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by Rustsmith
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to pmoran

Tuesday, November 13 Welcome to pmoran, who has had restless legs for over 20 years. pmoran is having issues with augmentation in that symptoms now start in the morning and continue throughout the day and now include the arms. pmoran is having trouble with anxiety and would appreciate being part of ...
by Rustsmith
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to bjoyful

Tuesday, November 13 Welcome to bejoyful, who has been suffering with restless legs for over 15 years and so is not sleeping much and has a hard time even going to sleep because of legs. Please post a note telling us what you are doing to manage your RLS and asking any questions you have so that we ...
by Rustsmith
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Melatonin

Sleepless, there was an article in Nightwalkers about a year ago that discussed the use of Melatonin for RLS. The article came to the same conclusion that melatonin did not help and often is an RLS trigger. My experience is sleep aids is similar to that of Polar Bear. I tried every prescription hypn...
by Rustsmith
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to Malia

Monday, November 12 Welcome to Malia, who has had RLS for approximately 50 years. It started out slowly and built until now she experiences it almost every night. Even with medication, she doesn't sleep well or very long so she's constantly tired. This disease is very, very difficult to explain to s...
by Rustsmith
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to mcnulty

Monday, November 12 Welcome to mcnulty, whose RLS began about 4 months ago. It begins just after lying down to sleep and can go on for hours. It is often relieved by gettin up and stretching Achilles' tendons. mcnulty has tried a lot of the usual non pharmaceutical remedies, but with not much succes...
by Rustsmith
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom and insomnia
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Kratom and insomnia

I was on methadone for over 2 years until I developed a side effect that caused me to switch to a different opioid. When I first started methadone I experienced the alerting effect of it. I was taking it at bedtime per my doctors instructions, so I simply decided to move it to an earlier time in the...
by Rustsmith
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to Catalina36

Saturday, November 10 Welcome to Catalina36, who has suffered from RLS for 30 years. It has adversely affected her ability to be promoted in her job, her ability to socialize and her ability to travel. It is affecting her health in other ways including dealing with significant heart and back problem...
by Rustsmith
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to larbian

Friday, November 9

Welcome to

larbian, who has been suffering with RLS for 10+ years.

Please post a note telling us a bit about your RLS, what you do to manage it and asking any questions that you have.
by Rustsmith
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to Tank

Friday, November 9 Welcome to Tank, who has had RLS for approximately 20 years. It gets worse with each passing year. Medication helps him sleep at night; but he experiences symptoms throughout the day unless he's up and moving. His anti-depressant exacerbates his RLS symptoms. Please post a note te...
by Rustsmith
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to Pianogirl60

Friday, November 9 Welcome to Pianogirl60, who has RLS and wants to know about others who suffer with the same disorder. She is trying to find a new medication or ideas about this disease. Being in this community can help, her cope with everyday life with RLS. Please post a note telling us about you...
by Rustsmith
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs

I cannot be sure about always in the legs, but it must be repetitive. It does not need to be tapping, side to side or even flexing at the knee counts.
by Rustsmith
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to loisbelo22

Wednesday, November 7 Welcome to loisbelo22, whose RLS started 42 years ago with her first pregnancy. Loss of sleep left her with a thyroid infection and subsequent chronic fatigue syndrome - taking years to dig out from. Various Rx regimens have come and gone and still, good sleep eludes her. She n...
by Rustsmith
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs

The classical definition is that it is a periodic movement of the leg or ankle, can be sort of like tapping your foot, that occurs for a short period and then there is a quiet time before it happens again. This is the reason for attaching sensors to the calf muscles during sleep studies. It also has...
by Rustsmith
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Welcome to Sylvio

Tuesday, November 6 Welcome to Sylvio, whose RLS has developed over the last 15 years to a scary point where it moved from legs to lower body. In the UK, Sylvio took Codeine over the counter but now in the US and it only is by prescription. Sylvio needs an alternative since it again is getting bad. ...
by Rustsmith
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New member :)
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: New member :)

There was an RLS patient conference a few weeks ago and one of the questions that was asked of a panel of RLS experts had to do with increasing iron through diet. The answer given was that they only effective means for getting iron through the diet was via the blood in meat. Further, that iron from ...

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