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by Polar Bear
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Is it Only Me ?
Replies: 33
Views: 823

Re: Is it Only Me ?

I live in a small town and grew up in a different small town although I worked in the city here and in my 20s lived and worked in London, Brussels, Barcelona. And lived in Libya. Im happy now to be in a small town where you meet people you know and who knew my husband growing up, and his father and ...
by Polar Bear
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Two very different doctors' visits
Replies: 53
Views: 1145

Re: Two very different doctors' visits

Sorry you had to find out the hard way that antihistamines can be the devil's work for an RLS sufferer.
by Polar Bear
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 305
Views: 15688

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

Thank you Ann.
by Polar Bear
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 305
Views: 15688

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

A couple of days ago my brother visited unexpectedly. There's me, in my very attractive fluffy dressing gown, granny style slippers, bed hair ..... not a pretty sight, at 12 noon !! Putting on the kettle I excused myself on the grounds that I'd been up and awake until 5am and had eventuall found sle...
by Polar Bear
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Magnetic mattress pad
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Magnetic mattress pad

I'm with you 28BassetMom. If it's providing instant heat - $20 sounds better to me :)
by Polar Bear
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Is it Only Me ?
Replies: 33
Views: 823

Re: Is it Only Me ?

EeFall, so beautiful where you are. We made brief inroads into Washington State and along the Columbia Gorge when going to the Maryhill Museum of Art. In an afternoon travelling through lush greenery and then having our picnic in near desert conditions in Washington (and noting the watch out for sna...
by Polar Bear
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pending Opioid Withdrawal?
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Pending Opioid Withdrawal?

I am so glad that my GP is cooperative. He will work with me if i'm going on holiday, i.e. hand write the prescription.
The computer software may not print the script within a certain timescale.
by Polar Bear
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Is it Only Me ?
Replies: 33
Views: 823

Re: Is it Only Me ?

Eefall, I have visited the Pacific Northwest twice, specifically Portland Oregon. It is so beautiful. Especially the Columbia Gorge and Canon Beach.
by Polar Bear
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Is it Only Me ?
Replies: 33
Views: 823

Re: Is it Only Me ?

I love the Pacific Northwest...but all that rain would be too much for me.


Ann - I'm in N. Ireland and yes we often have rain, day after day. I guess that why we have The Forty Shades of Green :D
by Polar Bear
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Relief of my RLS with Voltaren gel

I have this in the house and would use it sometimes for my hands.
Voltaren contains Diclofenac, I have Voltarol which is basically the same thing. This is something to bear in mind.

Note - They are NSAIDs, shouldn't be used by anyone with asthma.
by Polar Bear
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 42
Views: 14766

Re: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms

Steve, very glad that your wife is as well as she is.
by Polar Bear
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Is it Only Me ?
Replies: 33
Views: 823

Re: Is it Only Me ?

Ah... the sunshine of California.

Our past summer here in UK..... we had a two week decent spell at the end of May and then it rained for almost the rest of the summer.
The BBQ was not used once.
A SAD light may be an idea.
by Polar Bear
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Saved by RLS
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Saved by RLS

Ah..... A bonus to RLS.
by Polar Bear
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Is it Only Me ?
Replies: 33
Views: 823

Re: Is it Only Me ?

Our topsy turvy lifestyle is pretty unpredictable, I agree that it has to mess with our brain chemistry. Especially if there might already be a predisposition. Is it not being clever enough to avoid sensitive or complex issues, or is it being brave enough to tackle them - even though it is difficult...
by Polar Bear
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Moving Mayhem
Replies: 82
Views: 2596

Re: Moving Mayhem

A new begimning, so exciting. And with Dr B on your doorstep.

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