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by Yankiwi
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: weather
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: weather

107° F is horrible! I lived in Moscow Idaho for seven years and it got hot but never that high. On the West Coast of New Zealand the natives think they are dying if it gets to 87° which it rarely does but we'll have to see what next summer has in store for us.
by Yankiwi
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Camping

Just had to google the Blackball Hilton. It looks very unique and a fun stay. It is definitely unique and fun. Cliff and I stayed there when a sister was visiting from the states in about 1992 right after it had opened. We took the train from Christchurch in winter and needed the hotties (hot water...
by Yankiwi
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Camping

hot water bottle That's really funny. Since I now live in New Zealand I am familiar with hot water bottles but I don't think most Americans are. There's even a hotel in a very small township called "Formerly the Blackball Hilton" that puts hot water bottles in guests' beds. The name comes...
by Yankiwi
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Camping

My guess is that a bunch of us here could keep us regaled in such stories! I'm sure we could. I too had a river come through my tent once, and on our first bike camping trip in New Zealand we rented a tent which turned out to have the wrong size tent poles. That was interesting! and with hard rain ...
by Yankiwi
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Camping

New Zealand has no snakes, no bears or any other dangerous mammals. Before settlers brought in mammals the only ones here were small native bats. When camping, the only frightening thing is when a possum is heavy breathing and grunting outside your tent. Their eyes glow red and it seems as if the de...
by Yankiwi
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: 15 years is way too long
Replies: 35
Views: 684

Re: 15 years is way too long

Sinemet is great for occasional use, but if used regularly it causes augmentation. It works very fast.
by Yankiwi
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Camping

Cliff and I used to go backpacking, staying in "huts". (In New Zealand these are buildings ranging from primitive to almost deluxe with kitchen facilities and even flush toilets.) After a while I'd take codeine so my legs wouldn't hurt but before that I was up a lot. I saw incredible stars...
by Yankiwi
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleeping position relating to RLS symptoms
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Sleeping position relating to RLS symptoms

I am a side sleeper. Recently, after conducting an unscientific poll of one, namely me, I've found that when I sleep on my left side I wake up with pain in my left calf. When I sleep on my right side, I wake up with pain in my right calf (both times down in the Achilles area). Sleeping on my stomach...
by Yankiwi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: The lighter side of WED/RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 598

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: 1259

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: 291

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: 598

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: 11168

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: 217

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: 10
Views: 985

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...

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