Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms

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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Relaxis

Postby badnights » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:03 am

Relaxis is working for kcrowley's 8yr old daughter (search for that author in the Advanced Search, hit the little wheel icon to the right of the Search - top right of this page). But it is working for WED/RLS. No one has posted about it being successful for PLMs, that I've seen, and the research was done for WED not PLMD. But - worth a try if you can afford it. I am in the process of trying to get one.
Beth - Wishing you all restful sleep tonight
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Relaxis & TENS

Postby legsandsyndrome » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:49 pm

Relaxis is not the same as TENS. Relaxis uses calibrated vibrations, while TENS uses low electric currents. I have just started trying my TENS unit for RLS, and it has helped so far.

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Re: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms

Postby legsandsyndrome » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:06 pm

I too have been experimenting with using a TENS unit for my restless leg syndrome. Usually, it really works well. Sometimes though, it doesn't seem to have a positive effect. But I am very encouraged by the results I have had overall. I would definitely recommend that others try it.

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Re:

Postby legsandsyndrome » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:08 pm

Rubyslipper wrote:I have heard about the TENS unit before and if it works, then I would be interested in trying it. Someone told me that our local hospital has reconditioned ones for sale at a reduced cost. I think it might be worth a try anyway.

It is definitely worth trying! It helps me a lot.

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Re: Relaxis

Postby legsandsyndrome » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:18 pm

badnights wrote:Relaxis is working for kcrowley's 8yr old daughter (search for that author in the Advanced Search, hit the little wheel icon to the right of the Search - top right of this page). But it is working for WED/RLS. No one has posted about it being successful for PLMs, that I've seen, and the research was done for WED not PLMD. But - worth a try if you can afford it. I am in the process of trying to get one.

I've seen the Relaxis pad online, and it costs between $600 and $700. That's really price gouging, in my opinion. If it's covered by insurance, then it might be doable.

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Re: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms

Postby badnights » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:24 am

I don't know how insurance works in USA, probably depends on your insurer. I got my doctor to write a prescription, but I don't know if my insurance will cover any of it. I have given up on it - for now - because the Canadian supplier stopped carrying it, and then I decided I was more likely to benefit from pneumatic compression devices. But I am having a hard time finding a supplier for those, too! I wooudl be more willing to pay money for those than for Relaxis because I think the chance that the Relaxis will work for me is no better than 50% at most.
Beth - Wishing you all restful sleep tonight
WED/RLS AUGMENTATION:
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