Anyone tried hawthorne berries?

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Anyone tried hawthorne berries?

Postby alaska3356 » Sat May 03, 2008 11:09 am

I'm new here, but not to RLS. My mother in law sent me an article on someone who was positively affected by taking hawthorne berries (in a supplement) and it helped that person's RLS. I wondered if any of you have tried this.

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Postby ViewsAskew » Sat May 03, 2008 12:00 pm

I can't say I've heard of it. I didn't do a search, but that would most likely be in the non-pharma section. I could easily have forgotten if it's only been one or two posts, though.

I have been using tyrosine for about a month. Initially it worked great to keep me asleep - not necessarily helping RLS or PLMD. BUt, yesterday I awoke with RLS. Tonight, I was fine until 3 AM (have a party today and was preparing madly) when I took the tyrosine and went to bed. At 4:45 I was up with BOTH legs and one arm going madly with RLS (I usually only have one leg or the other). I'm still up at 7 AM...

So, no more tyrosine for me for awhile.

If you find out any thing else about hawthorn, let us know. Oh, and welcome to the board, though I wish you didn't need it.
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Postby SquirmingSusan » Sat May 03, 2008 8:07 pm

All I know about Hawthorne is that it's good for the heart. I've taken it when my heart has been racing and it slows it right down. Fortunately I haven't had that problem for a long, long time. It used to happen when I lay down.


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Postby alaska3356 » Sat May 03, 2008 10:14 pm

I had heard that hawthorne was good for the maybe I'll try taking it and see if it makes a difference in my RLS.

Thanks for responding.

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Postby drumin4him » Sun May 04, 2008 7:22 pm

Likewise, my mother showed me an article in the paper about Hawthorne Berries. I read the article on Sunday and on Monday my wife picked me up a bottle of the supplements in hopes that this would be the answer. Well after 4 days of the supplements my symptoms showed no signs of improvement. Although it has not helped my RLS I still take one everyday as it is good for your heart and circulation.


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