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by Yankiwi
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: bandage & socks for RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: bandage & socks for RLS

I had a left over pair from surgery about 12 years ago. I put them on before a long flight and had them off, in the seat, while still on the ground.
by Yankiwi
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: How long have you had RLS/WED
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: How long have you had RLS/WED

My father had it and half of my nine siblings have it to one degree or other, one fairly severe. Lots of my cousins (on my father's side) have it too.
by Yankiwi
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: How long have you had RLS/WED
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: How long have you had RLS/WED

I am 69 and have had it for at least 25 years. It really kicked in during menopause. I've been trying to find drugs for about 20 years starting with Sinemet. Doctors seem to have a better understanding now than then.
by Yankiwi
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 443
Views: 40488

Re: Medical Marijuana

Radio New Zealand had an interesting interview with an expat Kiwi living in California who has developed a range of cannabis teas specifically for women (although I don't know why they wouldn't work for men). The interview is 23 minutes long but, I think, worth the listening time. https://www.radion...
by Yankiwi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: bandage & socks for RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: bandage & socks for RLS

I find that the very thought of something like flight socks makes me want to run for the hills.


I'm glad an ace bandage works for some people, I'm glad if anything works! But personally, I agree with Polar Bear.
by Yankiwi
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Allaying friends' concerns re: kratom
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Allaying friends' concerns re: kratom

"The Periodic Table of Intoxicaion" is an interesting short video about addiction. I don't think it is directly related to rls but maybe indirectly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP_iO3hb71I&list=PLVLbeAtnW67wMfKem57mCNZP3Kskftnd0&index=3
by Yankiwi
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 52
Views: 3128

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

Shingles is the pits, my husband had it. Everyone who has had chicken pox, make sure you get the vaccination. Zostavax used to be the one but I've heard there is a better vaccination now.
by Yankiwi
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS Foundation hosting a Patient Symposium
Replies: 28
Views: 1005

Re: RLS Foundation hosting a Patient Symposium

Our discussion board attendees can give us a rundown.
by Yankiwi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS Foundation hosting a Patient Symposium
Replies: 28
Views: 1005

Re: RLS Foundation hosting a Patient Symposium

Too far for me too—6,500 miles—but it will be wonderful to hear about it.
by Yankiwi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Need Sleep
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Need Sleep

I have painful rls. When I wake up, always with pain, if it is severe and won't go I rub Voltaren gel on my calf. So far that relieves the pain temporarily, long enough to get back to sleep. It does not work preemptively though. The tube says to consult a doctor if using for more than two weeks but ...
by Yankiwi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Painful RLS
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

Re: Painful RLS

My previous, loved, GP moved but the new one is very promising. After describing a typical night where I have to devote about 10 hours to get 6 hours sleep (if I'm lucky) she has referred me to a pain clinic. When I said some people with severe rls take methadone, instead of saying "no way"...
by Yankiwi
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: weather
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

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: 675

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: 675

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: 675

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 ...

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