Breakthrough Discovery?

Please share your experiences, successes, and failures in using non-drug therapies for RLS/WED (methods of relief that don't involve swallowing or injecting anything), including compression, heat, light, stretches, acupuncture, etc. Also under this heading, medical interventions that don't involve the administration of a medicine to the body (eg. varicose-vein operations, deep-brain stimulation). [This forum contains Topics started prior to 2009 that deal with Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, & Diet.]
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Breakthrough Discovery?

Postby elanorbreton » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:37 pm

Hi, it's me again (Sleepy Elanor!).

Sorry to keep pestering you lot, it's just that as I am new to it all I'm trying to find out as much as possible. Three more questions, if you don't mind:

I just came across this website called telling me I can be free from RLS if I buy their book! I assume it's a con, has anyone tried it? I tried searching through the forums and couldn't find anything about it, I don't think I've got to grips with searching this forum very well yet.

Also, I've seen a few recommendations for trying 'Restful Legs' by Hylands and wondered if anyone knows how I can get it in the UK. The sites that I have tried say that they only ship in the US or Canada.

Lastly, do many people have much success using a nice warm electric blanket?

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Postby Momo » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:38 pm

Hi Elanor, I don't know anything about the books, but I have had some success with a heating pad. It works even better if i put a damp cloth between the pad and my legs, I quess i benifit from the humidity... idk. Unfortunately, during the summer, the last thing I want to do is apply heat to my body. However, I find that a heating blanket doesn't get hot enough to help, and all it does is irritate my legs even more. I hope this helps you at least a little. ~Momo :)
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Postby Polar Bear » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:47 pm

Don't want to sound cynical, but I reckon if rls could be cured, that Dr. B would have told us about it ?????
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Postby Sojourner » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:45 pm

Think we had some posts about that before and I think it was a "don't waste your money type of thing." Not sure if it has something to do with reducing salt or something like that.

I also enjoy hear such as a warm bath or the gel pads you put in the microwave. Not sure dry heat does all that much for me.

Best wishes.

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Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:35 pm

Yeah, people have bought it...a con.

Heat helps some...cold helps others. Warm baths, pads, blankets, etc. Or cold packs. Try it and see. Some people advocate hot/cold - a warm bath followed by a cold blast of icy water.
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