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I'm new here and wanted to share my recent experiences.
I came back from a usual run of about 5 miles and noticed my both calf muscles twitching badly. After refuelling it eased and eventually went but over the next fortnight I was doing my usual training and it kept re-appearing and my legs felt weaker and weaker, also getting weakness in my forearms. Eventually the discomfort was too much and I could not train and off I went to my GP. I was told it was a side effect of the statin I take and I was given a blood test. I was told to stop the statin and they found I was iron deficient as well so put on an Iron supplement.
I have been taking the tablets for over a week and have been to the gym and managed a couple of spinning classes and weights but unable to run as my legs are still painful and twitchy although the symptoms generally seem to be going albeit very slowly!!
I was wondering if any one else has had similar experiences of iron deficiency and how long it could take to build my iron levels up again, hopefully relieving the symptoms.
Rest assured I am still seeing the doctor and will be investigated as to why the iron levels dropped but I was increasing my distances and I'm not getting any younger! so that could be a reason.
I look forward to hearing from you all