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Places for folks with rheumatology issues, what goes, right, wrong or indifferent.Continue
Tags: Rheumatology, RA, Diabetes
Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by fiddleshe May 23.
This is for people who feel like they've been mistreated with their medical conditions and would like to talk about it.
Started by Cocheze Apr 20.
type 1 diabetes, bipolar disorder, rynauds, ocd, anxiety, depression, the list goes on. how do i stay positive with all of my problems?Continue
Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by JenJen777 Mar 3.
This category is for introducing yourself and explaining what medical conditions you have and how they affect your life or whatever.
Thank you, Natalie. Now I know what my husband had. It was PLMD--not RLS. He wasn't diabetic, but had a bad aortic valve. We did not know this until it had become extremely calcified and he had to have it replaced. Don't know whether that had anything to do with it. I'll have to ask my daughters if they have this. Yvonne
Restless Leg Syndrome is often confused with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. RLS happens primarily during the day and can happen as you are first laying down. PLMD happens at night and is the body twitching mostly in response to low oxygen although there can be other causes. It also mostly happens during the deep REM sleep and will wake you up, even though you may not remember it. Many people with untreated sleep apnea have PLMD. It is possible to have both RLS and PLMD. Yay.
I have kicked my 85lb Rottweiler over the foot high footboard of the bed during a kick caused by PLMD. She was not pleased. LOL
RLS is nerve wracking. I have been tempted to cut my legs off. Without anesthesia. The pain would be better than the sensations.
I've heard of Restless Legs Syndrome. Is that it?
Yvonne, it's Restless Legs Syndrome, soon to be known as Willis Ekbom Disease. It's a creepy-crawly, continuous electric shock, ants in your bones and muscles kind of feeling that starts when you are at rest and is agonizing, and the only relief for it is to move and keep moving the affected area. Obviously, THAT makes it impossible to sleep. At its worst, it affected the whole back side of my body, and lasted all night long, which is disastrous when you have to go to work in the morning. I'd spend all night jumping out of my skin, and then was a wreck at work!! After having it all my life, I have finally found a med regimen that works about 95% (and I'll forgive the last 5%) which consists of Xanax (actually an anti-anxiety drug, which has sleepiness as a side effect), melatonin, an iron supplement (because they have found that the brain is deficient in iron in RLS) and valerian root. As soon as I run out of the valerian root, I'm going to stop it because I tend to be suspicious of herbs, but my psychiatrist, who is the one treating me, recommended it. And if the RLS symptoms come back again after I've tried stopping it, I can always start it again. In my family, RLS is genetic, but it can also occur in conjunction with neuropathy and renal disease, so diabetics are at increased risk of it, too.
Natalie, what is RLS?
Hi Natalie and the Chaplain. I wrote to Chappie a while back. I wrote as a vet, Airborne! but didn't get a reply! Sure sounds like the Chaplain has had a bad time. real sorry!
I have wild type 2! Had 2 miner heart attacks and have a stent in an artery to my heart. Hi BP, Eurhythmia, and sleep Apnia. I stop breathing over 1.000 times a night!
October 2008 I crashed my driving mule. Got an open fracture of my ankle. Dislocated it and broke my foot!
Got an infection in my ankle for 6 months and has Necrosis in it now. Both part of the Ankle bone are dead and decaying. They are talking about either pinning my ankle or taking my left foot off. I have the burning shines and heavy freckling of my legs. My foot has turned black once, but I worked on it hard with one of those small paint roller with the long handle and massaged what I could reach. It came right, kinda! I have a short deformed left arm after a parachute accident! So massaging a left foot aint easy. There is no support in the Free Health service here according to my Doc. I know my life is in God's hands, and the rest is up to me!
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