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by Haven
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Extreme compression DIY
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: Extreme compression DIY

I haven't had success with trigger point release. In fact, about half the time after a good massage that included some trigger point release, I get RLS that night! I'm not giving up massage, however, because it does leave me feeling like all my muscles and nerves are back in harmony with each other....
by Haven
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: CPAP
Replies: 36
Views: 15532

Re: CPAP

I do need to add that my CPAP has had no effect on my RLS. What has more effect is stretching calves and quads frequently all through the day and especially before bed. My neurologist found the number of myoclonal jerks (is that the right term?) to more important than the number of apnea incidents.
by Haven
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: CPAP
Replies: 36
Views: 15532

Re: CPAP

I posted this about the CPAP four years ago. Since then I have had another sleep study, one I trust, and now have a new CPAP that I use regularly. I have noticed somewhat better sleep. For one thing, I now am aware of and remember dreaming, so I think I was missing some REM sleep due to apnea. Howev...
by Haven
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: CPAP
Replies: 36
Views: 15532

Re: CPAP

I was also "pushed" into taking a sleep study and getting a CPAP. Fortunately, because I do not open my mouth when asleep, I can use the nasal cushions and a mask that allows me to sleep on my side. (I cannot sleep well on my back and often wake with back pain when I do). I used the CPAP r...
by Haven
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: A trick to help with car travel
Replies: 13
Views: 5810

Re: A trick to help with car travel

The best thing I've found is to move around rather than sit still. In a car, if you can't stop frequently to stretch and walk, you can just "squirm" a bit so that the pressure on your legs varies. Also, I have long legs and most car seats do not support the area just behind my knee. If I c...
by Haven
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation Evaluation
Replies: 8
Views: 6411

Re: Augmentation Evaluation

My physician could not say for sure if what I was experiencing was augmentation. I have not been able to link especially bad attacks to any particular factor (coffee, alcohol, presence or absence of exercise, etc.). But I seem to be getting attacks more frequently and they are now requiring two dose...
by Haven
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling
Replies: 15
Views: 2018

Re: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling

I am very interested in the fact that others have also experienced "shivering" and feeling cold when sleeping even with good room temperature and plenty of blankets, etc. And that the only thing that really relieves the shivering cold is to apply heat from an outside source or to move arou...
by Haven
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling
Replies: 15
Views: 2018

Re: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling

OK, not sure I'm doing this right, but I mean to reply to ViewsAskew, so I hope you can see this. It is only recently that I connected the vibrating with RLS in my desperation to find some explanation and treatment. My PCP first simply ignored me when I brought it up, then told me it was anxiety but...
by Haven
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling
Replies: 15
Views: 2018

Re: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling

Hi, badnights. Thanks for all your input. Here is my Rx history: I began taking clonazepam many years ago when RLS was first diagnosed. Back then I took it only after RLS symptoms had begun and I still had to function for the evening (e.g. hosting a conference or moderating a panel discussion at the...
by Haven
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling
Replies: 15
Views: 2018

Re: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling

Thanks, chuas2, for confirming that I'm not crazy! I first noticed RLS when I was in my late 30s and for a long time had no idea what it was. I used to direct conferences and every time there was an opening banquet and then a speaker, I would find myself unable to sit still. I attributed it to the l...
by Haven
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling
Replies: 15
Views: 2018

Vibrating, electric, buzzing feeling

I'm new to this discussion board, but I joined because when I searched for "vibrating, electric, buzzing" I found some old posts. I would like to hear from anyone who has this symptom. I have been experiencing it in gradually increasing frequency over the past four years. Until recently no...

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