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by venus
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Crazy rituals though the years..
Replies: 37
Views: 2941

let me think

things i did to try and get the rls to stop during the night. mine was in my feet only..and never pain..just creepy crawleys that annoyed the sh** out of me and i was a kicker to try and stop it. constant messages to my own feet, pulling stretching cracking, even bought a cpl hundred dollar foot rub...
by venus
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: diabetes and RLS
Replies: 12
Views: 6938

bethf

no im not any meds for rls. LUCKILY....... within 5 days of being on iron my rls has stopped. I did take a half a mg of kolonopin for sleep the the first cpl nights after seeing doc and before the iron kicked in..but thats it.
by venus
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ferritin Question
Replies: 13
Views: 8376

thanks

will check them out.
by venus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ferritin Question
Replies: 13
Views: 8376

p.s.

my doc told me to take a multi vitamin with iron... i talked with the pharmacist (a friend) and we decided that ferrous sulfate was a better choice for me... although i am only taking one a day. bloodwork in a cpl months will tell all i suppose....and i WILL let my doc know what ive been taking...so...
by venus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ferritin Question
Replies: 13
Views: 8376

my ferritin is listed as normal at 7!

after reading all the posts on this subject, i looked at my bloodwork...which i picked up myself becuase docs have told me many times over the years my bloodwork was fine when it actually wasnt...so im used to just getting them myself and checking and then asking when i see something highlighted fro...
by venus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: diabetes and RLS
Replies: 12
Views: 6938

im betting their is a connection

with some people.... but obviously not alot. when i first got rls i was pregnant and had gestational diabetes.... fast forward 18 years last year i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetets and my rls became full time every night. a wierd thing is that last month i started taking iron for low ferritin lev...
by venus
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: newbie from pittsburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 870

i cant seem to access the mayo clinic effects of lack of sleep page. When i click on it, the algorythmn for rls keeps coming up (i viewed it yesterday) i even tried a search for "effects of lack of sleep" and it produced a cpl thousand responces.... would def be interested in reading- heck...
by venus
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Carbohydrate intake and RLS reduction
Replies: 7
Views: 3432

yes, ive tried- for another reason though

about a year ago, i was diagnosed with diabetes and put myself on a very low carb diet. my RLS didnt lessen whatsoever and infact, got worse...but i dont attribute the worsening of rls to the lower carb intake.... (although- you got me thinking..) perhaps like other things here, it can either make t...
by venus
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: A heating pad works for me
Replies: 30
Views: 8172

ice water worked for me

ice water worked for me at times

the exact opposite of you...
heat made mine worse.
by venus
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: newbie from pittsburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 870

and oddly enough

thought id mention this; first doc i seen at my pcp when i had that huge attack..i told him i thought the attack was from not sleeping for months on end becuase of the rls.... he told me to go to a shrink :( i did not! so glad i had already previously set up an apptment for a physical with another d...
by venus
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: newbie from pittsburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 870

newbie from pittsburgh

Im new to the forum but not new to RLS. I think ive had it off and on since i was preganant with my now almost 19 year old daughter. Mine however has always been just in my feet... and not pain..just crawling sensations over the years it came and went... a week here a week there a month here n there...

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