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by Barbee
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Itching and RLS?
Replies: 16
Views: 10344

Itching and RLS?

I've been suffering with RLS for years and do not have any of the mentioned illness. I do, however, have a myriad of allergies and am presently suffering from itching legs as well as RLS. So you can imagine trying to get a good nights sleep. I wondered if it could be associated in any way to RLS. It...
by Barbee
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Ropinirole
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Ropinirole

My doctor finally prescribed Ropinirole 2 mg for me... I could not wait to try it, my symptoms have been so bad lately. First night I woke up at 4 a.m. sicker than I have ever been in my life. Nausea, and weakness so bad I could hardly make it down the stairs. Luckily I had anti-nausea pills on hand...
by Barbee
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS and itching legs?
Replies: 7
Views: 886

RLS and itching legs?

I've been diagnosed with RLS and now I am suffering with itching legs... from the ankles to the knees. No rash, just itching that is driving me nuts. If I scratch the legs turn bright red but no rash. Cold water is the only relief I get, but can't carry that around or take it to bed with me. Just wo...
by Barbee
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Taking Xanax - worried about addiction
Replies: 39
Views: 7229

Yes, it was ropinirole which is requip right?

I'm a little afraid to take it.
by Barbee
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS related to the nervous system?
Replies: 2
Views: 440

RLS related to the nervous system?

I did notice something though. When I get a pedicure and the person giving it rubs the bottom of my feet with a brush or files my toe nails... I get a similar sensation... which makes me think. The feet are where the nerve endings are. Is RLS related to the nervous system?
by Barbee
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: diabetes and RLS
Replies: 12
Views: 6980

Hi and welcome. I sure can feel like RLS has ruined my life, but I try to think of it more in terms of "it has changed my life." I do hope you can get some relief so that your life is a bit better. Ann, go ahead and write that novel. Most of us need good reading materials for those long, ...
by Barbee
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Taking Xanax - worried about addiction
Replies: 39
Views: 7229

I'm still taking the Xanax but not every night. Sometimes the symptoms come on early evening and I take one, but some nights it doesn't appear until the middle of the night, awakening me. I'd have to turn on the light and take a pill to get rid of it then, I'd not be able to awaken for work. If I ta...
by Barbee
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Greetings from Buffalo NY
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

I'm really upset with my doctor. I called her office and told her DA that I wanted an iron test for RLS and she sent me a script. All they tested was iron... period. No ferritin. So now she is trying to prescribe some RLS drug that starts with an "R" and my insurance company is refusing to...
by Barbee
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Greetings from Buffalo NY
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

I found this on the Internet:

Normal results

Iron level test

Normal serum iron values are as follows:


Adult males: 75-175 micrograms/dL


Adult females: 65-165 micrograms/dL


Children: 50-120 micrograms/dL


Newborns: 100-250 micrograms/dL.
by Barbee
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Greetings from Buffalo NY
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

As far as I know it was just a routine blood test to see what my iron levels were. The order just said "iron".
by Barbee
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Greetings from Buffalo NY
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Greetings from Buffalo NY

I suffer terribly from RLS and read somewhere on the Internet that RLS may be caused by low iron. So I asked my doc to order a blood test. The office called to say my levels were normal at 47. The range, they said, was 40- 110. And they think 47 isn't low??????? What do you people think of this?
by Barbee
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: New to Forum but not to RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 740

I tried to print the article; Mayo Clinic Algorithm for RLS but it would not print. Is there a way to print it? I want to take to the doc's with me when I go in Oct. I had a very bad night last night or I should say wee hours of this a.m. It seems worse early a.m. than at night. The "Restful Le...
by Barbee
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: New to Forum but not to RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Thank you for your help. I'm from Buffalo NY. I'm taking Cartia for blood pressure, and Prilosec for GERD. That's it. Sometimes I have allergic sinusitis and get a violent fit of it that only Benydryl will help... I will then suffer terribly with RLS. But aspirin or Tylenol never made it worse until...
by Barbee
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: New to Forum but not to RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 740

I have not been diagnosed officially. My doctor is not familiar with RLS. I do not have pain... I see others here have pain. I do not. I just have to keep moving my legs. There is a feeling in them that just wants to move... hard to explain. I get a similar feeling when I am overly tired or bored. W...
by Barbee
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: My Story and My Cure for RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: My Story and My Cure for RLS

This may be a longer post, but I highly advise anyone with RLS to read all of it and try my course of action. I have had RLS for over 1 year. Its been mild to severe at night, and over the past two months has destroyed my ability to get deep sleep at night. My legs hurt so bad I could cry. After br...

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