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by Frunobulax
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Sleep, microbiome, high blood pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Sleep, microbiome, high blood pressure

Ben Bikman has published a very good book on insulin resistance this year ("why we get sick"). Highly recommended. He writes basically that it's a vicious circuit, with inflammation causing IR and IR causing inflammation. (Similar with obesity.) IR is thought to be the major cause for high blood pre...
by Frunobulax
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Could it be more than RLS?
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Could it be more than RLS?

There are no widely accepted definitions that allow a clear-cut distinction between disease and syndrome. Look at us, discussing terminology, while we fully agree on what needs to be done ;) I guess you're right. I looked at it from the standpoint of an underlying root cause. But the diagnostic cri...
by Frunobulax
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Could it be more than RLS?
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Could it be more than RLS? Disease vs syndrome. WED vs RLS.

RLS is not a disease, but a syndrome . This is not true, although it does depend on how you define disease and syndrome, which actually is not clear. The reasons given by the RLS Foundation when it decided in 2013 to change its name to the WED Foundation and refer to the disease as Willis-Ekbom dis...
by Frunobulax
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Could it be more than RLS?
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Could it be more than RLS?

A couple months ago I was diagnosed with RLS. But I still have other issues that are not common with RLS like brain fog, dizziness, joint pain, tingling throughout my body, headaches, unable to sleep. The doctor does thinks its just RLS and stress but my gut says it is more. RLS is not a disease, b...
by Frunobulax
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Keto & RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Keto & RLS

Now ethanol and fructose are metabolized in the same way, except that alcohol is metabolized in the central nervous system and fructose is not, therefore only alcohol gives a buzz Not quite, for those of you who are interested in details. Alcohol is metabolized primarily in the liver, with small am...
by Frunobulax
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Keto & RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Keto & RLS

I was on keto for about 4 months in 2014. I did not take any meds during that time and my RLS was under control. But after 4 months it stopped working. I started it again in December of 2019 and have been doing it since then. My RLS is worse now and it did not totally control my symptoms this time....
by Frunobulax
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Keto & RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Keto & RLS

Anyone else have this reaction to carbs? I am wondering if it is all carbs, or just sugar or flour (wheat)? i will have to do more trial and error to see how far I can push the carb eating without going into RLS mode again. Keto has done a lot for me. http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?p=99988#p99988 ...
by Frunobulax
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief (Low-oxalate diet)
Replies: 102
Views: 22977

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

You may be in for some good luck. If you reduced your high oxalates you may have achieved an equilibrium with variable effects. I would have expected your RLS to improve, so that is not a good sign. But if you go no oxalates for at least 5 days you will know for sure. Eating keto, I eliminated almo...
by Frunobulax
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief (Low-oxalate diet)
Replies: 102
Views: 22977

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

I wonder if you have recommendations for oxalate content lists. This is a bit of a nightmare. There are lots of different resources, that are of varying ages and different values for oxalates. They contradict because, just to add more confusion, plants have different oxalate levels based on growing...
by Frunobulax
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief (Low-oxalate diet)
Replies: 102
Views: 22977

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

I wonder if you have recommendations for oxalate content lists. I've seen fairly contradictory numbers. When I tried to figure out if black tea is safe, I read two articles: One measured oxalate content in the urine (which seems highly suspect to me, after all a magnesium or Garcinia Cambogia would ...
by Frunobulax
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Location of RLS Symptoms Changing
Replies: 27
Views: 932

Re: Location of RLS Symptoms Changing

Of course, this all hinges on the assumptions that a "paleo" diet is healthy. Meat is a bit of 'cult' for some people, so it is difficult to find any rational discussions online. I was described once as a 'flat earther' for even raising concerns, so I usually don't. Research has shown low meat cons...
by Frunobulax
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opioid withdrawal question
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Opioid withdrawal question

Fruno, I am suspicious that my antidepressant is causing the anxiety. I can't start tapering it until I'm off the gabapentin, but I am looking forward to getting off both. It will be a long journey for me since I can't tolerate fast tapers. It's just a possibility that I wanted you to be aware of. ...
by Frunobulax
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opioid withdrawal question
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Opioid withdrawal question

Opioids cause a low dose of dopamine production, which might influence anxiety. But I know that I've read many reports of RLS patients about paradox reactions to antidepressants and antiepileptica like Lyrica or Gabapentin. It's at least theoretically possible that your SSRI causes the anxiety, or t...
by Frunobulax
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Location of RLS Symptoms Changing
Replies: 27
Views: 932

Re: Location of RLS Symptoms Changing

But I do believe that organic, non-GMO food is more healthy (if it's truly organic) as industrial food is cultivated or even genetically modified to contain more lectins and other antinutrients. However, it is a requirement in most developed countries that pesticides used in agriculture breakdown b...
by Frunobulax
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Treating Central Nervous System Inflammation
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Treating Central Nervous System Inflammation

Another thing to consider is that it is a human trait to have tunnel vision on aspects of RLS. You will see this as many who attribute just one thing to cause RLS. If that works for you, it is often more luck than being knowledgeable. It is always advantageous on any subject to look at a contrarian...