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YAY! We finally have an air date!

Finally an air date!  The series starts on W Network on April 7th at 8 p.m. and we’re going to be the 10th episode.  So, if the schedule goes according to plan, that means the RLS show will be on June 16th!  But don’t rely on my counting abilities.  Check out the rest of the series too.



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It’s been a while and it’s almost over…

After my really bad weekend back in May, there just hasn’t been much to report.  There have been a few bouts of twitchies, but they are definitely few and far between.  Episodes Monday and Tuesday night about two weeks ago, but they were relatively mild.  Really nothing to report.  Which is great!

Until this week of course, and that wasn’t twitchies, it was back to “oh good, it’s 3 a.m. and I’m wide awake!”  Actually, I’m splitting the difference there, Tuesday night was 3:30 a.m. and Wednesday night it was 2:30 a.m.  But there was no slipping calmly back into sleep.  It was hours of tossing and turning and getting up and walking around.  Thank god last night was okay.  Man, I really don’t want to go back to no sleep, that would be cruel and unusual punishment.

So here it is, Friday the 4th of July (Happy Independence Day for our American friends), the project comes to an end next Wednesday with an day of filming and my last visit with Dr. Bryce and I’m worried.  During this project, I’ve been taking numerous supplements (see previous posts) as well as things like Liquid Melatonin.  Fortunately the melatonin isn’t expensive but the supplements are, so when the TV show stops paying for them, I stop taking them.   Naturally, I have concerns that I’m going to go right back to where I started: sleepless nights, uncontrollable legs.  My gastro-intestinal system has long since settled back into it’s old routine, and that’s while still on the supplements so what the heck will happen without them?

Good questions for Dr. Bryce next week.


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Phase Homeopathic…

I spent Monday with Claudette, Ellie, Scott and Jeff (sorry Jeff if you’re a Geoff, I forgot to ask) filming with my GP, (Dr. Leigh Grant) and then driving (if you’re a nervous driver like me, having a camera in your face is NOT fun!), and then we went to see Dr. Bryce Wylde…and of course, more filming.

Dr. Bryce is, of course, a veteran of TV so he’s totally cool with the whole TV experience.  In fact, he’s even better than the rest of us because he’s a veternan of live TV (if you don’t know, he now has his own show on Thursday’s at 5 pm on CP24),  rather than the re-take, re-take of not-live TV (so we had a giggle during filming).

However, on to the important stuff.  Dr. Bryce didn’t have all the test results when we started (as we’d hoped) but they came through during the filming, which was kind of cool on it’s own.  However, those results were scary.   So many result right in the middle of the “normal range” and so many WAY outside the normal range.  Dr.  Bryce was very pleased with the results…I think they backed up what he already thought…so they solidified what he wanted me to do next.

The next step is another supplment called L-Tyrosine, as well as a homeopathic substance called Cuprum Metallica 1M (Boiron).  If that doesnt work, the next trial is a derivative of ….wait for it…poison ivy!  Having accidentally sat down in poison ivy as a child (thankfully with no affect), I have some trepidation about a poison ivy derivative…but if that what it takes…I’m in!

So, we go on from here.  Oh, and for the record, the gastro-intestinal side effects are now under control.  But sleep is still problematic.  Last night wasn’t too bad…I think I woke up at 4:30, but I did go back to sleep.    And there were no twitchies Monday night.   Since then it’s been better…not so twitchy and somewhat better sleep…not all the way through the night, but better.

So, we’ll see if the Cuprum and the Tyrosine work.  I’ll keep you posted.


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