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by Restless Dragon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Meds Me Mum bought me
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Meds Me Mum bought me

Tried the Hyland's last night, all. I could tell by 1pm or so that my legs were going to give me trouble. I took the Hyland's med at 4:30 pm or so. There was some mild relief. I can see that for many, the relief may be negligible. If it were a bad RLS episode for me, the Hyland's wouldn't have touch...
by Restless Dragon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Meds Me Mum bought me
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Meds Me Mum bought me

I haven't tried it yet but if jerking and twitching and pain gets aggravating enough I will. As reported, I cut back on coffee and that helped a lot. Also been sticking to Valerian and Melatonin for sleep. Haven't had to pull out the cooking pot for a while to crack the legs, which most would say is...
by Restless Dragon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Meds Me Mum bought me
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Meds Me Mum bought me

Hi all. Ok, doesn't Restless Leg (I call it Resltess BODY) come to interfere with every aspect of life. I haven't worked in years, but the government denied me help tho I use a cooking pot to beat my own legs black and blue. Of course my family members watch this and hate the suffering. My Mum just ...
by Restless Dragon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Ok, Medicine question here; so perhaps not the correct portion of the Sounding Board but here goes: My Mom's told me of a cream that's called 'MagniLife.' In the states, you can get it at Walgreen's or WalMart etc etc. Has anyone herd of this or tired it? Does anyone know what's in it? -Thanks all -...
by Restless Dragon
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

True WildFlower, I never know from day to day either if my RLS will be active or not. Hadn't slept well in days - took a WELCOME nap this afternoon and sure enough, a bit of RLS jerked me awake ....
by Restless Dragon
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Thanks Badnights. I think carbs and sugar especially gets me going. Hard for me to cut sugar and carbs completely out of my diet. Will try anything I can tho. The other side of the equation is, of course, finances. I haven't been working, so is hard to get fresh fruit and veg. It'll be a long walk f...
by Restless Dragon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Finally Diagnosed!
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: Finally Diagnosed!

Congrats kk! Let us know how the new meds work out
by Restless Dragon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Bad string of nights, my Dears; I'm sorry to say. Easing back on the coffee and diphens really seemed to be helping me. Been a stressful few days - after fighting for years, I got my tax refund from my state for the last two years. That's GOOD. I've been camping out in my church, and it also means I...
by Restless Dragon
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Been sleeping a bit better these last few days - good to hear what meds work for whom and what doesn;t ....
by Restless Dragon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

A much better night with both the RLS and Insomnia everyone. I do believe cutting out caffeine, diphenhydramines, and sugar is helping. Got good rest last night. Hope everyone else's RLS is calm and soothed - Restless
by Restless Dragon
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

God. Completely fried here, people. Took 8 Valerian and Melatonin last night at 7pm. Went to bed a bit after Nine, and fell into a doze. Drifted in and out of rest for a few hours, with some RLS jumping and jerking. At midnight I finally just got up. Made coffee, which I had been doing good to avoid...
by Restless Dragon
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

It's stress, plain and simple - on a deep and chronic level. For me, cutting back on the things that excite stress help. I tend to avoid certain people when I can. Shutting out coffee and sugar from my diet helps. Different things might trigger RLS in different people. Last night, I didn't have RLS ...
by Restless Dragon
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

BadNights, the above on sugar makes sense. I also wonder if the by=products, then, aggravate RLS once they get into the bloodstream. I've also heard RLS people say that fresh fruit and veg help the symptoms. I'm beginning to think it's just personal to the individual RLS sufferer. I had some RLS las...
by Restless Dragon
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Ok all. The experiment where I give up caffeine progresses! It seems to help, tho I do still get twinges and the jumpy-jerks. Not as bad tho! Been keeping away from the Diphens, and that helps too. I've heard cutting back on sugar helps - I can try there too, tho I'm an admitted sugar-holic. Last ni...
by Restless Dragon
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 53
Views: 7449

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Thanks bad nights. Slept ok last night, again with lots of melatonin and valerian tho. I've been without coffee for four days - not fun on most levels, but that seems to be helping the legs. I'll look at the info on marijuana, but am skeptical of going that route. Best to all - Restless

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