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08-25-2015, 05:17 PM   #1
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Is there a link between Crohn's and RLS?

I've been experiencing Crohn's like symptoms for over 4 months now. Diarrhea, nausea, gas, bloating, cramps, joint pain, headaches, mental fog, confusion, fatigue, dizziness, spontaneous bleeding, easy bruising and weight loss. My gp thinks it's Crohn's and did blood and stool tests. I was due to see her today but I'm stuck in a flood. My whole life I've shown restless leg syndrome symptoms. I kick and punch while I'm asleep and while I'm trying to get to sleep I twitch and jerk. Could this be restless leg syndrome and is there a link?
08-26-2015, 03:09 AM   #2
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Good chance you are deficient in Magnesium.

I would get some Magnesium malate or citrate and take it daily.

Good luck.

Dan
08-26-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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Thanks! I'm on magnesium tablets so that's really quite suspicious.
08-26-2015, 01:42 PM   #4
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Sometimes you need more than what the average person does, due to our disease and absorption problems. I read once someplace that a little, if you are severely deficient, can be worse than none at all.

Don't know if that's true or not but it is a pretty safe supplement. I take more than the recommended amount with no problems.

Dan
08-26-2015, 01:50 PM   #5
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Thanks Dan. That's really helpful!
08-26-2015, 09:05 PM   #6
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Restless legs can also be caused by a B12 deficiency, low ferritin (iron) levels and general anemia. You should defiantly ask them to do some lab work.
08-26-2015, 09:08 PM   #7
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Thanks! I'm getting other things checked out so I'll ask for that too.
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