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Restiffic

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:12 am
by ViewsAskew
here is another compression device for sale. It works on the foot...since most of my symptoms are in my thigh, hip, or arm, not sure how that would help. Looking forward to someone's comments.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 79619.html

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:07 pm
by Polar Bear
My symptoms are thigh, calf and arms - it doesn't ring a positive bell for me but may help others.

I note that in the 'blurb' there is a quote stating that
"""RLS is traditionally treated with powerful narcotics and opioids'""" - don't know that I'd agree with that.

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:32 am
by ViewsAskew
Polar Bear wrote:My symptoms are thigh, calf and arms - it doesn't ring a positive bell for me but may help others.

I note that in the 'blurb' there is a quote stating that
"""RLS is traditionally treated with powerful narcotics and opioids'""" - don't know that I'd agree with that.


Marketing...those folks can say just about whatever they want. Amazing (and not in a good way!).

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:00 am
by badnights
They seem to be implying that wrapping the foot that way will reduce symptoms in the legs.

I find it annoying that they say stuff like it "relaxes the [leg] muscles to lessen the symptoms" of RLS. The symptoms have nothing to do with tight muscles, so relaxing them won't help, in fact, relaxing them is what triggers the symptoms to begin. Sheeeeesh. It's hard to believe this device was invented by a person with RLS/WED, unless you consider that she must have turned it over to marketing people to pick the words for this press release. I wonder if she tried to tell them how wrong they got it?

Anyway, even though I'm really irritated by them, and my symptoms are mid thigh to ankle and upper arm to wrists, I still would like to give it a try. I wouldn't spend much money on it, though. I wonder why they made it available only by prescription? Surely they didn't have to? Does anyone know the scoop on that?

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:21 pm
by Faulk52
Has anyone actually used restiffic? Does it work?

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:13 pm
by badnights
@Faulk52
There is a topic about it
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=10126&p=94658&hilit=restiffic#p94658
also some comments in other topics by people who tried it
viewtopic.php?p=94723#p94723
viewtopic.php?p=94573#p94573

You can type "restiffic" in the search box (upper right ) to maybe find more.

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:31 am
by ViewsAskew
Boy - just had a thought...wouldn't it be wonderful if they had these units available at the RLS Patient Symposium so that attendees could check on out for the weekend?

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:18 am
by badnights
Ann - you should make a suggestion for next time in the symposium-end survey! Maybe Relaxis maker would consider it too.

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:27 am
by ViewsAskew
badnights wrote:Ann - you should make a suggestion for next time in the symposium-end survey! Maybe Relaxis maker would consider it too.


If I ever give feedback (so behind...), I will!

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:20 pm
by badnights
I answered 6 or 8 survey questions then lost my internet (it was dropping all day). All those answers, gone. I think I will just email instead.

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:11 pm
by peanut1
They seem to be implying that there is a connection between the feet and the legs. This is the first time I've heard of this. My RLS symptoms are in the back of the knee. I'm not sure how that can be related to the foot.

Re: Restiffic

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:13 pm
by debbluebird
My doctor wanted me to try it. He gave them to me. All it did for me was make my feet hurt. Hated it.