Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-22-2008, 04:09 PM   #41
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,407
It's now been a month since this topic came up. I've been taking half of an aspirin each night before going to bed, and haven't had any restless legs since. Could be a placebo effect or chance, but that's my observation.

TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-23-2008, 03:48 PM   #42
Recycles dryer sheets
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 281
DH has this syndrome---not taking any treatment for it---the side effects for the advertised drugs sound scary. Interestingly, I heard a radio program the other day the referred to the Viking effect of this syndrome---apparently Scandinavian ancestry increases the probability of RLS---at least that was the thought on program.

FIYes is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:44 AM   #43
Recycles dryer sheets
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 401
Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa View Post
Non-drug therapies like massage don't have any supporting evidence.
I think maybe this means there haven't been a lot of studies done
on non-drug therapies, for painfully obvious reasons.

I have suffered from this affliction (mild to moderate) for some years.
Without question, the best single thing I can do is to cut back on my
caffeine (I guess this counts as a non-drug therapy Also, there is no
question in my mind that things like massage (even just rubbing one
calf briefly with the heel of the other foot), pounding the offending calf
with fist, standard calf-stretching exercises, and hot baths (or simply
a hot-water bottle) ARE effective. Effective enough to avoid drugs ?
Maybe not.

That being said, I am taking 250ug of klonazepam most nights, more
for an over-active mind than for RLS. My doc says he has no problem
with my taking this dosage long-term, but I'd be curious of other
opinion on that .
RustyShackleford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 10:54 PM   #44
Dryer sheet wannabe
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 20
you should see a physician, preferably a psychiatrist as they are the experts with these problems
alwaysjammin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 12:38 AM   #45
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
free4now's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,225
Funny, out here in CA there are newspaper advertisements from the pot docs encouraging you to make an appointment if you have RLS. I actually know someone who does find marijuana very helpful for his RLS, but it seems like a shotgun approach to me.

free4now is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chronic fatigue syndrome Meadbh Health and Early Retirement 7 04-04-2008 05:30 PM
Restless in San Francisco... prubin Hi, I am... 5 10-19-2007 01:54 PM
carpal tunnel syndrome Martha Health and Early Retirement 36 01-20-2007 10:15 PM
By the way Al zarkawi had TWO LEGS!! newguy88 Other topics 16 10-04-2006 05:23 AM
Retired Husband Syndrome MasterBlaster Other topics 18 11-10-2005 08:26 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:16 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.