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His arms and legs jerk really hard and it's almost always when he's trying to sleep. It really hurts him.

His arms and legs jerk really hard and it's almost always when he's trying to sleep. It really hurts him.

Arms & Legs jerk: during sleep. Some of this is normal as the muscles relax but what you mention seems like more than that. Please see your doc. He/she may run some tests to see what is happening. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Heel of my foot is raised and hard and blisters. Doesn't hurt all the time but it never goes away? Hurts more when I'm trying to sleep?

Heel of my foot is raised and hard and blisters.  Doesn't hurt all the time but it never goes away? Hurts more when I'm trying to sleep?

Thick heel Skin.: It sounds like this problem is on one heel only. The way to find the cause is determine whether the cause is related to environment, mechanical or biological. With less flannel, is it something in contact with you heel. Is it how you are actually using your heel, how it is functioning. Does that heel have a fungal infection. Have a specialist evaluate and direct the treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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Looks like I have rest less leg as I am finding difficult to keep it cool while trying to sleep after a hard day.?

Looks like I have rest less leg as I am finding difficult to keep it cool while trying to sleep after a hard day.?

May help: Restless leg syndrome can be controlled relatively easily, and meds such as requip, mirapex, Neupro (rotigotine) patch, and Clonazepam may help. Some benefit by stretching their legs prior to getting into bed. It can be associated with ferritin abnormalities, kidney problems, and anemias, but may well present as a solitary sleep disorder. Best to see a neurologist and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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How come when im trying to sleep i can't keep my arms are legs from moving when i don't want them too?

How come when im trying to sleep i can't keep my arms are legs from moving when i don't want them too?

Myoclonus: Myoclonus is a brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles. It describes a medical sign and, generally, is not a diagnosis of a disease. Brief twitches are perfectly normal and usually occur with the onset of sleep. ...Read more

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What can I do at night when im trying to sleep, my legs be really hurting?

See a doctor: Peripheral arterial disease results in decrease blood flow into the legs resulting in rest pain like you have. If hanging your leg over the side of the bed gives relief and if you have similar pain when walking, then pad is likely. Venous insufficiency can cause swelling at day's end resulting in leg pain at night. Back problems is a possibility. See a doctor to evaluate the pain. ...Read more

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What to do for muscle cramps in legs when trying to sleep?

What to do for muscle cramps in legs when trying to sleep?

Many possibilities: It could be from over use. There is also a possibility that it could be related to too little iron, magnesium, potassium, or calcium in your blood. One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. If you have any visible veins in your legs, see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What could be causing this nerve twitchy/mini cramp feeling in my left leg?... Leg feels stiff and strange when im in bed trying to sleep..

What could be causing this nerve twitchy/mini cramp feeling in my left leg?... Leg feels stiff and strange when im in bed trying to sleep..

Requires diagnosis: From the brief description of the symptoms it could be either a calcium deficiency that can cause muscle cramps, an associated neuropathy or some variant of a restless leg syndrome. If it's occurring mostly at night/only while in bed it sounds more like RLS. See your PCP to rule out any other possible neuropathic causes. ...Read more

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9 month baby moves her legs a lot specially when trying to sleep with me and she is like she wants to be too close or she has leg pain.is it ok ?

9 month baby moves her legs a lot specially when trying to sleep with me and she is like she wants to be too close or she has leg pain.is it ok

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Kids move: For one thing, get baby out of your bed. We loose kids every year to suffocation during co-sleeping. It is not common but you would hate yourself forever if it happens. Babies also move in their sleep, alerting partially after the first 3 hrs and about every 45min/1hr thereafter. If you want better sleep, wean her to a crib. ...Read more

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I've been having a problem with restless leg. I am not sure what to do about it so i've just been letting it keep me up at night. I have the constant feeling like I have to move or mostly like I have to stretch my legs while i'm trying to sleep! its not

I've been having a problem with restless leg.  I  am not sure what to do about it so i've just been letting it keep me up at night. I have the constant feeling like I have to move or mostly like I have to stretch my legs while i'm trying to sleep! its not

Restless legs: Sounds uncomfortable. I would see you primary care doc. Make sure they check you iron level. In the mean time gentle stretching exercises, massage, and/or a warm bath may help. Certain medications including Pramipexole (mirapex) or ropinirole (requip) can be very effective at controlling symptoms in some. ...Read more

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I feel the need to move or stretch my legs when i'm trying to sleep at night and I am always tired even when i sleep 8hours, help!

