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review created on : 04 Feb 14



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Pregnancy RLS

I haven't suffered from many typical downsides of pregnancy, apart from slight joint pains in my last trimester. I searched online and self diagnosed myself with RLS - restless leg syndrom = unknown joint (mainly ankles and knees) pain that comes and goes, usually occuring during evening time, common in pregnancy. I spoke to my huisarts about it and was suggested to go to the hospital to get tested for arthritis. I doubted that that could be the cause as it doesnt run in my family, and I wouldn't be considered for tests because of my "condition" anyway... I scheduled an appointment with dr Alex to see if he has an idea of how to deal with this discomfort. Online, I found no solution for any relief, and I did not want to try any pain medication. 

As I sort of expected, my symptoms were common for RLS, and indeed, there is no treatment. I had a stress test done using a prickly stress mat (its a mat that you rest your legs on to see how quickly the redness will go away) - I found that my blood circulation was just fine, and after further discussion, my diet shouldn't be to blame. I didn't show any signs of arthritis. I appreciated our chat about vaccinations and a few general health topics I wanted to discuss. 

 In the end, dr Alex did not suggest any medication or specific streatment, but rather a warm bath before bedtime. Although this was no magical cure, it did ease my stressed out and tired prengnant mind :) The baths actually helped!

My visit was covered by my basis polis from Agis, so I did not have to pay for the visit out of pocket. Overall I would recommend dr Alex for his natural and responsible approach to pain. By this, I mean avoiding medication when not absolutely necessary :) He speaks good English and has a lovely practice. He seems to know a lot about running, and how to do it in a way to not hurt yourself - I actually did not realize that there is a "good" and "bad" way... 

Im attaching a photo of the stress mat I tried out


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review created on : 04 Feb 14

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