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by nephriticus
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Citric Acid
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: Citric Acid

I would not know whether the cause be citric acid or artificial sweeteners but it prolly is just as well to avoid the artificial sweeteners anyway. I do not remember orange juice ever bothering me but I've never drank it to hydrate while laboring. Water for hydration is just fine and I wish it was s...
by nephriticus
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Citric Acid
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Citric Acid

Last year about this time with increased yard duties I began drinking quantities of lemonade. Long story short, I discovered that it was relapsing RLS symptoms after a ten year hiatus of symptom free (another long story). I now drink lemonade only in very limited quantities. But the RLS returned aga...
by nephriticus
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Four years......RLS free
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Re: Four years......RLS free

It's my ten year anniversary of being RLS symptom free. I wish I could bottle up the cure and share it with all of you. My assessment of this past decade is that it was stress that brought on the condition and the removal of stress that allowed my recovery. I empathize with you who cannot find relie...
by nephriticus
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Sugar and RLS
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Davisiri,

When I endured RLS for about ten years I was consistently affected by cooked chocolate pudding whenever eaten later than afternoon. There were some other sugary foods that also aggravated the symptoms but I do not recall what they were.
by nephriticus
Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Four years......RLS free
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

GG, It is not a breathing exercise and I'm afraid it requires brief but strenuous activity. I had reported this method a number of times in the past but I have never heard of any disciples of this method, though I am confident it would work for some of you sufferers. I called it the Rapid Respiratio...
by nephriticus
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Four years......RLS free
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Ann, A bit of a new direction in my life. I was prepared to again become a full time caregiver to my adult son who was debilitating from the same muscular dystrophy his mother had. However he caught pneumonia and in his weakened condition was unable to fight it. He passed away Christmas Eve 2007. Si...
by nephriticus
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Four years......RLS free
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Four years......RLS free

Haven’t been here in a long time. (Hi to Ann) I suffered from RLS for about six or seven years as I recall. It appeared in my early fifties. At the time my duties as caregiver to my debilitating wife were ramping up all the while working full time. I also provided some caregiving to my mother-in-law...
by nephriticus
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Surviving Without Drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 5976

Thought I'd pop into the DB again. I don't check in here much anymore since I'm sort of a member not-in-good-standing anymore (joke) being a recovering RLS'er. Breton asks: Does anyone out there actually cope long-term with their RLS without using drugs? I did quite well for several years without dr...
by nephriticus
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Does anyone's spouse also have a chronic condition?
Replies: 21
Views: 14268

Hi Ann, Yes there have been a number of changes. I anticipated becoming a full time caregiver for my only-child son in the next few years. He was beginning the downward debilitation of muscular dystrophy that his mother experienced. I expected that RLS symptoms would reappear at that time. However, ...
by nephriticus
Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Does anyone's spouse also have a chronic condition?
Replies: 21
Views: 14268

Thought I'd pop in here. Haven't been here in a long time. I guess I am a recovering RLS'r. (Hi Ann, Ruth, Lynn, Jim, ...who'd I forget?) I found it interesting that I immediately happened upon RLS and Relationships. I experienced RLS for about five or six years. It started quite abruptly about half...
by nephriticus
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS / Age / Excersize / Cannabis
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Hey, Mike

Mike, I am not into running, but an eight-minute mile for fifteen a week sounds commendable to me. If it isn't helping the RLS, it certainly is benefitting the cardio-vascular system. Keep up the good work. Don't be bringing any crappy weather to southern California when you come. We've already had ...
by nephriticus
Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS / Age / Excersize / Cannabis
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Walking After.....I like to tell people that I lost 480 pounds. It was the same twelve pounds forty times. lord1e......I haven't visited this board for a long time. However, in the past I have proposed my Rapid Respiration Elevation (RRE--my term), that was quite successful for me. Immediately prior...
by nephriticus
Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Lucky one -- at least for the time being.
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Lucky one -- at least for the time being.

It’s been a long time since I popped in here. (Hello Long Beach gang.) I had drafted four paragraphs to detail my recent history, but it was more personal information than I need to divulge. More succinctly, a tremendous amount of stress was removed from my life six months ago and since then my RLS ...
by nephriticus
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Merry Christmahanuhkwanzaaramada
Replies: 15
Views: 10408

Guest ?

I never understood why one can pay $120 a night for a hotel room and management insists you are a 'guest'. Anyway, that last post was from Neph. Don't know why it showed as 'Guest'. I was shown as logged in and my name appeared as an online member. Not like it's the first time that happened to me, t...
by nephriticus
Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Im a new user, just want to say hi to everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 7562

Ann, That caffeine thread was an interesting read. It brought to mind several things: 1. (Pre-RLS) When I drank caffeinated coffee it was two or three cups in the morning. When I quit cold turkey, if felt as if someone was beating on the side of my head with a rubber hammer for about six days. 2. (P...