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by Frunobulax
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Potassium
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Potassium

Would you mind telling me where you get your potassium citrate? I get mine on Amazon, as 100% pure powder. I take about 2-3 grams a day. As I eat ketogenic, I avoid most potassium rich foods (fruit especially) so it's a good idea to supplement potassium in any case. Can't really judge it individual...
by Frunobulax
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Insomnia and whey protein
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Insomnia and whey protein

So, after a month of using taurine: Nope. I slept like a baby the first night, but then no more effect. I wonder if the sleepiness simply comes from an insulin surge, as whey seems to spike insulin https://pescience.com/blogs/blog/lesson-9-avoid-massive-insulin-spikes-from-your-whey . I see the same...
by Frunobulax
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18613

Re: Another year of relief

Here's my experience so far with a low oxalate diet. I'm into week 8. It's been a rollercoaster. [...] Something is changing in my body, so I'm going to keep going with the diet. I'm also reading as much as I can about oxalates and the impact they can have on your body. There are different causes f...
by Frunobulax
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium pills
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Magnesium pills

Magnesium does bind oxalates. Maybe that's the reason why it helps some of us.
by Frunobulax
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18613

Re: Another year of relief

There are plenty of papers on oxalates and the connection to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, low brain iron and even in the brains of people with Parkinson's. There are also papers showing dopamine down regulation in people who are sleep deprived without RLS. If you look outside the limited and z...
by Frunobulax
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18613

Re: Another year of relief

Oh, absolutely. But wouldn't it be fascinating to understand why oxalates and iron deficiency both cause RLS? What's the connection? :) I've discussed theories with you previously, so i will just say we have to agree to disagree, and it is just a waste of my time to do that again. There are plenty ...
by Frunobulax
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18613

Re: Another year of relief

Sad to hear your RLS hasn't improved, but good news on the gout-ish thing. I wouldn't expect the low oxalate diet to help everyone. But what it does indicate is that RLS is a syndrome, as suggested. There is too much 'RLS is A' when it is actually A + B + C. It is not worth participating on most fo...
by Frunobulax
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18613

Re: Another year of relief

It is easy to test. Go oxalate free and you will know. After the despair of 'there is nothing to eat', load up with meat and dairy, white chocolate and rice pudding, and it is on. If you are keto adapted it is easy, but if not the white chocolate and rice pudding hits the spot. I don't miss rice pu...
by Frunobulax
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 87
Views: 4132

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

@stjohn - do you worry about the long term side effects of repeated IV iron? Iron has a bad reputation because ferritin goes up with inflammation, therefore chronically ill people tend to have higher ferritin. However, nothing I've read indicates that iron contributes to the problem in any way. We ...
by Frunobulax
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 87
Views: 4132

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

So, a month after my Injectafer IV. Unfortunately I can report no significant improvement, I was on 25mg oxycodone before (10 in the morning and 15 in the evening) and tried to reduce that to 20mg (10/10) twice, once a week after the IV and once more last week, but it seems the RLS breaks through i...
by Frunobulax
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: John Hopkins Study and meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: John Hopkins Study and meditation

I find that ever since I started meditation RLS symptoms have disappeared. The study says that RLS is associated with excitability of the cortex. This may explain why meditation is so helpful. Chronic stress will throw your cortisol out of whack and affect your immune system. That's why meditation ...
by Frunobulax
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 482
Views: 119389

Re: RLS and Cardiovascular Disease

Previous studies found a correlation between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and RLS, particularly in women. This extension to that previous study found that the risk of CVD was almost eliminated by effective treatment of the RLS. https://academic.oup.com/sleep/article-abstract/42/Supplement_1/A268/54...
by Frunobulax
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: How to find a RLS Psychiatrist?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: How to find a RLS Psychiatrist?

Does anybody know of an easy way to find a psychiatrist that specializes in RLS, maybe even by locale? For example, is there some sort of psychiatrist registry or directory that lists specialties? I struck out using a basic Google search. Insights appreciated! Not trying to be nosy, but why are you...
by Frunobulax
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Insomnia and whey protein
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Insomnia and whey protein

I found out a while ago that half a dose of whey protein (15-20 grams, regular protein marketed for muscle building, SCITEC brand) helps me fall asleep if I consume it about 30 minutes before going to bed. I have been able to do without for half a year, but my insomnia returned recently and once aga...
by Frunobulax
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin (2nd attempt)
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Melatonin (2nd attempt)

For me, melatonin + 5-HTP still works for my insomnia after a year. In fact it seemed to work better with time, what used to be 5-hour nights have become 7-hour nights and sometimes more. No change with RLS symptoms though. A couple of years ago when I had regular RLS symptoms in the evening, anythi...

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