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by mellym
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and nausea
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Good suggestions- especially halfing the dose and taking the other half an hour later. The nausea is not intolerable at this point so I'm going to stick it out....especially since there is a chance this side effect may subside over time. I have been taking it about 9:30 pm every night which is only ...
by mellym
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and nausea
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Mirapex and nausea

I have been taking Mirapex (.25 mg) for about 3 weeks and it has been working great for my RLS. However, after 3 weeks, I am beginning to experience some nausea throughout the day, but especially at night about 2 hours after taking it. I had the same thing happen with Requip. It is not too severe bu...
by mellym
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ferritin levels back from bloodwork
Replies: 10
Views: 6239

I started the ferrous sulfate yesterday (.325 x 3) so I guess I'll see how it goes. I will try to eat more fruit and I'm also trying a stool softener (without the laxative) which I would imagine will help but I wonder if I can take it on a long term basis? Guess I will start adding bran to my diet a...
by mellym
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ferritin levels back from bloodwork
Replies: 10
Views: 6239

I have been thinking about going ahead and taking iron supplements before I see the Dr. in Jan. to get his opinion. This is a rather delicate question but how do I handle the constipation that comes with taking that much iron? I have taken one tablet (325 mg) a day in the past to try to get my iron ...
by mellym
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ferritin levels back from bloodwork
Replies: 10
Views: 6239

Ferritin levels

I agree that 14 is pretty low, even if the experts say it's within the normal range. I am getting a second opinion about my RLS with a neurologist in January since the first Dr. I saw was a sleep disorders specialist. I will take some of the facts you mentioned out of the book and see what he says a...
by mellym
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ferritin levels back from bloodwork
Replies: 10
Views: 6239

Ferritin levels back from bloodwork

I just got my lab results from the specialist I saw last week and my ferritin is 14 which I think is low but it says it's within the normal range of 9 to 243. The specialist has not suggested that I take any supplements to increase my ferritin. Do I need to pursue this matter further? Also, I am a f...
by mellym
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Vitamins and prescribed drugs for RLS
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Thanks everybody for your replies which are quite helpful. I never made the connection between blood donation and the RLS problem. I have been giving for at least 8 years, almost every 56 days, so I would not be surprised if my Ferritin levels are low. I'll find out in a few days when the lab result...
by mellym
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Vitamins and prescribed drugs for RLS
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Vitamins and prescribed drugs for RLS

Hi...I'm brand new to the site and trying to absorb a lot of information quickly and it has become somewhat overwhelming. I'm not sure I'm even posting in the right area but I just finished reading the posts about advice on taking RLS drugs. I have been taking Requip for 3 months but just switched t...

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