In November I had an iron infusion with the aim of raising my ferritin from 105 to 350. A blood test about 2 weeks later showed ferritin of 343. I had read that curative effect of raising ferritin can be slow - up to 12 weeks or end of February.
End of Feb came and went without magic. But it was waiting to surprise me at the end of March my few remaining traces of RLS disappeared. After a couple of weeks they sneaked back a little bit but intermittent and very low volume. I have had another pathology test but no results yet so I dont know if the ferritin is reducing.
I still have a bit of RLS but I have gone from going to sleep at 5am every night to annoyance one or two nights per week. In fact I have trouble being sure that I have RLS or if its just a bit of arthritus or something. Cup of tea and back to bed usually with my legs completely relaxed. I have been on the FODMAP diet for a long time and I am now allowing myself to be a bit loose with the diet. I ate something with onions and garlic the other night and suffered nothing! Maybe I could go on a normal diet now but I'm scared that if I stir the beast too much it might not just go away. When I have a few years of calm sleep I'll start pushing the boundaries.
Another change I have made very recently. I used to find that my RLS was related to indigestion and I would take a "Quikeze" tablet which worked well until I was about 40 years old. A couple of weeks ago a doctor suggested I try Nexium, one tablet before food every morning. I haven't had indigestion since so that might be meaningless or it might be significant.
I have no idea if the following is related but at the same time my painful knees and feet have improved 500% At the cinema my friends had to wait while I found an elevator because the stairs were too much for me. Now I am happy with the stairs. Can this be related to the RLS?