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Deviated Septum and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

I have recently discovered that I suffer of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. Also, I discovered that I have a very deviated septum. My doctor says that if I have a surgery to correct my septum and breath properly while sleeping, the PLMD could also go away. Is this true? If a mild apnea like mine (actually is hypoapnea) is cured, could I also heal the limb movement?

Please help. Please.
Thank you.
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Maybe.  You'd just have to try it and see.  Another thing you could try, just to see, would be to do everything you can to reduce systemic inflammation.  Consider going on a paleo diet.  I know it sounds weird, but try it; you'll like it.  Even going gluten-free, without the full paleo regimen, could help.  Good luck.
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I've been thinking about this some more.  I believe I would do the surgery, if I were you.  My dietary advice still stands, but there is nothing about the diet that can fix a deviated septum.  If the deviated septum is preventing you from breathing properly during sleep, then I think you should do what you need to do to get it fixed.  Then you can ALSO address systemic inflammation, if you are still having symptoms.  Again, best of luck.
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Hi Skydnsr,
Sorry for not coming back to you until now, I've been traveling and celebrating with my family the festivities.

Thank you very much for taking time to reply to my case. And I agree with you about the fact that I should have the surgery.

I will have a look at the diet, but I live in a place where to do that is difficult.

Let's hope for the best!

Thank you again and have a great 2014.

All the best,

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Thanks for the come-back, happy new year to you too, and let us know how things go with your sleep issues!
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