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I have a non diabetic neuropathy and restless leg syndrome. The neuropathy is on my feet. What causes the flare ups? And what can I do about it? Is RLS and neuropathy related?

Any solutions would be most appreciated

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Who knows? There is very little information about PN and doesn't seem to be much research into it either. My leg muscles twitch all the time, and I have always had this but only developed PN a couple of years ago - maybe these are related as well? Good luck with finding some answers.


Low Iron can cause RLS and LOW B12 can be s cause of neuropathy. I would test B12 - Folate - Ferritin - VitD. These are not routine tests and need to be requested ...

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Magnesium should help the RLS, I get spray on and in pill form, because it helps me with leg cramps. As for the neuropathy, I've had mine 10 years, it's pretty bad, makes me nuts. I also have osteoarthritis and my feet are literally breaking down. But I am still going. I work and work out and wear orthopedic shoes all the time. They help. Just try different over the counter help like Turmeric and vitamins and see what combo works for you. I found that moving around helps. I feel worse on weekends when I rest, maybe that's just me.....


Thanks, I will try it again. I have also used tumeric. That is why I thought the surgeries could have something to do with it.


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