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Does anyone get Leg Cramps, Heaviness, Itching, Swelling, Restless Leg Syndrome?

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S F.'s Comment
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Does anyone else suffer from this? How do you handle it? Obviously can't take certain medications...

Old School's Comment
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No need for medications. You've got your seat up way too high. Lower that thing down to the very bottom like you're some kind of "Low Rider." I think all your symptoms will go away in a matter of a few days.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I've had Restless Leg Syndrome since I was 12 or 13. It's manageable with Advil, which interrupts the pain signals and over firing nerves long enough for you to relax. Mine is especially bad at night.

I used to take Requip for it. I don't believe it's on the prohibited med lists, so it is an option.

But what OS said also applies. Make sure your seat is in the proper position. I also find it helps to take a 10-15 minute walk shortly before bed to tire your legs out.

Pianoman's Comment
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I had no idea there was such a thing as Restless Leg Syndrome! What helps me keep from going crazy is biking hard as often as I can. I got in the habit while I was local and now that I'm on the road again I brought my bike with me in the truck. I also take my shoes off when I'm gonna be driving for more than an hour or so--makes my feet and legs feel way better.

Pianoman's Comment
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No need for medications. You've got your seat up way too high. Lower that thing down to the very bottom like you're some kind of "Low Rider." I think all your symptoms will go away in a matter of a few days.

I do this too. I used to sit way up high, but now I sit as low as the seat will go. I sit so low I have a hard time seeing the spot mirrors, and I'm 5'11!

Jim A.'s Comment
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I do this too. I used to sit way up high, but now I sit as low as the seat will go. I sit so low I have a hard time seeing the spot mirrors, and I'm 5'11!

I tried putting the seat all the way down. It didn't work for me. When the seat is all the way down even with the seat all the way back there isn't enough room for my long legs. I am 6'4" it's too bad because I kinda like the low rider position. dancing-dog.gif

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