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Restless leg syndrome

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  • Posted By: ceejay77
  • April 3, 2009
  • 06:17 AM

I have this and is tough to deal with at night does any one else suffer from it and how do you deal with it??

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  • I had restless leg syndrome as well. My cause of RLS was food allergies. I have several: egg, chicken, dairy, peanut, potato, a few others. But when I stopped eating those food the RLS went away. Be warned though - tests don't always identify the food allergy. My tests nailed all but the chicken. It took over a year for me to figure out chicken was an enemy to my body. Good luck. John
    johnnyb 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi I didnt consider allergies did you get those tests done through your doctor or a specialist..thanks
    ceejay77 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • John it's interesting to hear your theories :) I've never been able to pin point the reason for my restless leg either, and I agree 100% on allergy testing not always showing what allergies we have so...I'm also on a missiion to eliminate more foods each week, month etc to see if it helps, so your list comes in handy thankyou :) Sammyhttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
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  • The most common food allergies are: peanuts, egg, chicken, wheat, dairy, soy The best way to track this is to have a food journal and to note how you feel after you eat. Typically you will start to feel symptoms about an hour after you eat - sometimes sooner. I had the blood test done on my own dime. But some insurance's will cover it. But there are two blood tests: IgG and IgE. In layman terms an IgE reaction is one that can kill you. These are the ones that cause ones throat to close up, etc. IgG allergies cause flu symptoms, etc. Thanksfully I have the IgG type. So mistakes in food won't cause me to land in the hospital. I'll just hurt for days. That said, I was tested for IgG allergies and it reported I was severely allergic to peanut, potato, egg white, egg yolk, dairy, spinach. Later on an IgE test was done but it reported no allergies. Most doctors test using IgE because these are type that can kill you fast. Again, these are laymen teams in a way I can understand them. My recommendation is that doctors should test for both. Anyhow, I can't help but wonder how many folks are taking drugs to alleviate pain caused by food allergies. If you have a lot of phlem, break out in bumps or rashes, or have shortness of breath after eating you just might have food allergies.
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