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Jumpy legs - related to exhaustion, dehydration or low blood sugar?

Does anyone else get this? It isn't "restless leg syndrome". They just sit there jumping away for a few hours, after a long hard physically active, maybe cold, day.

I think it might be related most to blood sugars possibly dehydration, or maybe mitochondrial exhaustion.

I'm not finding I get this anymore, on current meds.

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Mine used to do that but then I started taking Magnesium - and it stopped.mI believe low potassium could also have an effect?


Me too.

Magnesium supplementation made a dramatic difference with this to me, I also had a worse problem with severe cramping for decades and it reduced this to almost zero.

Dr Myhills site has good info on Mg supplementing.

I make up a solution of Magnesium chloride as she suggests and rub it into my skin.


Also iorn deficiency/b12/hypothyroidism amongst others. Have you had a google. X


I can only find restless legs syndrome, or epileptic like syndromes


Looking back at my notes, my ferritin has been below range, but nothing was mentioned at the time (it was before I started routinely getting printouts)


Hi, I'm anaemic and before I went on iron tablets, I had restless legs.


I had this too, and it does sound like restless legs, which appears or is worse at the end of a long hard day. It stopped when I got my iron levels up.


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