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by Yankiwi
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sleeping on the floor vs. In bed
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Sleeping on the floor vs. In bed

Anything that works but I love my bed even though I'm up and down all night.
by Yankiwi
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Counter- Intuitive Tricks to Get Rid of RLS, including Caffeine
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Counter- Intuitive Tricks to Get Rid of RLS, including Caffeine

And two cookies regularly in addition to regular food intake would pile on the pounds or kilos very rapidly.
by Yankiwi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 261
Views: 11587

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

New Zealand has a Post Code Lottery for cancer treatment. My insurance is only for big ticket items such as cataracts and joint replacement which I hope I'll never need. Insurance in the US (where my siblings live) is expensive but you can get a hip replacement in a month, even once you are retired ...
by Yankiwi
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 261
Views: 11587

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

It might be better in Germany but long delays for problems not thought to be urgent are typical of New Zealand's socialised medicine. Once you get to the head of the queue the care is excellent. If you are in a car crash, for instance, you get immediate great care. To get a cataract removed you have...
by Yankiwi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 261
Views: 11587

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Oh, Betty, what a lot of problems, not least of which is the NHS. At least you had your heart checked and it and your blood pressure is now okay. Best wishes for even a small solution.
by Yankiwi
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: healthy eating
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: healthy eating

Well done, you saved your money. This guy (Anthony William Coviello) is a total quack.
by Yankiwi
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Counter- Intuitive Tricks to Get Rid of RLS, including Caffeine
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Counter- Intuitive Tricks to Get Rid of RLS, including Caffeine

Fight or flight When I wake up with painful legs several times every night my brain knows I need to get up right away but my body wants to stay in bed so I usually try to stretch or rub my legs and ultimately end up getting up for an hour or two. I know I need to get up so for me "fllight" is neces...
by Yankiwi
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Crocheting!
Replies: 27
Views: 5612

Re: Crocheting!

The last thing I started to knit was a complicated Fair Isle sweater with little fleur de lys through the body. I stopped after my Irish setter attacked it when I was out. This was about 45 years ago! My husband's mother taught him to knit when he was about 10. Sixt-three years later when he was dyi...
by Yankiwi
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Inconsistent Sleep Quality
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Inconsistent Sleep Quality

Polar Bear wrote: ↑ Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:30 am debbluebird - So tired but not sleepy. I could have that tattood across my forehead. I hate it when someone says to me..... Just go and have a wee rest !! Also, after a really long hike with friends when they say "we'll sleep well tonight!"
by Yankiwi
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Regular Sleep Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Regular Sleep Schedule

Technique for falling asleep quickly My window for falling asleep was very small. I'd go to bed when my legs weren't hurting but if I didn't get to sleep quickly they would start up and I'd have to get up. Even now I get up at least twice a night and need to stay up for at least an hour until safe ...
by Yankiwi
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: How To Get Husband to Understand
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: How To Get Husband to Understand

My husband (RIP) used to say he felt useless that he couldn't help me. I told him if he could he'd be a zillionaire.
by Yankiwi
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Treating Central Nervous System Inflammation
Replies: 20
Views: 902

Re: Treating Central Nervous System Inflammation

This terrible disease does drive us to do research and we often have time throughout the night. As Kiwis would say "good on you".
by Yankiwi
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Treating Central Nervous System Inflammation
Replies: 20
Views: 902

Re: Treating Central Nervous System Inflammation

What are your scientific or medical qualifications other than being avid readers?
by Yankiwi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Healy Device
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Healy Device

I smelled a rat with this device but I am naturally skeptical of miracle cures, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is (especially with RLS.)
by Yankiwi
Wed May 27, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Sheets
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Sheets

Watch for sales and get the highest 100% cotton thread count you can afford. My sheets feel satin-y.