I have spent the last few days trying no to touch the small infected creature i live with who currently has chicken pox…however i find myself with a preoccupation this morning with the possibility that i have “restless leg syndrome”.
The last few days in bed i have been unable to control my legs moving,i try to relax them but they dont and keep moving,they feel like jelly legs,legs that have decided to play tricks on me, i cannot keep them still….
I manage to make my legs lock up to move to obtain the laptop and the search begins…
“Restless legs syndrome(RLS, Wittmaack-Ekbom’s syndrome, or sometimes, but inaccurately, referred to as Nocturnal myoclonus) is a condition that is characterized by an irresistible urge to move one’s body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. It most commonly affects the legs, but can also affect the arms or torso. Moving the affected body part modulates the sensations, providing temporary relief. RLS causes a sensation in the legs or arms that can most closely be compared to a burning, itching, or tickling sensation in the muscles.”
Having read this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restless_legs_syndrome
i don’t feel so bad, its only RLS, however it wasn’t until i scrolled down the page..like a typical hypo…that i find the Possible causes and risks…..
here is where the room went in circles and i began a full blown panic attack…..
“The most commonly associated medical condition is iron deficiency (specifically blood ferritin below 50µg/L), which accounts for just over 20% of all cases of RLS. Other conditions associated with RLS include pregnancy, varicose vein or venous reflux, folate deficiency, sleep apnea, uremia, diabetes, thyroid disease, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease and certain auto-immune disorders such as Sjögren’s syndrome, celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.”
After the following actions:
- Ten Cigarettes in succession
- Four coffees(decafinated,due to palps)
- Quick call to NHS Direct (speed dial)
- Appointment with GP (emergency)
- 2 Bottle of rescue remedy (emergency)
- two hours of rocking on floor
I managed to avert any further incidents.
However, i am now convinced that my restless leg syndrome is secondary to some underlying disease in which i have yet to be diagnosed……dam you Wikipedia………………