Meds Me Mum bought me

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Restless Dragon
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Meds Me Mum bought me

Postby Restless Dragon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:36 pm

Hi all. Ok, doesn't Restless Leg (I call it Resltess BODY) come to interfere with every aspect of life. I haven't worked in years, but the government denied me help tho I use a cooking pot to beat my own legs black and blue. Of course my family members watch this and hate the suffering. My Mum just went out and brought me some meds I haven't tried before. Brand name is Hyland's. Active ingredients: accontium napellus # cinchona officinals # gnaphaluim polycephluam # ledum palustre # magnesia phosphorica # rhius toxicondendron # viscum album Now, I also do not sleep well. I've noticed a real aggravation in the Restless Body if I take anything for the Insomnia that has diphenhydramines. Anyone out the wish to weigh in on this? Has anyone tried this brand and had success?? Thanks -Restless

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Re: Meds Me Mum bought me

Postby Rustsmith » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:49 pm

Almost everyone that I have heard of that tried Hylands reported that it didn't do anything. But since you have it, it won't hurt to try. Maybe you will be the lucky one and be an exception.

And as far as diphenhydramine, yes it is a well documented major trigger for RLS that we have to stay away from, even though it gets put into all sorts of OTC sleep aids and cold medicines.
Steve

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Re: Meds Me Mum bought me

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:56 pm

diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and might be expected to make you sleepy. However antihistamines are not good for RLS especially the older type.

My GP prescribed me an antihistamine (can't recall which one) to aid sleep and I said no for a long time. In the end I tried it to placate him and get him off my back about it. I was afraid of it worsening my rls symptoms. As it happened it didn't seem to worsen my symptoms (we are all different) but neither did it help as a sleep aid and I stopped taking it.

I have heard of Hyland's but haven't tried it, though I have tried many other over the counter medications and none of them gave any benefit.
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Restless Dragon
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Re: Meds Me Mum bought me

Postby Restless Dragon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:11 pm

I haven't tried it yet but if jerking and twitching and pain gets aggravating enough I will. As reported, I cut back on coffee and that helped a lot. Also been sticking to Valerian and Melatonin for sleep. Haven't had to pull out the cooking pot for a while to crack the legs, which most would say is an improvement. Super aggravating that people see me out walking and doing stuff, so they automatically assume Restless symptoms can't be that bad if 'm out and about .... they don't see me being up until all hours

Restless Dragon
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Re: Meds Me Mum bought me

Postby Restless Dragon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:43 pm

Tried the Hyland's last night, all. I could tell by 1pm or so that my legs were going to give me trouble. I took the Hyland's med at 4:30 pm or so. There was some mild relief. I can see that for many, the relief may be negligible. If it were a bad RLS episode for me, the Hyland's wouldn't have touched the symptoms. I think that good exercise, watching the coffee and sugar, and REALLY watching and being mindful of my stress levels helps the RLS a LOT. It helps more than any OTC RLS meds anyways. I also really get the impression, from trying the Hyland's once, that my RLS would also get used to it and the meds wouldn't be effective. So, to recap and sum up: for me, the Hyland's is, to start with, a mild ally in dealing with RLS. I wouldn't turn to it for solid reliable dependable day-to-day relief from RLS symptoms tho. Woke up a few times last night with the jerking and pulling and cramping. Just my own personal assessment - Peace out all - Restless


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