detox soaks

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detox soaks

Postby peanut1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:47 pm

A combination of epsom salts and baking soda which is known as a good detox bath has helped the WEB at least temporarily. You need to soak for at LEAST 20 minutes, but no more than 40 minutes. I'm been soaking every day and am grateful for having some extra relief. Not sure how long this will last, but I'm grateful for whatever relief I can get!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: detox soaks

Postby badnights » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:42 am

that's great, peanut.
you don't get the same effect from a bath with no salts? I love a hot bath, it kills the symptoms dead (as long as they're mild)
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Re: detox soaks

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:39 am

Hot bath does nothing for me..... I get twitchy almost immediately.
Without medications I needed cold water.
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Re: detox soaks

Postby peanut1 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:41 pm

Well it worked for a couple of days and gave me some reprieve, but right now I'm riding on 3.5 hours of sleep for the past 2 days!!! Some of it was due to stress--I think.

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Re: detox soaks

Postby peanut1 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:49 pm

The bath worked a lot better last night as I figured out what was stressing me. So detox baths as well as most stuff is definately NOT a cure for RLS, but it certainly can help.

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Re: detox soaks

Postby peanut1 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:50 pm

PS badnights
I'm not sure if a regular hot bath soak for 30 minutes would do the same thing. I guess I'm trying to kill 2 birds with one stone as the detox baths are good for helping clear out the toxins which can help with overall health and that can help me cope with the WED better along with less sleep.

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Re: detox soaks

Postby badnights » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:36 pm

Makes sense; we want results if at all possible.

I don't think there's any evidence that toxins leave our body by soaking in salty water, but who knows.
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Re: detox soaks

Postby peanut1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:27 pm

I was direly sick with food poisoning a few weeks ago (vomiting anything remotely related to liquid, including my saliva every 10 minutes) and took the salty water (baking soda/epsom salt) bath and it completely stopped the vomiting. I was able to drink and hold liquids down after that. I was still weak and nauseaus when standing or walking so a few hours later I took a second detox bath and the nausea and weakness completely went away. I was also able to eat solids and hold it down then. Several hours later, I was still too weak to walk the dogs so I took a third soak and within the hour (after the soak) went on a 2-mile walk with my dogs. I didn't take or do anything else for the food poisoning. I guess you could say, I'm a believer from personal experience with this. The key is to keep trying and to stay in the best health possible to cope with and deal and/or possibly help the WED.


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