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by yawny
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: DAO (Daosin, Daofood etc)
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: DAO (Daosin, Daofood etc)

obliv1, me too! How did you figure it out for yourself? Besides DAO supplements, what else do you do to lower your histamine? The DAO supps are so expensive but my doctor has an online dispensary that sells it for a lower price than you’ll find on Amazon ($64.56 at Fullscript.com vs. $75.95 at Amazo...
by yawny
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Why Does Alcohol Help Me?
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Why Does Alcohol Help Me?

thesleepless1, I have PLMD, like you. I’ve found that my symptoms scale with my anxiety and have recently been experimenting around Gaba. Like QyX mentioned, you may be working on your gaba receptors. “Alcohol mimics gamma-aminobutyric acic (GABA), the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain....
by yawny
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Why Does Alcohol Help Me?
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Why Does Alcohol Help Me?

thesleepless1, this is a very unscientific response compared to the other thoughtful responses you’ve received so far...I’m curious, do you think that anxiety contributes to your awareness of your PLMD? In my case it truly does. I’ve spent years trying to lessen my chronic anxiety through different ...
by yawny
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: 54 years Dealing with RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: 54 years Dealing with RLS

Robin, I would add to the diet suggestions to consider whether you have a sensitivity to histamine. It’s a growing diagnosis. You can eat only real, fresh food and still get sick from it if you have histamine sensitivity. I noticed it in myself after eating a salad and my legs went even crazier that...
by yawny
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Sleep Bruxism (Grinding teeth while sleeping)
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Sleep Bruxism (Grinding teeth while sleeping)

Bev, my neurologist believes that bruxism causes a fight-or-flight response during sleep which causes various sleep problems. As the person bites down, the head leans forward causing a pressure on the spine that signals the brain to fight-or-flight. He treats this first with OTC supplements that low...
by yawny
Mon May 11, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

That’s nuts...I literally just received my Gabapentin mailed from my local CVS. Even worse, my anxious cat just got his own Gabapentin prescription. Sorry you’re going through this. Maybe it’s a state law? If you haven’t already solved this, maybe call up your local pharmacies and see if they’re wil...
by yawny
Tue May 05, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Bioidentical Progesterone...improved my sleep
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: Bioidentical Progesterone...improved my sleep

Update: I recently had a telemedicine appointment with my hormone doctor and she convinced me to increase my progesterone dosage. I’m always so hesitant to change anything as I’m concerned about losing whatever sleep I already do have. I was taking 75mg oral progesterone pills from the local compoun...
by yawny
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Diet
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Diet

Beth, I can’t tolerate the traditionally heavily fermented foods so all yeast (I’ll love you forever, bread), vinegars, yogurt, etc., but also I’m finding sensitivity to foods on the high histamine lists like oranges. I was taking a vitamin C with my iron supplement and my legs went bonkers. Turns o...
by yawny
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Diet
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Diet

Pianomom3355, I just stumbled on a Monkfruit sweetener that has nothing else added to it, just pure monkfruit by Smart Monk. I react to additives, especially anything fermented, so this product has been really great. I use this one (https://amzn.to/2HxGhUr), but it looks like the company makes sever...
by yawny
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Our Amazon purchases can support the RLS Foundation
Replies: 20
Views: 3832

Re: Our Amazon purchases can support the RLS Foundation

Hi All & Happy New Year...my contribution to the RLS Foundation is now at $94.42 via Amazon.com’s free service called AmazonSmile. It takes a minute to sign up, costs you nothing, and is the exact same as the regular Amazon. It’s super easy to use, and free money toward our cause. If you haven’t alr...
by yawny
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Energy Saving Products & Hacks
Replies: 7
Views: 3039

Re: Energy Saving Products & Hacks

Ann & Betty, I thought the brushes and application were kind of garish when I first saw them but then I read the reviews of Amazon customers and I was convinced to buy them. Out of all my household chores, scrubbing things has become the task I least want to do and my bathtub shows it. Well it used ...
by yawny
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Energy Saving Products & Hacks
Replies: 7
Views: 3039

Energy Saving Products & Hacks

I’m always looking for hacks for household chores because my energy isn’t what it used to be, from lack of sleep. I found something so incredible that I had to share it with you all. It’s a scrub brush that attaches to your cordless drill, and you can use it to more easily clean your bathtub, shower...
by yawny
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Emergency Room Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 1980

Re: Emergency Room Nightmare

Steve, I’m horrified by what happened to you. I know we all are. The only bright light that I can see in this is that your horrific experience is a cautionary tale for all of us here and we can learn from it to protect ourselves. I’m so sorry it happened though. I hope you know that everyone here su...
by yawny
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Vitamin D3- when’s the best time to take it?
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Vitamin D3- when’s the best time to take it?

Frunobulax raises two important points...our responses to supplements and medications are highly individual, and you can find a study to justify any opinion. Google searches turn up results for both experiences. It’s probably best that we experiment, and observe our own reactions.
by yawny
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Vitamin D3- when’s the best time to take it?
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Vitamin D3- when’s the best time to take it?

I recently read an article that explained how important it was to take Vitamin D3 in the morning. I can’t find the article anymore but here was it’s main point...the closer you take vitamin D3 to bed, the worse your sleep. It was recommended you take it before you even get out of bed in the morning....