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It used to happen fairly frequently before I went gluten-free but honestly I can't remember it happening since the 1st few weeks gluten-free. I am now 7 months gluten-free and the past 2 nights I've woke myself up kicking my right leg uncontrollably. I'm guessing it's Restless Leg Syndrome. Any ideas? Should I be worried?

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It used to happen fairly frequently before I went gluten-free but honestly I can't remember it happening since the 1st few weeks gluten-free. I am now 7 months gluten-free and the past 2 nights I've woke myself up kicking my right leg uncontrollably. I'm guessing it's Restless Leg Syndrome. Any ideas? Should I be worried?

I don't know if you need to be worried, it's more annoying than harmful I think. Don't know what causes it. I've had that same thing for my whole life and then was put on strong medication for it but now I'm off of that and doing fine thanks to a new chiropractor in my life. :) I can't contribute mine to gluten but who knows. The gluten seems to have affected everything else!!

Good Luck

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I don't know what causes this. My hub has it occcasionally so he has read about it a little. Seems it could be a vitamin deficiency (potassium?) or a lack of exercise or s sypmtom of mental illness. For him, exercise seems to help.

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My partner had this problem. She also improved gluten-free then it came back. We're pretty sure it's due to mg deficiency. It resolves when she remembers to take her concentrace mineral drops.

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Potassium and calcium deficiencies can also relate to muscle spasms

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It sounds like restless leg which can be caused by a low iron. I was having really bad restless leg and my iron was extremely low but once my iron started coming up it got better. My doctor is the one who said it can but not always can be because of a low iron.

Hope this helps!

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Hmmm I think it is the Iron. At least it would make a lot of sense.

Thanks everyone.

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Pls read my post under darn forgot!

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It used to happen fairly frequently before I went gluten-free but honestly I can't remember it happening since the 1st few weeks gluten-free. I am now 7 months gluten-free and the past 2 nights I've woke myself up kicking my right leg uncontrollably. I'm guessing it's Restless Leg Syndrome. Any ideas? Should I be worried?

Both soy and gluten will trigger my RLS. By the way, I know the author of your signature quote: my mother! :blink: :blink:

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It's worth being evaluated to see if it's actually restless leg, if you try other things and they don't help. I have RLS (though it's 90% ok right now). If it's a nutritional deficiency, it most often is low iron (but you do not want to supplement without checking your levels first - high iron is a problem too), but magnesium, calcium, and potassium often play a role. Potassium deficient leg cramping is different from RLS (feels different), but I'm not sure how I'd describe the senstaions if you haven't experienced them.

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This is going to sound crazy but please try it! Put a bar of soap under the bottom sheet near your legs. Your restless legs will rest! I heard about this on a show called "The People's Pharmacy" on National Public Radio. As a matter of fact, they have mentioned this topic several times and all of the folks who call in to the show, and even the hosts of the show, swear it works.

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