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  1. Thanks for the info, APACHEWOMAN. I knew about it as I taught nursing for 21 years and have had personal experience with it. Almost all articles focus on RLS when you are trying to sleep but mine will occur while I am seated in an airplane for 12 hours. I will be able to stand up at times and I have a lot of experience doing leg exercises (I used to fly to West Africa from the U.S. with only a stop in Paris) but I rarely experienced relief. I don't have Diabetes and my diet is good. RLS is one of those terrible syndromes that lack research funding to find treatments. I appreciate your research on my behalf. πŸ˜‰
  2. Thanks for the responses. I have tried all other RLS meds with the help of the Neurologist and my cardiac physician (Dr. Briseño) at Quality Care. I will ask him about using Rivotril. I only need it for the 12 hour trips to and from Europe with a dose two days prior to the trip to make sure that I do not have an allergic reaction on the plane. Recently I have met so many people down here with RLS and I knew many in the U.S. when I worked in health care there. There really are / were only 4 drugs recommended for RLS and now that Requip is no longer available it is down to 3. I dread the flight going to Europe but I have no choice and the individual I am accompanying was refused a transit visa to take a shorter flight from the U.S. I guess that they view him as a danger to life and limb 😠.
  3. I am on a slew of cardiac meds and, of course, frequently hear from the pharmacy I normally use that "they don't make that anymore". Usually I find that to be false and after I buy it at another pharmacy and show it to my usual pharmacy (I do not say Pharmacist because I often doubt that the person waiting on me is truly a Pharm D. or has much training in the field of pharmacy) the guy suddenly discovers that they really do still make the drug I need. I know that a physician has to own the pharmacy but they do not have to personally staff it here. Now I really need help. I need to buy about 20 tabs of REQUIP GO (aka ROPINIROLE WINTHROP EFG (o.25 mg). The Internet says that you can get it in Mexico but every pharmacy I go to locally and in Guadalajara says that they no longer manufacture it. I need it because I will be travelling 12 hours each way on a plane (OMG) and I have RLS. Yes, I know that there are three other drugs to treat the condition--I have tried them and had an allergic reaction to them. Yes, I have tried various OTC preparations from the U.S. that friends have brought me but they have done nothing to help. I can live with Restless Leg Syndrome at home where I can walk, run and jump it off but to be in a metal tube for 12 hours each way will be agony--and I don't want to end up on You Tube being carried off a flight raving like a lunatic. It is a flight over the Atlantic Ocean and I don't swim. πŸ˜‰ Does anyone know where I can get this? No one is coming back from NOB before my trip or I would ask them to just get a script for the Requip (I know of no physician who would refuse a script to anyone complaining of RLS) and buy a box. Now I am getting desperate.
  4. I am soon going to make 10 different flights overseas and I cannot find substantial luggage with castors that swivel 360 degrees. I have found some in stores like Soriana and Walmart but they are so flimsy that I wouldn't trust my belongings in them. Ten separate flights means that the baggage handlers have 20 chances to mangle the luggage. πŸ˜‰ I need luggage with strong sides to them so that as they are thrown around they can maintain their strength. I do not have a car so I can't just visit all the bazaars or stores along the carretera and I have searched stores in Guadalajara. I know that there are high end stores and I have visited many but everything seems to have cheap collapsing sides that do not look like they can take a beating. Does anyone know where I can purchase things like this and fanny packs or, better yet, ankle pockets? I have checked the Guadalajara airport and I cannot even find them there. I have also been searching for them in Zacatecas and other Mexican cities to no avail. Perhaps someone has seen something and direct me to the right place?
  5. I have used TAR in the past and it was efficient and as good as any other airline. The price was always the best. Bisbee Gal: I have had the same problem with ETN buses. They say that my cc has been denied but my bank says it has not denied it. I have never been able to use my cc on line for ETN but they accept it without a problem at the bus terminal. I use ETN for trips where airports are inconvenient to my destination. It is a problem on the Mexican side of the payment system. I haven't stopped using ETN when I have to but I just buy the ticket at the counter when I am leaving Guadalajara's new bus station. I think that you might be able to buy the TAR ticket with your cc at a Travel Agent without much of a markup. If there is a markup the TAR price may still save you money that you would have to spend on another airline. Most Mexican businesses I have dealt with charge an extra 3 to 5% or more to use your credit card anyway. πŸ€•
  6. Not every doctor or clinic performs this procedure but I wonder if anyone knows where one can go to have ear wax lavaged. People tell me I need to get the wax out of my ears because I am constantly asking them to repeat themselves. I am in my 70s and I thought that decreased hearing might come from my age. My friends assure me that it does not. 😨
  7. Thanks for your responses! I don't brew coffee (instant everything is my style ) but I will ask friends for their coffee grounds and I will try that next. I warn folks to watch their step at my gate. Maybe those days are over. I hope so!
