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by SmartKat
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Dehydration or electorlites out of balance?
Replies: 1
Views: 2535

Dehydration or electorlites out of balance?

I had a bad stomach bug and was sick for days, And just as I was starting to feel normal again, I had the worst case of RLS I ever had in my life!!! It wasn't the creepy crawly feeling. It was actual PAIN, even hurting some in the daytime! So I drank a bunch of gatorade and pedialite and that night,...
by SmartKat
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: RLS Helpers and Hurters
Replies: 6
Views: 3545

My first case of RLS

The first night I ever had RLS was when I drank a glass of wine and took a benydril. Then a year later, I had a death in the family and was on antidepressents for a while. ANy time I drank any wine or took a antihistamine, I would have a flair up or RLS. This last time was after getting over a stoma...
by SmartKat
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: A heating pad works for me
Replies: 30
Views: 8413

oops!

I meant I put it under my legs. Not under my bed!
by SmartKat
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: A heating pad works for me
Replies: 30
Views: 8413

It worked for me.

I couldn't sleep at all at night but I realized the RLS didn't come on until two hours after my hot bath. So I got out the heating pad and put it under my bed - and slept till noon!
by SmartKat
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Soap in the bed? can someone explain?
Replies: 17
Views: 4940

I tried it.

Did nothing. But it wasn't at the foot of the bed.

I agree it would have to be the placebo effect. But I wouldn't want to bust anyone's bubble. If it works, it works, even if it only works on your minds expectiations.
by SmartKat
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Could The Culprit Be Chocolate?
Replies: 5
Views: 3128

That would be a NIGHTMARE for me!

No chocolate? Life woudl be over!!!

But if anything could get me to stop eating chocolate, that would be the promise of no more RLS!
by SmartKat
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Can other conditions cause RLS type symptoms?
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Can other conditions cause RLS type symptoms?

I was very sick last weak with a stomach virus or something and got severly dehydrated. Then as soon as I started to feel back to normal, my legs started hurting. Saturday and Sunday night, it really felt like the RLS I had when I was on anti-depressents a few years ago, EXCEPT it was pain instead o...
by SmartKat
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Heating pads
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Heating pads

I got almost no sleep last night so I took a hot shower. It worked like a dream, but only for the moments that the hot water was beating on my legs. So I got a heating pad and put it under the leg that was bothering me the most. DIDN"T MOVE FOR 2 HOURS!!! I would have slept longer but I didn't ...
by SmartKat
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Is this RLS?
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Is this RLS?

I want to know if RLS can be without the "creepy-crawly" feelings. I have had RLS before when I was taking antidepressents and this feels different but the urgent desire to move, and the immediate relief from movement, is the same. I feel a kind of ache inside my muscles. Also, I woke up t...