Will excercise and weight reduction affect my RLS symptoms?

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Re: Will excercise and weight reduction affect my RLS symptoms?

Post by ViewsAskew »

I can share my experience - may not be yours. For me, when I return to exercising or change it up (longer, harder, different), i always used to have increased symptoms for up to 2 weeks. Then it went back to normal, or possibly even less. This was pre-augmentation and 24/7 symptoms. Now, anything I do including caffeine, alcohol, or exercise changes have a much smaller impact either way.
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