Posted July 13, 2012on:
I had restless-leg Syndrome when I was pregnant with May, pretty early into my pregnancy. It wasn’t bad, but just enough to bother me for a month or two, then it went away. With this pregnancy, I’ve had it on and off for 2 months now, significantly worse when I’m tired and stressed out. I was wondering why when I was in the East Coast, my RLS problem mostly went away. I suspected it was because I’ve been dehydrated since I got back home. Turns out I might be right. I’ve been drinking significantly less because the weather here has been cooler, whereas in Boston, I could easily consume a gallon a day. My OB/GYN said I could take Benadryl when it gets too uncomfortable, that way I can get some sleep. My hunch was that I shouldn’t. Son agrees. Basically it’s the drowsy thing, but drowsy medicines often don’t work well on me.
This baby is much more active than May, kicking up a storm starting at 14 weeks and is getting stronger with time.