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by badnights
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sequential compression device/air leg massager
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Ah ha! Sorry I didn't figure that out :)
Try typing restiffic (two Fs) in the Search bar at top right. A number of people here have tried it, and I don't recall anyone saying it works well, but check the comments yourself to be sure. search.php?keywords=restiffic
by badnights
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 175
Views: 7632

Re: Cannabis

it is also a really bizarre feeling when you fix something that was basically always broken and you never even knew how things are supposed to be. I bet. And then: who would have thought that light therapy is so powerful? They should do some studies with RLS I agree. There are some really good grad...
by badnights
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping Gabapentin
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Stopping Gabapentin

Wbhen I stopped gabapentin, I had terrible, terrible bad WED/RLS. But I stopped codeine at the same time. I was convinced it was the gabapentin that I felt, because I tapered the codeine a bit, also because I had some low doses of oxycodone which also would have helped if it was opioid withdrawal, a...
by badnights
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 145
Views: 51434

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Rebeccalee1991 the best thing for you will be to learn as much as you can about this disease. There are hardly any actual WED/RLS specialists in the world, let alone ones who do phone appointments. Most of the doctors who know anything about WED/RLS know only a little bit - just enough to be dangero...
by badnights
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Location of RLS Symptoms Changing
Replies: 25
Views: 522

Re: Location of RLS Symptoms Changing

Well, I had to come off Mirapex because it was becoming inconsistent and symptoms were bleeding through. Now that I’m washing out, it’s clear to see that my symptoms have gotten worse as a result of the medication. I was only on it for 3 months so I’m hoping it goes back to normal. I think you have...
by badnights
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Keto & RLS
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Keto & RLS

Hi M@rg!& Like you, I don't know if it was the reduced carbs, the elimated gluten & dairy, the added vegetables, or the added fat, but my diet changes led to a serious reduction of symptoms (sadly they did not go away entirely). I started in Feb 2014 by eliminating gltuen, then my doc suggested dair...
by badnights
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Counter- Intuitive Tricks to Get Rid of RLS, including Caffeine
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Counter- Intuitive Tricks to Get Rid of RLS, including Caffeine

You have some company here - a couple of other people have mentioned using coffee to help subdue WED/RLS sensations.
by badnights
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sequential compression device/air leg massager
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

I am looking for an air compressor type treatment that would compress the fly calf and foot. Anyone have experience with a good one? And how would you compare it to rustic? Thanks, Ron What do you mean by "rustic"? I have a pair of Manamed PlasmaFlow cuffs which I got on ebay for - I forget - well ...
by badnights
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone sleepy side effect
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Methadone sleepy side effect

Re your sleep, it does sound like you're finally getting normal sleep. I used to sleep thru the night very often, maybe even more than half the time, before this disease flared up in my early 40's. Now it's been 13 years of almost never sleeping more than 2-4 hr at a time, sometimes less, so I bet 9...
by badnights
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 175
Views: 7632

Re: Cannabis

THanks for the info Ann. It will be useful, all this info helps me make decisions. Did you mean CBD, or CBN? Have you already received your order? Do you know the THC concentrations of each strain? I haven't received it yet. It takes a long time to get from Edmonton to YK. Also, there is constructio...
by badnights
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 175
Views: 7632

Re: Cannabis

Qyx, I missed your other post earlier, sorry. the speed and the amount of THC that is absorbed significantly depends if and what you have eaten before you used the medication. That is the reason I recommended vaping. a medical vaporizer would be the most effective and definitely the quickest way to ...
by badnights
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 175
Views: 7632

Non-circadian

I read about non-24hr back when I read about pretty much every major sleep disorder and parasomnia, around the time I first developed this WED/RLS problem. I guess this also means that there is no point in trying to finish medical school. A normal life will be impossible for me. I've seen the storie...
by badnights
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone sleepy side effect
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Methadone sleepy side effect

That certainly breaks your day up into small pieces! Your total hours of sleep is 10, which is not incredible, though more than most people need. It's the pattern that's so disruptive. Could it be that you're just that tired from years of insufficient sleep? Or are you fairly sure it's a side effect?
by badnights
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 97
Views: 5121

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

As for your symptoms occurring only at night, that is one of the characteristics of RLS and is even part of the diagnostic criteria. The need to move urges should primarily occur during the evening or at night when attempting to relax or rest. So ... I relax and rest just fine .... No RLS It's when...
by badnights
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm finally getting an infusion
Replies: 40
Views: 1472

Re: I'm finally getting an infusion

@Ann - thanks !