Restless Legs Syndrome
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Relaxis Treatment for RLS

Has anyone used EFFECTIVELY the FDA-Approved pad that you lay on called Relaxis? This is intriguing for me since I am adamantly against taking drugs. It's a bit pricey, but if it works, it would be well worth it for me. It is listed, along with a doctor endorsement and user endorsements, on the myrelaxis.com/ website.

Any suggestions, anyone?

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Hi SuperMNew,

In the meantime, before anyone replies, you may like to type in Relaxis Pad in the Search Box at the top of the page where you will find some threads that have already been posted about it.

Kaarina

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Which country are you in? Its not available yet in UK.In the USA there are problems getting insurance to cover.There does seem to be some scheme where you can hire it for a month to try before you buy.I have heard mixed reviews ..Pipps

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I am in the USA. I intend to try it since the website says you can return it if it does not work for me. Sleep deprivation, zombie-like demeanor and no ability to think clearly are driving me to try what I can find. I'll let everyone know what I discover. I've suffered 40 years with increasing symptoms. Medication only made the RLS worse. Now I'm off meds and trying mucuna pruriens, which has helped me more than meds did.

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I've used a Relaxis Pad for about 6 months. I usually fall asleep easily, but wake after 2-3 hours with bad RLS. When I put my legs on the Relaxis Pad the symptoms reduce or disappear so I don't feel the urge to get up and move around. There are two problems. First, I don't fall back to sleep most of the time even though legs don't bother me. Second, the pad sends a low vibration/rumble through the bed that wakes my wife so I use it in another room on the sofa. Need to get another bed so I don't need to get up which wakes me too much to get back to sleep. But it does reduce or eliminate symptoms.

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Talk to the people at Relaxis. They now recommend sitting on the pad. The pad didn't work very well when I used it in bed but when I changed to sitting and added a few tweaks the Relaxis people suggested it worked perfectly. Worth a try!

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I have been taking temazepam at bed time but only slight help. I now have the pad along with temazepam and I am asleep within 15 mins. I use the pad evenings when at rest, but is only slightly helpful. The pad runs for 30 mins, then slowly shuts off. It can be turned on again if you are still awake, I have only turned it on once since getting it. I stay asleep all night now. I have had rls for 20 years, I am very pleased with it, I am 83 yrs of age. Relaxis has a trial period, if you return it, they will give a refund

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Thank you, Valerie, for your thoughts. I have suffered 40 years with RLS, (I'm 72) but meds made me much worse. I am off meds and using Mucuna Pruriens, an Ayurvedic treatment used in India for controlling Parkinsons Disease, and it is working for me. The medical research on Mucuna is very encouraging, so I am trying it. But I would like to see if the Relaxis pad will work as well. Mucuna wears off before I've had enough sleep, so I am looking for other things to assist Mucuna. Blessings, Valerie!

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using the pad plus rx should work for you. hope so annyway, let me know

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As I am up once again at 3:30 am with RLS and looking for help for my rls, saw this thread. While nobody might see my comment because this thread is too old, I thought I comment by the chance I might help someone. I am so sleep deprived I can barely function. I've tried medication and all they do is make me sleepy, they don't relieve the RLS so I still wake up like a zombie at 2 or 3 in the morning with my legs jumping off the bed.. The only thing that I have found that works every time to actually stop the symptoms and the need to move my legs is marijuana which I tried while visiting states where it is legal. Medical grade is best as it doesn't get your mind all stoned. Unfortunately it is not legal in my state and I don't want the stigma of getting a medical use card so I continue to suffer.

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Hi Sufferinga, just wanted to check that you know to get your iron checked. A serum ferritin test is the best indicator and make sure to get the actual figure - not just that you are ‘normal’. lRaising serum ferritin to over 100 can help alleviate symptoms a lot.

Also, have you tried Kratom? It can be ordered by post and is very effective against rls for most sufferers who try it. It has been a life saver for me.

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Will your state allow marijuana for medical reasons? This is how it works in my province until this fall when it will be legal. Have you tried the Relaxis pad? It worked for me after years of misery with this horrible disease. You can rent the pad. It's worth a try! If you do follow Carl's instructions carefully.

Daren

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I've not been on this site before so your post about the Relaxis pad is 2yr old. I only hope you have tried the pad and had the same results as I did. I had really severe RLS for 9 years. I thought I would go mad. A litany of drugs all failed. Nothing else I tried helped. I bit the bullet and bought the pad but expected another failure. Instead it worked miracles. I have not had an RLS symptom in 5 months and only have to use the pad every couple of weeks.

Daren

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I am so glad it has worked for you. I suspect that the underlying cause of one's restless legs will dictate whether the pad works for them or not. For me, it is my nerves that begin reacting in the evening about the time the Nervous System begins its repair time (we have a wonderfully-made body!). Using the pad only makes worse my nerves that are already on edge and jumping.

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The Relaxix pad is only for people who have Primary RLS, not for anyone who has a underlying condition.

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Mine IS primary RLS. And I've been able to trace it to my nerves.

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Ok, i wasnt sure if you knew. :)

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Pad reduces RLS symptoms for me but does not help me sleep. Talked with Carl at Relaxis again last week. Their recommendations now are based on feedback from users. Some find it helpful to sit on pad or rest legs on pad for one or two cycles (1 cycle is 35 minutes) BEFORE going to bed. If your RLS kicks in after a few hours sleep users are finding it helpful upon waking, while still in bed with legs on pad, run pad at level 1 for 10 seconds, then up it to level 5 for 1 minute, then back to level 1 for 30+ minutes as u fall asleep until it turns off automatically. I will try these user suggested protocols and report back. Relaxis cannot put them on their web site until FDA approved studies are carried out successfully.

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Thanks so much for posting this Bajatom. I will try out the new suggestions as legs bad at moment.

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Ohhhh, I hope it is just a blip! Anything that has changed recently that may have caused it? Or have you been overdoing/overstressing yourself because things went so well?

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Ach, they go through phases all the time. I don’t help by always trying to reduce the dose of one or another drug in my regime. Currently I am re-reducing pregabalin - though have only made one reduction of 10mg so don’t really think that’s the reason. I don’t mind having some symptoms as am convinced that the legs disimprove more dramatically (eventually) when the meds cover symptoms completely for a while.

Every so often I get a weird attack of exhaustion (over and above the usual) and find it hard to leave my bed for three or four days. It happens about twice or three times a year and I’ve just realised am in the throes of one at the moment. Previously it has been more pronounced as I have been more sleep deprived so it has taken me a while to recognize this time. It’s a bit tricky now that I am supposed to be working.

Thanks for your concern, Lotte. I hope things are good with you. Are you still taking ldn?

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Oh uh, I’m sorry! I hope you get to feeling better soon.

I thought that I was in the clear since my nights have been good lately. Unfortunately, that “clear” ended two nights ago. Oh well!

Here’s to both of us feeling better soon!

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So sorry for you too, Jessica! How are your moving body parts? Still mild? Or slowly and maybe almost unnoticey getting worse? I hope not!

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Still moving, but apart from conducting imaginary symphonies every couple of days, not bad.

Thanks for asking.😀

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Thanks Jess. It was nice to see you back on here but I was hoping it wasn’t because your symptoms had disimproved. Hope things pick up for you. I’m pretty sure my problems are temporary.

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