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by XenMan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Orgasm as treatment and/or cause
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Orgasm as treatment and/or cause

XenMan, here is a link to a paper published last year by Dr Ferre at the US National Institute of Health. I stand corrected on this and the pathways observed. I sound appropriately like the voice of doom, but history has shown that conditions that aren't identified with a mechanism and treated succ...
by XenMan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Orgasm as treatment and/or cause
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Orgasm as treatment and/or cause

I know that orgasms work for RLS, from personal experience. It helps for a WHILE... Does for some, not for me. Also age is a consideration as to how frequently you can rise to the occasion, but the main issue is if you use it to relieve symptoms it is going to be disruptive. I consider anything tha...
by XenMan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Is It RLS/WED? Or Something Else? Or both?
Replies: 11
Views: 5610

Re: Is It RLS/WED? Or Something Else? Or both?

There was a study that showed that children of mothers with WED/RLS are more likey to have ADD. No reference of that anywhere, as would be expected. As for the link to ADHD, "However, the association did not hold true after adjusting for the presence of sleep disturbances..." https://www....
by XenMan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Dr. Gundry's supplement
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Dr. Gundry's supplement

Glutamine and Carnitine in fairly high doses That is a warning bell to start with, a simple Google will show the link in the microbiome to Carnitine and cardio vascular disease, so ignorant is one appropriate adjective to add to Gundry’s claims about himself. Glutamine is safe and I consume it over...
by XenMan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: The Battle
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: The Battle

Are you sleeping through the night w/o any awakenings? And, how is the quality of your sleep? I have been getting bigger and bigger blocks, with regular runs through to 0400. I do shift work and have always had a 0400 mystery marker for wake ups. I'm looking forward to a full night at some stage. W...
by XenMan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 470
Views: 112395

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

But the important thing is that research is making major strides. My point is that the research is in the wrong direction. I make these statements presented as a solo and apparent madman, which I’m prepared to accept, based on my own experiences, what I have read on numerous forums, and talking to ...
by XenMan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 470
Views: 112395

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

I recently, last few years, read in New Scientist magazine that one of the main functions of non REM sleep is clearing the metabolites of brain function from the brain fluid. This was related to dementia, but applies to all sleeping disorders. Failure to clear the metabolites impacts brain function....
by XenMan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Funniest bad night
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Funniest bad night

I used to drive a taxi and worked in policing, nothing surprises me anymore.

Could have been a good night or your last, if you are acting abnormal and someone is drawn to you, that is a warning sign.
by XenMan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Nonmedication strategies for RLS by Shalini Paruthi,MD
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Nonmedication strategies for RLS by Shalini Paruthi,MD

You are also correct that there are aspects of BID that have not been clarified yet. That doesn't change the fact that for many people, the best chance of getting off the meds currently used to treat RLS, with their VERY distressing side effects, is with IV Iron Infusions. There are many protocols ...
by XenMan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Nonmedication strategies for RLS by Shalini Paruthi,MD
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Nonmedication strategies for RLS by Shalini Paruthi,MD

You are setting a course for disappointment if you focus on iron or dopamine as the cause of RLS. As for iron, there are people with hemochromatosis, high iron, who still get RLS. How do you explain one really good night, and then one really bad night next to each other; a rapid change of iron or ch...
by XenMan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: The Battle
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: The Battle

As much as I hate to say it, WED has made me a stronger and better person. It broke me and may break me again, but it will never defeat me. If it is alright with you, I’d like to continue sharing my thoughts here. I stay away from the forums as there are too many 'drugs are the only answer' people....
by XenMan
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Nerve Tension
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Nerve Tension

You are absolutely correct with the variations experienced by individuals. Of course I present my view from a personal perspective and don’t wish to offend others by presenting my view as the only one. This is seen by a few that insist that only one thing causes or cures RLS; I don’t wish to present...
by XenMan
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Nerve Tension
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Nerve Tension

Yes, if there is nerve tension that is going to be expressed as muscle tension. It is easy to find by exploring for tight and sensitive areas in your relaxed calf muscle. I have tender areas all along my tibial nerve and some branches caused by pronated ankles. Nerve flossing is a range of exercises...
by XenMan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis Night Sock
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Plantar Fasciitis Night Sock

I mentioned a Plantar Fasciitis Night Sock in some other threads, so will add a brief description here. A quick search online will lead you to them. I have two different brands with the Strassburg my favourite. I adjust it so my foot is in a neutral position, that is if you were standing up straight...
by XenMan
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Nerve Tension
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Nerve Tension

The paper mentioned above indicates strongly that nerve sheath inflammation, restricting nerve movement and causing a blockage, is the mechanism for RLS symptoms. Nerve pressure in individuals is going to create a variety of responses. What surprises me is that the symptoms are so similar and not di...

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