At night my legs twitch and it keeps me awake all the time. I was stupid and didnt take my iron pill for a week then got my period so all of my symptoms came back. I have noticed that when i dont take my pill my legs twitch. Is this the iron deficiency or is it RLS?
There are a lot of studies that have found corelation between iron deficiency anemia and RLS. Many people with RLS are found to be iron deficient and that taking iron helps reduce the RLS symptoms. Whether or not yours was RLS or iron deficiency it is hard to say and maybe both. Some have found also that taking Magnesium helps. It is also good to avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine which can all aggravate symptoms of RLS. Some moderate intensity exercise has been shown to be helpful too. If the iron is working for you then try not to miss doses. Put an alarm on your cell phone to remind you or figure out some kind of system to help you remember to take your dose each day. Hope this has helped you some. Have a great day!
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