A Natural RLS Remedy that will work for EVERYONE

Here you can share your experiences with substances that are ingested, inhaled, or otherwise consumed for the purpose of relieving RLS/WED, other than prescription medications. For example, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, diet, kratom, and marijuana (for now) should be discussed here. Tell others of successes, failures, side effects, and any known research on these substances. [Posts on these subjects created prior to 2009 are in the Physical Treatments forum.]

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Postby becat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:08 pm

Thanks Corrie, same to you. I hope that all is near control or manageable.

I know my body is truly paying for not sleeping and the chronic pain....not normal to all..... is really changing my life in ways I had no idea about.

I hope like you, for all of us, that progression is just out of the option.

Hugs back. Nice to see you. I love the way you make me think. :)

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Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:58 am

I just found this and was happy to see some published research that applied to this topic.

I'd seen the link between RLS and Crohn's before but didn't see anything related to inflammation. 35% of those with Crohn's have RLS and it appears that they do not have iron insufficiency; inflammation may be part of the problem.

Some specific chemical is thought to be the cause of inflammation and this can inhibit iron transport (or something with iron - I'm not looking at the article, so I may not have this exactly correct, but it is hopefully the gist); this creates a situation akin to an iron insufficiency even though the iron is in the body.

Given that this may be what causes RLS in Crohn's patients, it could also be the cause of RLS in some of those with idiopathic RLS. Anyone with regular iron and ferritin might consider this as something that would cause their RLS.

Based on what they are saying (and not saying) my guess is that this does not apply to anyone with low hemoglobin (that is the cause of low iron) or low ferritin (again, that is the cause, not this chemical). It may be that this is related to the type of gene you have for RLS.
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Re: A Natural RLS Remedy that will work for EVERYONE

Postby BB_CRNA » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:41 pm

Interesting. I had lost control of my RLS, and having a terrible time sleeping, then took two nsaids out of desperation. It worked. But nsaids , especially long term use, are dangerous.
I changed my diet, less carbs the better, and switched to curcumin, boswelia and white willow wood. It is working.
There are less scientic studies of these supplements, but there are thousands of years are use in human history.
Remember, Docs are educated, after medical school, by drug companies. So there is no money in teaching them about unpantentable supplements. So......Docs are ignorant on this subject. I believe it is my duty to tell my health providrrs about these substances.
As Mom used to say, the proof is in the pudding (results)!

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Re: A Natural RLS Remedy that will work for EVERYONE

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:12 pm

It is great for you that you've found what works for you and hope it continues long term.
Sometimes tweaking and adjustments become necessary. Good luck.
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