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JOseph C. Weil replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion Night time leg cramps
"I guess I need to take Geritol for healthy red blood cells! I can't believe that with all the supplements I take I only get 6% DV. I don't have RLS, I have restless whole body syndrome. I need to remake my bed 3-4 times a night. I'll…"
Aug 13
Penelope Gibson replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion Night time leg cramps
"I take a daly magnesium supplement which has alleviated leg cramps."
May 6
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Ed in December 2019

I finally got a Leicaflex. I couldn't afford it when it was introduced in 1964 - could barely afford it in 2019.
Apr 28
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"Just got a phishing email from member James Pollard. Administrator, please let me know what to do with this - I can forward you the email."
Apr 28
Bruce Steiner posted a status
"Nice warm morning. Got one of two raised beds ready for planting. YEEHAA."
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Carlos A. Balcarcel left a comment for Brian Wright
"Hi Brian. While looking through the members I noticed you and I were the only ones that contracted polio in late 60's.  If you'd like we can compare notes anytime you wish. Stay safe and thanks for sharing your information. If…"
Apr 25

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Night time leg cramps 3 Replies

I used to take cyclobenzaprin for muscle spasms at night. This made me groggy the next day. Finally my arthritis Dr. prescribed gabapentin. What a relief! I started with 100mg. Then I went to 200 mg.…Continue

Started by Gretchen Winchester in Connecting. Last reply by JOseph C. Weil Aug 13.

Albuquerque, New Mexico 1 Reply

Is there a Polio support group in Albuquerque, NM?Continue

Started by Gretchen Winchester in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks May 29, 2019.

PPS and pancreatitis?

I'm wondering if anyone here has been diagnosed with pancreatitis -- a (usually chronic) inflammation of the pancreas.  Symptoms are pain, fatigue, progressive neuropathy, and several others.  (Sound…Continue

Tags: pancreas

Started by Dan Hicks in Symptoms Mar 25, 2019.

Anyone else tried hydrochlorothiazide?

My endocrinologist prescribed hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg daily) to supposedly reduce my risk for kidney stones (which has been a problem over the years).But after I started taking the pills I found…Continue

Tags: hydrochlorothiazide, pain

Started by Dan Hicks in Connecting Dec 14, 2018.

Osteoporosis - Loss of Bone Density 1 Reply

As a group with limited weight bearing over the years, I am interested if members have been advised to take medication for osteoporosis and if so, what has been your experience with that specific…Continue

Started by florence edelman in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks Sep 29, 2018.

Increased fatigue 2 Replies

Has anyone noticed increased fatigue with aging?I read some articles on a PPS blog and it was mentioned a PM&R Physician might help.Called Physiatry. They help people recover from injury or…Continue

Started by Gretchen Winchester in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks Sep 16, 2018.

 
 
 

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