Search found 3727 matches

by badnights
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Vulnerable
Replies: 21
Views: 124

Re: Vulnerable

I missed this whole thread because I've been getting sick myself this week, so I've been sticking to the "more important" Forums. Well, never again! Lord, the stress you're in. BTW please don't feel you need to reply, I don't want to cause you more stress. You are trying to do too much, gi...
by badnights
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 232
Views: 10188

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

Hope you can figure this one out. I'm sure you will.
by badnights
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: lorazepam and RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: lorazepam and RLS

Hey peanut. I can only say what I have read in various places - lorazepam is good for anxiety and will help sleep as well, but may cause too much drowsiness - be sure that the RLS/WED symptoms are controlled first. I am not familiar with other anxiety meds nor how they affect RLS/WED (if at all), bu...
by badnights
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Scratch and Carry Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Scratch and Carry Technique

I just tried it again. I was feeling mild symptoms ("simmer" level) in both legs. I tried the technique on just my right. Didn't have a carpet or towel at hand, but I'm wearing wool socks, so I just scratched vigorously against the sole with the sock on instead, then stood on that foot for...
by badnights
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 38
Views: 1110

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Hi reliefis#1 You might need to increase your iron dose, assuming your doctor OK's it, to get a meaningful increase in your ferritin. I know - lots of us here know - the kind of torture you're in. The link below my name at the bottom of this post will lead you to a post where I've collected a number...
by badnights
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Another year of relief
Replies: 50
Views: 5551

Re: Another year of relief

I'm intrigued by the apparent coincidence of high oxalate with high glutamate in foods, since glutamate in a certain part of our brains seems to be in overabundance. I'm not suggesting that there's a link between consumed glutamate and brain glutamate - in fact, I would think the body would be in de...
by badnights
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation

Mine was dreadful for about 5 days, but went on for about 3 weeks. I am not sure if the withdrawal ended at some point during the 3 weeks and I was experiencing my (dramatically worsened) baseline symptoms, or if I was still in withdrawal at 3 weeks, but at that point I was put on an opioid.
by badnights
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Seeking sleep months after going off Mirapex
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: Seeking sleep months after going off Mirapex

A quick clarification to a small part of pamhb's post: Non-pharmaceutical options you have to explore on your own, with help from this forum. If you sign up as a member to this site, and explore the webinar section, you will find various options discussed there. It's not clear from pam's wording tha...
by badnights
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Estrogen and RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Estrogen and RLS

linli, have you considered the possibility that you're augmenting? You said you take ropinirole and wear the patch - rotigotine/Neupro I assume? Those are both dopamine agonists, either one of which could cause augmentation. It's very common. What doses are you on, and how long have you been taking ...
by badnights
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation

Have you had your ferritin levels checked? Taking oral or IV iron to raise your ferritin above 100 ng/ml can reduce the severity of your symptoms - and therefore the dose of medication needed to control them. (never mind the units - above 100 is what you need to know.) Also, if you ever do go back o...
by badnights
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Lonliness
Replies: 90
Views: 12935

Re: Lonliness

Love it. The way it looks in my mind's eye, anyway. You've inspired me. I go to a different hairdresser now, maybe this time the color will be something I like. I'm going to do it again.
by badnights
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Lonliness
Replies: 90
Views: 12935

Re: Lonliness

:lol: love it, Pam.
I had my hair colored shades of blue twice and green once. It didn't ever turn out as I wanted, but I got compliments on both of the blue ones! And it was necessary to try :D
by badnights
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Muscle Relaxants
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Muscle Relaxants

I moved some posts from this Topic to a new Topic in the Physical Treatments Forum http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10011&p=91310#p91310 to help members find the discussion more easily. Any posts that mentioned both massage rollers and muscle relaxants have stayed here. Those that discu...
by badnights
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Massage sticks & foam rollers, trigger points
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Massage sticks & foam rollers, trigger points

I created this Topic to hold a discussion on massage bars / foam rollers that developed in a different Topic, in the Prescription Forum, on muscle relaxants ( http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10004 ). Any of the posts having to do solely with massage/roller tools have been moved here. They ...
by badnights
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Massage sticks & foam rollers, trigger points
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Muscle Relaxants

I have dreadful pain when I foam roll, like you guys, it's very hard for me to force myself to do it. I got this wonderful tool - a massage roller I guess its called - that lets me adjust the pressure applied to the muscle by not pushing as hard, and most days it's the only thing I can stand to use ...

Go to advanced search