Massager

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Re: Massager

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ViewsAskew wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:35 am
Getting 6 hours - is that good for you?
It’s about average, as it’s broken into two chunks. I still have to wake up due to RLS, but the initial onset is delayed . 1-4, up to about 5-6, then 5/6-??. The quality is much strong than with Medications.

I’m all of medications right now, but I get about 7 hours with medications. However, the quality is markedly lower. I need about 9-10 hours of medicated sleep to feel refreshed compared to 6 hours of non medicated sleep.

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Re: Massager

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Oozz wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:44 pm
ViewsAskew wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:35 am
Getting 6 hours - is that good for you?
It’s about average, as it’s broken into two chunks. I still have to wake up due to RLS, but the initial onset is delayed . 1-4, up to about 5-6, then 5/6-??. The quality is much strong than with Medications.

I’m all of medications right now, but I get about 7 hours with medications. However, the quality is markedly lower. I need about 9-10 hours of medicated sleep to feel refreshed compared to 6 hours of non medicated sleep.
Interesting. I don't think I've had a lot of refreshing sleep medicated OR nonmedicated for my entire life. Nonmedicated, the PLMS runs havoc and I am sooooo tired during the day. Medicated, depending on the medications, I have other issues. There is a specific combo that is best - a small amount of this, a bit of that, etc - but it's extremely hard to maintain (the whole augmentation issue).

Hope you can stay in that place that works best for you.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: Massager

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Like all things, this turned out to be a dud in the long run. It’s something I use in my toolkit to help manage break through symptoms.

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Do you mean, you're no longer using it every night because it wasn't actually controlling the symptoms like you thought it was - or wasn't actually giving you better sleep? - but it is still good for something (since you're still using it for break-thru)?
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Re: Massager

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It was not able to control symptoms over the long-term. I provided temporary relief, but it isn’t sufficient enough to fall back asleep for very long. 20-30 minutes max

If I have breakthrough symptoms, I can use it for short-term relief until the additional medication is needed. This rarely happens.

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I get it. Thank you.
Too bad.
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Re: Massager

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Oozz wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:09 am
It was not able to control symptoms over the long-term. I provided temporary relief, but it isn’t sufficient enough to fall back asleep for very long. 20-30 minutes max

If I have breakthrough symptoms, I can use it for short-term relief until the additional medication is needed. This rarely happens.
Bummer.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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