Leg compression might help RLS

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Leg compression might help RLS

Postby Frank » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:57 am

Treatment: Gilenya since 01/2011, CCSVI both IJV ballooned 09/2010, Tysabri stopped after 24 Infusions and positive JCV antibody test, after LDN, ABX Wheldon Regime for 1 year.
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Postby Dixie_Amazon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:44 am

One of my sleep disorders is my husband. :roll: I have got to show him this although I don't know if I can convince him to wear stockings. :P

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Postby cheerleader » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:52 pm

Well, this is interesting, Frank. I assumed my hubby's night time spazzy legs were due to his neurological damage. Looks like it could be due to venous insufficiency-

A recent study of the occurrence of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in patients evaluated in a phlebology practice, suggests that RLS appears to be a clinical syndrome that commonly overlaps in patients with venous insufficiency and chronic venous disorder (CVD).


And I'm no longer shy in saying- I think chronic venous disorder of the jugular and azygous veins is implicated in MS...
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
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Postby jimmylegs » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:12 am

cheer i ran across something very specific about rls and potassium. it had a very clear description of the night cramps, which really reminded me of you and jeff. it would make sense if jeff's cramps were helped by magnesium and had a potassium connection too. i will see if i can find that study again.
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Postby jimmylegs » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:44 am

cheer just ran across a good link between mag and potassium. more detail than what i got in convo with the pharmacist the other year :S lol have to read it when it's not the middle of the night and figure out what we can take home :)
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