Ankle Weights???

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Ankle Weights???

Postby SquirmingSusan » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:31 pm

I'm going to get some nice heavy weights for my ankles and my wrists and see if that helps lessen the force of the myoclonic jerks. I got that idea last night when I was sitting with a large, heated rice bag on my leg. I figure that weighting them down will at least limit the force and the range of the movements.

I'll let you know. 8)
Susan

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Postby jbowles84 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:18 am

Susan,

I think you are on the right track. Here is why I think so. I have had RLS for years. I have found relief for over a year when I STARTED THINKING. What causes this horrible thing? Then it hit me! When you stand up AND PUT WEIGHT on yor legs the crazy stuff goes away. So I do two things to simulate standing. #1 I bought one of those tempurpedic pillows. The kind that are shaped just like a regular pillow. Because they are heavy. I place it on top of the blankets my legs under the pillow between my knee and my ankels right on my calves. Then I sleep on two pillows. However the weight of the pillow is what really does the trick. Hope it works for you. They are cheaper online I got mine at bed bath and beyond 99.00.

Thanks for your post take care and I wish you many good nights of sleep

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Postby ctravel12 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:41 am

Let us know if this works Susan. That would be wonderful if it does.

What JB says does make sense.

Keep us posted and good luck to you.
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Postby SquirmingSusan » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:12 am

I'm embarrassed to say that I misplaced my weights. :roll: I don't know how I did that because they are huge. But now that I'm taking 1/4 of a Mirapex at night, the jerking isn't nearly as bad, and most of the time I don't notice it. It still seems like a good idea, though, especially if you're one of those who kicks themselves out of bed...
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Postby ctravel12 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:07 pm

Oh Susan I am glad that your med is working better for you. I hope that you continue to feel better and that you find your ankle weights.

Have a great day.
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Postby jan3213 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:33 pm

Susan,

I'm glad you are doing better, too! Good for you! I'm sure your ankle weights will show up. Interesting idea that JB has. Glad it works for him.

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