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by Laurachrissy
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Blood Pressure cuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

I got them; they're great :) Need to have a battery charger tho' or you'll go broke....is the only drawback.

Totally feels soooooo good, just had to post.
by Laurachrissy
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnancy Journal
Replies: 57
Views: 27354

Awwwww, I know u can't wait to have Lil' Jacob home and all 2 urself. So glad everyone did a gr8 job; esp. the new mommy ...Enjoy and Congrats.
by Laurachrissy
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Our Medical History
Replies: 25
Views: 5536

I am going to ask my doctor these questions: My pharmacisti and all the other pharmacist chimed in and said that ERT can also cause Alopecia. Edit: even stress can cause it...my derm said no but who do you believe, dang! I am going to ask if he will lower the Estrogen and put me Wellbutrin. I still ...
by Laurachrissy
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Why don't you print out the Mayo Clinic algorithm, you can find it on some of the posters' signature. Take that and go to a walk in clinic. I'd probably try the old geezer again, maybe you can get a referral to a Rheumatologist or Neurologist. Good luck with that.
by Laurachrissy
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: moderate exercise.
Replies: 15
Views: 5065

Get that Tramadol.......it has saved my brothers life. His RLS is the painful kind the is 24/7. Tramadol might be my next choice. Edit: skip that, I read below that it's an opiate?!? Wouldn't that mess you up with your job?
by Laurachrissy
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Our Medical History
Replies: 25
Views: 5536

Good Morning and Thanks Ann Edit: Where I'm confused is the fact that pushing on those tender TrP's actually does scratch that electrical itch in the bottom of my foot. Edit: The new RLS med. completely got rid of the tender spot in my calf and the itch in my foot. So I guess you can have sore and i...
by Laurachrissy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: WED MEDS: LIST OF ALL YOUR WED MEDS FROM DAY 1 TO PRESENT
Replies: 22
Views: 5883

Re: RLS/WED Meds

1. Sinemet 3-4 years Augmentation & side effects 2. Mirapex 5 years Augmentation & decreasing effectiveness 3. Neurontin 3 years Concurrent with Mirapex, ineffective 4. Ropinerole 2-3 years Severe augmentation & side effects Off all meds for RLS/WED & PLMD for 1 year. Now use a TENS...
by Laurachrissy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex/Requip withdrawal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Mirapex/Requip withdrawal?

Can someone give me a heads up on what I'm about to go through? Your experience? Any info will be helpful. I'm quitting cold turkey. I can't keep taking these pills for the rest of my life. Tonight will be night 3 without meds. I have sleeping pills to get me through my nights. Yesterday I had incr...
by Laurachrissy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Our Medical History
Replies: 25
Views: 5536

I hate the skin tenderness; I hate being patted on the back when ppl hug me. BUT "gentle hugs" to you Viewsaskew :)

Edit:
Beth...it is weird. (Oops! I meant Viewsaskew) We probably hear different names but are the same thing in a lot of cases which is confusing and weird.
by Laurachrissy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Our Medical History
Replies: 25
Views: 5536

Tend to respond oddly to medications - sometimes sensitive, sometimes takes a lot, sometimes get a paradoxical effect - never know what will happen Get what I call sleep attacks, unrelated to food or sleep; no doctor has been able to figure them out Edit: Are sleep attacks the same thing as GERD?
by Laurachrissy
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Our Medical History
Replies: 25
Views: 5536

I see 3 of us have problems with TrP's.
by Laurachrissy
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: to leaders
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

I wonder if this is why I am having such a hard time logging on. Some days I can log on and then some days I can't.
by Laurachrissy
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 52
Views: 21390

yes, I criss-cross the tape "X" over each pad...lies flat and the edges touch completely. Only complaint I have is pulling on the peach fuzz though but no biggie. Paper tape needs to be longer to adhere; particularly in peach fuzzy places like your lower back...but I myself do use a paper ...
by Laurachrissy
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Latest on TENS Unit Use for Nighttime Symptoms
Replies: 52
Views: 21390

Y'all, I use surgical tape. I have for the same TENS since 2006, lol!
No comments at how cheap I am either...we did this on the Ortho floor when I was in nursing because of sweaty patients.
by Laurachrissy
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: WED MEDS: LIST OF ALL YOUR WED MEDS FROM DAY 1 TO PRESENT
Replies: 22
Views: 5883

Everything you ever tried......it might be enlightening for someone to see what a lot of us tried in the beginning, how WED progresses as well as our medication therapy. Edit: I had never heard of augmenting and to me it looks like Requip is the worst, idk..just interesting.

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