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by Polar Bear
Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: More adventures with doctors
Replies: 44
Views: 6584

Lynne, I was very moved by your post. I joined this board about 3 months ago, and more and more I am drawn to it, just to read, to learn, and to see how folks are doing. Thank you for your thoughts,
Betty
by Polar Bear
Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip
Replies: 8
Views: 2539

No Jimmy, I haven't had anything like this and I have been on requip for about 5 months. Tho I do think I have more severe leg jerks!!
Good luck, Betty
by Polar Bear
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Help Please... Requip
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Would you believe it!! I am going to see my doc tonight and unbelievably during the last 2 days I have had only one period - a half hour- of rls. Nothing whilst at my desk at all, slept great at night, and just the one little spell whilst sitting trying to watch a movie. I could live like this OK (o...
by Polar Bear
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Help Please... Requip
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Thanks Ann and Jeff I only cut the requip from 2 mg to 1.5 mg on one night. Since that I just from cutting the dose on that one night. I reckon I am augmenting after 5 months on the requip. Having said that !!!! yesterday, a Sunday at home, I had a great day, no rls AT ALL. Let's see what happens to...
by Polar Bear
Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Help Please... Requip
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Help Please... Requip

I hope someone can help me. I have been on Requip for 5 months and tho not brilliant I thought it was of some help. I got some sleep tho it was light and I would wake several times but get back to sleep. any symptoms during the day I was dealing with. BUT now they are worse during the day, and I hav...
by Polar Bear
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: What home remedies have you tried?
Replies: 16
Views: 6947

Good Lord.. I can't think of anything worse than having to sit in a car for 2 hours, and not actually going anywhere which is bad enough.
I agree, spend your time nearby - and have your son ring on his cell phone when he is ready. What a nightmare !!
Betty
by Polar Bear
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Natural Supplements
Replies: 1
Views: 1222

Natural Supplements

Hi there, I have been taking for some considerable time the supplements of Glucosomine, Evening Primrose Oil and Cod Liver Oil. Does anyone know if any of these supplements would have a bad effect on rls or burning feet/legs, as what control I had over the rls does not seem as good as it was. The bu...
by Polar Bear
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Just found this Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Connie, what dosage vit b2/12 and folic acid do you take, ta, Betty
by Polar Bear
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: strange sensation rls? legs
Replies: 2
Views: 874

strange sensation rls? legs

Hi there, I had suffered for some months with dreadful burning feet and laterly going up towards the knees on occasions. This has settled over the last couple of weeks but ..... What is this now ?? cool patches of sensation here and there on the legs, only one patch at a time, but can be anywhere on...
by Polar Bear
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip and Legs
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

I have been taking requip for about 5 months now. I am definitely getting better sleep at night, by taking 1mg around 7 pm and then 1 mg at about 10 pm. (I do have valium as a back-up but rarely use it) However I do get antzy early afternoon, tho usually only in work at my desk. this happened before...
by Polar Bear
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: What home remedies have you tried?
Replies: 16
Views: 6947

Me too, I think part of it might be that psychologically we try not to move so as not to disturb our partner, and that of course makes it worse. Tho still don't want to go to spare bedroom!!
Betty
by Polar Bear
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TRY IVORY SOAP IT WORKS WONDERS
Replies: 23
Views: 10678

Hi there, I'm in the UK also. I think I saw in a thread not to use Dove soap, don't know why. But I did it, and used Dove cos it was all I had at the time. I thought it might have helped tho it could be placebo effect. Felt a bit daft doing it and didn't mention to hubby, who got a bit of a shock an...
by Polar Bear
Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: What home remedies have you tried?
Replies: 16
Views: 6947

Hi there, try hot shower, then cold, cold spray on legs and feet. Followed by moisturisor, or aloe vera get, ( I've jsut started this gel). A couple of diazepam 2mg helps, tho my doc is only just coming around to this idea. I also take Requip 2mg at 2 hours before bedtime. Also magnesium, folic acid...
by Polar Bear
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Burning feet
Replies: 33
Views: 13222

Thanks Anne, this is what I would hope to do, thanks again.
It all takes time, doesn't it ???
Betty
by Polar Bear
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Burning feet
Replies: 33
Views: 13222

Hi everyone, I got a reply on another thread which said that burning feet was a completely different thing from rls, and not related at all. Does anyone have any views on this?
I got some aloe vera gel today and will try it on my next burning episode. I also use magnesium 300 mg nightly.
Betty