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Old 01-20-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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restless legs & arms - what works for me

I have Restless leg syndrome, & am bothered 4-5 nights a week.
Sometimes it affects my arms as well.

I have found something that works for me in treating it. Although I am going to a sleep specialist before long to see about a treatment "program".

After having my Wisdom teeth removed, I was prescribed Percocet, & Vicoprofen. While I was taking these meds, my RLS symptoms vanished, & I was able to sleep soundly.

After researching RLS a bit, I saw that RLS is treated with these meds, & works well for a lot of people.

The suck thing is, Opioids have a bad reputation for causing drug addiction, & Doctors are sometimes skiddish about prescribing them.
People get all worked up over the whole Oxycontin craze, & assume that it's a bad drug.
ANYTHING can be bad if mis-used. You can take lethal doses of Vitamins, or OTC meds like Tylenol. Even drinking too much water can kill you.

When they're used for a purpose, they can work wonders, & bring needed relief to people.

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Old 01-22-2004, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: restless legs & arms - what works for me

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Originally Posted by alienbaby
I have Restless leg syndrome, & am bothered 4-5 nights a week.
Sometimes it affects my arms as well.

I have found something that works for me in treating it. Although I am going to a sleep specialist before long to see about a treatment "program".

After having my Wisdom teeth removed, I was prescribed Percocet, & Vicoprofen. While I was taking these meds, my RLS symptoms vanished, & I was able to sleep soundly.

After researching RLS a bit, I saw that RLS is treated with these meds, & works well for a lot of people.

The suck thing is, Opioids have a bad reputation for causing drug addiction, & Doctors are sometimes skiddish about prescribing them.
People get all worked up over the whole Oxycontin craze, & assume that it's a bad drug.
ANYTHING can be bad if mis-used. You can take lethal doses of Vitamins, or OTC meds like Tylenol. Even drinking too much water can kill you.

When they're used for a purpose, they can work wonders, & bring needed relief to people.
My son and I both have restless legs and we use Aspercreme for it- works great for us, although we don't seem to have it quite as bad as some.. Hope this helps. LynM

 
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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Re: restless legs & arms - what works for me

Just a suggestion that works for my hubby. NO GLUTEN!!! When he has no gluten, he has no RLS.
Interesting???

Glenda

 
Old 02-02-2004, 09:47 PM   #4
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Re: restless legs & arms - what works for me

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Just a suggestion that works for my hubby. NO GLUTEN!!! When he has no gluten, he has no RLS.
Interesting???

Glenda
Excuse my ignorance, but what is gluten?

 
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Re: restless legs & arms - what works for me

Gluten is the name of the insoluble protein in wheat, probably most familiar as stuff that makes bread dough elastic.
For some reason, a lot of people cannot tolerate gluten, and cannot absorb it.
People with celiac disease cannot eat anything with wheat, and probably oats and rye also.
So, to get rid of gluten in your diet, you have to get rid of anything with any form of wheat in it. And that's tough, but it can be done. There are all sorts of other flours out there: rice flour, potato flour, soy flour etc.

Glenda

 
Old 02-03-2004, 11:10 AM   #6
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Re: restless legs & arms - what works for me

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Gluten is the name of the insoluble protein in wheat, probably most familiar as stuff that makes bread dough elastic.
For some reason, a lot of people cannot tolerate gluten, and cannot absorb it.
People with celiac disease cannot eat anything with wheat, and probably oats and rye also.
So, to get rid of gluten in your diet, you have to get rid of anything with any form of wheat in it. And that's tough, but it can be done. There are all sorts of other flours out there: rice flour, potato flour, soy flour etc.

Glenda

Ahhh, I see. Thank you.

 
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