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by yawny
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Calm Legs
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Calm Legs

2BassetMom (do you have basset hounds? cutest dogs!), I tried this product early on when symptoms first started and it did nothing for me. Interesting ingredients that Steve found and listed. I tried large amounts of Vit E and that worked for awhile but only during the time that my symptoms were ram...
by yawny
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Progress with my local doctor?
Replies: 36
Views: 1416

Re: Progress with my local doctor?

Makes me happy to hear things like this...so Awesome!
by yawny
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Levothyroxine, thryoid and is this why I'm so darn tired?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Levothyroxine, thryoid and is this why I'm so darn tired?

I was put on thyroid medication (levothyroxine & liothyronine) many years ago and I thought it would solve all my health problems but it didn’t. My numbers got into the acceptable ranges and I still felt crummy (anxiety, daytime fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, etc) but my doctor (considered one...
by yawny
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS...featured in the New York Times!
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: RLS...featured in the New York Times!

Great article...showed the mainstream how RLS is one of those quiet illnesses that can affect anyone. Although I do feel a bit energy shamed by the guy that remodeled his basement during the night. :D
by yawny
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Potassium Citrate
Replies: 40
Views: 2283

Re: Potassium Citrate

My update...I got a prescription from my doctor for 10mEq potassium citrate, filled it at my pharmacy, and took it for 45 days. While I was waiting for the prescription I started ramping up by taking 500-1000mg of OTC potassium citrate for 3 weeks. It took some time to get the prescription because m...
by yawny
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium and CoQ10
Replies: 37
Views: 1810

Re: Magnesium and CoQ10

Deb, I’m the same way, if I do more physical activity in the day other than just normal walking around then I feel it in my hips as I try to sleep. Sitting in the car for long periods too. This is definitely keeping me from exercising. As you mentioned, changing the pressure on the hips does help, b...
by yawny
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Intermittent Fasting
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Intermittent Fasting

Betty, it is a rollercoaster...the car slows down, more piles on, and the ride continues. Whoo hoo! Your taunting skinnier clothes comment made me laugh. I once heard someone suggest to throw out anything you haven’t worn in a year. So I got a large garbage bag and went for it. Except I couldn’t get...
by yawny
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Next Foundation Webinar - Opioid Advocacy
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Next Foundation Webinar - Opioid Advocacy

And those who think they’ve experienced RLS just like you do...my 80 year old step father can sleep anywhere and at anytime like falling asleep in a metal outdoor patio chair at a Starbucks while cars and people go by and family members get drinks. He told me recently that he had horrible sleep like...
by yawny
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleep monitor
Replies: 25
Views: 2413

Re: Sleep monitor

My husband tracks his sleep with the Apple watch and the AutoSleep app. He likes it and thinks it’s pretty accurate.
by yawny
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Intermittent Fasting
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Intermittent Fasting

Yankiwi, that’s awful...hope you feel better soon. It’s been a really tough flu season. Betty & Ann, you’re both making me regret all the skinnier clothes I’ve gotten rid of over the years as I thought there was no way I’d ever wear them again, LOL. Oh well, I guess I’ll just be forced to go sho...
by yawny
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Intermittent Fasting
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Intermittent Fasting

Ann, after you mentioned it on the discussion board last year in July, I looked up Dr Fung and read some articles. It made sense. Weight has been creeping up on me for decades. A slow transformation into the Michelin Man (the pudgy guy composed of rows of tires), no matter what, or how little, I ate...
by yawny
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 131
Views: 4335

Re: Dipyridamole

Isn’t strange how you learn something new and then it immediately pops up in an unlikely place? I’m putting together an information packet on Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for a family friend recently diagnosed with cancer and I’m scanning a page and see Dipyridamole...wait, that’s what Holland is exper...
by yawny
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea

What a nice friend...I use pure Valerian when I wake up in the night from breakthrough symptoms. I find it very sedating. Doesn’t stop my movements, but calms me down and knocks me out enough that I can get some solid and/or broken sleep. I am one of those people that often falls into the small perc...
by yawny
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Ice Cream
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Ice Cream

I’ve never been a fan of ice cream but when family visited over the recent holidays I ended up, after almost every visit, at a parlor a few blocks from their rental. I consumed huge amounts of ice cream and it was fantastic. I would plan which flavors I was going to get next, and whether the combina...
by yawny
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Progress with my local doctor?
Replies: 36
Views: 1416

Re: Progress with my local doctor?

…I just wish that there was some way to get the message to a larger market audience so that we can start to counter some of the misinformation and foolishness being peddled by the major media outlets and the politicians. They make a BIG deal about opioid deaths, but completely ignore deaths due to ...

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