  8. I live in a neighborhood that has families who let their dogs out at odd hours to go to the bathroom in the streets and then they go back to their walled villas. Since I also have odd hours at times I see this trick but the neighbors refuse to change their ways. One particular large dog has made the front of my house as her toilet. My Mexican friends suggested I lightly spray the area with ammonia and I have done so for a week. It has not dissuaded the very friendly dog from this habit. I am at wits end and even spoke with the dog's owners but to no avail. They let their dog out from sunset until around 8 am every day. I think that the other neighbors are just happy that the dog did not choose their property. Does anyone have an idea about how to change the dog's habit? Someone told me that Walmart had a product that you sprayed in an area to encourage dogs to use that place to defecate. I had an evil thought for just a moment that I could spray it in front of the dog owner's gate 😈--but that isn't really the answer as a good neighbor. Plus the spray seems too good to be true. Does ANYONE have an idea that I might use to solve the problem without causing World War 3? I live in Chapala Centro.
  9. It is a terrible shame. My sister lived there until she moved last month. I was on the Board. I am at a loss as to what happened and why. I was never asked about this development.
  10. He was taking the camera down to give to the woman. He was apparently too stupid to realize that the filming was being recorded inside the house and not on the camera. The police said that he "works" the Wednesday tiangis in Ajijic at times. You can't miss the girlfriend. They spend a lot of time in jail but nothing changes their behavior--so do not get caught up in their snare. The police knew them right away and knew that they lived in Lourdes. A Mexican friend knows many Chapala police and they have been very helpful. They loved the pictures and said not to worry about seeing the whole face. Just letting everyone know so that they can protect themselves from criminals like these two.
  11. Thanks for the info.Β 

  12. My air conditioners are several years old now and one of them needs the Freon renewed. Does anyone know where I can find a person who does that? I have solar and my monthly CFE bills are under 50 pesos so no sermons about energy, please.
  13. This is not a crime report. The thieves are known to the police and the crime has been reported here in Chapala. The local Chapala police said that these two work for foreigners in the Lakeside area and that they are well known to the local police. I am putting their pictures up so that anyone who does or might in the future be tempted to hire them you have been forewarned. The police are looking for them now. I thought that I would let my neighbors know.The police said that the two often clean houses--and employers that are old and confused can have their houses clean really well--of belongings. A word to the wise is sufficient.
  14. I have tried to open a joint Mexican bank account at Bancomer with my Mexican spouse. They said that I could be on the account as someone who could get the money if something happened to my spouse but they could not give us a joint account. I was astounded. I pointed out that my teacher's pension would not transfer money into an account that did not have my name on it. Their solution? Open a separate account in my name. I told them that that makes no sense to me because I have my SS and pensions transferred to my U.S. bank now. When I asked why this could not be done she actually replied that this is Mexico. I am not disoriented and I have lived here 6 years so I know where I am. Does anyone know of a traditional Mexican bank that does allow joint bank accounts (both names) in the Lakeside area? Like my Mexican friends say; you can't give people in business here your money. They make the rules so difficult that you just give up. Maybe they are right. My friend had to go to another Mexican State when his mom died in January and he wanted to pay her outstanding CFE bill and take over her account. They refused his money even when seeing her death certificate because the will still is in process of being accepted (it was made and certified 3 years before her death and named him as her only heir and he showed them a copy of it). Meanwhile the bill continues to run up because they won't take the money for payment. I was with him and just had to ask the clerk who cared who paid the bill as long as CFE got their money. No answer. The bill still hasn't been paid because " the powers that be" in that city and State still aren't done with a very straight forward will! Astounding business model. At one point my friend turned to me and said; "its Mexico." I said ; "Yes. I see that you can't give them your money!" Any way back to my question of applying and getting a joint bank account in the Lakeside area. You know; someone who WILL take our money.
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