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by Polar Bear
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 23
Views: 978

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

I have attended for bladder urgency. Female doctor suggests that when urgency strikes (and we know that the bladder is not full) we should just relax and sing a song to ourselves. Or count backwards from 100 in 7s. Aye... right.... !! I'm happy to hear that you may get a bonus from your medication.
by Polar Bear
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Hot Tub?

Ann - no room for negotiation ??
by Polar Bear
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 23
Views: 978

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

Ann and legs - yes, the pudding worked well. Cheap and cheerful and definitely much nicer than the sum of its parts. Next time I'll try it with mandarins or raspberries... or both. For whatever reason I'm having a difficult time these last few days - meds aren't quite cutting it. And calves and feet...
by Polar Bear
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 23
Views: 978

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

These last couple of nights/mornings I gave up on the calming. Two mornings ago I did some ironing starting at 4.30 am. This morning I was making an old fashioned (from the 70s) pudding that I remembered, using ginger snap biscuits, tinned crushed pineapple, cream and sherry. It was assembled and in...
by Polar Bear
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JUNE 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 47
Views: 1197

Welcome to dforbes

Sunday 3 June 2018 Welcome today to: dforbes - whose RLS has been a dominant feature for the last 40 years- a lack of sleep has been accepted as the way things are. dforbes have seen sunrises and usually it's welcome as the long, long night is over. So many of us understand exactly what you mean and...
by Polar Bear
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 23523

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Bronwen - :thumbup:
by Polar Bear
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 23523

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Bring gin instead :) I hate gin, but I'd drink it by the bucketful if it would help. Or perhaps... just wouldn't care !! We are a group of 6 friends of very long standing, at least 40 years, who have helped each other and given a shoulder to each other through the hard times of illness, bereavement ...
by Polar Bear
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 23523

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Bronwen - Regarding helpful advice from friends there is always the .... just relax !! Or from the same friend...... I don't know why you don't keep on with the tonic water because it says in the magazines that it helps cramp.... yes CRAMP !! Yes, I know I sound ungrateful and really I'm not, I know...
by Polar Bear
Sun May 27, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 35
Views: 1370

Welcome to Nlbonin

Sunday 27 May 2018 Welcome today to: Nlbonin - who is experiencing rls and trying variety of meds. Wishes to know which work best and possible treatments that do not involve pharmaceuticals. Please read 'A Good Place to Start' in this Just Joined Forum. There is also the 'Non Prescription' Forum whe...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 26, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 35
Views: 1370

Welcome to jeanrich

Saturday 26 May 2018 Welcome to jeanrich - whose first episode of RLS was in first pregnancy 1973, gradually increased in frequency until age 40 it became every night; now at age 67 it is severely affecting her days and nights. That's a long time to have been suffering from RLS symptoms. Please post...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 26, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Words!
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Words!

:thumbup: :thumbup:
by Polar Bear
Tue May 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What is augmentation?
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: What is augmentation?

Augmentation is when a DA medication such as mirapex or ropinerole ceases to be effective. The symptoms come earlier in the day and often start to affect the arms, shoulders, other parts of the body. If you go to the Augmentation Forum there is a lot of information to be found. http://bb.rls.org/vie...
by Polar Bear
Tue May 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Frantic...RLS 24/7
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Frantic...RLS 24/7

I'm so sorry that you are suffering. Sometimes symptoms do indeed seem worse after surgery. Some types of medications used as part of the anaesthetic can worsen RLS symptoms. Also if there was blood loss this might cause iron levels to drop and this could worsen RLS symptoms On the other hand usuall...
by Polar Bear
Tue May 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 26
Views: 734

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

mudslide - I came to post with regard to how much information you present to your doctor. Steve has covered that in his post :) I don't know how long your appointment will be, here in the UK we get 10 minutes. This means that if I want to show/suggest something to my GP I highlight it, and know from...
by Polar Bear
Mon May 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 26
Views: 734

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

mudslide - not a good position to be in. To know what works for you and yet a doctor can't use his initiative to treat you. I don't know how the system works in the US regarding requesting certain medications from a new doctor but it does seem that a certain process is started from the very beginnin...

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