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by Frunobulax
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleep monitor
Replies: 34
Views: 2969

Re: Sleep monitor

To that end I have re-evaluated the use of heart rate variability (HRV) as a proxy for deep sleep. Also the apps available compared to a year-and-a-half ago have improved, although none are really well tailored for complete monitoring of a night's sleep. Do you have some data on how to distinguish ...
by Frunobulax
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: gabapentin and anger
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: gabapentin and anger

I have been taking gabapentin one 300 mg at bedtime for 3 weeks mainly for PLM. In this time I have been very irritable - anger at common place things that did not cause a problem before. I also cry a lot. Before I was basically a happy person, but not now. HELP. What do I do? Will this go away? I ...
by Frunobulax
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Intermittent Fasting
Replies: 18
Views: 979

Re: Intermittent Fasting

So flash forward to early February when I started a new supplement to support my thyroid which I had to take in the morning but still while fasting. The supplement caused me crazy hunger pangs which would transition to uncomfortable nausea. I had to eat, so I did, but very little, like one hard boi...
by Frunobulax
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Intermittent Fasting
Replies: 18
Views: 979

Re: Intermittent Fasting

I certainly need to knock off quite a few pounds. Over the last few years I also have gradually expanded and accepted it, to the stage of getting rid of all clothing that no longer fit properly and buying larger clothes. I feel that for me Insomnia plays such a part of this, the middle of the night...
by Frunobulax
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Thought: RLS and allergies/hypersensitivity
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Thought: RLS and allergies/hypersensitivity

After discussing a few things with my aunt, who is a doctor (but no RLS specialist), she brought up something that I also thought about on occasions: Do we know any connection between RLS and a hypersensitivity of the immune system? There are a lot of things that make RLS behave similar to an allerg...
by Frunobulax
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Ice Cream
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Ice Cream

It seems kind of sad to think of ice cream as a trigger. I consider this one of my few comfort foods. So far I haven't seen a difference in when I do enjoy ice cream and when I do without. Maybe not a trigger? I hope so! I don't eat that much when I have it, maybe a 1/2 cup. Triggers are different ...
by Frunobulax
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Starting At Emory
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Starting At Emory

As for the Klonipin (aka Clonazepam), it is a benzodiazapine. And yes, the benzos are addicting. In fact, many report that they are even more difficult to get off of than the dopamine agonists, like pramipexole. I took Clonazepam and Alprazolam, and can confirm that it's not easy to get off them. A...
by Frunobulax
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea

I don't know about Skullcap, but Valerian did nothing for me - it increased drowsiness, but didn't help against the urge to move. Still, I'm one of the people who tries everything he gets his hands on though. If I was in your place I'd try it for a limited time (maybe 2 weeks), starting with a rathe...
by Frunobulax
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip Withdrawal Time and Tramadol effective time?
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Requip Withdrawal Time and Tramadol effective time?

There are dopamine agonist withdrawal symptoms. It's unclear if tapering helps, but I'd still suggest tapering, as my withdrawal from Pramipexole was gruelsome.
by Frunobulax
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)

Pretty much. I take 400mg folic acid daily, 100mg B6 3-4 every other day, and B12 a 2mg dose (sublingual) twice a week. I tried higher doses but they didn't do anything for me.
by Frunobulax
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)

Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and folic acid. All required for homocysteine metabolism. Been taking a bit magnesium too, but I'm not sure if that has any effect on my RLS, I'm taking it mainly because I bought something like 300 tablets in a bargain offer and will continue to use them until they're gone :)
by Frunobulax
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)

Absolutely. And if it's placebo effect, I'll take this as well :)
Mind you, I don't think it is. I tried like a gazillion different things, and only 4 (including golden root) made a difference so far - I've been taking the other three religiously for years now.
by Frunobulax
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)

I gave it a try. Having some experience with RLS remedies, I waited some time before reporting back here... Summary: Golden root seems to help noticably with my depressions, and to enhance my sleep quality a bit. The details: My current situation is/was that the urge to move is pretty well controlle...
by Frunobulax
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)

Hi, I recently stumbled upon golden root https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodiola_rosea . It seems to be a traditional russian medicine against depression and other dopamine related problems. It is supposed to be quite effective in cases where the dopamine system gets disturbed, for example for people...
by Frunobulax
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Help me to sort this out: Histamines, PPIs and gastric acid
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Help me to sort this out: Histamines, PPIs and gastric a

I have often wished we could get a few physicians to join us in these discussions. Everyone bringing a different perspective. Well, I sent a few questions to two researchers in Germany (Trenkwalder and Oertel). They both answered basically that they were over their heads in research and have no tim...

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