Wild lettuce?

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Wild lettuce?

Postby click4it » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:49 am

I just came across the mention of this on a facebook post. Has anyone tried this for RLS? if so, does it work and best place to buy?

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby yawny » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:48 pm

Early on in my research I came across Wild Lettuce too and could only find this product that has it and several other things in it. My memory is that it did relax me, but wasn't strong enough to keep me asleep as my kicking overcame it.

https://www.amazon.com/WishGarden-Herbs ... us+relaxer

I also remember some talk about a combination of Japanese herbs that are supposed to be very helpful...anyone remember those?

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby click4it » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Thanks. I am trying to figure out what is the best to try..whether it be the tea or the capsules...some cost as little as $5 and others up to $40....so im not what is legit or not....

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby badnights » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:15 am

yawny wrote:I also remember some talk about a combination of Japanese herbs that are supposed to be very helpful...anyone remember those?
Japanese or Chinese? Yi Gan San is the Chinese name, Yokukansan is the Japanese name. I think it's originally Chinese. It's a mixture of 7 different herbs. There's a discussion of it on this board at viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8837&p=86417&hilit=chinese#p86417
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Re: Yi Gan San/Yokukansan

Postby yawny » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:50 pm

badnights wrote: Yi Gan San is the Chinese name, Yokukansan is the Japanese name...


Thanks Beth! Yes, that's what I was trying to remember. I re-read the thread and the information is compelling, especially the reduction of glutamates part. That's my current obsession as you know. I'm going to look further into these herbs. Do you think you'll ever try it again?

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby badnights » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:18 am

Do you think you'll ever try it again?
:D I almost decided to when I was writing my reply to you! I had to pull the bottle out to check the name. But I am currently experimenting with stopping trazadone (only started it a month ago, for sleep maintenance) to see if I still get a mid-afternoon crash and burn, and I don't want to mix up the results. I will take the YiGanSan in the mornings next time, I think; taking it in the evening may have been the cause of problems last time.
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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby legsbestill » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:35 am

Please keep posting about this. I love hearing about possible new sources of relief. I definitely prefer false dawns to hopeless nights! Every so often the dawn blossoms into a beautiful morning of RLS alleviation!

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby EeFall » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:53 pm

Now I am in trouble. I just purchased some of this Wild Lettuce on amazon lol. I will report on it when I get it. I got the extract amazon recommended as I know nothing about this and never heard about it until now.

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby click4it » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:04 am

Please let me know how it works!

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby EeFall » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:12 pm

Tried wild lettuce extract yesterday made me a little dizzy but don't know how it will work yet. Took it in afternoon just to see what to expect. Actually made the inside of mouth itch a bit but no other side effects. Was going to take it last night but no problems last night other than 5 1/2 hours sleep but we stayed outside late and was not fault of RLS. So next time I have a restless night I will try it.

The dose is 2 droppers full or 1.6 ml. They warned of bad taste but put in glass of water only about an inch deep and could barely taste it, although my sense of smell is not good so I imagine my taste isn't either.

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:43 am

EeFall - watching with interest.
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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby EeFall » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:49 pm

I started 2 1/2 mg of suboxone with going to bed dose last night. Took 1/4 mg rather than 1/2 and even that less had me reading until midnight. Took 1.6 ml of wild lettuce and got about 6 hours sleep which is ok. Hard to say if it was the wild lettuce that let me sleep but at midnight I took 2 droppers of extract and went back to bed and woke at 6:10 am which is sleeping in for me. :D

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby EeFall » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:33 pm

I tried about 2.4 ml last night which is 3 stoppers full and while I slept it was a restless sleep, more so than usual. I tried the recommended 1.6 ml several times without much happening either. I tried it as was having trouble going to sleep, hard to say if it helped too bad I can’t go back in time machine and try over without taking it lol, but the point is that if it does work it is very subtle.

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Re: Wild lettuce?

Postby badnights » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:43 am

disappointing
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