac8">Re: Full body RLS?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Full body RLS? : Well obviously the problem is that you stubbed your toe a week ago.  No need for a doctor.  Send your copay to me instead.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]

    <div>
    </div><div>Wow you are good.  How did you know I stubbed my toe?</div>






    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
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    [QUOTE]Is there such a thing? Are my nerves getting the best of me? I haven't been able to sleep well over the past week and have been super tired. I get RLS in my right leg, but the last couple of nights I've felt it up my whole right side (arm and abdomen). <strong>Has anyone experienced anything like this close to your wedding? Mine is coming up soon and not sure if I'm being paranoid and making things up, or if there really is such a thing.</strong> Yes, I can ask my doctor, but being so close to the wedding I figured it wouldn't hurt to see if anyone else has experienced anything else like this.
    Posted by Jessalyn2013[/QUOTE]

    Stress affects everyone differently.  You <em>really </em>need to consult your doctor on this, not us!  FWIW, if your wedding is stressing you to the point of causing pain, you're doing it wrong. 
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  • I don't know where anybody's reading comprehension is today...

    I'm just curious if anyone has experienced something like that, not looking for cures or medical advice. Just taking a poll.
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  • My reading comprehension?  Oh sh!t.  I wonder where it went.

    I shall start a poll to find out.

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  • When I am really tired I get RBS as I call it (restless body syndrome). I have gotten it since I was a kid. It is only when I am really tired and my body is telling me to go to bed now. I have never seen a doctor about it. It has never gotten any worse, always just when I need sleep. I would just try to make sure you get enough sleep. If you are at all worried though go to a doctor!
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Full body RLS? : Oh yours just walked past me.  Want me to go catch it and return it for you?
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]

    I don't believe you, you're not a doctor.  IT'S A TRAP!

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    [QUOTE]Chit Chat is a synonym for Medical Advice. Good to know.     I have had pain in my right shoulder for over a month now.   Hurts pretty much all the tiime.  What do you think is the problem?  Should I see a doctor?
    Posted by lyndausvi[/QUOTE]

    <div>It's Lupus. RIP!</div>
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re:Full body RLS?: Apparently yours isn't that great today either, since I asked a specific question related to your current treatment and you have yet to answer it.
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]

    Sorry Stage, I don't take anything currently for the RLS since it's not very frequent.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_full-body-rls?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:a511f1fa-8149-4f87-94bd-daf1d84eed8ePost:918b6d75-b9b1-474d-80da-6c24bdf585cd">Re: Full body RLS?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Full body RLS? : Stress affects everyone differently.  You really need to consult your doctor on this, not us!  FWIW, if your wedding is stressing you to the point of causing pain, you're doing it wrong. 
    Posted by LiLe422[/QUOTE]

    I don't really feel stressed. I know I have a lot of little things to complete but I'm not ripping my hair out or anything.
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  • See, this is why I love you ladies on CC. You always manage to get a laugh out of me.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_full-body-rls?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:a511f1fa-8149-4f87-94bd-daf1d84eed8ePost:34f94068-b446-4850-831e-1bc8e9735e86">Re: Full body RLS?</a>:
    [QUOTE]When I am really tired I get RBS as I call it (restless body syndrome). I have gotten it since I was a kid. It is only when I am really tired and my body is telling me to go to bed now. I have never seen a doctor about it. It has never gotten any worse, always just when I need sleep. I would just try to make sure you get enough sleep. If you are at all worried though go to a doctor!
    Posted by mochietoe[/QUOTE]

    Good to know someone else has experienced it.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_full-body-rls?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:a511f1fa-8149-4f87-94bd-daf1d84eed8ePost:ca3d8822-e77e-4712-9796-b33215033347">Re: Full body RLS?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Full body RLS? : It's Lupus. RIP!
    Posted by kmbryant2413[/QUOTE]

    It's never Lupus.

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    [QUOTE]Jessa, have you actually been DIAGNOSED with RLS or are you just calling it that based on symptoms, commercials, and WebMD?
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]

    Touche. No, I have not been diagnosed by a doctor. Just from what I know of the symptoms, it's a self-diagnosis. I never pursued it with my doctor since it's fairly sporadic.
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  • Once I told WebMD that I had a headache.  It told me I had brain cancer and was going to die.  You guys are talking to my ghost.

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    [QUOTE]Once I told WebMD that I had a headache.  It told me I had brain cancer and was going to die.  You guys are talking to my ghost.
    Posted by J&K10910[/QUOTE]

    This is why I don't go on WebMD. Every symptom is followed by death. My equilibrium was off and it told me I had a brain tumor, well that was 10 years ago. I think I'm fine.
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  • WebMD = 
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  • You know that brain tumors broadcast your thoughts to the aliens right?

    And even thoughts you never knew you had.

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    [QUOTE]You know that brain tumors broadcast your thoughts to the aliens right? And even thoughts you never knew you had.
    Posted by J&K10910[/QUOTE]

    <div>YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH THE FOIL SAVES ME.</div>
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re:Full body RLS? : So you self diagnosed and are now certain your self-diagnosed disease is getting worse?  Yeah we can't help you.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]

    I wouldn't call it a disease.
     
    I figure I have RLS based on the commercials. Commercials ALWAYS tell the truth, so I must have it.
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    [QUOTE]You know that brain tumors broadcast your thoughts to the aliens right? And even thoughts you never knew you had.
    Posted by J&K10910[/QUOTE]

    Then it looks like I'm going to get beamed up soon since I've had this "brain tumor" for quite some time now.
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  • It's not a DISEASE Linger.  It's a SYNDROME.  It's right in the name!

    Fun Fact:  Syndrome simply means "collection of associated symptoms." 

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  • SYNDROME.


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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re:Full body RLS? : But RLS IS a disease so if you don't want to call it that then I guess you can just call it "Happy fun time"? Ah I see.  You're just really SMRT.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]

    You're right, but I think I'd rather call it "Annoying Sleepless Time", so from now on I'll refer to it as AST.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Full body RLS? : I know it's a syndrome but syndromes fit one of the definitions of a disease: "A particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people."
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re:Full body RLS? : For the record, this is why I, who have actually been diagnosed with this very real neurological disorder, have to be REdiagnosed every damn time I change doctors.  Because everyone who has seen a commercial and has a hard time falling asleep one night proclaims they have it. Go to the freaking doctor.  Have them test you for nutrient deficiencies, and all the other things that could cause what you're describing (which does NOT really sound like RLS, but I'm not a doctor, so it may be) and try out different things before you start proclaiming to have a very real, very life altering health issue, please.  
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]

    Well I haven't really described what is actually happening. You're right too. I should get diagnosed before I start thinking that it's "spreading". I know this. I just forget to mention it to my doctor every time I go.
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