Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Pregnant. Suffering from type 2 diabetes and restless leg syndrome. How to get relief?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1969
Answered : 17665 Questions
This is related to my wife's restless leg syndrome, atleast that's what she thinks it is, as she cannot sleep unless she moves her legs in her sleep. She is diabetic Type 2 since May, 2011 and is currently 20 week pregnant. She has been suffering from restless leg syndrome for a long time and now that she is pregnant its elevated and she is unable to sleep at nights. Can you recommend anything that will ease her misery and help her get sleep.
Posted Thu, 9 Aug 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani 1 hour later

Thanks for writing in.

This problem might be due to diabetes and as now she is pregnant, restless leg syndrome may be aggravated due to increased pressure on vascular system giving rise to low blood flow to the limbs.

What I suggest her is to go for injection of B1, B6, B12 after consulting Obstetrician.

Frequent change of posture will help in her coming out of the suffering.

Give her Iron, Vitamin B. complex, Calcium and multivitamin supplements.

Give her plenty of milk, pulses, and cereals.

Avoid sedentary life style and go for light exercise.

Hope, I answered your query.
If you have further query or clarification, please ask.
I will be happy to help.

Wish you good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor