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by legsandsyndrome
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 52
Views: 19246

Re: Relaxis

Relaxis is working for kcrowley's 8yr old daughter (search for that author in the Advanced Search, hit the little wheel icon to the right of the Search - top right of this page). But it is working for WED/RLS. No one has posted about it being successful for PLMs, that I've seen, and the research wa...
by legsandsyndrome
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 52
Views: 19246

Re:

Rubyslipper wrote:I have heard about the TENS unit before and if it works, then I would be interested in trying it. Someone told me that our local hospital has reconditioned ones for sale at a reduced cost. I think it might be worth a try anyway.

It is definitely worth trying! It helps me a lot.
by legsandsyndrome
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 52
Views: 19246

Re: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms

I too have been experimenting with using a TENS unit for my restless leg syndrome. Usually, it really works well. Sometimes though, it doesn't seem to have a positive effect. But I am very encouraged by the results I have had overall. I would definitely recommend that others try it.
by legsandsyndrome
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 52
Views: 19246

Relaxis & TENS

Relaxis is not the same as TENS. Relaxis uses calibrated vibrations, while TENS uses low electric currents. I have just started trying my TENS unit for RLS, and it has helped so far.
by legsandsyndrome
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New and going nuts
Replies: 49
Views: 4645

Re: New and going nuts

If you are now considering medication for your RLS because the Abilify was indeed masking your RLS symptoms, I would encourage you to look at the alpha-2-delta ligands (gabapentin, Lyrica, Horizant) first. If for some reason these don't do the trick, then try the dopamine agonists (Mirapex, Requip)...
by legsandsyndrome
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New on here
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: New on here

Some of us seem to be very sensitive to the dopaminergic drugs, such as ropinerole. Initially, I could only take 1/4 of what my doctor prescribed without pretty awful side effects. You may be able to take it, just in a much smaller dose. I used pramipexole and broke a tablet into 1/4s. Not sure how...
by legsandsyndrome
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New on here
Replies: 5
Views: 955

New on here

I'm new, and here is some of my background: I'm a 63 y.o. man. I started having RLS symptoms about 6 or 7 years ago, along with peripheral neuropathy. I am taking Gabapentin 1200 milligrams per day, but that is doing nothing for my RLS symptoms (and not too much for the neuropathy, either). The RLS ...

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