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by Yankiwi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: B 12 levels
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: B 12 levels

My ropinerole tablets are pentgon shaped and easy to cut, close to in half.

Beth, try the B12 again but wait at least a month before you decide if it is helping or not.
by Yankiwi
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: B 12 levels
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: B 12 levels

It's been about three months since I started taking vitamin B12 and I'm pretty sure it's helping as it is the only change to my daily regimen which is .25mg ropinerole divided into two and taken approximately two hours and 1.5 hours before bed, 60mg codeine an hour before bed, an iron tablet with vi...
by Yankiwi
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Nonmedication strategies for RLS by Shalini Paruthi,MD
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: Nonmedication strategies for RLS by Shalini Paruthi,MD

Biogel works for me (usually), I haven't heard of Theragesic but your routine sounds familiar.
by Yankiwi
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: New Member

It's best to feel the symptoms at times, even daily, as long as they don't interfere with sleep. People tend to find that complete control of symptoms leads rapidly to a worsening of the condition and need for a dose increase, whereas stopping short of complete control is a situation that can be ma...
by Yankiwi
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Take Lavander Massage Oil to Your Masseuse
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Take Lavander Massage Oil to Your Masseuse

There's an interesting podcast called Science Vs. An episode from September 21 2018 called "Essential Oils: Science or Snake Oil" researches studies on essential oils and basically says that even though they might work (a little) on mice, they don't work on humans. Listen to it and form yo...
by Yankiwi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Yoga Helping me so far
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Yoga Helping me so far

Sometimes if my calves are really killing me in the night I will do a downward dog for 10 breaths and then a hover for 10 breaths. (They kill me several times every night but sometimes I'm too lazy for this.) That helps but I still need to stay up for about an hour.
by Yankiwi
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Symptoms worse by season
Replies: 17
Views: 1994

Re: Symptoms worse by season

By all means, visit New Zealand! January is a great time, February is even better because school holidays are over so it isn't quite so crowded. I've lived here for 33 years and haven't noticed any difference while travelling between the hemispheres. I seem to sleep better in winter although I'm not...
by Yankiwi
Thu May 30, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Craniosacral therapy
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Craniosacral therapy

I agree, if it helped, go for it but in my opinion cranial sacral therapy is complete quackery. My husband had two or three sessions and the therapist did things like run her hands slowly from head to toe about four inches above his body saying things like "I can sense that your liver is hot&qu...
by Yankiwi
Wed May 29, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 39
Views: 2850

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

Many years ago when a tooth flared up on a Sunday night and I needed an emergency root canal filling I stayed up almost all night ironing and cleaning. The pain was still there but working frantically took my mind off of it. Luckily my dentist took me first thing on Monday.
by Yankiwi
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Weight Loss
Replies: 40
Views: 6846

Re: Weight Loss

Ann, congratulations on your continued weight loss. Our brains think we are starving our bodies when we try to lose weight so it's hard. For inspiration I recommend "Sugar Free Farm", a BBC reality show where overweight celebrities go for a week or two to work on a farm and have a sugar-re...
by Yankiwi
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: B 12 levels
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: B 12 levels

:twisted: Re the B12 spray: as far as I could get an answer, 1200 mcg is the sum of the four sprays.

RLS, so many variables cause and effect it. :twisted:
by Yankiwi
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Vick's!!! <3 <3 <3
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Vick's!!! <3 <3 <3

I'd vote for the codeine. In the vein of menthol crystals, I've been using a menthol gel which helps. The brand I use is Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief Gel but there are others.
by Yankiwi
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: B 12 levels
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: B 12 levels

Hi Beth, The label says "1200 mcg, 160 measured sprays". Since the instructions are for 4 sprays, I don't really know if the 1200 is total or for one spray!?! I'll ask at the health shop where I bought it and let you know. One of the benefits of vitamin B12, according to the Healthline web...
by Yankiwi
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: B 12 levels
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: B 12 levels

About a month ago my GP ordered a long list of blood tests including B12 which I had never had. He said it was low and suggested I go to the local natural health shop to buy a B12 oral spray. The brand recommended is BetterYou. I spray 4 hits on the inside of my mouth daily. I know it has only been ...
by Yankiwi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Surviving overnight plane trips
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Surviving overnight plane trips

I agree, Sinemet would not be useful if taking a DA every day but it was great for occasional use. I'm trying to convince my sister to try it on long flights. She can cope otherwise but flying is hell for her.

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