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by Bridgercan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: How do you hold down a job?
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: How do you hold down a job?

Hey Taco Bill—I was very relieved when I saw you had posted today; I was checking everyday hoping to see something from you. While I’m very saddened to read how wretched things seem and feel right now, I’m encouraged you’re helping yourself by sharing and that you shared with an amazing emotional ho...
by Bridgercan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation and gut microbiome
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Augmentation and gut microbiome

Frunobulax wrote:I can't believe that we ignore all this research in our way of life (and most of all in our health system).


Right?!?
by Bridgercan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation and gut microbiome
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Augmentation and gut microbiome

Bridgercan, I wonder if the IV iron simply couldn't overcome the augmentation. If you had not been augmenting, maybe you would have noticed a benefit. Did the infusions affect your ferritin concentration at all? Hmm-perhaps. I began augmenting May 2018, went cold turkey off pramixepole early June a...
by Bridgercan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation and gut microbiome
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Augmentation and gut microbiome

Fascinating discussion and research. Pardon the pun, but my gut says we’re getting closer to uncovering what the links between the gut microbiome, BID, and RLS symptoms are. My gut also agrees with the hypothesis? theory? DAs somehow are damaging to the gut biome and are what lead in some way to aug...
by Bridgercan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: I've returned!
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: I've returned!

I’m game, as I like to write too, and a foodie to boot. Though my spouse is the better cook, I do enjoy cooking when it’s time for me to pinch hit on whipping up dinner. Plus I need all the inspiration I can get to eat better and sidestep my big food RLS triggers (sugar, salt, and processed food) wi...
by Bridgercan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: How do you hold down a job?
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: How do you hold down a job?

You’re welcome, Views. And thank you for the time, effort, and care you give to the forum as moderator! I’ve gain much insight and have regularly been moved by your posts. I am grateful to you and to all who participate here. This community has helped me understand and come to terms with a very baff...
by Bridgercan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to RLS forum
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: New to RLS forum

Thank you, Bridgercan :) Yes, memories. I remember as a child giving my dad foot massages because I was convinced that he was suffering a lot. Maybe, unconsciously I was preparing myself for the massages I would give myself much later in life :) Best regards, Leo Me too! I was older, late twenties,...
by Bridgercan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to RLS forum
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: New to RLS forum

Hey Leo-Welcome to the forum! It sounds like you’re on the path for getting relief and understanding this disease. As you’ve probably learned there’s no rhyme or reason as to what helps one person doesn’t for another—another maddening aspect of the disease. But learning all you can and getting in tu...
by Bridgercan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: How do you hold down a job?
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: How do you hold down a job?

Hey Taco Bill- it’s been a month since you posted; wondering how you are doing? You mentioned having an appointment with Dr B-how did it go?!? Thank you for sharing. A lot of what you wrote resonated with me: the exhaustion, loneliness, feelings of worthlessness and shame, suicide ideation—these are...
by Bridgercan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Help!

Hey Taco Bill-a big welcome and thank you for sharing your story! I don’t have much in the way of insight or thoughts, but I’m just replying to acknowledge you and what you shared. You’ve had a very tough time, and most sadly, a lot of negativity from health care providers. I hope you can find a sen...
by Bridgercan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: How long before I should worry about augmentation?...
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: How long before I should worry about augmentation?...

So question for the community: has anyone augmented on the Neupro patch, and if so, how did you go off of it? After taking it for ten years, I augmented on pramixepole a year ago. My doctor at the time told me to stop taking it and prescribed 20mg of OxyContin which really wasn’t effective. I writhe...
by Bridgercan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Suicidal thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Re: Suicidal thoughts

Sorry for a very late reply, but I was just revisiting some old threads... I can recommend Golden root (Rhodiola rosea) as a natural antidepressant (see this thread here: http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9805). It is a stimulant so you'll want to take it in the morning, and I had trouble ...
by Bridgercan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: How To Get Husband to Understand
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: How To Get Husband to Understand

If I wait an longer on either one, I can’t get my symptoms under control for hours no matter what I do. I’ve had RLS for 15+ years and have a great doctor. I’ve been on Requip and the Neupro patch (which I loved but it’s too expensive). My problem is that since I get really sleepy on Pramipexole an...
by Bridgercan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD
Replies: 18
Views: 4040

Re: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

James, I am sorry to hear your son is afflicted with RLS/PLMD. I hope you’re able to help him find relief
by Bridgercan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD
Replies: 18
Views: 4040

Re: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

I’ve not read up on the effects of glutamate, per se, but I figured out a long time ago junk food is an RLS trigger for me big time. Really anything processed will get my legs going. I used to love Doritos actually, even a whiff of them from someone else munching on them still makes me salivate, but...

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