I feel the need to move or stretch my legs when i'm trying to sleep at night and I am always tired even when i sleep 8hours, help!

Many possible answer: Looking at your past history and current medications it doesn't appear that you are being treated for your reported grand mal seizures. Furthermore you're taking a muscle relaxant in Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) which can cause excessive sedation. The history provided certainly could be consistent with restless leg syndrome. A sleep study would be helpful to answer your question. I wish you well. ...Read more

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When I was trying to sleep I had some internal shaking near my abdomen and legs. I'm not really stressed so what could it be?

When I was trying to sleep I had some internal shaking near my abdomen and legs. I'm not really stressed so what could it be?

Exercise?: There are not many details to go by in this question. If you were doing a lot of abdominal and leg exercise earlier in the day the muscle might shake from fatigue. Restless legs can give a sensation of movement. Shaking is a not a familiar symptom of internal disease, or urinary infections, unless the whole body shook, and you had a fever. ...Read more

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I am feeling warm sensation in my legs it started suddenly when I was trying to sleep I sometimes experience pain in my chest as well.Is it serious?

I am feeling warm sensation in my  legs it started suddenly when I was trying to sleep I sometimes experience pain in my chest as well.Is it serious?

No way to tell here: In this forum, there's no way to determine the cause. We're limited to 400 characters in our reply. We can't dialogue. Use HealthTap Prime to talk to a doctor (live) about your symptoms, past condition, & any problems that run in your family. We need a diagnosis in order to determine how serious it could be. That will require testing, which we can order on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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21 y/o female. Legs sweat bad in my sleep. Lately been soaking my sheets. Sometimes nausea is associated while trying to sleep. going on for 2 years?

21 y/o female. Legs sweat  bad in my sleep. Lately been soaking my sheets. Sometimes nausea is associated while trying to sleep. going on for  2 years?

Hyper hydro sis?: Could be overactive parasympathetic nervous system, could be hyperthyroidism. You should talk to your doc and get a thorough work up. ...Read more

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I am having some chest pains on my left side and what i call cramps in my left arm and leg when im trying to sleep ?

I am having some chest pains on my left side and what i call cramps in my left arm and leg when im trying to sleep ?

Careful exam: The diagnosis of chest pain can usually be made on the basis of a careful history; when one adds the physical exam, ekg and chest x-rays, the diagnosis is nearly always evident. Arm and leg cramps can be caused by physical overuse, abnormal blood chemistries, common problems involving the spine and some less common problems. See an experienced family physician, internist or cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have painful muscle jerks while trying to sleep, it first started in my legs then all of a sudden my arms and now my whole body.They go on all night.?

I have painful muscle jerks while trying to sleep, it first started in my legs then all of a sudden my arms and now my whole body.They go on all night.?

RLS: Sounds like really bad restless legs syndrome which can affect your whole body at times. You may be iron deficient or have some liver or kidney issues as well. You need a little bloodwork and see your doc. ...Read more

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I get itchy legs, typically when i get out of the shower or when trying to sleep at night. I've tried clean sheets and new soaps. Aveeno (oatmeal) lotion helps.

I get itchy legs, typically when i get out of the shower or when trying to sleep at night. I've tried clean sheets and new soaps. Aveeno (oatmeal) lotion helps.

Dry skin: The cause of itching without rash is most commonly dry skin, which is more common in dry months. The list of possible causes of itching is very long which includes rashes/skin conditions, infections, internal diseases, nerve disorders, irritation and allergies, medications, etc. If your symptoms do not resolve or worsen, best would be to see your primary doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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These count as hypnic jerks? 1 leg rapidly kicking for a sec, body twitching at the shoulder, finger tapping, & lips puckering while trying to sleep.

These count as hypnic jerks? 1 leg rapidly kicking for a sec, body twitching at the shoulder, finger tapping, & lips puckering while trying to sleep.

See below: From just the description you have listed, it may be a partial complex seizure. Are you aware of all of that occurring? It is recommended you consult with a neurologist for evaluation and treatment of these episodes. Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Myra Skluth
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