Essential Oils

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Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:54 am

I'm going to start to experiment with essential oils. I'm not here to sell it. I'm sure it will take awhile experimenting to figure out what might help. My daughter gave it all to me. I figure it can't hurt.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:38 pm

Some years ago I tried a potion of oils reputed to have wonderful success in the relief of RLS symptoms.
Immediate Relief - was the phrase used. Sadly, the potion was of no benefit to me. A few months later I even re-ordered a further supply 'just in case'..... hoping that this time it would work.

I do hope this works for you and you are correct, it can't hurt.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby legsbestill » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:13 pm

Good luck Debbluebird and keep us posted.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby badnights » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:49 am

Someone gave me an aromatherapy unit (vaporizer) and some oils. She cautioned me to only use pure essential oils, pure plant extract with nothing added - to be very careful not to get oils that have additives, which can cause headaches & who knows what else. Sounds like reasonable advice to me so I thought I'd share it.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:58 pm

Mine are pure.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:56 am

Let us know what happens.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:24 am

You know, I think this is helping. When I started this I always had at least one or more jerks during the night. Then started the oils. Then I had a couple of nights with just one jerk. Then I had three nights of no jerks, no symptoms. That's good for me. Since then I went back to one jerk. Then last night was what I consider a bad night for me. Leg wouldn't stop. I was then up for a couple of hours. The second hour I was in bed, but was wide awake. But I'm also having other health issues right now, so I'm not sure how much it is affecting my RLS. Today around 5 pm ish, I started having leg jerks. I usually don't have this unless I've been in the car. I may be a little dehydrated. I feel like crap. I've been on a diuretic for a few days. Today was last day for it. Blood pressure is messed up, I've just removed 10 pounds of fluid. Before I got the pill, I took off another 10 pounds of fluid on my own. I'm on low salt diet. My heart rate and oxygen saturation is up and down. I'm putting oxygen on my bipap tonight. Oh, and also vomited this afternoon. I think a side effect from the pill. I'm sure I will feel better tomorrow.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:33 am

Definitely a lot going on. When it's like that, not sure how we can begin to know what is what. I do hope it helps, Deb.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:35 pm

Feel much better today. I was able to sleep 8.5 hrs before my leg started last night. Believe it or not I feel better when I get 9 to 10 hrs. It's been that way my whole life.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:18 am

That is good! I have always felt better with 9-10 hours, too. I have wondered, though, if that is simply because I'm have PLMS my whole life, I needed that to counter the disruption.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:02 am

I don't know for sure, but I thought that with the disruptions of the RLS, plus the sleep apnea, even though I may be "asleep" for 9 or 10 hours, it probably is a lot less. I think that I've probably been affected for most of my life with both.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby badnights » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:36 am

even though I may be "asleep" for 9 or 10 hours, it probably is a lot less.
I agree. We probably have micro-arousals way more than we think. I would give my eye teeth for 9 hours of solid sleep.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby badnights » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:36 am

And for 9 hours every night for the rest of my life, I would give my right arm. Maybe both arms.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:45 pm

badnights - me too!!
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby stjohnh » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:55 pm

debbluebird wrote:I don't know for sure, but I thought that with the disruptions of the RLS, plus the sleep apnea, even though I may be "asleep" for 9 or 10 hours, it probably is a lot less. I think that I've probably been affected for most of my life with both.

I spent several months investigating home monitoring of sleep. The refreshing sleep is deep sleep, of which in a healthy person is less than half of total sleep time. Seems to be much less in us with RLS.

BTW, I could not find any home sleep monitoring app or device that could tell me accurately how much deep sleep I was getting.
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