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by Roger411
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: gout in my knee
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: gout in my knee

Thanks alot you two, I will try to restrict my diet but it will hard. I did noticed that eating alot of fat does increase the pain.
by Roger411
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: gout in my knee
Replies: 3
Views: 798

gout in my knee

I have developed very painfull gout in my knee after taking vitamins for months and then iron supplements for three weeks. I had read somewhere that iron is best absorbed in an acid envirnment.I was drinkng alot of pomagranite juice(high in acid),and taking in way too much acid. When my knee started...
by Roger411
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Hypothyroidism and low ferritin
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

Re: Hypothyroidism and low ferritin

Thanks alot Ann.Im taking 3 ferrous sulphate pills a day, for 2 weeks, got my iron checked today and it hasnt gone up yet, thank goodness.
by Roger411
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Whats the best iron supplement?
Replies: 3
Views: 3196

Re: Whats the best iron supplement?

Thank You very much for all the info, Tracy!
by Roger411
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 5-htp
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: 5-htp

5-Htp has been on the health food store shelves for as long as I can remember, or some 30 years, which is quite a long track record. If there were any real problems with it, it would have been pulled off the shelves by now.It helps depression, but may have limited effect on WED.
by Roger411
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Whats the best iron supplement?
Replies: 3
Views: 3196

Whats the best iron supplement?

What iron supplement is easy on the stomach and easiest to absorb. With my ferritin at 9, how many mg should I take?
by Roger411
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Transferrin
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Transferrin

Ann When I get the urge to shake my foot and stop, the urge doesn't go away no matter what I do.There are no painful, creepy,or electrical feelings.When I go to bed things settle down after half hour or so,and its not a problem(I think) I just tried requip for the first time, and after the first pil...
by Roger411
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Transferrin
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Transferrin

I have an urge to shake my foot when relaxed.The foot shaking calms down after Im in bed awhile and I don't think it bothers my sleep.My problem is depression,with an outside chance of sleep apnea.I don't think DA's will help me.No anti depressant has helped me except adderall or ritilin. I then tak...
by Roger411
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Hypothyroidism and low ferritin
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

Hypothyroidism and low ferritin

I read on Wikipedia that hypothyroidism is a possible cause of low ferritin levels.My iron level is normal, but my ferritin clocked in at a 9, last March.I posted a couple days ago that I had a second ferritin test done after taking vitamins,and getting off wheat. I thought the reading had come up t...
by Roger411
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Transferrin
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Transferrin

Now that you mention it,I do seem to sleep better sitting up.I don't don't snore,not overweight,no diabetes,or anything else.
What do you do for the sleep apnea,wear the mask, or use a dental device?
by Roger411
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Transferrin
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Transferrin

I took an iron supplement recently and got sicker than a dog for about 12 hours.I don't have a sensitive stomach.Maybe Ill try the slow release iron. Im not convinced a sleep study will help me.I couldn't sleep under those conditions.Sleep studies,I was told, are mainly looking for sleep apnea,which...
by Roger411
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Transferrin
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Transferrin

I see there is another iron transporter called Transferrin.I had my ferritin level checked back in March and it came in at a low 9.After taking vitamins for 3 weeks, I had it checked again and my Dr. said it was normal.(I have not found out what the second reading was yet.)Should I get the Transferr...
by Roger411
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Please help me with RLS and the PAIN
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Please help me with RLS and the PAIN

Klonopin is a good treatment for rls especially if you have pain. Klonopin is a muscle relaxant, and wil also get you to sleep.Maybe you were not taking a high enough dose. I was taking about 4 mg/day,for 6 months, along with a litle ritilin. I had to get off because the klonopin increased depressio...
by Roger411
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Has anyone tried Tyrosine / cooler nights
Replies: 6
Views: 3645

Re: Has anyone tried Tyrosine / cooler nights

Ive been taking one tyrosine/a day, first trhing in the am. I took 3 caps, one day, and didnt sleep that nite,but once a day is no problem. I cant say its helped yet, but Ill keep taking it, and let you know if it helps.
by Roger411
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What are injections?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

What are injections?

I read people who say they are getting injections.What kind of injections are out there for people with RLS?