Hi guys. My name is Jonas, 27yo, I was born in Brazil and in 2017 I moved to US. Since I was little (I can't even remember when it started) I have suffered with RLS. I remember getting beat up because my parents mad at me for not being able to sleep. It was really hard for me as a kid to describe what I was feeling, even after becoming an adult I still couldn't really understand that feeling. I guess I might have a bad case because it's not only my foot or feet, I have all over my body, in my back, nose, neck... Sometimes when it gets really bad even walking I can feel it.
After trying to understand what was going on with me I found out about RLS and I was so happy to know that it was not only me, well, the chances of finding a cure would be out there. I felt sad when I discovered that in fact, RLS can be caused by different things. I tried taking iron supplement, magnesium, fish oil... they all seemed to help for a bit, but honestly I never felt like they were doing anything magical. I even tried medication for Parkinson like many of you did, but OMG, that medication does not make me feel good. I might be lucky that I had to grow up dealing with it. Maybe in some way it has taught me how to be stronger and not let it drive me crazy.
One day I took 2 lithium pills, if you ask me why, I just read stupid things on internet... and GUYS I have the worse episode in LIFE. It was 3 days without sleeping, which gave me so much anxiety. I had 2 panic attacks and had to start taking Zoloft to manage anxiety. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety by the psychiatrist, but come on??? How can a person who grow up without having peace with their own body be fine with their mood? We are all survivors, because we deal with something hard, something invisible.
After that episode I tried more things and honestly I GOT LOST. So my last hope is that our syndrome is directly linked to our GUT and RLS is INFLAMATION. Yes, inflammation makes total sense to me, I been reading studies, and if we already know that the gut is connected to our brain, maybe we should leave the brain alone and attack our gut.
I have done Atkins diet before and honestly I had the most amazing months of my life, anxiety, depression, fatigue, they were ALL GONE. I don't remember having RLS episodes at that time, and trust me, if I don't remember that is probably because it was gone as well.
Here I am, motivated to start a new carnivore diet, I am done buying supplements, I am done attacking my brain, because one thing I have noticed is that our brains are really fragile, the only thing I will continue to take Zoloft, because you can't stop right away, without slowing down first.
I just want tell you that I will follow the diet starting from today and I will come back here to this post and share with you guys what happened.
Thanks for reading this.