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by The Artist in the Mirror
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Who is your favorite doctor?
Replies: 121
Views: 44474

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by The Artist in the Mirror
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: what I've eliminated diet-speaking....
Replies: 0
Views: 980

what I've eliminated diet-speaking....

after a week of this.... so far the results.... saccharine was was a major aggravator... sweet and low is now banned from my life. *poof* gone. My rls improved so much its hard to believe. I didnt believe aspartame was bothering me so i drank a caffine free soda with it in the evening and within 45 ...
by The Artist in the Mirror
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: omg im in heaven...
Replies: 21
Views: 2881

I am not nutty about not sleeping :) Its funny really... I can go for a very long time with sleeping very bad and have an 'oh well' attititude. And when I wake up - each day- I still assume that THAT night could be better... I actually know alot about sleep and the worse thing people do is anticipat...
by The Artist in the Mirror
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: omg im in heaven...
Replies: 21
Views: 2881

naw, last night was back to crap as usual! lol

thats why that night was so amazing... i know there are people who sleep like that every night - better probably - they dont know how lucky they are :)
by The Artist in the Mirror
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Honestly...
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Thanks everyone... I know its frustrating for everyone ... its all so elusive. what works, what doesnt...what worked last tuesday never to work again. and yes, Im afraid I will get to the point that nothing will work. Ive had this since i was a kid and slowly its gone from rarely, to sometimes, to a...
by The Artist in the Mirror
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: omg im in heaven...
Replies: 21
Views: 2881

omg im in heaven...

I slept from 10:30 to 6:50 this morning, I didnt wake up once... I feel sleep-drunk.

I cant even remember the last time I did that - months? six months?
by The Artist in the Mirror
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: saccharin/sweet and low....whoa!
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

saccharin/sweet and low....whoa!

update: I cut sweet and low (saccharin) out about 2 days ago. I replaced it with splenda but I'm keeping that to a few packets. I never use aspartame on purpose but I know its been in stuff so I'm making an attempt (but not a militant one) to avoid it... Ive used some things with maltodextrin a few ...
by The Artist in the Mirror
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Surviving Without Drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 5797

for a lot of years i could not use drugs... but now, i can't. whats the point really? I think all drugs should be looked at risk vs benefit but I hate when people blanket all 'drugs'.... Personally I dont take herbs because they arent regulated as well... different plants have different potency, dif...
by The Artist in the Mirror
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and Fibromyalgia/CFS Combination
Replies: 22
Views: 10090

count me in for fibro and rls... its very frustrating. I cant sleep so the pain gets worse...and than I cant sleep because the pain is worse and than the pain gets WORSE.

Im in a really bad period now of having slept really poorly for about a month and terribly for about 2 weeks. I hurt
by The Artist in the Mirror
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: anxiety
Replies: 6
Views: 6138

Hf,
I had panic attacks for many years and they are awful. They can improve but it takes time , its a hard disorder
by The Artist in the Mirror
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: PLEASE!!! WOMEN ONLY!!!! (sorry for shouting)
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

before my rls was daily, the 'free days' I had were when i got my period and a few heavanly days after...

I guess the pre- hormones made it worse. Now that its daily I dont have that break anymore...

Tracy
by The Artist in the Mirror
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Honestly...
Replies: 6
Views: 980

thanks susan... I KNEW people here would understand - I needed a place to vent, really. The truth is I have a great doctor - I see a sleep doc who I knew from when I was a polysomnographic tech... I used to do ...uh....sleep studies... lol. Weird, huh? I started seeing this doc because have asthma a...
by The Artist in the Mirror
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Honestly...
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Honestly...

... this is the most frustrating disorder. It effects so many things I do and so many meds I take ...or can't take. Made a few changes lately that are helping - 1. I have taken out alot of processed food in my diet. It's helped before and looks like it's helping again... 2. I also switched from swee...
by The Artist in the Mirror
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here, not to rls
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

M, Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have had ferritan levels done and they were good - I don't rememeber the number but it was high enough (not just within normals for the test) As to augmenting - yes. That is why I'm trying to cut back on the requip and add other things for a week. I have clonopin and ...
by The Artist in the Mirror
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here, not to rls
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

New here, not to rls

Ive had rls forever but until the last 10 -15 years is wasnt an issue... than it went to a few months on, a few off... now its every day. 10 years ago things like restoril helped, at this point im on requip. Im in need of a regroup at the moment since i do not want to increase my dose... i will try ...

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