Apparently liquid iron is easy on the stomach and can raise ferritin levels.
So why don't doctors give liquid iron to patients who have trouble with the iron tablets.
Just to add everything I have tried so far has given me daytime sleepiness. Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 PM Subject: RLS relief I just recently discovered your site and I am really getting a lot out of it.
I have had RLS since I was a child, although it wasn't diagnosed until I was in my 30's.
I have been researching treatment options and I currently feel I know more than my internist, who is really quite brilliant.
Is this something that has just come to light, that taking iron will not help with the RLS symptoms unless the ferritin level is really high.
I am sure there are many trying to take iron not knowing that it wont make any difference. Is it known how high a level has to be reached to make a difference. Unfortunately, you are fairly correct about your assumptions concerning raising iron levels and improving RLS.
I know this is a lot of information and you obviously receive a lot of emails. You do not say why the Requip did not relieve your problems. It should (in most RLS sufferers) take care of your RLS symptoms and also stop most all of your PLMS which is bothering your husband and marriage.
You would have to titrate the drug (if tolerated) until your RLS symptoms are gone and your leg kicks are reduced/eliminated sufficiently to make your husband happy.