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I see in a pinned post that someone was trying vitamin D drops, but I wonder how many people here suffering from RLS have tried supplementing with vitamin D.
Since there is a latitude variation of RLS with latitude (stats suggest the nearer the equator you live the less likely you are to suffer from RLS) vitamin D deficiency might well be the first thing to think of – except vitamin D is to do with calcium and bones, that's why it's called cholecalciferol, surely? However, if you put "vitamin D" and "RLS" into your Internet search engine you might find some interesting (surprising?) results.
Among the supplements I take there is 200 i.u. in a cod liver oil capsule and 400 i.u. in a one-a-day vitamin and mineral supplement. I thought 600 i.u. must surely be enough, plus the fact that I go out and about in the sun (and wind and rain) quite a lot albeit with only my head and hands (and occasionally my arms) exposed to the sun.
However, it seems some doctors are suggesting their patients take 2,000 i.u. a day or even more. (Online sources say the toxic dose for vitamin D is around 50,000 i.u. a day.)
Having discovered this online information towards the end of last week, I bought some 1,000 i.u. vitamin D supplement tablets and have been taking four a day of them.
It's a little early for me to decide if I'm getting any results from them but thought it as well to post this to see if people were aware of a possible relationship between vitamin D and RLS, and if so, to see if they might like to share any experience they have gained as a result of that knowledge.
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