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Insomnia With Itchy, Antsy Bottoms Of Feet?

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Hi folks,

Have noticed several threads about Celiac/gluten intolerance and insomnia, and wanted to post something specific about Insomnia and FEET...

Have been plagued with insomnia ever since acquiring C.F.S. (over two decades ago), but lately the insomnia is coupled with the most annoying ITCHING and "ANTSY" (TINGLING) STUFF going on in the BOTTOMS OF MY FEET. I don't know if this is related to food intolerance(s) or maybe related to some problems with my SPINE (have degenerative disc areas in cervical (neck) spine and lumbar areas). Once this FOOT THING gets started, it can keep me awake all night. It is not like the intense ITCHING that goes on along the SHINS when I've been toxified with problem food substances. It is more like a nerve-related "tingling." Hard to describe.

Last "night" I finally fell asleep about 6:00 a.m. this morn, and only after taking some of the Hyland's "INSOMNIA" sublingual tablets! This can go on many nights a week, and then I might luck out and have one good night of fairly peaceful sleep (for me, good sleep is about 3-4-5 hours without having to get up multiple times).

Just wondering if others have this BOTTOM OF THE FEET thing and if so, have you figured out what's causing it or what might alleviate it?

Thanks in advance for any replies.


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are you a celiac? or gluten intolerant? how long have you been gluten free? have you had your B12 levels checked??

alot of gluten intolerant people and celiacs get numbness/tingling in their hands &/or feet due to LOW levels of B12. my sis in law had a B12 level of 211 and she was dizzy and had the tingling in her hands and feet.

ALSO-> Restless Leg Syndrome has sometimes been an issue for Celiacs.

maybe you need to get your vit.B12 & vit.D levels checked- those are the most common vitamin deficiencies in Celiacs.


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Hi cassP,

Answered your questions via Messenger. And yes, last couple of blood tests did show Vitamin D deficiency and have been taking supplements. Don't think the tests done a few days ago addressed B12, so will have to get that tested.

I also heard that Quinine/tonic water can calm restless legs and am thinking maybe it'd calm restless FEET, too...


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Quick followup on this thread:

As soon as I stopped the Lisinopril, the itchy/twitchy feet thing stopped, so I'm pretty sure that was the source of the restless FEET syndrome that caused so much insomnia. Am trying to do daily walking to address blood pressure, and maybe it will also help with the sleep problem... Time'll tell!


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