vitamin therapy

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vitamin therapy

Postby rpascal » Thu May 22, 2008 8:08 pm

I have been using Methyl Cobalamin (processed vitamin B12) with success. My chiropractor told me about this. The product comes from Puritan's, manufacturer Source Naturals, 1 mg, sublingual, 2x a day. I have had no RLS symptoms in 6 weeks.

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Postby ViewsAskew » Thu May 22, 2008 8:16 pm

So glad you found something that works for you.

I sure wish that worked for me. I can't remember why...oh yeah, someone else had luck - he called it the beer experiement - so I bought some. I still have the left over bottle of the B12 and take it sometimes just for fun.
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Postby SquirmingSusan » Thu May 22, 2008 9:02 pm

I've heard of B12 helping RLS and am so glad it works for you! Sadly it doesn't work for me, but it's always great to have non-drug options to try.

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Postby Aiken » Fri May 23, 2008 12:26 am

Low B12 can cause peripheral neuropathy, due to the sheaths on the nerves degrading. It could either be that you developed some peripheral neuropathy and it was aggravating your RLS, or perhaps you simply had peripheral neuropathy that was masquerading as RLS itself.

Either way, good news.
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Postby georger » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:19 pm


Can you describe Peripheral Neuropathy - what is it?


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what is Peripheral Neuropathy

Postby mackjergens » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:57 pm

Here is a web site describing Perpheral Neuropathy.

I found it interesting as it mentions numbness and afew other things I have seen others mention in reference to their RLS.

Lots of info about this on the web, well worth reading because I can see where peripheral Neuropathy could be confused as RLS.

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