Gretchen Winchester
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Night time leg cramps

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 6 hours ago

Night time leg cramps
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Does anyone else have night time leg cramps and spasms? They are getting worse I think with age. I do take cyclobenziprin at night ever once in a while. If so what do you do about them.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Jul 22.

CBD oil and Tumeric
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I stopped my CBD oil and went to Tumeric for PPS pain because someone recommended it.Didn't work as far as I could tell. I went back on my CBD oil. Didn't realize how well it worked until I stopped…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Apr 28.

Numeric
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I have stopped my CBD oil mainly due to cost and have now been trying Tumeric  capsules.My sister in law with fibromyalgia swears by it. She says it takes a few weeks to start working.Anybody else…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Stanton Dec 21, 2017.

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Gretchen Winchester posted a discussion

Night time leg cramps

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. No more spasms and cramping. I went online and did some research and come to find out it is recommended for PPS.Give it a try.See More
6 hours ago
Dan Hicks replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion Night time leg cramps
"There are several possible causes of this, but a common one for PPSers is a sort of iron deficiency (resulting from the ongoing muscle damage we all deal with).  Have your doc test your FERRITIN level in your blood, and if it is low then take a…"
Jul 22
Gretchen Winchester posted a discussion

Night time leg cramps

Does anyone else have night time leg cramps and spasms? They are getting worse I think with age. I do take cyclobenziprin at night ever once in a while. If so what do you do about them.See More
Jul 22
Dan Hicks replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion CBD oil and Tumeric
"Interesting -- I might actually try it!"
Apr 28
Carolyn Mitchell replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion CBD oil and Tumeric
"Haven’t been on this site in awhile. A year ago, someone insisted I try the turmeric tea (called detox tea on the internet). It has help me tremendously, especially with fatigue and “brain fog”. The only side effect for me so far…"
Apr 27
Cheryl Stanton replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion CBD oil and Tumeric
"I didn't have any luck with tumeric and black pepper, only mininal results if that so I stopped taking.  Want to try the CBD oil.  Do you take it at night too?  How has it helped?  Does it do anything for the twitching or…"
Jan 5
Gretchen Winchester posted a discussion

CBD oil and Tumeric

I stopped my CBD oil and went to Tumeric for PPS pain because someone recommended it.Didn't work as far as I could tell. I went back on my CBD oil. Didn't realize how well it worked until I stopped it. I went with a stronger dosage. 45 mg in the morning of the original "Charlottes Web". I have decided to still take the Tumeric since it is good for brain function.See More
Jan 5
Cheryl Stanton replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion Numeric
"Yes, I have tried it off and on because alot of people give it good reviews but it was very minimal relief for me. Since that time I have been told i need a hip replacement so with that pain it didn't work. I will try it again after the hip…"
Dec 21, 2017
Gretchen Winchester posted a discussion

Numeric

I have stopped my CBD oil mainly due to cost and have now been trying Tumeric  capsules.My sister in law with fibromyalgia swears by it. She says it takes a few weeks to start working.Anybody else trying this?See More
Dec 21, 2017
Gretchen Winchester replied to joseph m gifford's discussion leg and foot pain
"Have you tried CBD Cannabis( legal in all 50 states)? I chew a CBD Gummie with a sleep aid before I go to bed, sometimes two if I really hurt. It helps a lot. I do not like drugs and the side effects and you can not overdose on CBD. Might be worth a…"
Jul 12, 2017
Gretchen Winchester replied to shari Johnston's discussion Sore neck musscles
"Yes, I bought My Pillow. I just change to different pillows all night long. It seems to help to go to Massage Therapy but I can only afford that twice a month."
Jul 9, 2017
Gretchen Winchester replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion Health benefits of CBD Oil ( Cannabis oil )
"They are sold by Kingsupplements.com However I dealt with the rep. from CBD Vibe, His name is Alex and he is really knowledgeable and always calls me back. Call and leave him a message. 425-659-1024"
Jul 9, 2017
Cheryl Stanton replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion Health benefits of CBD Oil ( Cannabis oil )
"Where did you get those from and what brand? Was it the CBD boutique.  I emailed the gummie place but they never got back to me. I still have to call.  I ordered the 750mg  CBD oil  and took it according to what they said for my…"
Jul 9, 2017
Gretchen Winchester replied to Susie kearney's discussion I'm new to this website and I don't know anybody
"Welcome! Love San Diego. Go to La Jolla every summer. After years of being brace free I have been back in a leg brace and cane for a few years now due to PPS."
Jul 9, 2017
Gretchen Winchester replied to shari Johnston's discussion Sore neck musscles
"Yes, I have tried so many different pillows and positions. Every once in a while I will take cyclobenzeprin at night and that helps a little. It is for muscle cramps and spasms."
Jul 9, 2017
Gretchen Winchester replied to Gretchen Winchester's discussion Health benefits of CBD Oil ( Cannabis oil )
"How are you doing? I ordered CBD Gummies with a sleep aid that seems to help a lot at night."
Jul 9, 2017

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yes
What year did you contract polio?
1949
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
15 years ago
List any assistive devices you are using...
leg brace and cane
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
unable to do activities I would like to do
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