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by Yankiwi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: The lighter side of WED/RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: The lighter side of WED/RLS

Amazing how much we can get done while others are sleeping (and how we'd love to join them if we only could).
by Yankiwi
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: allergy nasal spray question
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: allergy nasal spray question

Interesting article, I've printed it out for future reference.
by Yankiwi
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier

I took Advil PM in a hotel in New York about 30 years ago and when it didn't work I took another. Boy was that a bad idea—I got virtually no sleep that night.
by Yankiwi
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: The lighter side of WED/RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: The lighter side of WED/RLS

Here's one more:
We probably don't have to worry about deep vein thrombosis on long flights, for two reasons:
a) we avoid going on long flights (I almost typed frights, which would be accurate)
b) on a plane we can't stay still long enough for it to develop
by Yankiwi
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Whacha readin?
Replies: 73
Views: 10692

Re: Whacha readin?

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine looks good—4.5 stars on Good Reads. It is being made into a movie with Reese Witherspoon.
by Yankiwi
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: A doctor knew about Ferritin !!
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: A doctor knew about Ferritin !!

… and write to the Practice as opposed to directly to Dr D.

Yes, even to the district health board. She needs to be recognised and it needs to go into her records.
by Yankiwi
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel

Last night I rubbed some Votaren gel on the backs of my calves just before bed. Two hours later, like clockwork, I woke up. My left leg hurt so I put some more on. It did take away the RLS pain but after going back to bed I woke up again a few hours later with my other leg hurting. I won't use it ag...
by Yankiwi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Whacha readin?
Replies: 73
Views: 10692

Re: Whacha readin?

I've recently read two books by Lisa See. She is a Californian of Chinese descent and her books are stories of Chinese who made the often painful journey to the US and Chinese Americans, a mix of modern and very old school. China Dolls takes place mostly in San Francisco before and after WWII and Sh...
by Yankiwi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel

I might try the Votaren gel tonight. Now that my ferratin levels are higher I don't have many symptoms except every time I wake up (3–4 times a night) my legs hurt and I have to stay up for about an hour.
by Yankiwi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: A doctor knew about Ferritin !!
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: A doctor knew about Ferritin !!

I think younger doctors are more up with the play on RLS than the older ones, I'd definitely ask for Dr D from now on. Not regarding RLS, but this year I started on January 1 with influenza, saw a GP who was fairly useless at the weekend clinic on January 7, still feeling very unwell (I'm very fit a...
by Yankiwi
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 32
Views: 2519

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

… oral Iron supplements. My PC says to take iron every other day for maximum absorption.

My GP also suggested taking iron every second day. After two weeks of torture I went back to every day. It was worth a try but didn't work for me. Iron tablets have really helped me though.
by Yankiwi
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: RLS and Increasing Circulation in Legs
Replies: 32
Views: 5972

Re: RLS and Increasing Circulation in Legs

I had some very long ones left over from surgery so wore them for an overseas flight. While sitting in my seat I had to get them off before the plane even took off. For me they were terrible. During recovering from surgery I had an inflatable contraption around each leg which expanded and contracted...
by Yankiwi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)
Replies: 717
Views: 43912

Re: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)

EeFall—I'm glad to hear there are still many things you enjoy in life and hope they continue to outweigh the negatives.
by Yankiwi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Let's Talk Table Tennis
Replies: 10
Views: 1995

Re: Let's Talk Table Tennis

I grew up in a house with a table in a long narrow sun porch. Needless to say, we had a lot of unique rules. There was a fairly low light with a big glass shade above the middle. Hitting it was called “ringing the doorbell”. Cousins and small children loved playing our version of table tennis.
by Yankiwi
Wed May 30, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Words!
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Words!

pseudoepydemia—what a great word!

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