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Title: Please stop my 'jumpy knees'!
Post by: Giglan on July 31, 2006, 03:28:11 PM
Does anyone else get 'jumpy knees'!!?

I get them a lot, particularly in the evenings. It drives me, and my boyfriend crazy, but there doesn't seem to be anything I can do to stop it - except pacing up and down the room, which is just as annoying!
It's probably caused by my knee problems, but does anyone else get it, and how do you stop your legs from doing the highland fling every evening!!

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Please stop my 'jumpy knees'!
Post by: Nettan on July 31, 2006, 05:33:34 PM
How do you mean ? Can you describe it better ?
Title: Re: Please stop my 'jumpy knees'!
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 31, 2006, 05:35:37 PM
restless leg syndrome!!

you need sleep!
Title: Re: Please stop my 'jumpy knees'!
Post by: Giglan on August 01, 2006, 12:19:28 PM
Nettan

Well, it's hard to explain! It mostly happens during the evenings or sometimes when I go to bed. I can feel this 'sensation' building up in my knee, almost like everything is tensing up, as if cramp is coming. I've tried to fight against it, but it's impossible, this feeling just builds up and up for about a minute and then my knee jerks/jumps. This mainly happens in my right knee, but sometimes in my left too. Could it be related to my knee problems - se other post ' bi-lateral anthroscopy advice needed'?

It's driving me crazy, and my boyfriend, as whenever we settle down on the sofa to watch a bit of telly my legs start doing the jig! The only way I can control it is by getting up and pacing up and down the room. This eases it for a while, but it soon returns.

It does appear to get worse when I am tired, but it also often happens when I'm relaxed and not at all tired too. I've read other peoples experiences of having similiar symptons, but they've said that they've discovered lumps/cysts around the kneecap. Maybe I've done a bit too much investigating there though??!?!?!
Title: Re: Please stop my 'jumpy knees'!
Post by: Natalie.D on August 01, 2006, 12:32:16 PM
Hi,

I know exactly what you mean, I get it too and it drives me totally crazy, I have to keep constantly moving my legs around and stretching them, I have tried EVERYTHING from getting more sleep (which is difficult when you can't stop moving long enough to actually get to sleep), massage, vitamins, aromatherapy oils, I was told to try eating bananas at bedtime or drinking tonic water, but none of it has worked for me, the only thing I find that gives me a little bit of relief is having a very hot bath before bedtime and a couple of painkillers but even then its a hit or a miss whether it helps.  I can empathise and wish I could give you an answer but I'm still looking for one myself.  I hope you manage to find SOMETHING that helps.

Natalie.
Title: Re: Please stop my 'jumpy knees'!
Post by: Kickboxerchick on August 01, 2006, 12:39:05 PM
No, sorry, I haven't had that so i'm not much help sadly.

I do get what I call 'jiggly' legs in the evenings where I have to sit and jiggle them because they feel restless.

I hope your knees feel better soon.

Shirley
Title: Re: Please stop my 'jumpy knees'!
Post by: Giglan on August 01, 2006, 12:45:21 PM
'Jiggly' legs sounds similiar too!

Restless, jumpy, jiggly, incredibly annoying!!!

I have read an article recently in my Granmothers Womans Weekly, that this can be relayed to a vitamin B12 deficiency. Although as we all have dodgey knees, it's probably more due to that! :)