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by Yankiwi
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Weight Loss
Replies: 31
Views: 6088

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: 10
Views: 1345

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: 427

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: 10
Views: 1345

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: 10
Views: 1345

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: 318

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.
by Yankiwi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Surviving overnight plane trips
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Surviving overnight plane trips

Beth, do you take any other DAs? Sinemet was my first, about 20 years ago and it was great until I augmented on it. Now I take .25 ropinerole and some low doses of opioids but thinking about plane trips still freak me out. From New Zealand all flights are long.
by Yankiwi
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8153

Re: New to Site; hello to all

When I only had rls occasionally, at the movies, a concert or confined in a car, I took Sinemet. It works very quickly and is excellent for occasional use but can't be used regularly as it causes augmentation (when taking medication causes increased rls).
by Yankiwi
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Describe your RLS symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Describe your RLS symptoms

Like Betty, in the evening mine starts as a warning which tells me to get up, start walking or it will get worse and not go away with walking. But unlike most rls sufferers, mine is pain, not electrical (which I think would be worse). It starts as just a low sensation but can ramp up to about 8 on a...
by Yankiwi
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Proferrin/Iron Heme Polypeptide Tablet
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Proferrin/Iron Heme Polypeptide Tablet

About every two years my mother would cook (overcook) beef liver for our dinner and proclaim that from then on we would have it once a week or month. Everyone hated it so it would be a long time before she tried it again. But raw beef liver, yuck! Now the only two foods "off my list" are o...
by Yankiwi
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Very Sad
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: Very Sad

Hi Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear about your son-in-law, a beloved member of your family. That is very sad for your daughter and two teenaged grandchildren.
Thanks for the tip on getting esophagus scopes.
by Yankiwi
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

The magnesium is 550 mg. I also drink a lot of water. My new GP wanted me to go on a keto diet but I said no. A) because I didn't think it would work and B) because I'd then have to take medication for constipation. She then suggested I go on a gluten free diet which I did for 28 days even though I ...
by Yankiwi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

As well as taking iron tablets I take a tramadol daily and 60mg codeine about three times a week. This cocktail causes constipation. This is my solution. For breakfast almost every day I have a half cup of healthy yoghurt with 1/3 cup of All Bran, 1/3 cup of Active Balance cereal (fairly high in fib...
by Yankiwi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 456
Views: 109859

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

Thanks, Steve. I never have believed the hysteria about amalgam fillings but your scientific explanation is valuable.
by Yankiwi
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 77
Views: 2293

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

(Low) ferratin = terrorism!

My phone changes New Zealand to New Zombie which describes me at night.

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