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by jul2873
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Narcotics and rls
Replies: 46
Views: 7703

Re: Narcotics and rls

I have been dealing with RLS for years without taking medication, but it has gotten worse in the last couple of years and I find I really need something every so often (when I fly, long car rides etc.). If you go to Amazon.com and scroll down to the very bottom of the page, you'll see a link to the ...
by jul2873
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Falling Asleep at Wheel Solutions
Replies: 11
Views: 1396

Re: Falling Asleep at Wheel Solutions

It does sound like a neat piece of equipment. I'll just add that I had a real problem with getting drowsy while driving. For years two or three times a week I'd have to stop at a Mall or other safe place and take a ten minute nap. Then my doctor told me I was very low in vitamin D. As soon as I got ...
by jul2873
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Traveling over the holidays
Replies: 19
Views: 4405

Re: Traveling over the holidays

Again, thanks to everyone. The flight was better than I expected. When I got uncomfortable, I got up in stood in the long restroom line (love those long lines!) and used the technique of "climbing" described by Ajt0. It worked really well for me, and I was fine the last three hours of the ...
by jul2873
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Peace at Last
Replies: 5
Views: 3258

Re: Peace at Last

Ajto, thank you very much for your suggestion about " climbing." I tried it on a cross-country flight yesterday, and it made the last 3 hours of the flight comfortable. Then I tried it last night during my first wake-up and, magic!, I could go right back to bed and I slept the rest of the ...
by jul2873
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Traveling over the holidays
Replies: 19
Views: 4405

Re: Traveling over the holidays

Thanks so much to everyone for the replies, esp. the info. on the valium. It was the neurologist who specializes in RLS who gave it to me, and I was wondering about it. Actually, I've wondered about that doctor as he was ready to put me on the Neupro at the first visit, before any tests at all. I ha...
by jul2873
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Traveling over the holidays
Replies: 19
Views: 4405

Traveling over the holidays

Hi Everyone, I'm flying to the West Coast tomorrow--a six hour, later afternoon/evening flight. I know, I know, terrible time, but we're meeting our daughter in L.A. who is coming in from Honolulu, so it was the only way we could work it. I'm trying to be ready, and it's my hope that perhaps if we a...
by jul2873
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Should I go on medication?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Should I go on medication?

A really good point, about quality of life decreasing. I will definitely keep it in mind. Thanks so much.
by jul2873
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Audio Books as sleep aids
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Audio Books as sleep aids

I've been using audio books to fall asleep with for about ten years. I download them to my iPod, have soft ear buds that I'll put in just one ear (the side I'm not lying on), turn them on low, and, usually, just drift off. I find that, for me, books that are gently humorous, and have characters I li...
by jul2873
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Should I go on medication?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Should I go on medication?

Thanks. That is pretty much what I've been thinking but it is very nice to hear someone who has been there agree with me. I think I'll wait a bit.
by jul2873
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Should I go on medication?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Should I go on medication?

Thank you so much for such a helpful response. You do make me feel better about sooner or later having to go on meds. My iron is 96, the transferrin is 252, the %saturation is 31, and the TIBC is 310. My ferritin is 94. The doctor said that was okay. It sounds like it would be beter if it was a litt...
by jul2873
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Should I go on medication?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Should I go on medication?

First of all, a huge thank you to all of the people who post on this site. I have been seeing a neurologist who specializes in RLS but I have learned much more from here. Here's my issue. I'm a woman in her late 60's who has had rls for years, but it has lately--within the last couple of years--gott...

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