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by Scarlett46
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: What do you collect?

Carousel Horses - some musical, some not...
by Scarlett46
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: True friends
Replies: 9
Views: 4816

Re: True friends

WOW... I have not logged into here in several months. And today, a day that I happen to be realizing how truly NOT MYSELF I really am... The first thread that I read is one that I can relate to so completely. I never really linked depression with RLS (or meds) - only sleep deprivation. I don't have ...
by Scarlett46
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Movement as a relief for RLS?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

For me, it's definitely the muscle involvement. Sometimes I can manage by simply tensing my muscles; when I am unable to get up and walk. When it's really bad - and painful/achy - I do a lot of stretching and bending, and curling up and tensing. Last year, when I had surgery on my hip, RLS was a big...
by Scarlett46
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: caffeine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1607

I do drink coffee regularly, and I don't notice much difference with or without it. However... excessive amounts of caffiene such as energy drinks (monster, rock star, etc.) or those 5 hour energy shots kick my legs into super high gear to the point of not just wiggly, but so achy I can hardly bear ...
by Scarlett46
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Hip Surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 965

I didn't have too much trouble after my surgery. Maybe just a few "episodes..." I took and was given my usual meds the whole time I was in the hospital, and recovered with Vicodin. Lying flat on my back was not fun, but I was forced to for the first few weeks with my leg in a CPM (continuo...
by Scarlett46
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Poll for the more aggressive or severe people. Part 1
Replies: 22
Views: 2505

If ache = pain, then YES
by Scarlett46
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Can other conditions cause RLS type symptoms?
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Dehydration, the flu, etc... is notorious for exacerbating my RLS symptoms! Like; it's not bad enough that I'm sick, but my legs gotta be crazier and more painful!?!? But that is most often the case for me.
by Scarlett46
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleeping Position
Replies: 3
Views: 467

I normally sleep in the "h" position... That is, either side; with one leg bent, and one leg straight, sometimes leaning slightly towards my stomach. When my RLS is bad though, I curl up into a ball on my knees with my head buried in the sheets. Or kneeling backwards on the couch, rocking ...
by Scarlett46
Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and nausea
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Requip gives me that dizzy/nauseous feeling about an hour after taking it. And taking it with food didn't seem to make a difference, either. Luckily, I only have to take it at night before going to bed, so I just make sure I lie down right afterwards. If I'm lying down, the dizziness doesn't come. H...
by Scarlett46
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: I’m starting a thread with nothing to rant about - wow
Replies: 26
Views: 2292

I would say that I tend to handle my RLS in a similar way... I consider tensing my muscles almost equivalent to "moving" in regards to RLS. Especially when I'm in a place or situation (like a business meeting) where I simply am not able to get up and move. So I "wiggle" and tense...
by Scarlett46
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: So upset
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

I don't talk about my RLS at all to anyone. Even my husband is skeptical, even though he's seen me squirm and moan and cry about it, and he knows that I take medicine for it. I'm actually dreading having to mention it to my surgeon (I'm having hip surgery in two weeks) at all, not to mention with my...
by Scarlett46
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Hip Surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Thanks everyone for responding. Thank you so much beth for the document! I have printed it out, and will bring it to my pre-op appointment with the surgeon.
by Scarlett46
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Hip Surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Hip Surgery

I know that we all have trouble "sitting still" for any length of time. I've seen suggestions for long drives, flights, meetings, etc... But now I've got another dilemma. Hip surgery is in my very near future. Both hips - about 3-6 months apart. Open hip surgery. I am so worried about what...
by Scarlett46
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Crazy rituals though the years..
Replies: 37
Views: 2690

I remember going on a bus tour with some friends to New York, and I had to get up on my knees facing the back to get any relief. I do this all the time! At home - I curl up, sitting on my knees, facing the back of the couch and rock back and forth. Or in bed, I will curl my knees under my chest, wi...
by Scarlett46
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Have RLS, chronic depression and a child with likely RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 962

It is nice to know there are other people out there that we have this in common with... My daughter will be 13 tomorrow. She's becoming more active in sports these days, and I haven't heard her complain about her "itchy legs" at night in a few years. But it was always in the back of my min...

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