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Why do you describe this feeling as contractions? Does it feel similar to that of pregnancy? Painful? How long does each one last?
Has this feeling occurred while being examined or during the testing?
Can you eat and tolerate food?
What medications do you take?
What you are describing sounds like you are having stomach spasms. Some people that have this symptom also have RLS and that is why your doctor suggested it. People with RLS have reported that stomach spasms do disturb their sleep. It sounds like this is what is going on with you. The mirapex should help relieve the RLS. Try to take a hot bath before bed so you can relax. Do deep breathing and read a book or listen to soft music. Ask the doctor if he did blood testing on you to see if you are anemic. Anemia can contribute to RLS and can be alleviated by taking iron supplements. In the meantime eat foods that are rich in iron such as raisins, spinach, and green leafy veggies.
I think you should get the symptoms under control before you start 'dieting' to lose weight, but you can eat healthy at this time and will lose the weight naturally.
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RLS is not defined by spasms in the legs, but instead, a burning, creeping, uncomfortable feeling that keeps your legs from staying in one position for a period of time. Stomach spasms have been described by people diagnosed with RLS. Ask your doctor about the anemia and also ask if he will prescribe an antispasmodic to relieve your stomach symptoms.
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That is what needs investigation as to why it flares up at all. You've had various tests performed that have shown nothing at this point. If you are having stomach spasms, then the symptoms could worsen as your gastric juices are released upon eating. Ask the doctor about taking an antispasmodic if you have not already.
Let me know if you have received the 3 answers that I sent you. Otherwise I will send again. That is a shame whrn a doctor gives up on searching for the problem. Can you find another GI doctor or general practitioner?
I think that is a good idea. If he can't help you then ask him for a rederral to another specialist.