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#1 marsha


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:16 AM

I know I've been full of questions lately... I got thinking about this last night and haven't seen any correlation between the two but wonder if there is. I have been battling with it for about 3 years (right before I was diagnosed with CREST) Does anyone else deal with this and if you do is there something that can help? I try and walk 2 miles everyday it tends to help, but there are occasions when it doesn't... It's really annoying.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:56 AM

Hi Marsha,

Scleroderma is associated with sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome and I've found a link for you to an earlier thread on Restless Legs and also information on Sleep disorders and Scleroderma which I hope you'll find interesting.

I have suffered a little with it in the past and agree; it is really annoying! ;) I think you'll find some helpful suggestions on the earlier thread; I must admit I didn't actually do anything to alleviate it myself and it did pass off eventually. :)
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:13 AM

My hubby has RLS and I have to tell you, it bothers me a lot more than it does him!
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:54 PM

I've been suffering from RLS for as long as I can remember.
Right now I take 30mg of pain medication 30 min before bed and lidocaine patches on the most sensitive areas if I wake up in the night and the pain has traveled.

It's a huge issue for me, almost more than the sclero and fibro.