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by peanut1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Re: Restiffic

They seem to be implying that there is a connection between the feet and the legs. This is the first time I've heard of this. My RLS symptoms are in the back of the knee. I'm not sure how that can be related to the foot.
by peanut1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Massager
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Massager

I just posted on the restiffic which is a type of foot massager. To me this feels a bit stupid. I can see where it would work for mild RLS cases, but when your RLS is off the roof it's a little hard for me to believe that this could work. I agree with the others that any type of restriction activate...
by peanut1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pharma Sticky
Replies: 36
Views: 33706

Re: Pharma Sticky

I am on hormone replacement therapy. I notice that if I take too much progesterone, the RLS goes mad.
by peanut1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 123
Views: 27540

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

I guess I'm one weird case. NONE of the dopamine antagonoists helped my RLS and Requip even made it worse. The others I got very ill on. Neupro wasn't effective after 3 nights.
by peanut1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 60
Views: 12969

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Well that was a rather dumb thing I did. There have been a variety of mushrooms in the yard, some of them did look poisonous. Not doing that again. You do weird things when you are desperate. I did go to the store and got a mushroom blend for immune support. Helps a lot with the allergies. Feet are ...
by peanut1
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1404

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

I take lyrica. I'd say probably around 30 minutes it really starts working.

Kathy
by peanut1
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 60
Views: 12969

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Anne, The hypnosis worked for a few weeks and then the RLS went out of control again. What it did help with most is me making my mind up to get the surgery unless my feet drastically improve. So here's a really strange thing I tried: A while back I read a book about mushrooms and the book displayed ...
by peanut1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 36
Views: 4270

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

Well that theory certainly does not work for me, BUT I suspect it's because the iron all at once impacts my digestion. What did work for a while was eating some type of liver or beef heart every day lunch and dinner. I slept like a baby for 8 hours a night and without any meds at all. It was like a ...
by peanut1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier

well that explains why the advil is a trigger for my RLS
by peanut1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 60
Views: 12969

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Hopefully the surgery will not exacerbate the RLS!
by peanut1
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 60
Views: 12969

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Thanks Ann! Sleep has been utterly horrendous! NONE of the meds are working and I'm having to triple and double triple them to get any decent sleep at all. Hence, I'm taking every other day off on the meds since I don't want to end up taking the whole bottle. I know this has to do with my fears abou...
by peanut1
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

Another idea might be to take digestive enzymes with the high iron animal meats such as liver, coupled with taking the iron. I have done that before and have noticed a difference.
by peanut1
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

I cannot take my iron all at once or it really activates the RLS something terrible and I think that has to do with the digestion is my best guess so I have to do the 3 x daily and space it out 5 hours. I like the bloodbuilder iron and have been using it for years. Don't take it at night or it might...
by peanut1
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1404

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Yes, I tripled the use of lyrica within a month. I try to find a variety of ways to deal with the RLS along with taking my meds. I also rotate my meds throughout the week. However, my understanding is that for some people nothing seems to work but the meds, so it all depends on how your RLS impacts ...

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