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I was looking for maybe an answer to why when I lay down in…

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Hello. I was...

Hello. I was looking for maybe an answer to why when I lay down in bed sometimes I feel "electric currents" running down my legs. Feels like it starts at my hips maybe and goes right out of my toes. It doesn't happen all the time but it's still weird. Never when I am standing up.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Menapuse. sometimes I get hot flashes but not night sweats. I had pneumonia in March that I think still has lingering effects but I beleive I had the leg issue for maybe a year or so. I'm not on any meds. Maybe 25LBS too many.

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 months ago

How old are you?

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 months ago

This is likely related to iron deficiency

it is called PLMD

have you had your iron checked?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I had a blood workup. Is iron something they automatically check for. I'd have to look for that info as I wouldn't know off the top of my head. HDL was 44 but everything else was ok.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Are you still there? I do have another issue when I lay down, or lean back but it's a hard one to explain.
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I see you have opted out the other expert.

iron is not something which is usually checked for

iron can be checked by ferritin levels (stored iron) and serum iron levels and TIBC total iron binding capacity as ways to check for iron.

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