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Old 07-03-2003, 08:38 PM   #1
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donna_luke HB User
Talking Chocolate

I hope this is not too long but I thought to share my experience.

I do NOT feel creepy crawly in my legs; however they ache like $%&!

I had numerous tests just to be sure that I did not have blood flow problems ... I also wanted to get pregnant so I had just about every test in the book done to be sure that I was healthy. All they could come up with was that I had RLS.

I have found that if I could just get to sleep that I would be OK. It was like if I could just get a few minutes of REM sleep in, I would be OK. The problem was to get to sleep. I have found that Orudus 12.5 mg works great (over the counter). All Orudus is is Ketoprophin, which is an anti-inflammatory. I like it so much because it kind of knocks me out. I get a fabulous nights sleep and am not groggy in the morning at all.

I also have seen so much about iron deficiency and RLS. I have thalessemia (a Mediterranean blood disease) that shows up on a test to be iron deficiency but is really a folic acid deficiency. I often wondered if those with RLS also had thalessemia or vice versa. I take extra folic acid and that really doesnít seem to matter much as far as the RLS.

INTERESTING enough, my husband briefly read an article about Copper and said that I may not have the enzyme to digest or process copper properly and that may be a contributor or the RLS. Well I didnít think much of it until I looked on the web and found that chocolate has copper. I donít eat chocolate too much and have a pretty mild case of RLS but man oh man Ė I have noticed the past few times that I had a candy bar during the day I feel like my legs are going to drive me crazy at night.

Has anyone else noticed this?

I think the copper is worth looking into. Other foods that have copper are carrots and vegtables that we eat on a regular basis.

I would love some feedback!!!!

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