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by Rubyslipper
Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Need to Vent
Replies: 33
Views: 12958

I am so far out of the loop it isn't funny but just wanted to give you a cyber-hug and say...LIFE ISN"T FAIR BUT IT"S ALL WE HAVE!! And to tell you that I would love to see everyone and their creations. I would give a lot to meet everyone I've met on this site to thank them for the many times they h...
by Rubyslipper
Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: What can I do???
Replies: 5
Views: 3236

This is a great support group and you have already received excellent advice. About all I can contribute is to keep a sleep diary. It may help you find "triggers" that make symptoms worse or even better, things that help. Moderate excercise is good, too much may cause more problems. Most of us do no...
by Rubyslipper
Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS is total BULL!
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Let's see now, who's team do I want to be on? A person who doesn't know me but judges me anyway; or people who love me and stand up for me despite my problems. I have never been an Aussie's mate before and I find I really like it. I also like knowing I have such intelligent friends that are true fri...
by Rubyslipper
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS is total BULL!
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

I think it best if we ignore you. I truly hope your life gets better.
by Rubyslipper
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS is total BULL!
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

If you don't like us, leave us.
by Rubyslipper
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Massagers and the like
Replies: 9
Views: 4722

I found a vibrating/heat pad at e-bay through the Target store. It is about 24"x12" and will vibrate 20 minutes then turn itself off. You can use the heat or not. I think I paid about $30 for it and sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't. I think it is what you are looking for. Just go to your sea...
by Rubyslipper
Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Taboo topic??
Replies: 11
Views: 6074

I am probably rather naive, but just what kind of drugs are you talking about?
by Rubyslipper
Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS National Meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

The meeting will be at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center on Nov 12-13. There will be several speakers covering new discoveries and research as well as several topics such as genetics, augmentation, iron therapy, etc. The fee is $30 before Aug 30 and $40 after. That will cover meet...
by Rubyslipper
Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS medications; their effect on the libido
Replies: 11
Views: 6111

I really didn't mean to sound so flippant in my last post. I truly am glad that you are feeling the way you are Nadia. You are a trooper and have been through so much. You are always a great support to all of us and I treasure your friendship. Jumpy, you are probably right. I never know whether to f...
by Rubyslipper
Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS National Meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

RLS National Meeting

Is anyone going to the RLS National Meeting in Long Beach,CA in November. I actually plan to go and would like to hear from anyone else who might go. It would be great to meet and get to know each other. I am going for the Support Group Leader training that runs concurrent with the RLS meeting.
by Rubyslipper
Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Has Anybody Ever Done This Before?
Replies: 1
Views: 1731

I have cousin that used to do that when she was little. She would sit on the couch and bounce back and forth against the back and sing at the top of her lungs. I just thought she was strange to do that until my middle daughter started doing it many years later. She was probably just 2-3 years old wh...
by Rubyslipper
Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS medications; their effect on the libido
Replies: 11
Views: 6111

YE GADS!! You mean there can be a sex life with RLS??!! I am always just so pooped after working that I go to bed early (I also get up very early) which doesn't do anything for us in the romance department. But we adjust our "us" times accordingly. But it would be SOOO nice to have that old feeling ...
by Rubyslipper
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Need to Vent
Replies: 33
Views: 12958

Nadia, sweetheart, anytime you decide you can handle a trip here, let me know. I will give you a grand tour of the kitchen!!! It is coming along slowly but it IS coming along. And Jan, you are welcome to come too. Things are still just as stressful (actually even more so) but I am dealing with it be...
by Rubyslipper
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Does the evening meal or snack make RLS worse for you?
Replies: 6
Views: 3881

One of the bad things about RLS for me is that it is inconsistant. I can do almost everything the same each night and still it won't affect my symptoms the same. I am convinced that certain foods we eat interact with our meds more than we think. Some meds work better on empty or almost empty stomach...
by Rubyslipper
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Leg cramps
Replies: 1
Views: 2348

I have no idea if your leg cramps come from RLS. But I have had RLS for several years. Just recently I have had horrible leg cramps as well as in my behind. So far, nothing seems to help. My doctor has also made a clinical diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy and I am really ignorant about it. If you ...