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by djohnso55
Sun May 10, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 15957

Sleep study

I have had two sleep studies. The first one my family dr. did to see if I had rls. He put me on requip. I took it for a while and did not like the way it made me feel. Anyway he sent me to a neurologist who is a sleep specialist. And family dr. said to take klonopin untill I saw the sleep dr. Sleep ...
by djohnso55
Sat May 09, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS and CPAP
Replies: 5
Views: 600

RLS and CPAP

Has anyone had experience with CPAP? I was diagnosed with RLS and went on Requip and then went off of it and my family dr. then sent me to a sleep dr. The sleep dr. looked at my sleep study and said that everytime I moved my legs I snored, so he ordered another sleep study with CPAP to treat the sno...
by djohnso55
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and Celiac disease
Replies: 6
Views: 4818

celiac disease and rls

I do cook, I keep it pretty simple. I bake some. Also work full time, so I like to keep it simple. Actually I bought some gluten free allpupose flour and just mixed up some cobbler. I followed my recipee and put baking powder in it (the box said gluten free) then I read on the flour box it already h...
by djohnso55
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and Celiac disease
Replies: 6
Views: 4818

celiac

Thanks for responding. That is encouraging. I just found out three days ago about the celiac, so I am just learning about the diet. It is a little confusing. There is a gluten free cooking class at whole foods and I am going to go to it. Also have printed some information from the internet. Do you k...
by djohnso55
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and Celiac disease
Replies: 6
Views: 4818

RLS and Celiac disease

I don't think my message was posted. I was just diagnosed with Celiac disease three days ago. I was diagnosed with RLS about 3 months ago. Wondering if there may be a connection. With celiacs you have to be on a gluten free diet. The gluten causes your immune system to damage your small intestine so...
by djohnso55
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Celiac disease and RLS?
Replies: 0
Views: 3064

Celiac disease and RLS?

I was diagnosed with RLS about 3 months ago. I had a colonoscopy that was fine. I was taking iron since my ferritn level was 8, when it did not come back up, my family Dr. order me to have an upper gi. Also, family dr. referred me to a sleep specilaist because the requip was not working which I see ...
by djohnso55
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ferritin results came back, and they are lower!
Replies: 23
Views: 13172

My ferritin level is 8 and so I had a colonoscopy done and now they want me to have the upper g i done. I don't think I will have any internal bleeding I am past menopause. From what I am reading, it seems like people with RLS just have low ferritin levels and they don't know why. But I am going to ...
by djohnso55
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Sleep expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

I am also new to RLS. I was taking Requip and think I was augmenting. My family dr. said to stop and start taking Klonopin 1mg untill I see the sleep dr. the end of february. I had a sleep study done that diagnosed me with RLS, but no improvment with the requip, so Family Dr. is sending me to sleep ...
by djohnso55
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Regional Meeting Report: Augmentation and Ferritin
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Thankyou for the reply.
by djohnso55
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Regional Meeting Report: Augmentation and Ferritin
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Very interesting reading. I have been on Requip 2 mg for about 2 months after being diagnosed with RLS by my family dr. My ferritin level is 8 although my hgb and hct are normal. Is this usually the case? I have an appointment with a sleep neurologist in March (that is the earliest he can see me) si...
by djohnso55
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Low ferritin level
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Low ferritin level

I am newley diagnosed with RLS. I have been taking iron and they rechecked my ferritin level and it is still low. They want me to have an uper gi. Ialready had a colonoscopy. I had gone into dr. with complaint of fatigue. So had colonoscopy and sleep study done and lab. Sleep study showed RLS. I am ...

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