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by Yankiwi
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

The magnesium is 550 mg. I also drink a lot of water. My new GP wanted me to go on a keto diet but I said no. A) because I didn't think it would work and B) because I'd then have to take medication for constipation. She then suggested I go on a gluten free diet which I did for 28 days even though I ...
by Yankiwi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

As well as taking iron tablets I take a tramadol daily and 60mg codeine about three times a week. This cocktail causes constipation. This is my solution. For breakfast almost every day I have a half cup of healthy yoghurt with 1/3 cup of All Bran, 1/3 cup of Active Balance cereal (fairly high in fib...
by Yankiwi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 439
Views: 104649

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

Thanks, Steve. I never have believed the hysteria about amalgam fillings but your scientific explanation is valuable.
by Yankiwi
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 38
Views: 1432

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

(Low) ferratin = terrorism!

My phone changes New Zealand to New Zombie which describes me at night.
by Yankiwi
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: where is everyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: where is everyone?

Betty, that is truly a nightmare for anyone but doubly so for someone with RLS. Hope you are recovering!
by Yankiwi
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: desiccated liver powder
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: desiccated liver powder

Interesting. Last night I went out for dinner and had a big, rarer than I would have liked, Filet Mignon (it was delicious). I slept for four hours in a row which is twice as long as I normally do unless I've taken codieine. I might take an extra iron tablet tonight to see what happens.
by Yankiwi
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: where is everyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: where is everyone?

Maybe they are out shopping! I noticed the slow traffic too. Best wishes for Christmas to everyone.
by Yankiwi
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Using Trail Camera to observe RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Using Trail Camera to observe RLS

I don't even try to monitor deep sleep. I'm up and out of bed every one to two hours and measure my sleep hours and and out of bed hours on notes in my phone. In the morning I add up the sleep hours and write in sleep hours out of total hours from when I first went to bed. Usually sleep is about two...
by Yankiwi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 89
Views: 2443

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

Debbie, your situation is absolutely terrible. I hope something can be figured out for you. I'd be crying all the time. (ironically, a crying jag can sometimes calm my legs but your spasms are a lot worse)
by Yankiwi
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 34
Views: 2559

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

Knowing it wouldn't work, I too put a bar of soap in my bed.
by Yankiwi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 34
Views: 2559

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

cbd oil is not available in New Zealand either—grrr.
by Yankiwi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Social Security - US
Replies: 36
Views: 2113

Re: Social Security - US

Shingrix isn't available in New Zealand. I've had a Zostavax shot but know Shingrix is better. My husband had shingles and I sure don't want to get it. The next worst thing to having shingles is living with someone who has it.
by Yankiwi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New member :)
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: New member :)

If taking thryroid medication get your thyroid blood level checked after starting to take iron tablets. I had to lower my thyroxine once I was on iron.
by Yankiwi
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 34
Views: 2559

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

Rubbing Voltaren gel into my calves stops the pain within a few minutes. It doesn't last very long but along with staying up for about an hour it allows me to get back to sleep. I also use magnesium oil but I'm not sure if that works at all or if it is just the rubbing motion that helps.
by Yankiwi
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Specialist to see?
Replies: 15
Views: 1950

Re: Specialist to see?

Audrey, it's such a bummer to think it is safe to go to bed then wham, the legs start up!

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