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Old 07-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #11
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Have a sister who has this problem, and will ask her if she's found an effective treatment. I've only heard of potassium. But, having shared a bed with her and felt like I was getting kicked to death, this is not a joke. Haven't talked to her in awhile, but if I think of it, I'll ask. She's single now, so don't know if it bothers her any more (trust me, if you sleep with someone with it ... well, get separate beds).
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:46 PM   #12
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Kicked to death is an apt description. Shrek has RLS, some nights I want to kick him back.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #13
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You can buy the generic equivalent, Ropinirole, for a lot less at a Canadian pharmacy. You just need your doctor to fax them your prescription.

You should also check with both Target and Wally World to see if this generic is in their $4.00 or $10.00 generic drugs program.

Of course, you can always get yourself a treadmill or Lifecycle.
it is the generic ropinirole that is costing over $300 for 120 tablets.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #14
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I remember reading in a doctor's column in the newspaper that some of his correspondents had success with treating RLS by simply putting a bar of soap under the sheet at the bottom of their beds. Here's the column, along with a few other suggestions: RLS sufferer looks for relief. hth.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #15
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I remember reading in a doctor's column in the newspaper that some of his correspondents had success with treating RLS by simply putting a bar of soap under the sheet at the bottom of their beds. Here's the column, along with a few other suggestions: RLS sufferer looks for relief. hth.

you see how desperate folks like me with rls can get? i actually TRIED that soap thing....
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #16
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Duh--can s/one explain why the soap might work? The pickle I get, but the soap????Huh?
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #17
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Duh--can s/one explain why the soap might work? The pickle I get, but the soap????Huh?
I don't think anyone knows. There is anecdotal evidence that it works for some people. Could simply be the placebo effect.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #18
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RLS is a horrid way to have to live. I have it and got so desperate that I tried the med for parkinsonism I was allergic to it and scared the nurses and my DH so bad they wanted to send me to the hospital. My doc upped my dose of requip and that really helped. I use to take quinine but it was taken off the market here sooo there I was..I have to admit tat the requip works for me. But at times the leg will bother me and I find if I lay on it that helps, I also find thinking of something else will work as I lay on the leg. Soap, pickles foooey I can't drink a lot of liquid so that wouldn't work for me, Old wives tales do nothing for us. I just have the feeling that I need to stand,walk to help relieve the leg. And standing,walking,laying does help. I don't jerk just twitch so I suppose the symptoms are different from person to person. All my children have rls and treat it in different ways. Hang in there Vit.I would get some quinine tabs if I could Here they were cheap, but caused problems for some soooo they were puled form the stores. If I cn help let me know and I'd be glad to answer any questions if I can.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #19
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I looked up quinine on the Net. Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy - Quinine - Order Now

It looks reasonably priced.
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i've had rls for many years, and have been using the drug requip to relieve my symptoms. for the first time, i have needed to pay for a prescription of requip myself--it costs more than $300.00 per month--YIKES!!! i can't afford this drug but need alternative ideas for treatment of my condition, which has become quite severe in the last few years. the leg jerking occurs at times during the day, not only at nighttime, and frequently awakens me fro a sound sleep.

recently i have been reading about my condition on the internet. i see that an iron supplement might be effective, also balsamic vinegar--some nasty stuff when you're drinking it down full strength, though.

do any of you folks out there have any first-hand knowledge about treatment of rls--homeopathic, otc or any other kind of treatment? i sure would like to hear from you. i need help soon--anything i might try while i still have my backup requip medicine. 300 dollars a month i cannot absolutely cannot afford without giving up food....
This works for me--UNISOM, the kind that is the sleep melts, actually chemically I think it is benadryl, low dose. My restless legs thanked me, it's very inexpensive and it settled them down. This works for me repeatedly. Try it and if it works, say so, it's a nice inexpensive thing (just half a dose) and my legs are happier and I can sleep.
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