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by Yankiwi
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Whacha readin?
Replies: 73
Views: 13812

Re: Whacha readin?

Betty, I love the Commitments too. The movie was great and I could watch it again. I liked Angela's Ashes until the end when McCourt was such an unsympathetic character. Not a book, but two of my favourite series on Netflix are Longmire about a modern but old fashioned sheriff in the still wild west...
by Yankiwi
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: RLS Foundation Video
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Re: RLS Foundation Video

I watched this straight through for the second time, the first time was about a year ago. It is an excellent video, real people telling the reality of living with RLS unlike all of the "cure" videos that pop up on YouTube next to this one. Knowing they would be full of quackery I didn't wa...
by Yankiwi
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Whacha readin?
Replies: 73
Views: 13812

Re: Whacha readin?

I haven't read Maeve Binchey (maybe it's time I should) but just finished The American Girl by Rachael English, an Irish writer. The story starts in Boston in 1968 when an Irish American girl gets pregnant and is sent by her parents to Ireland to one of those horrible baby places where the girls are...
by Yankiwi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Painful RLS
Replies: 18
Views: 2702

Re: Painful RLS

Every single time I wake up in the night (usually three times) my legs ache and I need to stay up for between a half hour and an hour. I take .25mg ropinerole in a split dose at 8 and 9pm, then 100mg (I think) slow release tramadol upon going to bed. I just accept that's the way it is. The chance of...
by Yankiwi
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Next Foundation Webinar - Opioid Advocacy
Replies: 22
Views: 2778

Re: Next Foundation Webinar - Opioid Advocacy

RLS is a neurological sensory-motor disorder with symptoms that are produced deep within the brain. Deb, I’ve memorised this sentence, it’s such a clear definition. Your story is excellent. I had my sister read it, and even though she has a mild case, she called My RLS “mental” after I told her it ...
by Yankiwi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Intermittent Fasting
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Intermittent Fasting

Nothing like a bad dose of influenza to lose weight. It’s almost two months on for me and most food makes me curl my nose up. However I don’t recommend it.
by Yankiwi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Painful RLS
Replies: 18
Views: 2702

Re: Painful RLS

It’s 2:00am and I’m on holiday but my RLS doesn’t know that. I’ve been reading unread posts, don’t know how I missed this one as my RLS has always been the painful kind from long before I took any medication. Just pain, pain, pain. My vitamin D level is perfect.
by Yankiwi
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New to Iron
Replies: 25
Views: 5849

Re: New to Iron

Yes, good on both fronts. I had been starting to have symptoms in my inner forearms (funny that corresponds to nmy primary area of calves/Achilles). My arms haven’t bothered me since starting the iron.
by Yankiwi
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New to Iron
Replies: 25
Views: 5849

Re: New to Iron

My previous serum ferritin level was 57. I’m pretty sure it was in the 30s years ago. I could try taking the levothyroxine mid morning and the iron at bedtime. I’m usually on the go in the morning but I don’t eat between breakfast and lunch or after dinner. I didn’t reply earlier because I was on a ...
by Yankiwi
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New to Iron
Replies: 25
Views: 5849

Re: New to Iron

My old GP said taking iron would interfere with my thyroid level because I take levothyroxine. My new GP said it would be okay as long as I took it at a different time. I started on December 15 and had a blood test at the end of January. My thyroid level (which had not changed for about four years) ...
by Yankiwi
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea

It’s not a Yogi Tea but a small batch hand made tea. I tried it once at about 6:00am and it seemed not to have any effect. It tasted awful so I will put it in the compost but I’ll be on the lookout for the Yogi Tea.
by Yankiwi
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Opioid Interview on TV
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: Opioid Interview on TV

Good, Steve. People in general and doctors just don't get it. RLS is different and tylenol etc just don't work. Xanax laced with fentanyl does not come from a doctor or pharmacy. The opioid epidemic is being blown out of proportion to the reality of genuine patients needing pain control. In my opini...
by Yankiwi
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea

Yawny, making a cup of Bedtime Tea before taking a daytime nap is a good idea. I'll be away for a few weeks but will try that when I get home. This blend also has lemon balm and lemon catnip in it.
by Yankiwi
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: super bowl LII
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: super bowl LII

Superbowl trivia: Big V of the Eagles is of Maori and Tongan heritage. He's called Big V because his first name has about seven syllables and his team mates can't pronounce it, and he is big. Even though nobody in New Zealand had ever heard of him, now that they have, they are claiming him as a favo...
by Yankiwi
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Skullcap and Valerian Bedtime Tea

A thoughtful friend gave me a packet of (probably expensive) hand crafted tea that is supposed to aid sleeping. On the packet it says Skullcap calms the nervous system. For Valerian it says "it is an effective and safe nervine sedative herb for most people. A few people find valerian to be stim...

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