Does anyone have a child that has been diagnosed with Restless Legs Syndrome?

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Alexis - posted on 03/14/2009

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my child doesnt have it but i do, i get perscribed iron tablets when it is very bad and that works, i have had it since a young child though.

Franca - posted on 03/14/2009

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No, my children haven't been diagnosed with RLS but I had it during pregnancy. That was the most unconfortable feeling (having to move my legs non-stop) especially at night. What I found to help if your little one has it... Try rubbing her legs or putting a baby pillow in between her legs....

Eve - posted on 03/14/2009

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My daughter has always been a terrible sleeper, but now that she is older I'm starting to think there is a medical reason for it. When she comes into our bed she always rubs her feet on me. I thought it was a comfort thing but now I'm wondering if it isn't something else. It's like she can't control it. I've read about how RLS can be associated with an iron deficiency. She has some symptoms of an iron deficiency. I've bought a multivitamin with iron to try. If it doesn't work I think I'll go to the DR to have her iron checked. I don't know if anyone has had this problem with their kids. Do you think the DR will dismiss it as growing pains or a kid that doesn't want to sleep? I feel like I might be on to something...mother's intuition.

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