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by BarryO
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Tightening in calf
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Tightening in calf

Yes! And yes, I have RLS. It has evolved over the past 30 years, and become quite bad over the past 5 years. Having gone through a wide variety of nutritional, physical and medical therapies (including Pramipexole, which worked immediately but had to end due to augmentation) I'm now on evening opioi...
by BarryO
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: A home TENS unit that works! Ahhh!
Replies: 4
Views: 398

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: 164

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: 164

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: 23
Views: 1043

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: 23
Views: 1043

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: 519

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: 164

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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