I hate my legs

Published on Dec 19, 2006 Rants! « Prev Next »

I absolutely hate my legs.

Not in the typical woman, “my legs are fat” or “I have tube legs” sort of way, but rather in the “I have severe restless leg syndrome (active leg syndrome) and I think they are trying to kill me” sort of way.. My legs are very muscular and quite handy all things considered, but I think they are out to get me.

One of the latest medical fads is RLS, or restless leg syndrome. Before that it was actually called “Active Leg Syndrome” (Read: Doctors didn’t have a clue what it was) and it sucks. In my case I have a special version of it where not only do my legs creep and crawl all night (and day), but I also get whicked leg cramps and charley horses in my calfs..

I have taken medication in the past and it typically does nothing. I have followed every manner of doctor advice as well as every bodies friendly advice for what vitamins I’m lacking.. I have taken EVERYTHING.. Nothing works.. You name it and I probably have a cabinet full of it.. B6, B12, D, E, Magnisium, Calcium ..etc.. (and just because I didnt mention it there, doesn’t mean I haven’t tried it.) At one point I was even in a leg study where they gave me “special” medication and gave me leg monitors to wear for it so that they could collect “special” information. This was back before they actually called it RLS, and nothing came of it.. Shortly after that study, RLS was released to the world as a treatable condition.. Hmmmm.. Interesting that it isn’t treatable in me..

The number one problem of all this is the lack of sleep. I don’t get any sleep. I might be able to eek out 3 hours a night, and anyone that knows me will tell you that only 3 hours ruins my cherub like demeanor.. The other fun side effect is that the near dibilitating, and somewhat shocking, pain of a charley horse at 4am usually lasts most of the next day. I mean it’s not the full fledged kick in the pants pain, but still that dull throb. And it just plain sucks.

So.. what I’m getting at here is; I hate my legs. I want this to stop. I want to get a good night sleep.. it’s been years.