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RLS and pregnancy

Before my first pregnancy, I had RLS on rare occasions when travelling long distance or when staying up late at night at a dinner party. During my first pregnancy, the RLS got really bad and I didn’t know what to do. My gynaecologist had never heard of RLS (although well known to be triggered during pregnancy) and there was no medication I could take. I slept only a few hours per night in the guest bed as it was impossible to sleep in the same bed as my husband. After giving birth, the RLS disappeared until the second pregnancy when it started all over again. This time the gynaecologist said I could take a small dose of Xanax which helped a bit. After giving birth the second time, I thought the RLS would disappear again but it didn’t. Thankfully I discovered Sifrol at that time.

  1. RLS in pregnancy is quite common. Our editorial team wrote an article about it 😊

    https://restlesslegssyndrome.sleep-disorders.net/pregnant-women

    I’m really sorry to hear that it continued after your last pregnancy but great to hear sifrol works well for you. I also take sifrol and feel like it was a life saver for me!

    Cheers.
    Simone (RLS Team Member)

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