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by badnights
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to group.
Replies: 22
Views: 210

Re: New to group.

Far too many people assume the government is correct when it makes its rules and regulations. Governmental regulations are HIGHLY influenced by special interest groups (law enforcement lobby, trial lawyers association, pharmaceutical lobbyists, alcohol manufacturers, etc., etc.) These groups have l...
by badnights
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 70
Views: 1781

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

omg. That's great!
by badnights
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 434
Views: 102395

Re: Published Research - Vitamin D no effect

A recent study of 35 WED/RLSers, 17 assigned to receive vitamin D and 18 a placebo, showed no effect on IRLSSG score after 12 weeks. The vitamin D dose was 50,000 IU. Abstract here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11325-018-1751-2. I didn't access the actual paper, so I don't know what th...
by badnights
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 70
Views: 1781

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

:clap: :clap: You're doing really well.
by badnights
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 32
Views: 2193

Re: Introducing myself

Based on my imperfect understanding of a subject that even researchers in the field don't understand (so for whatever it's worth!) I tend to think a long-acting DA just masks whatever dysfunction the DA is causing, for longer than a short-acting DA would. I don't know if my nebulous negativity is us...
by badnights
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to group.
Replies: 22
Views: 210

Re: New to group.

Hi Gayle! I'm glad you're posting here, You couldn't have come to a better place. Clonazepam has some properties that seem to make it effective against WED/RLS symptoms for a minority of people. It would be nice if you're one but it seems to me that the severe and augmented cases don't get off so ea...
by badnights
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 70
Views: 1781

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

It's good to hear you sounding hopeful :)
by badnights
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Melatonin

I hope it helps, Betty
AC was my shorthand for anti-convulsant - I just got lazy!
by badnights
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone not working
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: methadone not working

Seems as though all opiate users are relegated to one unworthy class of humans. Possibly it's only a problem in FLA based on past and current hype. I'm curious to hear what other legitimate opiate users encounter I live in the Northwest Territories in Canada. I have never had a problem. I think it ...
by badnights
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Cannabis

feels so unreal, like I'm in the wrong movie .... it is both, funny and frightening ... frightening because I am already developing new hope and I'm afraid that this will be just another big disappointment I tell myself there's nothing wrong with going thru life in experimental mode. Everything you...
by badnights
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

Love that answer, Holland.
I am moving this topic to Prescription Medications forum but I will leave a shadow topic behind in Physical Treatments.
by badnights
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Any luck with a sleep study?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Any luck with a sleep study?

Also anything that lessens your physiological stress ought to improve your WED. Treating sleep apnea should allow you to get more restorative sleep, helping to break the vicious circle of less sleep making your WED worse. Or so the theory goes. For myself, I do get worse symptoms when I'm worn down.
by badnights
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Melatonin

Ah Betty, it will never be a good time to withdraw from life for a few weeks - but you know the scoop. The chances of your life being a billion times better on the other side are enormous. The chances of your life getting slowly worse and worse if you don't make the move are also enormous. You may n...
by badnights
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 434
Views: 102395

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

Cool! Even though the abstract sounds like they're only talking about PLMs, the discussion suggests that their discovery bears on both the urge to move and PLMs. It's interesting that they did their tests on the arms of the subjects and not the legs, but still found that difference between WED/RLS p...
by badnights
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 434
Views: 102395

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

Trenkwalder is a co-author so it's probably good research. The idea that the peripheral nervous system is involved in WED/RLS has been tossed about for years now, based on various indirect lines of evidence. So it;s good to see that there may be some direct evidence. The summary is confusing though ...

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