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by Yankiwi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 54
Views: 1500

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: 2354

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: 2354

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: 1930

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: 457

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: 2354

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: 13
Views: 1685

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!
by Yankiwi
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Sleeping Arrangements
Replies: 24
Views: 5197

Re: Sleeping Arrangements

Congratulations on your new bed, hope it is the answer to being able to sleep together.

I sleep like a baby: sleep for an hour and a half, up for an hour or two, sleep for another hour or two, up some more etc until morning. Luckily I am retired and most days don't have to get up early.
by Yankiwi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Savings $$$
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Prescription Savings $$$

In New Zealand we pay $5 up to about $120 each year then they are free. The downside is lots of drugs are not funded or not available at all so it's better for the majority but worse in some situations. I have to admit I like it although there have been some RLS drugs not available at all.
by Yankiwi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Specialist to see?
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: Another RLS sufferer

It's nice to see some new voices on the discussion board. If you have RLS this is the place to be for advice and commiseration.
by Yankiwi
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: bandage & socks for RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: bandage & socks for RLS

I had a left over pair from surgery about 12 years ago. I put them on before a long flight and had them off, in the seat, while still on the ground.
by Yankiwi
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: How long have you had RLS/WED
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: How long have you had RLS/WED

My father had it and half of my nine siblings have it to one degree or other, one fairly severe. Lots of my cousins (on my father's side) have it too.
by Yankiwi
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: How long have you had RLS/WED
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: How long have you had RLS/WED

I am 69 and have had it for at least 25 years. It really kicked in during menopause. I've been trying to find drugs for about 20 years starting with Sinemet. Doctors seem to have a better understanding now than then.
by Yankiwi
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 448
Views: 44596

Re: Medical Marijuana

Radio New Zealand had an interesting interview with an expat Kiwi living in California who has developed a range of cannabis teas specifically for women (although I don't know why they wouldn't work for men). The interview is 23 minutes long but, I think, worth the listening time. https://www.radion...
by Yankiwi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: bandage & socks for RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: bandage & socks for RLS

I find that the very thought of something like flight socks makes me want to run for the hills.


I'm glad an ace bandage works for some people, I'm glad if anything works! But personally, I agree with Polar Bear.

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