Thanks for the reply. Yes this is mysterous…my nerologist does not know much about treating it, pernicious anemia was considered and I had B-12 shots for a hwile with no luck, however I found someone in colorado who is a specialist in the field so a second opinion is definitely warranted.
Thanks again for the replies guys.
[quote]Lonnie Lowery wrote:
Restless legs, huh?
There are different tests for B12 status. You know, I’ve been wondering about pernicious anemia (autoimmune/ inability to absorb B12) as a cause of my recent lethargy, tingling numbness, and (undiagnosed) restless legs. I can’t diagnose myself, of course, but if a little nasal B12 could prevent possible myelin breakdown and boost my energy I’m all for such an easy fix. (Ah, the curse of being a physiologist and understanding the body and all the imagined things that could be wrong…)
Restless legs syndrome is more common than I once thought and I believe it’s a bit mysterious in etiology. It’s smart to be an active part of one’s treatment, get second opinions, etc. (I’ll be seeing an endocrinologist, though as opposed to a neurologist.)
I don’t know where I’m going with this but at least you know you’re not entirely alone.