In addition to the sweetest round tummy, enthusiastic attitude to the changes and blurred euphoria eyes, pregnancy brought me a number of side effects.
Restless legs syndrome – this definition is used by experts regarding the phenomenon of unbearable discomfort in the legs, which we call people twist their legs.
As it happens
And indeed, the feeling is that inside the legs everything is twisted and writhing, there is an overwhelming desire to change the situation, to move. It can not be called pain, but rather, a certain dull ache.
It happened like attacks in me: at first you feel slight tiredness in the legs, pulling the weight, which then turns into aching languor, and at the culmination of the unpleasant sensations could be drowned out only by intensive side-to-side walking.
Who is to blame and what to do?
Basically, torsion of the legs appeared in the evenings: at the beginning of pregnancy – in the weather, in the later periods – every day and very much! There are many medical explanations for this phenomenon, one of which is the lack of iron in the body, and in pregnant women, as you know, mild anemia is almost the norm. And therefore it is necessary to lean on apples, buckwheat, beef meat and liver – these products are rich in iron. Experimentally, I have reached the point that the syndrome diminishes, if immediately before going to bed I take walks in the fresh air.
Here’s another several ways, how I saved myself from twisting my legs:
one. Massage. She asked her spouse to massage his legs along the entire length, and if he had enough patience to do it for quite a long time, she would almost fall asleep amid pleasant relief. By the way, I often combined this together with rubbing cream against stretch marks in the thighs – both pleasant and useful!
2 Heat. Once, when even massage and walking did not help to relieve the discomfort in my legs, I simply wrapped elastic bandages and – oh, a miracle! – That helped. Later, I read that it was the effects of heat generated under the bandages, that is, you can probably use both a blanket and warm water baths.
3Ointment BomBenge. Oh, how grateful I am to this transparent, disgusting-smelling substance in a small unsightly glass jar! Only she faithfully and flawlessly saved me from the syndrome of restless legs, when other methods no longer operated.
While other newfangled coolants turned out to be powerless, and many of them are completely contraindicated for pregnant women, Bom-Benge was for me a magic wand. She was still my mother used during her interesting position – the quality is not proven by one generation. You apply it – and inside the warm warmth spreads, and on the surface of the skin – anesthetic coolness.
I really hope that my experience will help some of the expectant mothers deal with this common problem. Health and comfort to you!