Search found 454 matches

by Yankiwi
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Right now Oct 26 song program theme of sleep
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: Right now Oct 26 song program theme of sleep

I asked them once if they could put out a podcast but they said there were too many copyright issues althought they'd like to. If they release a playlist I add it. There range is totally eclectic.
by Yankiwi
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: My visit with Dr. Rye
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: My visit with Dr. Rye

Ambien is not available in New Zealand. I've used a half tablet a few times (my sister's) on trans Pacific flights. Cliff was asleep for about seven hours and me only about three. Now that he is gone and I travel alone I don't dare take a sleeping pill on a flight by myself. Of course, no one is tra...
by Yankiwi
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Right now Oct 26 song program theme of sleep
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: Right now Oct 26 song program theme of sleep

The program is called Matinee Idle idle@radionz.co.nz
If you can't listen today, they have 12 shows from 1 to 5 NZ time every year from the day after Christmas (Boxing Day).
by Yankiwi
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Right now Oct 26 song program theme of sleep
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Right now Oct 26 song program theme of sleep

If anyone wants to be entertained for a few hours, Radio New Zealand (RNZ National) has a song program on public holidays hosted by two guys who really know their songs, specializing in the weird. And with them is a college age son who brings his point of view. They just played a song by Boss Skags....
by Yankiwi
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: What's the deal with magnesium?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: What's the deal with magnesium?

I would never announce I had a hidden disease or condition but with RLS it's impossible to sit still so often I will need to stand up during a meal, movie or meeting then I have to say why. So many of my friends, even siblings who do not have it (most do) make all kinds of recommendations including ...
by Yankiwi
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin added to the mix
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Melatonin added to the mix

Thanks, Betty. I'll reconsider.
by Yankiwi
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin added to the mix
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Melatonin added to the mix

I've been interested in trying melatonin. It is a prescription drug in New Zealand, I'll ask my GP on the next visit.
by Yankiwi
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Location of RLS Symptoms Changing
Replies: 33
Views: 1186

Re: Location of RLS Symptoms Changing

Mine is in my calves and alternates throughout the night from one leg to the other. It's almost funny how I'll wake up with pain in one leg, walk, rub, stomp etc for an hour or two, go back to bed then wake up with it in the other leg. Before starting iron tablets a few years ago it was starting to ...
by Yankiwi
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Accessing resources
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Accessing resources

I live in New Zealand, there's no support here either. Your best bet might be to educate yourself through this discussion board and hope your GP is open to listening.
by Yankiwi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hello from Newbie in Birmingham, AL
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Hello from Newbie in Birmingham, AL

Hi Sleepy, for nasal congestion Claritin is okay, Flonase works for me unless allergies are really bad then I also take Claritin. For a cold I use nose drops. Day/Night cold medicine is usually a trigger for RLS.

Good luck, you're in the right place for advice and empathy.
by Yankiwi
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 132
Views: 7703

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

Pears have a lot of fiber, more than apples and kiwifruit is an excellent source of fiber. Avocados are high in fiber and high in price in New Zealand ($7.00 at one point last year :shock: but I call it medicine and have a half every day although I never needed to buy one at that ridiculous price.
by Yankiwi
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 132
Views: 7703

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

Instead of a laxative I use Benefiber and occasionally Metamucil. They are not drugs but keep things moving naturally. I and my GP both prefer them over drugs such as soflax.
by Yankiwi
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: BEST MATTRESS FOR RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: BEST MATTRESS FOR RLS

Good mattresses are expensive so, yes, go to a bed store and try them out.
by Yankiwi
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Ferritin increased with oral iron, now what?
Replies: 23
Views: 1310

Re: Ferritin increased with oral iron, now what?

After starting oral iron a few years ago (my ferratin on last blood test was 341 ug/L) my sleep gradually went from four hours each night to six most nights. This sleep is in three or four segments over 10 hours with walking, stretching, rubbing legs, reading and watching Netflix on my iPad, often w...
by Yankiwi
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Can a treatment plan revolve around opioids?
Replies: 48
Views: 969

Re: Can a treatment plan revolve around opioids?

yankiwi do you mean 0.25 mg ropinirole? (I hope so!).
Yes, absolutely! Thanks for picking up my mistake.