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by gymper
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and Compulsive Behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 677

For me it was just gambling.
by gymper
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Specialist San Diego area
Replies: 7
Views: 3273

Hey here's the update: Dr. Buchfuhrer was great. He took into account my issues with addiction etc. His approach was to prescribe three drugs that each would work on part of the RLS but none in too strong of a dose. He prescribed Lyrica, halved my Requip, and Tramadol. It worked instantly. It's amaz...
by gymper
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: marijuana stigma/guilt
Replies: 17
Views: 7374

I'm going to see Dr. Buchfuhrer tomorrow. Finally seeing someone who specializes in RLS. I'm psyched.
by gymper
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: What makes your RLS worse?
Replies: 66
Views: 19329

Ranked from absolute worst to worst:
1. Chocolate - it's an absolute nightmare for RLS.
2. Ice cream.
3. Soda (the sugar).
4. Any sugary type thing at night.
5. Coffee at night.
6. Staying up too late - once the RLS has kicked in, it's almost too late.
by gymper
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Combo of Pharmaceutical and non Pharmaceutical Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Last time I was using MJ for RLS - yes my tolerance went up. I had to take like 5 bong hits or more to get to sleep and then I would wake up and take bong hits in the night. I used it for about 3 months. For some reason now I can't stand the effects of MJ so I'm looking for something else. If you do...
by gymper
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: marijuana stigma/guilt
Replies: 17
Views: 7374

Here's the update - I can't stand Marijuana. It works if I use enough of it, but then I get paranoid and in order not to end up in the ER I have to crash on some friends couch. I wish I liked the high. Last night I just didn't want to go through another sleepless night or have to use pot so I spent ...
by gymper
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Specialist San Diego area
Replies: 7
Views: 3273

Thank you very much!
by gymper
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Side effects from Mirapex and Permax
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Yeah, I became a compulsive gambler while on Mirapex and Requip. Mirapex was worse I think. I went off it for a while and used Marijuana but then after a while I started gambling anyway, so I figured, might as well go back on the Requip. But before Mirapex I never gambled.
-jim
by gymper
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Grrrr! I'm going nuts!
Replies: 18
Views: 4477

I know the feeling. It can be so frustrating!
by gymper
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Specialist San Diego area
Replies: 7
Views: 3273

Specialist San Diego area

Can anyone recommend a doctor who is a specialist in RLS or at least extremely knowledgable?
Thanks,
-jim
by gymper
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: what helps RLS in arms?
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

I do 25 pushups.
by gymper
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: marijuana stigma/guilt
Replies: 17
Views: 7374

Thanks everyone for the input. I really appreciate it. Zack 24/7 RLS - man I don't know how you survived. Glad everything's going well. From being on these forums I realize how serious this thing can be. I will definitely make another appointment with a specialist to see if augmentation is really go...
by gymper
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Cheap EMS for RLS?
Replies: 1
Views: 959

You can have mine - it didn't help.
by gymper
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: I found something that works for me!!! YIPPY!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 9392

I also got a sample of that oil and it did nothing. I'm inclined to think "SPAMMER".
by gymper
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: marijuana
Replies: 80
Views: 44273

Oh also - indica strains of marijuana work better. The Kushes, hash plants, etc. They tend to work on the body rather than the mind more which helps with pain, multiple schlerosis, shingles, RLS, etc.