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by Restless Dragon
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
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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: 58
Views: 8609

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: 58
Views: 8609

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: 58
Views: 8609

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
by Restless Dragon
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
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Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Noted rustsmith. Trying to get off meds if possible, is the point. My hope is to slowly ease up off doses of sleep meds too. Trying to stay away from all of it. Making some progress. Slept a bit better last night yay :) I'm mostly trying to be aware of how stressed and strained my 'Mental DIalogue' ...
by Restless Dragon
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

lol Ok - noted. Right now, working on easing back sleep meds, caffeine, and sugar. We'll see how it all goes. Not much into prescription meds, as that means doctors. Never smoked, so at 49 - not wanting to start now. Thanks for advice
by Restless Dragon
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Im hoping i'll be able to wean myself off the Valerian and Melatonin. Bit by bit. Trying to give up sugar too - trying different things. Ok, a brief note on why I'm against government. A few years ago, i rented what was supposed to be subsidized housing. As part of my then employers' plan to get rid...
by Restless Dragon
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Ok all. Simply exhausted here. Again, 7 sleep meds last night - Valerian and Melatonin. RLS was better with no Diphens, as advised - but I do not sleep. The insomnia is *not* breaking. I fell asleep readily enough last night after taking the sleep meds, but woke up around 1 am. I got 3 hours or so s...
by Restless Dragon
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Working on kicking the diphens. It means I do NOT sleep. My RBS pairs horrifically with Insomnia. Ill stay in contact with the folks here on the Board as I can - peace out -Restless
by Restless Dragon
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

OK, all. An update here. Still camping out in my little local church. I have pennies to my name. Just as a personal trial, I've been cutting back on OTC sleep meds with diphenhydramines. Well, my RBS let up a bit. I took 3 Valerian and 3 Melatonin Saturday night (not that I recommend that, I am only...
by Restless Dragon
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Thanks BadNIghts - I appreciate the head's up against diphenhydramines. It's a matter of figuring out what meds, if any, work for me. That might very well mean something very different for the next person. My case is, admittedly, extreme in how many sleep meds I take. I will be honest here on the so...
by Restless Dragon
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

My stress triggers - general worry over finances, as the RBS and Insomnia combine to make it so I shouldn't drive, let alone work. A lot of prayers for me to let go of that stress. I have been trying to watch coffee intake. That triggers things. I watch certain people that I come into contact with, ...
by Restless Dragon
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Ok all. Got some Melatonin today. I've taken that before. Will try that with Valerian tonight and see how well I sleep! Wish me the best everyone - RD
by Restless Dragon
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Whoah. A lot of great info there, Badnights - thanks for it. Again, sad but true, I foresee no doctor in my future. I take 3 or 4 Valerian, and two regular OTC 'Sleep Aids.' Will try and cut down on the Sleep Aids. Isn't Augmentation a further kick in the butt? I've also heard Zinc supplement, and l...
by Restless Dragon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8609

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Way too much stress for me today. It's a little after 2 in the afternoon, and I can already tell you it's gonna be an RBS night .... :(

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