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by peanut1
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Biggest fear
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Biggest fear

Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Wishing you lots of healing with your cancer treatments. My biggest fear is that I will get a stroke and won't be able to move my legs at all and I will be in 24/7/365 pain without any hope in sight.
by peanut1
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: healthy eating
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: healthy eating

Honestly I don't think it was the magnesium or calcium since I take those regularly and have been for many years. I like the magnesium because it's calming. Licorice root is almost like taking meds for anxiety, but you have to be careful how much you take (or there are highly damaging effects long t...
by peanut1
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: healthy eating
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: healthy eating

Last night was a bad night, but I'm still hopeful it can help a little. I was surprised that it helped as much as it did for a whole week. I think it's important be open but also to keep the expectations in balance, particularly for us long time sufferers where nothing seems to work. There were thin...
by peanut1
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: healthy eating
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: healthy eating

Holy Crap! The celery juice has actually been working. Who would have believed it?
by peanut1
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief (Low-oxalate diet)
Replies: 102
Views: 22979

Re: Another year of relief (Low-oxalate diet)

There are things on this diet that activates my RLS i.e. potatoes, bread etc. Hence I'm not going to try it.
by peanut1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: healthy eating
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: healthy eating

Yes, a lot of the things he stated, really didn't add up like apple cider vinegar isn't good for you or doesn't do anything.
At the very least I can enjoy a nice beet or carrot juice with my new blender if the celery juice doesn't give me a little more energy after a sleepless night.
by peanut1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: root cause of my RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: root cause of my RLS

Betty,

Definitely going with the flow. I guess I can't give up hope entirely that I won't be able to at least manage the RLS a little better.

Ann,

I am very grateful for my meditation practice now.
by peanut1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: healthy eating
Replies: 7
Views: 271

healthy eating

I was in the bookstore the other day, reading a cook book when I glanced at a book called "medical medium". Of course, I had to find out what this was about. Apparently, he is a medical psychic and has helped a lot of people. I thumbed through the book and started getting hopeful: maybe this severe ...
by peanut1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: root cause of my RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 251

root cause of my RLS

I wish I knew the answer to that. I really think the high stress in my life weakened something that kicked the RLS into severe, 9 years ago. But what is that something called? My RLS savvy doctor (William Ondo) said there is no way of knowing. The one thing I did accomplish in the past 9 years is dr...
by peanut1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Keto & RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Keto & RLS

I was on the keto diet for a year and recently got off. I can only do Keto or paleo diet or I will get about 0 hours a night sleep with meds.
by peanut1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm finally getting an infusion
Replies: 40
Views: 1804

Re: I'm finally getting an infusion

I know my primary care doctor was very concerned when my ferratin was at a whopping 670 not too long after my transfusion. I cut out the iron tablets right away and now just do the desiccated liver tabs which are like food. I called my neurologist (Ondo) who told me to get off the iron, but also sta...
by peanut1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Propanolol
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Propanolol

I wanted to know if anyone had tried this blood pressure medication and if so, how it interacted with the RLS. I'm trying to get ahold of my neuro, but for some reason the phone system isn't working.
by peanut1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 77
Views: 27535

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

I also talked to my doctor (psychiatrist) about the ER and psychiatric medications, ADs in particular. She stated that most doctors don't take RLS seriously and recommended not to go to the ER for a psych breakdown unless I thought I would end up dead. I was surprised given the fact that she is work...
by peanut1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 77
Views: 27535

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

For years I exercised up a storm, but due to problematic feet my exercise is now limited. I have switched coping skills from exercise to meditation. I am able to exercise some, but running and long walks are out of the question.
by peanut1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 77
Views: 27535

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Steve, I don't think there is anyway I can even try Wellbutrin or possibly any AD after reading about your horror story. Thankfully, the doctor stated they take RLS very serious since there is an increased rate of suicide among severe RLS patients. She wanted me to try the mood stabilizer topiramate...