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Twitching Leg Muscles

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I have been diagnoed now for 16 months and have noticed that when I go to bed or sit in a chair the muscles in my legs often twitch. It doesn't make my legs move rather it is like having someting crawling under my skin. I can sit and watch the muscles in my legs twitch. It is like a little bubble or thing moving in my legs. Is this fmiliar to anybody?

Whilst I have tried my best to be gluten free I have had great difficulty being so becaus I live in an institution where my main meal each day is cooked for me and despie my best eforts to instruct the cook of my needs I canno expect them to fully understand all the intricacies involved in buying gluten free food. So I think I am probably glutened regularly. Anyhow, my question is about the twitiching. Anybody elase have this?

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I would suspect a vitamin deficiency. What your describing seems similar to "restless leg syndrome" which really isn't a symdrome but a manifestation of nutirional deficiencies that result in poor circulation (atleast that's my theory, I'm not a medical professional or have any medical experience but this comes from what i've read). Do you take a magnesium supplement? A good multi vitamin and a separate calcium/magnesium supplement will help you absorb nutrients better.


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I agree that it is likely a circulation issue. Muscle twitches function to assist venous blood in its return to the heart. I don't really know anything about RLS so I'm unable to comment on that possibility.


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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My DH, who is not celiac, has exactly what you are describing. He has SEVERE RLS diagnosed by a sleep study he had done in December. He is currently taking Requip and it works wonders. I can finally sleep now without him kicking me all night long!!!

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I have this all the time and know exactly what you are talking about. It could be the gluten and if you are on any antidepressants they can cause the twitching also I am weaning off of one and it seems to be subsiding somewhat. Yes a vitamin deficiency is also a cause but thought i would just add my experience in too.

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I would suspect a vitamin deficiency. What your describing seems similar to "restless leg syndrome" which really isn't a symdrome but a manifestation of nutirional deficiencies that result in poor circulation (atleast that's my theory, I'm not a medical professional or have any medical experience but this comes from what i've read). Do you take a magnesium supplement? A good multi vitamin and a separate calcium/magnesium supplement will help you absorb nutrients better.

Recent studies have shown that restless leg syndrome is due to iron deficiency ... I had figured that one out on my own when I was pregnant and they checked my iron every couple weeks ... when it was low, I had RLS, when it was normal, I didn't. My doctor's assistant told me about the recent study.


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