new ideas for RLS

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peanut1
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new ideas for RLS

Postby peanut1 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:57 pm

OK, I now belong to a my crazy health group and the lady who introduced me to this group cured herself of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It was free so I joined. Here are some suggestions for the RLS

Homeopathic iron - supposedly gets better distributed or perhaps digested
Magnesium (which we all know about) and D3.
Lemongrass essential oil and magnets (might be a bit of a stretch, but I'm willing to give the lemongrass a try)

And Maca power

For me, the hormones have played a big part in the RLS and I'm going to be exploring a book on essential oils and hormone balancing.

If this can help a tad bit, I'll be happy. I'm just so excited about this group.

UPDATE:
My feet are doing great due to PT, meditative walking which in turn helped me change the way I walk which got me healed vs. the podiatry treatments. And it was a whole lot less expensive. No surgery was needed!!!!

the RLS is doing so much better due to learning how to really turn down the stress via Tibetan Buddhism techniques.

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Re: new ideas for RLS

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:41 pm

So glad that your RLS is much lower. And, wow - no surgery! I was watching a doctor's video a few weeks ago (I have been in PT twice in the last few months myself) and he was talking about how many of us do not walk correctly.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: new ideas for RLS

Postby peanut1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:35 pm

Ann,

Now that is interesting: the correlation with the walking and the RLS. I continually watch how I walk and I still have minor feet pain, depending what I do, but it's a whole lot better!!
for me, I think the RLS is lower due to me getting better coping skills with the stress. This would correlate with hormone imbalance created by the additional cortisol. When I try to get off the hormone replacement therapy the insomnia and RLS kick in something fierce.

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Re: new ideas for RLS

Postby ViewsAskew » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:10 pm

Hormones seem to be integral to this and seems we really do not have an answer for that, yet.
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Re: new ideas for RLS

Postby peanut1 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:10 pm

Update:

Foot pain came back. Getting foot surgery this week. Thankfully, I'm on a great drug combo horizant and Balsomra where I am sleeping about 7-8 hours a night. The hormones still impact the RLS and sleep, but I don't think it' impacts it as much as I thought before. For me, I think stress is one of the primary causes, outside of genetics. Genetics playing the biggest primary factor obviously.

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Re: new ideas for RLS

Postby peanut1 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:12 pm

also, trying to get off the hormone replacement therapy and there is a great product called femiisse for hormone balancing that has maca in it.

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Re: new ideas for RLS

Postby badnights » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:31 am

I take maca to help recover from workouts but there's no evidence one way or the other that it helps. In your case, however, you're taking it for RLS/WED, which seems to be affected by hormonal states that change during pregnancy; and WebMD says maca-root extracts might act like estrogen.
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