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by BarryO
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: A home TENS unit that works! Ahhh!
Replies: 4
Views: 341

A home TENS unit that works! Ahhh!

Finally, relief! It's called the "TENS 7000, 2nd edition" available from Amazon for $26.99. And it works ... at least for me. And my RLS has been quite severe. If I sound surprised, it's because I am. I'd purchased a $80 private label home unit from a national drug store chain and it was a...
by BarryO
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Is bromine causal?
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Is bromine causal?

Thank you Holland and Steve for the great information!!
by BarryO
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Is bromine causal?
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Is bromine causal?

Barry, The research is pretty clear, RLS is caused by Brain Iron Deficiency. As far as I know, there is no evidence this can be caused by bromine. Most cases have a genetic basis, predisposing people with a certain genetic make-up to be more susceptible to low iron in their diet, or other iron prob...
by BarryO
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Any luck with a sleep study?
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: Any luck with a sleep study?

It happens that my RLS specialist was a sleep specialist first; an MD/PhD. I was biased against sleep studies and related specialists, but was swayed by the simple logic she gave: RLS isn't the primary issue, sleep is. RLS is one of the things we need to get rid of to get you to a good night sleep....
by BarryO
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Any luck with a sleep study?
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: Any luck with a sleep study?

It happens that my RLS specialist was a sleep specialist first; an MD/PhD. I was biased against sleep studies and related specialists, but was swayed by the simple logic she gave: RLS isn't the primary issue, sleep is. RLS is one of the things we need to get rid of to get you to a good night sleep. ...
by BarryO
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Vibration helped me through the drug holiday
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Vibration helped me through the drug holiday

So, I had an advantage that many people don't have, but there's still a moral to the story. When I had increased my Rx dosage a few times, and benefits were declining, my specialist said I was augmenting, and we agreed it was time to wean from Pramipexole. Timing was bad because my wife and I were t...
by BarryO
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Is bromine causal?
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Is bromine causal?

Bromine has long been used in hot tubs as an alternative to chlorine. After some reflection and basic "internet research," I'm wondering if there is a connection between bromine and RLS. Here's the context: I've had RLS for nearly three decades, with frequency and severity worsening rapidl...

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