New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

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James7
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Re: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

Post by James7 »

Have any of you with children with rls considered the glutamate connection to effect them? I have it and am highly affected by it. It is in our diet in so many forms. A good test would be to let them eat a serving of Doritos. If you notice a huge increase in movement by them, then they may be affected by glutamate. I would be happy to tell you more about it, if you thought it would help.

Bridgercan
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Re: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

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I’ve not read up on the effects of glutamate, per se, but I figured out a long time ago junk food is an RLS trigger for me big time. Really anything processed will get my legs going. I used to love Doritos actually, even a whiff of them from someone else munching on them still makes me salivate, but I’ve learned the hard way I don’t won’t to pay the price.

I’d be interested in any research you’ve come across, James.

Bridgercan
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Re: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

Post by Bridgercan »

James, I am sorry to hear your son is afflicted with RLS/PLMD. I hope you’re able to help him find relief

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Re: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

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james wrote:A good test would be to let them eat a serving of Doritos. If you notice a huge increase in movement by them, then they may be affected by glutamate. I would be happy to tell you more about it, if you thought it would help.
You must know about the research that connects high levels of glutamate in the brain to WED/RLS. I'd be interested in hearing what else you've discovered.
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