I have both vit b12 and d deficiencies (that I know of, nothing else has been tested and my reading suggests that especially b12 may not occur alone).
I have had varying degrees of RLS for several years. I luckily have had no real pain with it, just the jerky legs and incredibly uncomfortable feelings along with occasional leg cramps. I read about it being an indication of a need for potassium, at least at the mild level I have.
In supplementing d, it was suggested to take magnesium to aid absorption. Then reading about magnesium, it says to take potassium and so on. I feel like every time I add one new thing, it requires something else with it and I'm going to end up taking a million supplements.
Besides the RLS, the vit deficiencies were causing numbness and tingling in hands and feet, memory issues, extreme fatigue. I also have this really weird vibration sometimes in my body and other times in my head. It feels like RLS but just not in my legs. I notice it most often when laying down to go to sleep.
Any chance vit b12 and/or d play a role in RLS or this vibration problem?
And what is the first line of attack for mild RLS? Is it taken as needed or as maintenance for prevention?
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