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Good morning, I am Dr Elliot. Have you had any blood tests to investigate this?
The main trigger for this in pregnancy is iron and folate deficiency which if low are safe to replace in pregnancy
Thank you. The other thing that routinely wouldn’t be checked is your magnesium levels. It is worth asking if that was checked, and if not then repeat the blood test to include this.
The problem for RLS is that the medication that could be used potentially it teratogenic. So the risk of harm to the baby is thought to be too high to consider using the drug, hence the reluctance to prescribe this in pregnancy
I am only aware of either excluding deficiencies first, trial of stretches/leg massage etc
However I would suggest I would suggest if those do not help then you could ask to so be referred to the obstetrician to review this
They should be far better placed as would have seen this in others. They would therefore be more willing to try medication if needed
I am sorry that it isn’t a straight forward problem to address
This organisation have provided some interesting information, but any consideration of medication needs an obstetrician
Gosh, I am sorry to hear. Could you ask to see the obstetrician for this now?
That’s okay. I certainly don’t come across this often so will have a further read of some cases and if I see anything of use I will reply back to you via this.
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