something easy that worked for me

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something easy that worked for me

Postby bgtm84 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:42 pm

while attending a lawn party recently, I overheard someone mention the fact that when she stopped all dairy products, her arthritis pain went away to the point that she cancelled her upcoming knee surgery.
having severe RLS, I decided to try it and, believe it or not, my RLS is now 1000 times better than it was before stopping milk, and the improvement in my condition took less than a week! i substituted almond milk for my cereal and coffee instead
it may not work for you, but it surely has for me,,good luck and get better

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Re: something easy that worked for me

Postby ViewsAskew » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:02 am

It's great when something like that works for someone. Hope it stays away for a long time.
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Re: something easy that worked for me

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:34 am

This is a great result for you, long may it continue.
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Re: something easy that worked for me

Postby bgtm84 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:05 am

had you heard of this before?

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Re: something easy that worked for me

Postby badnights » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:14 pm

I have heard of eczema and asthma stopping after dairy was stopped, and I myself have had major improvements in my WED/RLS by stopping dairy, gluten, added sugar, and most processed foods, and by limiting carbohydrates (not sure which was essential or if all were).

A lot of people see improvements in their WED/RLS after making a dietary change, which seems to imply that the disease can be triggered by nutritional deficiencies (magnesium, B12, vitamin D, whatever) or something (inflammation, perhaps) related to eating foods or additives that your body can't tolerate (dairy, gluten, sugar, oxalates, aspartame are the ones I've heard about; maybe others but I can't think of them right now).
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Re: something easy that worked for me

Postby badnights » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:15 pm

@ bgtm84
can you still eat cheese and butter or did you cut out all dairy?
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Re: something easy that worked for me

Postby badnights » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 pm

PS I moved this topic to the ....Diet Forum
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Re: something easy that worked for me

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:22 am

bgtm84 wrote:had you heard of this before?


Dairy is considered by some to cause inflammation, though the data are not clear. As such, I've seen people go on anti-inflammatory diets and have their RLS decrease.

My sister and my mother have been dairy free for years and they still have RLS. I had RLS while I was dairy free (as well as when sugar free, soy free, corn free, and gluten free).

I have learned a lot over the past 13 years spent here, but one thing stands out/ With a few exceptions, there seems to be very little that works for everyone. The information we have seems to indicate that there are multiple forms of this disease. From those who inherited it to those who get it from another condition (celiac or pregnancy, for example); to how we experience it (painful vs electrical); to what works to make it better (so much variation here!), we tend to cluster in a few different groups.
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