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by glfngrl
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Augmentation questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: Augmentation questions

Update: coincidence, or divine intervention? LOL As I have been pondering the decision to ask my GP to let me try gabapentin as a means to help me d/c the ropinerole, the problem was suddenly a moot point. On Tuesday, on the way home from my weekly golf outing, I began to notice a strange tingling, ...
by glfngrl
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Augmentation questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: Augmentation questions

Morning All, As to why I am augmenting: symptoms have gone from early evening to anytime I try to relax (sit to read, for example) after about 11 AM. Also, am awaking in the middle of the night often with symptoms, as well as sometimes being aware of them as I wake up. Have experimented with using h...
by glfngrl
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Augmentation questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Augmentation questions

Know this may not be the right place to post, but since this topic is dealing with augmentation in connection with med use, and subsequent efforts to get drug free, hope some of you will have some input on my current situation. Am definitely experiencing augmentation, and have most likely been in th...
by glfngrl
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium........does it help??
Replies: 35
Views: 11052

Re: Magnesium........does it help??

UPDATE: Still using the MG. oil in a spray suspension. I use it at night, right before bedtime, either on one hip or the other, or on my tummy (always alternating). I have been using it about 6 weeks now, and have only had one night that I had to resort to using my old dose of Requip........still su...
by glfngrl
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium........does it help??
Replies: 35
Views: 11052

Re: Magnesium........does it help??

Alluded to this on another thread, but will be more specific here. I am hoping to curtail my use of Requip, if possible. It works well at a low dosage (.50 x 1 a day), but am convinced of some unwanted side effects (weight gain, itchy skin, tinninitus, etc., experienced by many who take it). I read ...
by glfngrl
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Driving me Crazy
Replies: 38
Views: 2578

Re: Driving me Crazy

Hi agp.... My sympathies are with you. I, too, have had RLS/PLMD since I was 22, am now 76. Since this thread has only focused on your meds, I would ask you this: Are you also following other protocols, along with your meds, which have proven beneficial to a lot of us? Specifically, dietary alterati...
by glfngrl
Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to the forum :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Re: New to the forum :)

PeaceAngel, So sorry you are having such a difficult time at such a young age......wish I could offer comfort that it gets better with age, like wine, but alas, just ain't so! My advice is to find a doctor who will prescribe whatever works for you. Forget about the critics who scream "addictive...
by glfngrl
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opoids + OTC pain meds
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Opoids + OTC pain meds

Has anyone else noticed that opoids + Tylenol (Percocet, for instance) are less effective than opoids alone? For me, also, more than 3 doses of Tylenol in succession can aggravate symptoms; same is true for any other OTC pain meds! Especially bothersome were the older versions of sleep aids containi...
by glfngrl
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Protein supplements/Artificial sweeteners
Replies: 13
Views: 3964

Re: Protein supplements/Artificial sweeteners

I definitely have problems with any kind of artificial sweeteners, other than saccharine (yes, I know it has a bad rap, but my mother used it in iced tea for about 50 years; she lived to be 94, my dad died at 98, and neither of them ever had cancer or serious medical problems other than those associ...
by glfngrl
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Well, THAT was interesting!
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

Re: Well, THAT was interesting!

Mudslide, Sorry you are having these difficulties! However, I am convinced that the older we get, the more problems we encounter with RLS. (I'm 75, and first had symptoms when pregnant at age 22; symptoms were intermittent until I was about 55, and have become increasingly harder to manage.) The &qu...
by glfngrl
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: WED MEDS: LIST OF ALL YOUR WED MEDS FROM DAY 1 TO PRESENT
Replies: 22
Views: 6050

Re: WED MEDS: LIST OF ALL YOUR WED MEDS FROM DAY 1 TO PRESEN

Have had primary RLS (don't llike new name, as it is not descriptive) for 51 years; onset with first pregnancy at the age of 22, although mother and grandmother both had what they called "heebie-jeebies"! Read an article in AARP magazine about the first clinical meeting that recognized the...
by glfngrl
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS and itching legs?
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Barbee, Just read your post. Itching is a common occurence with me, too. In fact, my scalp starting to itch is usually a reminder if I not have taken my Requip on time. As for the itching legs, mine is usually concentrated around the ankles. There is a product called "Ocean Potion Burn Relief I...
by glfngrl
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Biking anyone??????
Replies: 5
Views: 3128

Ann, Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have been a regular exerciser since 1972. Have constantly fiddled with my programs, as I also have knee problems and back issues. I learned many years ago that I must get some sort of physical activity almost every day to keep my RLS symptoms toned down. The gym rou...
by glfngrl
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Letter to a sleep clinic
Replies: 27
Views: 5399

Zach, There are many of us who have had RLS for longer than you are old! LOL As to the why concerning taking Oxycodone along with the Requip.........I have been able to keep doses of both medicines in the lowest range possible by combining them. I just recently increased the dosage of the Requip bec...
by glfngrl
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Biking anyone??????
Replies: 5
Views: 3128

Biking anyone??????

Hi Gang, Don't post often, as most of you are already covering the specifics eloquently ! I do have a personal revelation that I would like to share. Little background here, if I may. Have had RLS for 47 years (first symptoms popped up during first pregnancy, so easy to keep the calendar!). Finally ...

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