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by XenMan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin (2nd attempt)
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Melatonin (2nd attempt)

...Melatonin was working quite good for me until it suddenly started to worsen my RLS and I had to stop using it. When you know make a google search for Melatonin and Restless Legs Syndrome, you find a webpage that states: 7. Don't try melatonin Though restless legs syndrome can disrupt sleep, this...
by XenMan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Cold medicine
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Cold medicine

If we are on general cold (coronaviruses or rhinoviruses) management of the accompanied bacterial infection from the phlegm and mucus, the Betadine iodine throat gargle is the best thing in the history of everything. You can’t do much for the virus but let it run its course, but I take medication to...
by XenMan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18554

Re: Another year of relief

I'm at day 10 with a dump every 3 days making me feel bad and legs burn. The RLS symptom triggers are moving up my calf with the massage ball rolling revealing much more relaxed calves. I hate the carnivore diet, but just before a dump I feel the best I have physically and particularly mentally for ...
by XenMan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: research on use of TENS for PLMs and query
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: research on use of TENS for PLMs and query

I'm not going to present physical treatments as a panacea, but when correct it is a cycle of just before sleep the symptoms start and are dealt with for a night of sleep, or woken up and then dealt with for a short break in proceedings. The "spots" are pure magic if you can find them. They...
by XenMan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: research on use of TENS for PLMs and query
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: research on use of TENS for PLMs and query

Tension can be linked to how you get relief from RLS symptoms at night, in that the stretch will often hit right area. But due to the complexity of the foot joint there are calf and foot muscles that can't be stretched due to biomechanics. I personally know my nerve trigger points that then create t...
by XenMan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: research on use of TENS for PLMs and query
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: research on use of TENS for PLMs and query

TENs use, based on other posts is variable; as you would expect with this condition. I know you want a ‘do this’ to get results, but that won’t really help because we are all different. So if you want to have success it requires an understanding of what is happening with your body, then lots of expe...
by XenMan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: research on use of TENS for PLMs
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: research on use of TENS for PLMs

Probably better in the physical section. Anyway, the mechanism of TENS is re-attenuation of nerves for 3 to 4 hours. But they can also help with relaxing muscles that have tension from nerve activation, but my guess is less due to inflammation. There are plenty of papers on abnormal leg nerve activi...
by XenMan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18554

Re: Another year of relief

Oh, absolutely. But wouldn't it be fascinating to understand why oxalates and iron deficiency both cause RLS? What's the connection? :) I've discussed theories with you previously, so i will just say we have to agree to disagree, and it is just a waste of my time to do that again. There are plenty ...
by XenMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18554

Re: Another year of relief

Sad to hear your RLS hasn't improved, but good news on the gout-ish thing. I wouldn't expect the low oxalate diet to help everyone. But what it does indicate is that RLS is a syndrome, as suggested. There is too much 'RLS is A' when it is actually A + B + C. It is not worth participating on most for...
by XenMan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 77
Views: 18554

Re: Another year of relief

It is easy to test. Go oxalate free and you will know. After the despair of 'there is nothing to eat', load up with meat and dairy, white chocolate and rice pudding, and it is on. If you are keto adapted it is easy, but if not the white chocolate and rice pudding hits the spot. I have gone all in to...
by XenMan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Orgasm as treatment and/or cause
Replies: 17
Views: 877

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: 17
Views: 877

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: 6235

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: 776

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: 738

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...

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