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by yawny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleeping position relating to RLS symptoms
Replies: 6
Views: 170

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: 14
Views: 208

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: 227

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...
by yawny
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 442
Views: 38838

Re: Medical Marijuana

I find that the thc calms my legs, but makes my mind active, even the indica. Still the relief from the pain is very welcome. THC makes my mind active too, to the point where I can’t sleep and walls become very interesting to stare at. What works for me is CBN (not CBD) and you get it by ageing the...
by yawny
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 52
Views: 19382

Re: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms

Sounds like our symptoms are very similiar. Thanks for the feedback, it really helps. I’m going to give the TENS Unit and music a try. Years ago when I was on my own in my first apartment, I used music to get to sleep and it was so successful. I used the same soundtrack every night, Out Of Africa, a...
by yawny
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 52
Views: 19382

Re: Latest on TENS Unit Use - Update

I think I'm seeing an interesting trend. Didn't want to speak too soon, as I know this PLMD stuff ebbs and flows in intensity, but in all these years, it has never not been an issue. After about 7 years being off meds for my legs and using a TENS only for treatment that has given acceptable relief,...
by yawny
Fri May 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 153
Views: 9509

Re: Dipyridamole

Well, I tried Dipyridamole. Not only did it not improve my symptoms but it increased my hyperawareness which made it even harder to sleep through my PLMS. That’s the opposite of what the study suggested, but I’m always in that rare group that has idiosyncratic reactions — the same thing happened to ...
by yawny
Thu May 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Airsickness meds?

I buy most things on Amazon and you can get crystallized ginger there. There’s one that people seem to love called Gin-gins and the company The Ginger People, makes several different forms of ginger candy. https://amzn.to/2KbZIl8 But you can also find ginger candy at most health food or grocery stor...
by yawny
Wed May 09, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Airsickness meds?

Ah yes, Ginger! And it comes in many forms...ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger candy, ginger essential oil
by yawny
Wed May 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Airsickness meds?

Joanie60, I’ve been throwing up from motion sickness my entire life. I can’t suggest any medications but a few things I’ve figured out over the years have helped improve the odds of keeping things down. 1)If you can keep yourself as cold as possible even to the point of discomfort. Something about b...
by yawny
Sat May 05, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: random rant about a doctor
Replies: 19
Views: 1596

Re: random rant about a doctor

Barbeegee, There is a well respected RLS specialist many people on this board reference and see, Dr Buchfuhrer, and he specifies on his website that benzos are the “first class of medication to be considered for mild RLS/PLMD problems which occur only at bedtime/sleep and do not regularly impair sle...
by yawny
Fri May 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 153
Views: 9509

Re: Dipyridamole

My understanding is that most people are unaware of PLMS. But I semi wake up from many of my involuntary movements, attempt to go back to sleep and just as I cross over to sleep there’s another involuntary movement and I’m awake again although it’s not a full awakeness. This repeats for some time an...
by yawny
Fri May 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 153
Views: 9509

Re: Dipyridamole

I have PLMS, and I also have RLS that’s mostly under control. I’m hoping Dipyridamole will improve my
PLMS. I’m very aware of my PLMS from the moment I start nodding off until morning. It’s constant and disrupts my sleep.
by yawny
Fri May 04, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 153
Views: 9509

Re: Dipyridamole

Holland & Legsbestill, Thanks for the great feedback...I’m ready to start the experiment tonight at 50mg. I will just add it to my current regimen. The only medications I take are for RLS/PLMs. I had a sleep study at the most reputable hospital in the area and they diagnosed me as having PLMD (I...
by yawny
Fri May 04, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 153
Views: 9509

Re: Dipyridamole

Holland, so glad to hear you’re feeling better. Yes, he gave me a prescription for 50mg (I thank my lucky stars for him, he’s an amazing doctor). We know in the study the dosage started at 100mg but he’s concerned about my sensitivity so wants me to start low. I picked up my prescription today and n...

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