OMG what possesed me to do that ?

Iv brought myself a new washing machine not strange I know but its a twintub !! . I dont know what I was thinking . I have to stand and transfer from wash to spin time and time again . Bring back my automatic only bonas I can do my whole wash in about an hour and a half filling 5 lines. with the automatic that would have taken me all day . Only wish I could stand and do it with no pains then it would be perfect. Gone are the days before fibromyalgia BUT I CAN DREAM . Has any one got any tip on how to stop or reduce the restless legs at night ???? Any help will be verymuch appreciated thank for listening to me ramble . And a happy and pain free day to everyone xx

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  • Hi there

    I had no idea that you could still buy twin tubs! I know I'm showing my age here but I remember my mum using ours.

    That was a bit of a throw back 😊

    I'm sorry I can't help with your other question. The only thing I can think of is to try a muscle relaxant like Robaxin.

    Make an appointment with your GP to see what s/he can suggests. It's always best to ask them what they think as I have no idea what other meds you're on.

    Please can you let us know how you get on?

    Wishing you less pain and more peace

    Lu x


  • Showing my age even more - I remember my mum with a single tub and mangle on top. She had four under fives including twins in nappies so I don't know how she survived! Don't think she had a twin tub - I did for a while. Brilliant for spinning handwashing. Didn't know they still made them.

    No idea why but if my legs take on a mind of their own at night I take paracetamol. My old neighbour suffered dreadfully but medication from GP helped.

  • and a boiler and wringer :P

  • Sorry you bought a washer you don't like... I've never heard of a 2 tub washer.For your RLS if you can buy quinine in your local pharmacy it should work if you can't buy it OTC your gp can give you a med (my OH gets one) but I can't think of the name of it.Wishing you the best.Peck 🐤

  • Used to love my two tub only changed to an automatic whe.n I was doing both our and my parents washing and was due to have an op. So OH thought it would be a good idea. You need a pair of those long handled grabbers to transfer items from the washto the spinner.

    I find gently massaging my legs before settling down with a muscle cream like Musselflex has helped with the restless legs at night and resting my legs on a pillow. Good luck in finding some relief.x

  • I tried everywhere to get a pair of those tongs you need for reaching the bottom of those machines. I couldn't find them anywhere, so ended up buying a long pair of tongs for handling ice for drinks. Looked really stupid, but worked well enough. It was either that, or barbecue tongs I found.

  • Hi I'm on gabapentine and that helps my restless legs, i hope you find something to help you soon 😁👍

  • Put a bar of soap under your bottom sheet!!!! Don't know how it works but it does!!! Google it as I know it sounds ridiculous but I am doing it and have not had restless legs since :)

  • Magnesium oil is good massaged into your legs when you go to bed, I buy it in holland and Barret

  • Hi stargirl47

    I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are experiencing restless leg syndrome and it can be quite horrid! I have pasted you an excerpt and a link below for the *NHS Choices cache on this issue:


    Restless legs syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a common condition of the nervous system that causes an overwhelming, irresistible urge to move the legs.

    It can also cause an unpleasant crawling or creeping sensation in the feet, calves and thighs. The sensation is often worse in the evening or at night. Occasionally, the arms are affected too.

    Restless legs syndrome is also associated with involuntary jerking of the legs and arms, known as periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS).

    Some people have the symptoms of restless legs syndrome occasionally, while others have them every day. The symptoms can vary from mild to severe. In severe cases, restless legs syndrome can be very distressing and disrupt a person's daily activities.

    *NHS Choices - RLS Treatments:

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken x

  • I agree about the soap, try it.

  • Yeah, where on earth did you get that?

    I went to a museum of electricity some time ago and saw my machine in there. Was then I thought maybe it's time for a new one :O

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