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by pamhb
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation

I'd agree that anyone experimenting with food triggers has to examine the consequences of the elimination of any entire food group, and to make necessary adjustments for the same. In my case, I have found that a good probiotic has been more helpful for my gut than the fermented foods I've been eatin...
by pamhb
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Relaxis Pad
Replies: 36
Views: 7808

Re: Relaxis Pad

In terms of other suggestions for your trip, RLS has a circulatory component to it. You'll want to make certain you maintain good blood circulation to the lower limbs when you travel. To this end: 1. Keep the base of the car seat tilted as far forward as possible, and/or use a cushion so that your b...
by pamhb
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Relaxis Pad
Replies: 36
Views: 7808

Re: Relaxis Pad

I have a Relaxis pad, but unfortunately it hasn't been that effective for me. The Relaxis pad puts through an oscillating vibration. You set it so that the vibration sensation is just below the threshold of your active RLS sensation. You then essentially have to learn to "train your brain"...
by pamhb
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation

More research has led to other interesting connections. A lot of migraine triggers are related to higher levels of tyramine in the particle food. The precursor molecule to tyramine is tyrosine. Tyrosine is a building block in the production of dopamine (https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Tyrosine). As a fo...
by pamhb
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Extreme compression DIY
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Extreme compression DIY

In my case, there is a definite relationship between my trigger points and my RLS. When my RLS symptoms are active, if I concentrate on feeling the point of origin for the RLS symptom, it tends to originate within muscles which are overly taut or which are now a trigger point. Not all of my trigger ...
by pamhb
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Extreme compression DIY
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Extreme compression DIY

It sounds to me like you are engaging in a form of trigger point release, which is receiving increasing attention in relation to RLS. See, for example, http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Restless-Legs--Pain-or-Insomnia---Try-this-3-Muscle--Restful-Legs-Recipe-.html?soid=1101121545271&aid=TEz4-cn...
by pamhb
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 410
Views: 22152

Re: Medical Marijuana

ThOne thing I'm realizing is that it may just be a matter of increasing my doses. I try to make it last, because it's so expensive compared to prescriptions, but lately I've tried just consuming as much as I thought I could, and I actually had some good nights with 8+ hours of sleep. I think I need...
by pamhb
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation

I found a list of vascular headache treatments, which again shows a startling alignment with my own experience with RLS which is worsened by certain vasoconstrictors and improved by certain vasodilators: https://selfhacked.com/blog/natural-tre ... r_or_sauna.
by pamhb
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation

Reporting in on my personal lab rat experiments: 1. It is becoming increasingly apparent to me that food triggers play a far larger role in my RLS than I had previously imagined. On the days that I restrict my food intake to foods which I am reasonably confident are "safe", I sleep better,...
by pamhb
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 410
Views: 22152

Re: Medical Marijuana

All joking aside (and my apologies for to the MM readers for drifting off topic), I looked up aluminium and was surprised at how pervasive it is, including in food products. A tough sensitivity to have.
by pamhb
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 410
Views: 22152

Re: Medical Marijuana

Gosh, NatWest, you mean I might have to give up my tinfoil hat??? The aliens have given me this disease you know.... :D
by pamhb
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 410
Views: 22152

Re: Medical Marijuana

Hi pambb, What I don't get, is why it works one time, and another time the exact same thing doesn't work at all! It's frustrating, but I keep a positive attitude. Each night as I get into bed I just am convinced that I'll go to sleep and wake up in the morning. My personal conclusion is that if one...
by pamhb
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation

Here's a journal article on a study which concluded that RLS patients have poorer vascular endothelial function than normal healthy subjects https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26671114. Endothelial function is improved by increasing the available amount of nitric oxide in our systems. Here's an art...
by pamhb
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 410
Views: 22152

Re: Medical Marijuana

I only use it at night, and not during the day at all since I don't need it for either sleep or RLS during the day. By the way, I tried taking it sublingually last night, and found it didn't make me nearly as sleepy. So I'm going back to swallowing it with a bit of juice. My bedtime routine is to ta...
by pamhb
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Food Triggers and Vascular Dilation

A bit more reading on the subject and I discovered that salt isn't a vascular constrictor -- while it raises blood pressure, it does so by increasing the amount of stored water in the body, which puts a strain on the arteries by increasing the the volume of blood being circulated. So my good night a...

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