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by Polar Bear
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: I found an easy to understand book on sleep!!
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: I found an easy to understand book on sleep!!

Love it !!

I read a few of the reviews and found myself yawning.... and yawning.....
by Polar Bear
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: FEBRUARY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 32
Views: 1457

Welcome to RubeeRose

Monday 5th February 2018 Welcome to: RubeeRose - who can't sleep. Can't sit and read a book or watch tv for very long. Going out to dinner with friends has to be cut short often. We know exactly what you mean and how you feel. Please post in the Just Joined Forum and tell us a little about yourself....
by Polar Bear
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Opioid Interview on TV
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Opioid Interview on TV

Steve, excellent.
by Polar Bear
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: 3 billboards outside ebbing missouri
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: 3 billboards outside ebbing missouri

It's always good to hear an opinion of a movie... thank you :)
by Polar Bear
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 51
Views: 1998

Re: Just joined

I do what Rustsmith does with the water only I'm one of those who uses cold water, as cold as you can get it. It takes a couple of minutes to start taking effect and it's usually about 15 minutes to get enough relief to try going back to bed. I would mention that the DAs, i.e. pramipexole and ropine...
by Polar Bear
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: FEBRUARY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 32
Views: 1457

Welcome to AgeOtt71

4th February 2018 Welcome today to: AngeOtt71 who was diagnosed in 1997. The only thing that helps is high doses of prescription meds which AngeOtt71 hates having to take and is looking for alternatives. Most of us end up having to use prescription medications but there are other ways to try. Please...
by Polar Bear
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Introducing myself

Enigmaman - please don't be going just yet. :) If your symptoms turn out to be PLMS and not RLS, there may still be information that could be useful to you. It is quite a high % of RLS sufferers that have to also deal with PLMS, 80% comes to mind. They are both movement disorders but you don't have ...
by Polar Bear
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium and CoQ10
Replies: 37
Views: 1916

Re: Magnesium and CoQ10

That was a good night of sleep. It's like having a surprise gift.
by Polar Bear
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium and CoQ10
Replies: 37
Views: 1916

Re: Magnesium and CoQ10

deb - I hope your adding back of the gabapentin continues to help. Was last night the first?
by Polar Bear
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 131
Views: 4501

Re: Dipyridamole

Watchng this and cheering you on. I hope all goes well tonight when you cease the pramipexole.
by Polar Bear
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: FEBRUARY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 32
Views: 1457

Welcome to: april34

2 February 2018 welcome today to: april34 - who wants to find out more about RLS. You have come to the right place. Have a look around the Just Joined forum, especially Managing RLS. Also, tell us a bit about your RLS history, how you have coped and what medications you may have tried. We will do ou...
by Polar Bear
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Introducing myself

Enigmaman - you haven't mentioned the overpowering urge to get up and walk in order to try and ease horrible sensations. This is a major characteristic of RLS. You mention leg jumping and tensing but no sensations...... And you say that your symptoms do not prevent sleep. RLS sensations would defini...
by Polar Bear
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Introducing Myself

Welcome Bill - Your PCP has said that your iron numbers are in mid range but he possibly talking about your general blood work. What we, as RLS sufferers, need is a Ferritin Serum level of around 100. Someone without RLS will be ok with a reading of around 20. This is the iron storage in the brain a...
by Polar Bear
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Thanks for the add Rustsmith
Replies: 35
Views: 1883

Re: Thanks for the add Rustsmith

The above extract of Dr Mark Buchfuhrer is very useful to have.... confirmation that he considers DAs should be lower than previously advised.
by Polar Bear
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Introducing myself

Enigmaman - many sufferers find that there are food triggers, often caffeine, alcohol, nicotime, sugar. These are the more common triggers although they don't act as a trigger to everyone. We are all very different in our responses to foods and indeed to medication. I would support Steve's advice to...

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