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by Yankiwi
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Don't do this when a car passenger
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Don't do this when a car passenger

With restless legs we will do almost anything to get relief. On occasion I've put my legs on the dashboard when I've been a passenger in a car. After seeing this x-ray of crushed legs and pelvis I will never do this again. Check it out if you haven't seen it before. https://www.itv.com/news/westcoun...
by Yankiwi
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium pills
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Magnesium pills

I am tired and cannot remember!


Amen!
by Yankiwi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Energy Saving Products & Hacks
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Energy Saving Products & Hacks

Solid soap leaves scum, shower get doesn't, that's an easy way to save work.

I gave away both of my corded vacuum cleaners (one for each floor) but still have a shop vac in the shed if I really need to use one.
by Yankiwi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Energy Saving Products & Hacks
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Energy Saving Products & Hacks

I love my cordless vacuum cleaner. Using a corded vacuum cleaner was such a chore I sometimes left my floors dirty too long or just used a broom on my wooden floors. Now I might use my cordless one several times a day for maybe only a minute at a time. It has made a huge differenceto me and my house...
by Yankiwi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin (2nd attempt)
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Melatonin (2nd attempt)

I was going to try melatonin but in New Zealand it is a prescription only drug. I get so many prescriptions I don't want to even ask for it since I'm dubious if it would help.
by Yankiwi
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Cold medicine
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Cold medicine

I use a throat spray and nasal spray. I'm scared of any night time medicine. Benadryl is like speed for us RLS sufferers. Also, not for colds, but don't ever take Tylenol PM which is supposed to help with sleep. The acrive ingredient is diphenhydramine which is benadryl. I learned the hard way durin...
by Yankiwi
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 24
Views: 6287

Re: Got sleep? What's your jam?

PhotoScan is a free google app that works very well for photographing old photos. It evens out the tonal shifts caused by lights or glare over the picture.
by Yankiwi
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 24
Views: 6287

Re: Got sleep? What's your jam?

Before moving to New Zealand in 1986 I lived in Moscow, Idaho and had friends in Missoula. We enjoyed cross country skiing to natural hot pools in Lolo Pass. Those were great times.
by Yankiwi
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Emergency Room Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 459

Re: Emergency Room Nightmare

Steve and Debbie, so sorry for your recent nightmares. They make my three or four hour stints up in the night pale in significance.
by Yankiwi
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Opioid prescribing "culture"
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Opioid prescribing "culture"

Excelent. Read the comments, not too much sympathy for the writer.
by Yankiwi
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Interesting sleep podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Interesting sleep podcast

This podcast has nothing per se to do with RLS but I found it very interesting especially the part about how some parts of our brain can be asleep while other parts are awake and how being sleep deprived is more dangerous than being drunk. The podcast is well annotated. I've listened to and enjoyed ...
by Yankiwi
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS through the night
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: RLS through the night

Betty, your poem is absolutely wonderful, really captures the reality of sleeplessness due to RLS. It should be published in Nightwalkers.
by Yankiwi
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)
Replies: 748
Views: 53087

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

I wouldn't wish RLS on anyone, but luckily for me, half of my family also has it so they are sympathetic.

Best wishes for a better future, EeFall
by Yankiwi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Poll: Oral iron and ferritin levels
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Poll: Oral iron and ferritin levels

Thanks, brain iron is a difficult concept. Reducing inflammation is important for so many things.
by Yankiwi
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Aussie looking for good specialists in Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Aussie looking for good specialists in Australia

Good luck. There aren't any in New Zealand but GPs listen and have a lot of leeway on prescribing.

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