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by Chipmunk
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Getting ready to sue
Replies: 22
Views: 1972

Re: Getting ready to sue

I am so sorry. That is just awful. :( I definitely noticed compulsive behaviors when I was on Requip. I would feel like I needed to eat, even though I knew I wasn't hungry. It was the weirdest thing--it's hard to even describe. Here is a link to an article about a Mirapex lawsuit in Canada. It says ...
by Chipmunk
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Driving me crazy
Replies: 101
Views: 4363

Re: Driving me crazy

Here is a link to the thread where people have shared doctors they liked. Hopefully someone in there named one near you! (side note: my grandparents and my aunt and uncle and cousins used to go to Marco Island every year for spring break--they loved it!) As others have said, with that level of DA y...
by Chipmunk
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: L-Theanine Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 4237

Re: L-Theanine Experiment

Yes, the amino acids stimulate dopamine production. I take an amino acid blend every day. I have ADHD so it helps clear the fog out of my brain.
by Chipmunk
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Marinol or Medical Marijuana
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Marinol or Medical Marijuana

I think he was referring to smoking it, and I'm sure the stuff you get off the street varies considerably in purity. That's why I'm glad so many states are legalizing it, so people will know what they are getting.
by Chipmunk
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Marinol or Medical Marijuana
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Marinol or Medical Marijuana

I asked my doctor about trying medical marijuana for WED/RLS and he reacted very strongly against it because of the mental effects he has seen in people. He is a psych so obviously he is going to see the more severe reactions to MJ but he said that in certain people (I think people more prone to anx...
by Chipmunk
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Welcome New Members - January 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2605

Re: Welcome New Members - January 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome to jmg416, whose RLS/WED has gotten much worse lately and would like more information about treatment options.
by Chipmunk
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Protein supplements/Artificial sweeteners
Replies: 13
Views: 3768

Re: Protein supplements/Artificial sweeteners

Yes, I do. One pill, one bite of food. Otherwise they get stuck and it HURTS.
by Chipmunk
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica side effects?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Lyrica side effects?

I was taking 75-100 mg Lyrica every night and at the same time I went to the cardiologist for a check-up (due to a genetic condition) and was diagnosed with tachycardia. I think it was the Lyrica because I noticed that the higher the dose, the faster my heart would race while I was lying there in be...
by Chipmunk
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: AcetylCholine and L Carnitine
Replies: 3
Views: 2731

Re: AcetylCholine and L Carnitine

Here's a direct link to the article (I found it kind of hard to find from the main page):
http://www.ratracetrap.com/the-rat-race-trap/your-brain-on-food-and-supplements-dopamine.html
by Chipmunk
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Protein supplements/Artificial sweeteners
Replies: 13
Views: 3768

Re: Protein supplements/Artificial sweeteners

I take the amino acids from SomaLife: http://www.shopsomalife.com/gHP-Sport_p_15.html . I have tried other brands, replicating exactly the proportions of the different amino acids, but there was a noticeable difference in the effect and I switched back after two days even though the SomaLife pills a...
by Chipmunk
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip kicked my butt
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Requip kicked my butt

I'm guessing your doctor started you at a higher dose because he was trying to get an equivalent effect as what you were getting from the pramiprexole. I just started Requip at 1 mg and I think my doctor started me so high because he wanted to address the rebound RLS/WED I would get as I discontinue...
by Chipmunk
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Dr. Silber and the Mayo Clinic
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Dr. Silber and the Mayo Clinic

That name sounded familiar so I did a search on the board for "Silber" and came up with several posts recommending him! Here is a video of him discussing treatment options for RLS/WED:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRuX3cWUOnE

It sounds like you will be in good hands!
by Chipmunk
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: September 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3136

Re: September 2014

September 9th Welcome to WarriorMonk , who has had RLS/WED for a number of years but just had knee replacement and the RLS/WED has gone into overdrive. We're sorry to hear that. :( Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for RLS/WED to worsen after an operation. Have a look around and see if we can be of ...
by Chipmunk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica - on its own - effective dose?
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Lyrica - on its own - effective dose?

I'm sorry you don't have insurance right now. :( That really stinks.
by Chipmunk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica - on its own - effective dose?
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Lyrica - on its own - effective dose?

Yes, it works well for me but I responded well to gabapentin. They are very similar drugs except Lyrica is "cleaner" in terms of how it works in your body so you have fewer side effects. My symptoms start at around 5 p.m. or so, so I just take one dose in the evening. The WED subsides for ...

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