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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Ive been experiencing rls for around a week now around 5 minutes after i go to bed for the night. Nothing i can think of has changed in my routine, diet, or meds. Anyone else experience this?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I 'd wake up several times during the night due to RLS. I read fruit, nuts and vitamin D will help reduce it. I've been on vitamin D nearly a year due to osteoporsis and make sure I have nuts and fruit in my diet. I haven't had it for months now. You may be lacking magnesium or iron. A good question for your PCP.

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I've also experienced this. It doesn't seem to be a consistent issue. What I have found useful is some good basic leg stretches a little while before bedtime. Easy stuff like calf n thigh. Step against a wall and lean into it - stretches the calf real good. Stand on one leg and pull up the other behind you - stretches the thigh real good.

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member The other stretch I couldn't remember - stand straight with your feet together and cross one foot over the other. Bend at the waist and try to touch your toes keeping your legs straight. It's a great hamstring stretch (back of the thigh)

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Supposed to be potassium I have no idea why it changed to potash haha yay autocorrect also.I have heard that if your meds take salt out of your system this could be a contributing factor to rls

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Magnesium and potash helped alot with my rls. I had it since childhood.

posted 7 months ago
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