fixrls wrote:...I have been experimenting with electrode placement and intensity. I place the active electrode of one channel on each calf (largest muscle belly) and the inactive electrode on the front of my legs. It seems low intensity of a slow pulsed current shuts off all sensations of "vibration" in my legs. After an hour I turned the unit off and had the best night's sleep in months...
@ fixrls I decided to try a TENS unit in order to decrease my dependence on meds to control my RLS symptoms. I was wondering what TENS unit you are using. I bought a Healthmate Forever unit from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/USD723178S-Health ... =tens+7000). Despite positive reviews, I am not sure if it is a good unit. I am considering getting a TENS 7000 (DT7202) unit. This is the link to the instruction manual for the TENS 7000 (https://www.tensunits.com/mm5/graphics/ ... DT7202.pdf).
1. I would appreciate your opinion on these 2 units.
2. You said that you use the TENS on both calves simultaneously. I have read in instruction manuals that one should not use TENS on both calves simultaneously because it could cause cardiac rhythm disturbance. So, on which part of the front of your leg do you place the inactive electrode?
3. Which is the inactive electrode--the red one or the black one? (The electrodes of the Healthmate unit are not even marked at all--they both look exactly the same.)
I tried to send you a private message, but it seems that I cannot do this because I just joined recently. Thanks.