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by Chipmunk
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: I'm Tracy - new to RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 1376

I'm Tracy - new to RLS

Can I just start by saying I really would like a good night's sleep? Just one night? I have been lurking here for a week or two and you all seem very knowledgeable and resourceful so I'm hoping someone might have some insight into what I could try as far as treatment goes. I don't know how long I ha...
by Chipmunk
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: finished with Venofer infusions
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

There is a study around (citation anyone?) on IV iron that showed that RLS sufferers dropped their iron levels much more quickly than normal after an infusion. If you did get partial relief from the IV iron then starting a daily iron regimen might keep symptoms improved for longer.
by Chipmunk
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Soap in the bed? can someone explain?
Replies: 17
Views: 4800

I tried it. Spent all night feeling like the princess and the pea. Maybe I'll try eating it....Ivory is supposed to be 99.99% pure, right? (kidding, of course)
by Chipmunk
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sleep Study and RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 4483

Don't discount sleep studies completely!

A sleep study is actually how I got diagnosed with RLS. I had creepy crawly symptoms at night but I have had them for so long I never even noticed them anymore - just unconsciously shifted position constantly. I would have sworn up and down that I wasn't like those people in the commercials but I wo...

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