My Brother and RLS

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My Brother and RLS


Dan VasvaryMy brother, Dan, has been coping with the pain of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) since 1974. RLS has been the worst thing he has ever had to deal with. The sleepless nights, pain and anxiety had taken total control of his life.  Although he enjoyed being active, his legs limited him to doing most things.   Dan said, “Within 2 years I will be completely crippled, due to my RLS”. 


What is RLS?

Relentlessly, RLS causes recurring physical and mental torment due to restless, creepy feelings and/or pain in the legs.  This causes compulsive leg movements, floor pacing, leg kicking, twitching, and tossing and turning in bed.  Although it strikes primarily at bedtime, it can also strike in the afternoon or early evening, intruding on your activities and causing embarrassment.


Dan had seen many doctors, and had numerous tests done.  I traveled to the Cleveland Clinic with him last year searching for help of any kind with his legs.  When Dan would visit me he would always be up most of the night with RLS.   A few years ago, he started taking the drug Requip.   The medication gave him some relief, although the side effects were awful and a couple of times life threatening, he continued to take Requip as it provided some temporary relief.


Around the first of this year, Dan’s good friends Misti and Richard Kilgore were very concerned about Dan’s health as was his family.  Misti hearing Dan say that within two years RLS may cripple him, she started researching as much material on RLS as she could find on this disease. 


Then one day she found an insert from a book, “The Restless Leg Syndrome Cured Forever” by Markus Bloom.    To Misti’s surprise it listed all of Dan’s symptoms.  They ordered the E-book.  After reading the 110 pages, Dan was excited and decided to take the 15 day challenge. This was on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.


The first couple of days he started to notice a little change, third and fourth day feeling a little better.  On May 15th, day five of “all dairy products”, Dan stopped taking Requip.   After following the dairy free diet for seven days he says, “I slept all night, for the first time since 1974”.   By eliminating dairy all together, it has made a dramatic change in his life.  Bloom says “RLS is not a medical condition, but a reaction to milk and dairy products”.



I am so proud of my brother, by following this dairy free diet he and his friend Richard have both lost weight and are feeling great.   Dan will be 77 in October and is enjoying life now more than ever, playing golf, going to the gym, working in the yard and most of all being able to go to bed and sleep all night. 


This may not help everyone with RLS but, it has definitely  helped my brother.  He reads all product labels, and if a product has one of the bad ingredients that was provided in the book, he does not buy it.  Dan does not eat or drink anything that has dairy …  it has changed my brother’s life. 



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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Rebecca, this is a remarkable story and I am so glad that after all the trials and errors your brother has truly found relief! I hope that others read this and learn more about actually beating this condition!

Sep 28, 2010 04:43 PM #1
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Wow! This is simply an amazing story! It's too bad that he had to go through years of strife prior to finding this solution.

Sep 28, 2010 04:43 PM #2
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

What a powerful testimonial;  I suspect there are a lot of food allergies and adverse reactions to chemicals found in food that go simply undiagnosed.  I am so glad your brother was able to find relief - truly remarkable story.

Sep 28, 2010 04:57 PM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Russell, thanks and Dan is like a different person now.

Vickie, yes I agree, but at least if he eats right, he will be OK.

Susan, So am I.  I am also trying this to help my psoriasis.

Sep 28, 2010 05:36 PM #4
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

That's GREAT Rebecca.  I know dairy has some very bad reactions in people, and kids.  I stopped drinking it several months ago, although I do have cheese, and half-n-half in my coffee.  What a good friend to search the Internet for this book.  Do you think she could find some informaiton on night sweats?  (Kinda kidding, kinda not).  I've been dealing with this for over 2 years, and seemed to have tried all the homeopathic remedies.  I refuse to take pharmaceuticals.  Anyway, a good story, that has a good outcome! 

Sep 28, 2010 06:49 PM #5
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Amazing story Rebecca.............finally relief after all those years and the solution seems so simple.  My best to Dan...............

Sep 28, 2010 10:49 PM #6
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

What a great story Rebecca. You know what is amazing though the doctors and drug companies will go on pushing Requip instead of letting people know about the dairly connection. SO SAD!

Sep 29, 2010 01:09 AM #7
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Great story - great results!  The money behind the marketing is what is criminal. 

Sep 29, 2010 02:43 AM #8
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Carla, have you researched the Internet on night sweats?

Roger, I know seems so simple who would've known.

Billl, so true and yes, so sad.

Susan, I agree.

Sep 29, 2010 06:47 AM #9
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Becky, I know this has to be such a relief for him and for all of those that care about him.  It is an amazing story.  I am aware of RLS and a little familiar with the symptoms but had no idea that it could be caused by consuming dairy products.

Thanks for telling us about this and Good for Dan that he followed the diet!  I'm checking out the ebook.


Sep 29, 2010 09:28 AM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Judi, certainly is a big relief. I had never heard of RLS until Dan told us about it.

Sep 29, 2010 11:12 AM #11
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI REBECCA! I believe that in many cases, if people just modify their diet they can modify alot of what ails them ad reduce the amount of medications they have to take.  I am so happy for your brother and I wish him a really long, happy life! -- Gab

Sep 30, 2010 09:14 AM #12
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