I didn't mean to put a question mark after the word "site". I'm not used to typing on this stupid laptop yet. sorry. Arrrgh! my P.A. prescribed Pramipexole (where do they come up with these names?), and I was quite surprised, then pleased when that same night the RLS was a thing of the past. I am going to look into an Iron supplement, find a decent one on Amazon.com and see if it make a difference.
I also take Pramipexole (which is the generic name for Mirapex). As I understand it, it is not an Iron deficiency in the blood that causes RLS. When my blood is tested, my iron levels are always fine. As I understand it, it has more to do with iron storage levels in the brain than in the bloodstream, since many RLS patients have normal iron levels in their blood. It is their brain that is deficient. Since the brain needs iron to produce dopamine, the main neurotransmitter needed for nearly all types of brain function, that is why the pramipexole works so well. It is a dopamine agonist. It stimulates the production of dopamine without the necessity of the iron. If you want to take iron supplements, that is fine, but it may not help since RLS is not about an iron deficiency in the blood but in the brain. I hope this helps a little. I am not a physician; I am actually a pastor, but I have had RLS for 20 years now and have very thoroughly researched it and spoken with many physicians about it, and it is from 20 years of research, investigating and having the condition myself that I can share this much with you. As I said I hope it is a little bit helpful. Blessings to you; I wish you the best as you cope with this condition.
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