Compression Socks

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nonirestleas
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Compression Socks

Postby nonirestleas » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:37 pm

Hi. I have recently discovered that compression socks provide me with instant relief of RLS!

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Re: Compression Socks

Postby stjohnh » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:01 am

I'm glad for you, they didn't help me much. I also tried vibrating pillow (helped a bit) and vibrating calf wraps (also provided a little relief). If you are able to do ok without medicine, you are very lucky, and stay off medicine as long as possible.
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Holland

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Re: Compression Socks

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:44 am

Over the years, many people have said they help. It's always a great thing to try before you get to drugs! And iron :-).
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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veldon75
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Re: Compression Socks

Postby veldon75 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:47 pm

I wear them to work but they don't help my RLS couldn't be that easy for me :(

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Re: Compression Socks

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:11 am

This, again, illustrates to me that there are very, very likely to be "types" of RLS. We just need to identify them so that treatment becomes much easier to tailor to people.
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Re: Compression Socks

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:38 pm

We are so different in what helps us and what does not - for example, I absolutely could not bear to wear anything restricting like compression socks. On one occasion I wore flight socks and hauled them off before evening getting out of the terminal or near the aircraft.
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