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Can anyone help with info on having low calcium and/or magnesium levels?
I've just had the results of a private hair analysis and my results are Calcium 136 (normal band 200-2800) and Magnesium 25 (normal band 60-160).
Googling shows low levels of both to be involved with RLS.
The earliest routine appointment I can get with my GP is in a week's time. I've not mentioned RLS before and I assume he'll neeed an NHS blood test before doing anything.
As annoying and miserable as it is, my RLS is a side-show to my main health issues of debilitating lethargy, fatigue and [treatment resistant] depression. Other minor issues include an occasional chronic cough and feelings of suffocation. I have high morning & afternoon cortisol, high blood sugar and high choleserol - all common to depression and more likely to be symptoms rather than causes. My Thyroid results are within limits although not ideal, and i have marginally low Vitamin D and Vitamin B12; supplementing with tyroid extract, D and B12 made no difference. I have mild sleep apneoa that a CPAP machine helps, generally giving me sleep parameters in the acceptable ranges. Although I'm probably vulnerable to depression and have suffered on and off over the years, sleepiness/lethargy/fatigue has always come beforehand, suggesting that depressin isn't the main cause; also, I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be depressed now without the fatigue. For a while, the only drug I've taken is Modafinil/Provigil and its listed side effects don't include low Ca and Mg levels.
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