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by badnights
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: What's the deal with magnesium?
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: What's the deal with magnesium?

I was reading the current clinical trials for RLS/WED and one of the ongoing trials was for testing Magnesium. They were using Mg Citrate at 200 mgs a day. I realized that I was not getting the RDA for Magnesium so I upped my intake. I think it helped my RLS. I don't know the results of the trial/s...
by badnights
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Stressless Chairs
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Stressless Chairs

For what it's worth, my brother thought he had severe RLS/WED for years. Then he had back surgery - what he thought was RLS was not it at all! Well, part of it was, but a lot of it was not. Now he has very mild symptoms only here and there. Ann, when I read this I wondered if maybe he did have a fo...
by badnights
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Spinal Stimulator
Replies: 39
Views: 2313

Re: Spinal Stimulator

Now you will have some peace in your life
- BIG HUG -
by badnights
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Chiropractor
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Chiropractor

A lot of people seem to be able to relate their WED/RLS symptoms to a spinal-nerve impingement or other spinal issue. So there might be something to it for a subset of us.
by badnights
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam and Doctors
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Clonazepam and Doctors

My neurologist also offered to do a liquid clonazepam so I can gradually reduce the dose and I think that's the direction I'm going to go. I'm glad it gives some people here relief. For me, the relief I initially found with this drug is gone and I just want it out of my life. I have not, thankfully...
by badnights
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 155
Views: 61701

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

I am looking for advice to find out what would be safe for breast-feeding. Opiates are out of the question Hi and welcome. Why are opiates out of the question? Because there is a risk of respiratory depression in the baby? You would have to watch Baby carefully, but it is my understanding that opio...
by badnights
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Reading results of Iron Bloodwork
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Reading results of Iron Bloodwork

Hi jacwillheal - - hopeful name : ) You mentioned augmentation so you must know something about it; what is your plan for dealing with it?
by badnights
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New member seeking advice
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: New member seeking advice

my Dr (who works in a sleep clinic and so presumably has expertise) There is a wide range of sleep disorders, and your doctor is not likely to be expert in every one of them, especially not a tricky one like WED/RLS. I would add that DAs such as Mirapex can cause the RLS to worsen. My personal expe...
by badnights
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Newbie

Your doctor may not be aware of the 2018 guidelines to treatment of WED/RLS with iron. The paper is the second one in the page linked to in my signature. If you have access to a printer, it might be a good idea to download and print it, and offer it to your doctor next appointment. On the other hand...
by badnights
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2021 - New Members
Replies: 41
Views: 957

welcome to Dharward67

Today, Dharward67 joins us. Dharward67 has taken Requip 2 mg at bedtime for years, but symptoms are gradually worsening such that they occur during daytime too - sitting through meetings, car rides, movies, etc, and quality of life is decreasing. Dharward67 is looking for help. Dharward67: you are p...
by badnights
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2021 - New Members
Replies: 41
Views: 957

Welcome to juliums

Monday March 15: Welcome to juliums who has had WED/RLS for 30 years, with increasing dosage over the past few years. Now juliums is faced with stopping the ropinirole due to augmentation, and is getting 1 to 2 hours of sleep and can't function. juliums, so sad to hear this is happening to you. Feel...
by badnights
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 1827

Re: Spinal stimulation?

Deb this is wonderful! I wonder how many of us it could help.
by badnights
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Citric Acid
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Citric Acid

yawny - you mean manufactured citric acid only, right? It;s just the mold bits that are the problem, and not the citric acid itself? So lemonade made from lemons with nothing added should be fine? (for histamine sensitive people)
by badnights
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: New RLS Devices...
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: New RLS Devices...

Thanks yawny! This is super interesting. Not much technical information, they're both holding their cards close to their chests, so to speak. They both make use of counter-stimulation to (hopefully) block the abnormal WED/RLS signals.
by badnights
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Having difficulty on Lyrica
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Having difficulty on Lyrica

He started me off on 25mg in the morning and evening. The morning dose totally knocks me for a loop. I am so drowsy I can’t function. I am sure the night dose is doing the same but I also take half milligram of Klonopin so I can fall asleep. It’s only been a week and I am already discouraged. I con...