Beware Allergy Sufferers with Restless Leg Syndrome:
I have to admit, the first time I saw a commercial for restless leg syndrome, my first thought, was "what are they going to come up with next to push a medication"? I remember making fun of the commercial later that day with my friends, and I was shut up very quickly, when one of them perked up with a funny look on her face and said "I have that".
Embarrassed, I tried to back pedal and offer my sympathies, but truthfully, she was a bit of a hypochondriac, so I still did not put that much stock in it. Well, it turns out, that Restless Leg Syndrome is quite real, so much so in fact, that it may affect as many as 12 million Americans.
So What Does RLS Have To Do With My Allergies?
Johns Hopkins Researchers found that some sleep inducing allergy medicines significantly worsen Restless Leg Syndrome and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has discovered a possible cause. The reason they believe is "Histamine Receptors". Some cells contain protein which is found on its surface and are triggered by histamine.When these cells are activated these histamine receptors will stimulate sleeplessness.
JHU conducted a test on 12 patients suffering from restless leg syndrome by giving them either a true sedative, or diphenhydramine an ingredient in many allergy medications used to cause drowsiness. The study showed that the sedatives had little to no effect on the patients with RLS, but the diphenhydramine made the RLS as much as three to four times worse. Five out of Six Patients in the study showed elevated numbers of these histamine receptor proteins, an incredible percentage I think.
My All Natural Allergy Nasal Spray Would not Get In the Way
I found this study so interesting and it makes me wonder what other ailments are affected by un-natural ingredients in allergy and other medications. What else interferes or worsens symptoms when you're sick and un-well? I am a firm believer in all natural medicine. I do not oppose traditional medicines but I like to look for the alternatives first. Fortunately, I do not suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome and my apologies go out to my friend Lisa and anyone else who does. It is real and it's quite uncomfortable from what I've read.
I do however, suffer from allergies and sinusitis, and I use Sinol all natural nasal spray made with 100% all natural ingredients. Sinol has no side effects and it's incredibly fast and effective and never interferes with any of my other medications. I would recommend it to anyone who suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome or to anyone who needs allergy medication and takes multiple medications and worries about drug interactions. No matter what you suffer from, I always recommend that you do research for a natural choice when you can and always consult with your physician when trying new medications.