Alpha Stim again

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Joanie60
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Alpha Stim again

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Hi guys!

I searched the index and found a thread from 2007, updated in 2010, about Alpha Stim. My RLS doc brought it up to me today. The price is awfully steep (I haven't checked with insurance company yet) and my RLS runs all over my legs. I am not sure where I would put the probe because the twitches/itches/creepy-crawlies are in six different locations at once...but seldom the SAME six locations on any given day.

I sleep well because of methadone. I would use this to hopefully lower my dose. I don't need it for depression or anxiety or insomnia.

Does anyone have experience with this?

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Re: Alpha Stim again

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Hi Joanie60!

Lowering the dose - always a good thing!
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: Alpha Stim again

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I have an Alpha-Stim. It helps me with pain, but not with RLS.
Susan

Joanie60
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Re: Alpha Stim again

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Thanks Susan!

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