Ivory Liquid

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LessRest38
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Ivory Liquid

Postby LessRest38 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:05 pm

I read in "The People's Pharmacy" about a person that was having trouble with restless legs while driving and heard that rubbing in Ivory liquid soap would help. I tried it and I think it may be helping. I had to drive home from a relatives house and my right leg between the knee and ankle was bothering me. I rubbed on some soap and it started to feel better as I drove. Unfortunately my right thigh picked up the slack and messed up the rest of the drive home. I have been successful in cutting back my Requip to 2 a day and I take my last pill before I go to bed. Some times the pill kicks in in about 30 minutes. I have recently applied Ivory liquid to both legs when I go to bed and I think it helps me get to sleep. There can be a bit of restlessness for a while but I seem to drift off soon. I can't imagine why this might work but I am not complaining.

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Re: Ivory Liquid

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:06 pm

Yes, I've tried this, without success. I'm glad it works for you.
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Re: Ivory Liquid

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:23 pm

Hope it continues to work. You mentioned you cannot imagine why it might work - my best guess is that the rubbing action is doing it. I used to rub lotion on and it helped. I think it was two things - the rubbing and making my skin feel less dry. Any sensations on my skin can trigger sensations of RLS.
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Re: Ivory Liquid

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:16 pm

I agree with ViewsAskew about the dry skin Sometimes I become suddenly aware that my skin on legs and feet feels dry (perhaps a sensation and not obviously dry) and to moisturise gives a definite easement, not of the rls symptoms because they haven't actually started, but perhaps a delaying action.
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Re: Ivory Liquid

Postby badnights » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:36 am

all of which suggests it might be wiser to use a moisturizer than a soap (no matter what the ads say about its moisturizing qualities)
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