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Hi haveing suffered with RLS for many years and never finding anything that would help me get a good nights sleep i just put up with it, I don`t take any medication because of the side affects, How ever on a reccent stay in hospital for one night i thought it was going to be a nightmare pestering nurses to help me out of bed to walk around. i went on to the ward at 7 oclock and was just waiting for the RLS to start up as i lay in the bed i could feel this slite squeeze on my calf muscles i asked the nurse what i was and she said it helps to prevent DVT the gentle squeeze wet from my left leg to my right at about 5/10 second intervals,To cut a long story short i lay in the bed for 15 hours and never moved an inch i could not belive it i had not lay that still for as long as i could remember, It could have been the drugs as i had had an operation but i came round very quickly and i don`t think the drugs would have lasted that long, On returning home the RLS was back,I am trying to hire the kit to try it out just to make sure it was what i hope it is, the device is called the huntleigh flowtron ecel DVT pump. has anyone else tried a device like this instead of going down the drugs use.
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