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by Stainless
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Hot Tub?

I ordered a floating gage from Amazon. I don't think my hot water heater can put get hot enough to be dangerous, but I'm curious. I'm putting off hot tub decision for a year. I might do an addition in next few years and put small one inside house.
by Stainless
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Hot Tub?

I was disappointed with use of hot tub and sauna for relieving of my rls. while at the Canyon Ranch Spa. I even used a cold tub (50 deg. F) and had an awesome massage. It all felt wonderful but every night I wrestled with rls. A 105 deg. F hot tub is not nearly as hot as I get my bath. I need measur...
by Stainless
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Hot Tub?

I agree Badnights. I only need a foot of water. Sometimes I worry about scalding myself but it shocks the hell out of the rls.
by Stainless
Wed May 30, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Hot Tub?

I'll have a chance to try an infrared sauna at a Spa we are visiting in a few weeks. We are going to Canyon Ranch in Arizona. I'm also going to meet with their Johns Hopkins' trained sleep disorder doctor. I don't expect a big breakthrough but it will be interesting to talk. My regular doctor just w...
by Stainless
Fri May 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Hot Tub?

The one thing that always works, at least for the moment, is a hot bath. I live in Florida and have been considering a one person hot tub so I have jets powerful enough for some therapeutic relief as well as the heat without installing a 220 volt system which is very impactable for me. One person tu...
by Stainless
Fri May 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron has helped
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Iron has helped

Best of luck! Hope it is your solution. I've been taking Easy Iron (Ferris Pyrophosphate) even though I don't have a low level with no perceivable effect. I noticed the Slow Iron you are on has three times the elemental iron as iron sulfate (and probably Pyrophosphate). Does anyone have an opinion a...
by Stainless
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip and Sleep Quality
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: Requip and Sleep Quality

If you can get by on such a low dose of Requip,maybe you should try just Gabapentin and maybe avoid DA problems.
by Stainless
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: America's next big drug crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 423

America's next big drug crisis

Bloomberg had an article today about America's next big drug crisis; Benzodiazepines I've been on clonazepam for over 20 years and would love to find an alternative but have yet to. I tried for over a year to switch to DAs, Gabapentin, Kratom, supplements and even nothing at all. The only path I hav...
by Stainless
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Vacation and RLS
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Vacation and RLS

First, everyone with RLS seems to be different. That said distraction works wonders with me and I am a 50 year victim with serious symptoms. Just a night out on the town will give me a reprieve at least until I get home. A vacation works even better. I'm retired so I should have no stress, in fact v...
by Stainless
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom berry compote
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: Kratom berry compote

I tried Kratom in brownies. I used a much higher dose than 1/2 teaspoon, choked down the brownies for a week but could not feel any effects. Just yesterday my wife pulled out the other half of what I bought more than a year ago and asked me what to do with it. I'm glad some get relief using it but n...
by Stainless
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: lorazepam and RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: lorazepam and RLS

Everything they say about dependency and quitting benzodiazepines is more than true. I've been on clonazepam for over 20 years for RLS. I would try a more holistic approach to anxiety like joining a gym, eat healthy, don't sweat the small stuff. If you need help sleeping try gabapentin. If you have ...
by Stainless
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6186

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

And I think you mean ropinirole. It controlled my rls to sleep but turned my world upside down. I kept having to go to a higher dose and then extended release. My first night on it was perfect but that didn't last long. Maybe your bad night was quitting gabapentin quickly. I have quit with no effect...
by Stainless
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6186

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

reliefs#1, I totally agree with your hesitation to take your mother off a benzo. I don't know lorazepam but I came off clonazepam at 58, just retired and was in excellent health and conditioning. It was the worst year of my life. A year later I went back on it to get back my quality of life. I made ...
by Stainless
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6186

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

The test for dementia comes from a big Canadian study; Benzodiazepine use and risk of Alzheimer’s disease. You can read it at http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5205 It is a study of records of patients as opposed to following patients. The question they did not answer is whether it is the medicati...
by Stainless
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6186

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Reliefis#1, We have very similar histories. I took .5 mg. clonazepam for about 10 years, I mg. for 5, 2 mg. for 5 and had just been raised to 3 mg. I thought it just helped me sleep but I later found it also helped control the disease and had no side effects. I asked my new doctor about the Alzheime...

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