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by tomkay
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Silver lining
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Oh, no. If I'm worried about something then the restlessness is bad. It just goes if I'm really, really low.

Dopamine?
by tomkay
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Carbohydrate intake and RLS reduction
Replies: 7
Views: 3470

Re: Carbs and RLS

rfredricy wrote:Has anyone else noticed a reduction in symptoms with the elimination of carbs?


Yes! But unfortunately my wife consumes carbs like they're going out of fashion and I have no will power. I'm planning on trying again once I get back off holiday.
by tomkay
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Silver lining
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Silver lining

We all know that stress can exacerbate the restlessness but has anyone had any relief during times of sadness? Without going into detail about the reasons, there have been nights over the past few months when I have been extremely low emotionally. Much to my surprise I have no restlessness at all du...
by tomkay
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Horse Chestnut
Replies: 2
Views: 2444

Horse Chestnut

Does anyone have any experience with this supplement? I know that it is used to improve leg circulation. Just wondered.

I'm taking cayenne tablets and garlic and they're working wonders but just not for my jumpy legs.

Any thoughts?
by tomkay
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: What about those Japanese?
Replies: 1
Views: 279

What about those Japanese?

I read that 10-12% of Americans have RLS. I also read that c1% of Japanese do. Big difference, eh? I've had RL since I was about 15 but not for the one year I lived in Japan. Has anyone read anything about this? I'm wondering if it's perhaps due to.... ...all the sitting on the floor and crouching? ...
by tomkay
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and Asparteme
Replies: 1
Views: 338

RLS and Asparteme

Hi

Has anyone read anything about the impact of asparteme on RL?

I know it's a pretty awful chemical cocktail but is there a link?

Tom
by tomkay
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Success with Mirapex?
Replies: 18
Views: 3621

hey ann the pack's upstairs. i'll have a look at the dose a bit later, though. my doctor was useless. he got a phone call and said 'i have to take this. just double the dose after a week if it doesn't work'. that was the extent of my consultation. i won't be going back to him. the locum i saw before...
by tomkay
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Success with Mirapex?
Replies: 18
Views: 3621

that's interesting that doxylamine would actually help your RLS. It's a sedating antihistamine that usually makes things worse. Could you just be sleeping through the RLS because of the sedation? I think you're right. I also think that the reason I do sleep through the RL when taking Doxylamine Suc...
by tomkay
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Success with Mirapex?
Replies: 18
Views: 3621

You're quite right, of course. Wrong location So. I'm 31 and I've had RL since I was about 15. Not too bad until I was 24 when it picked up pace. I had one year with almost no RL when I was living in Japan. I think this was due to the hours I was keeping rather than the diet, as I was still consumin...
by tomkay
Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: MAD-1 micro therapy
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Wow! What incredible timing! I've just pulled mine out from under the bed where it was hiding and then thought I'd search for Mad-1 on here. I bought one of these things about a year ago. I didn't get on with it very well, though. 1. I couldn't always find the right spot, which meant I'd lie there i...
by tomkay
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Success with Mirapex?
Replies: 18
Views: 3621

Success with Mirapex?

Thats the key, finding a doctor that will work with you. Not an easy task. You are so right and here in the UK even harder perhaps. I've just today been put on Pramipexole (Mirapex) but that's only because the locum doc had put me on Ropinirole (Requip), which didn't work. The doc asked if I was su...
by tomkay
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Something for you but anything for me?
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

If that medicine really does have codeine in it, by golly, that is actually one of the best types of drugs to make RLS stop. I actually found the codeine didn't do much for me. Until recently I was living in Poland where you can buy really strong codeine and found it didn't work. I just felt really...
by tomkay
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Something for you but anything for me?
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

Something for you but anything for me?

I'm new to this place so thought I'd start by contributing I have found the following work or have worked: - Cutting out all caffeine. - Cutting out all sugar. - In bed, sit cross legged, slump backwards and stay like that whilst I read until I'm ready for sleep. It's not comfortable so when it come...