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Did gluten-free Diet Get Rid Of Restless Leg Syndrome For Anyone?
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Just wondering if anyone has been cured of Restless Leg Syndrome after going gluten-free? I think mine may be gone??? (I hate to say that) I'm a month gluten-free, I'm sure hoping that is the case.

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Yes. That is one of the few symptoms that has gone away for me since I started the gluten free diet. I hope that you really are done with Restless Leg Syndrome. It is quite frustrating to put up with.

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If it's being caused by an iron deficiency that was itself caused by malabsorption due to celiac - sure, it could totally do that.

I developed RLS well after going gluten (and dairy) free.

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Yes, thank God after about 4 months gluten free :P

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yes, and it went away quite soon, probably like a week after going gluten-free.

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This is good news, I keep thinking this is too good to be true. I'm hoping it doesn't come back. It is neurological so it would make sense that it could improve. I am also taking B12 in hopes that will help too.

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Mine is gone as long as I stay on all my vitamins, the B-12 helps the most. 7 weeks gluten free...

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Just wondering if anyone has been cured of Restless Leg Syndrome after going gluten-free? I think mine may be gone??? (I hate to say that) I'm a month gluten-free, I'm sure hoping that is the case.

My RLS improved, but didn't go completely away until I cut out all refined grains, starches, and sugars.

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i've been on the gluten-free diet for 3 weeks now and my restless legs haven't gotten much better, hard to tell if there's much improvement at all. I have increased my Nuerontin to 600 mg per night and am taking 1.5 pills of Mirapex and 1 Clonazapan each night, so that's been helping. I'm hoping that this diet will help with the restless legs as well.

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I feel like my restless legs have improved a bit, but can't figure out if it's that I'm taking sleeping pills or what. I also notice that RL is a very cyclical thing for me. The worst few nights that I have RL are right before my period.

Anyone else experience this?

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we call it "jimmy legs" and I had that about one week out of every month.

The week I stopped gluten I had it TERRIBLY! for about three nights but then it quit altogether.

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there seem to be less nights I have RL syndrome, although I notice if I do a a lot of spinning (I spin yarn, esp. at night) I'm more apt to get the RL. Mine don't bother me until early in the morning. I'm no a pretty high dose of Mirapex and Gabiprintin (Neurontin) and also take 1 Clonazapam per evening. Sorry about the bad spelling.

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Nope, and my serum is well above the recommended level to treat it. When I had a sleep study, I moved my legs 30 times an hour on average. The only thing that quiets them is if I spend the day up and down stairs or a ladder. I would like it to stop, but I have balance issues already, so no neurotin for me.

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If it's being caused by an iron deficiency that was itself caused by malabsorption due to celiac - sure, it could totally do that.

I developed RLS well after going gluten (and dairy) free.

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Yes. My Restless Legs stopped sometime in the first month, my husbands stopped at about the three month mark so it is different for everyone.

I am continually amazed by how much better life is off of this poison. :D

Cheers!

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I have been diagnosed with RLS. Unfortunately it has not gone away. Maybe improved a little. Is there a connection between Celiac and RLS. Never thought of it before.

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Wow, I never really thought about it - but YES! My RLS virtually disappeared after going gluten free.

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Please get your Vitamin D, Calcium, ALP levels as Celiac patients are known to be deficient in Vit D and have Osteoporosis. Get these investigations or touch base with your family physician.

They can also cause restless Legs and cramps, I have suffered from these and now on regular Vit D supplements and Calcium.

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Just wondering if anyone has been cured of Restless Leg Syndrome after going gluten-free? I think mine may be gone??? (I hate to say that) I'm a month gluten-free, I'm sure hoping that is the case.

Not for me. I take a medication called Ropinerole at night and a lower dose in the morning.

Loey

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