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Old 09-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #21
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Last night my legs were worse than they have been in a long time, RLS stinks!

Yeah it does !

Give the Ivory soap a try ... it might help. If it doesn't work you can always use it in the shower !
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:20 PM   #22
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Well I tried both of these and they did not work for me!

I will give each two more tries and then the soap goes back to the bathroom.

I may still keep drinking the pickle juice, I wonder how a kosher dill version of the dirty martini might work!

Well it has been about two weeks since I put the bar of Ivory soap into the bed. The first day it was in the bed I had severe cramps in my legs, feet and left hand. A few days later I had the initial feelings that cramps were going to begin, they never did. Nothing in the last week or so!

Maybe it does work!

I usually have a bout of severe cramps on Sundays when I take a nap, following a morning of walking at the local flea market. We'll see how it goes.

How often do I need to replace the bed bar with a fresh one?
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:49 PM   #23
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It's been a week for me. I've had many mornings with a threat of a cramp that didn't develop.

I'm going to keep my options open.

I'm hoping it will help with my PAD where walking any distance (1/3-1/2 a block) causes severe cramps in my legs.

I've still got to try the shaved soap in socks.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:41 PM   #24
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Well Aunt Bea I would say this is great news !! Perhaps it is working for you and that's a relief. I read that you should replace the soap about every month or so.

Zhizara - I'm not sure about PAD.

I know what you both mean about having that feeling a cramp was about to begin but never materialized .. I've had that too.

As for the shavings in the socks .. I did it when I first tried this. I only did it at night and I did it for either 2 or 3 nights - can't recall. Anyway .. it feels really weird but I think it did help. That was when the cramps were horribly bad. Once they eased up and went away I've never even thought about doing the shavings thing again.

I do hope this works for both of you - it is such a great relief not to have those horrid cramps at night anymore.

In fact ... I've noticed that I don't get them during the daytime either !
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:37 PM   #25
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I need to get a fresh bar for Shrek's side of the bed...he's been kicking.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #26
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I used the small holes on my grater and put the bits into a fluffy sock. I could barely feel it.
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I used the small holes on my grater and put the bits into a fluffy sock. I could barely feel it.
LOL .. well that was smart - unlike me .. I grabbed a knife and shaved about 1/3 the bar and put it in my socks ... boy it was lumpy !! But it worked. Next time I will take your suggestion !!!
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There was one drawback. I wore the socks from yesterday afternoon until I woke up this morning. When I removed them, the bottom of my feet had a coating of soap. My natural heat had pretty much melted it!
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MrsLMB many thanks for making the original post!

It has been two and a half months and still no cramps, amazing!

I forgot to ask my doctor about this on my last visit, I need to put it on the list for the next visit, he hates it when I ask him about things like this!
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MrsLMB many thanks for making the original post!

It has been two and a half months and still no cramps, amazing!

I forgot to ask my doctor about this on my last visit, I need to put it on the list for the next visit, he hates it when I ask him about things like this!
Remind him it's what he went to school for Questions that have no answer.
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