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Is It The RA That Prevents Me From Sleeping At Night?

Is It The RA That Prevents Me From Sleeping At Night?

I have difficulty falling asleep every night. On top of it the upper side of my left leg gives me so much pain as if someone continues to punch it. Doc had prescribed Tramadol but no relief. She stopped me from taking Tylenol because my blood count for liver damage was high. I’m in my third year of being diagnosed with RA but my rheumatologist looked back in lab history and said I’ve had it longer and doctors didn’t pick up on it

A myRAteam Member said:

I've always had difficulty sleeping and doctors couldn't find a reason. RA leg pain has often kept me awake or woken me up at night. Now I take a natural sleep remedy that has Magnesium, Inositol, Hops and Passionflower in it and it works really well. I also take GABA because it relaxes me. I have a little pain when I wake up but at least I can get a good night's sleep now.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Ask your RA or Primary Dr. for medication for restless leg syndrome. You will get a good night sleep.

posted 8 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am sorry that you are having trouble sleeping. I have been this way for years. My PCP has tried several different medications but nothing works. I toss and flop all night. I can feel the nerves jumping in my arms and legs. I also had alot of pain in my toes into my feet. I go to bed tired and get up super tired, but I am grateful it could be worse.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

It does seem a common thing with RA sufferers, i have pain in my legs and other places, but the uncontrolable kicks and fidgeting of my legs or strange feelings in my toes tend to keep me awake.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I’m so sorry. I had similar symptoms with lower tight leg. Found that gabapentin helps. It’s cheap and effective.

posted 6 days ago
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