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by yawny
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Vitamin D3- when’s the best time to take it?
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Vitamin D3- when’s the best time to take it?

Frunobulax raises two important points...our responses to supplements and medications are highly individual, and you can find a study to justify any opinion. Google searches turn up results for both experiences. It’s probably best that we experiment, and observe our own reactions.
by yawny
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Vitamin D3- when’s the best time to take it?
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Vitamin D3- when’s the best time to take it?

I recently read an article that explained how important it was to take Vitamin D3 in the morning. I can’t find the article anymore but here was it’s main point...the closer you take vitamin D3 to bed, the worse your sleep. It was recommended you take it before you even get out of bed in the morning....
by yawny
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 509
Views: 53305

Re: Medical Marijuana

Wantok, your form of RLS/PLMD seems very similar to mine. You mention using THCA successfully and that it’s tempermental because it easily degrades. Have you tried CBN (for anyone thinking I meant to type CBD, I didn’t :wink: )? I haven’t tried just THCA and am wondering how it helps/controls your P...
by yawny
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Infusion #3
Replies: 28
Views: 683

Re: Infusion #3

I noticed that Holland had recent IV iron infusions and sent him some questions about it. He kindly answered my million questions. We both recognized the discussion might be beneficial on the main forum so here are the highlights... ME: I’m wondering if an iron infusion is helpful for cases like min...
by yawny
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Our Amazon purchases can support the RLS Foundation
Replies: 16
Views: 2359

Re: Our Amazon purchases can support the RLS Foundation

Happy Holidays to everyone...just a reminder with holiday shopping ramping up that you can contribute to the RLS Foundation for free with most of your purchases at Amazon! Since I signed up I’ve contributed $54.26.
by yawny
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs

LOL, you made me laugh Steve. I despise doing sit-ups so maybe I was secretly hoping this dreaded disease would be doing me a favor? So to confirm (because I obviously get confused)…PLMD/PLMs occur only in the legs, and has to be a repetitive movement? Does the movement always look the same as in a ...
by yawny
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 509
Views: 53305

Re: Medical Marijuana

...Anyway, I hope this isn't too confusing. This way I don't have to get up, since I keep it on the table beside the bed. I think you could also add water, tea, or juice if the caffein doesn't work for you. That’s a good idea Peggy...I’m continually tweaking my procedures as well as I try to figure...
by yawny
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs

I’m wondering if people here could please help me by describing the characteristics of PLMD/PLMs beyond “involuntary movements during sleep”? For instance, I’ve heard it can occur in the torso area and wonder what that means. I don’t understand everywhere that it can occur in the body, and what is c...
by yawny
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Savings $$$
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Prescription Savings $$$

That’s so great Betty...wish we had that here in the US. Holland, have you seen the manufacturer’s savings program? Years ago I couldn’t afford a very expensive prescription so I checked out the manufacturer’s website and they had discount coupons that helped immensely. https://injectafer.com/cost-a...
by yawny
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Savings $$$
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Prescription Savings $$$

I just learned about GoodRX.com and RXSaver.RetailMeNot.com...they really work, I saved substantial money at my pharmacy on my last prescription renewal. On one prescription alone I saved $45. I presented coupons from both websites, for each medication, and my pharmacy only accepted one of the compa...
by yawny
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

My GP has offered me iron injections but I asked Dr Buchfuhrer about them and he does not favour them. Can’t remember why but it sounded plausible. A member of a UK forum uses iron patches that she imports from the US and her serum ferritin has increased considerably. PatchMD is the site she buys t...
by yawny
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

My stomach’s sensitivity changes from day to day but I didn’t really take notice of this until recently. I’m getting better sleep so I’m more aware of things which is not always a blessing, lol. I had been taking 3 iron pills for over a year and all of a sudden it started hurting my stomach. So I lo...
by yawny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleeping position relating to RLS symptoms
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Sleeping position relating to RLS symptoms

Has anyone else found a correlation between sleeping position and symptoms? I’m a side sleeper too. I’ve found that sleeping on my back brings on RLS symptoms. I suspect it’s from pressure on my lower back because I can get the same symptoms sitting in the evening but they stop if I sit sideways wi...
by yawny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 2546

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

As far as side effects and increasing doses of Gabapentin...when I first started taking Gabapentin and was ramping up, I got to 300mg and the next day felt so very drugged all day so I figured 200mg was my max. 200mg definitely helped so I stayed at that dose. I asked my doctor if there were any opt...
by yawny
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Gluten Sensitivity and RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Gluten Sensitivity and RLS

I’ve tried going gluten free and I’ve seen no difference in my symptoms. In fact some of my best sleeps have been after a dinner of wheat pasta. My doctor told me that many of her patients can eat wheat products imported from Italy as the wheat is not the same as in the US. I looked and my pasta hap...

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