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by Rustsmith
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Interview with Dr Winkelman
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Interview with Dr Winkelman

This link is to an interview with Dr Winkelman that was published in Sleep Review magazine. There isn't anything really new, but it is nice to see that something like this is going to be seen by a large number of sleep medicine doctors. http://digitaledition.sleepreviewmag.com/sleeprev/diged/2019030...
by Rustsmith
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to PaulBenn

Monday, March 18 Welcome to PaulBenn, whose RLS is causing sleep disruption, limited social activities, and painful leg movements. That pretty much describes what it does to all of us. If you post a note telling us about your meds, including the dose, we may be able to offer you some suggestions for...
by Rustsmith
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Orgasm as treatment and/or cause
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Orgasm as treatment and/or cause

I don't think iron deficiency fully explains all cases, or wouldn't red meat / iron supplements be a reliable cure? The root cause of RLS is an iron deficiency in a specific part of the brain, the substantia nigra. There are a number of reasons that can lead to this deficiency. Some people, such as...
by Rustsmith
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to colleen116

Sunday, March 17 Welcome to colleen116, who has had RLS for over 20 years and has been on meds for most of that time. She has been on all the typical meds, augmented and had impulse control issues on dopamine agonists and is now on low dose opioids. She loves the work the RLS Foundation does and is ...
by Rustsmith
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to Quercus

Sunday, March 17 Welcome to Quercus, who has suffered from RLS on and off for over 25 years. For the last 6 years, it has been fairly well-controlled with Mirapex but now symptoms are breaking through at least twice a day. At night, sometimes Quercus can't sleep and the next day is horrible trying t...
by Rustsmith
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to Werbers

Saturday, March 16 Welcome to Werbers, who is 68 years old and has had RLS in various degrees of severity for a long time. It has been particularly bad since about 1990. Werbers has take Tramadol 100mg daily and Oxycodone 10mg daily since about 1995 and took ropinorole for a couple of years and deal...
by Rustsmith
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to TRCSr39

Saturday, March 16 Welcome to TRCSr39, whose RLS is causing Sleep problems and restlessness while being seated for a length of time like watching TV or working on the computer. Please post a note telling us about your RLS treatment(s) and asking any questions that you have so that we can try to help...
by Rustsmith
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to jej345

Saturday, March 16 Welcome to jej345, whose RLS prevented a good night's sleep. That, in turn, exacerbated depression/anxiety issues during the daytime. Please post a note telling us what you are doing to manage your RLS so that we can offer you some suggestions for improving your control and gettin...
by Rustsmith
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to philoff

Saturday, March 16 Welcome to philoff, who has increasingly gotten worse over the past 25 years and is still hoping for answers that do not involve drugs. Take a look at our forums on Physical Treatments and Non-prescription meds to get an idea of the limited number of things that work and of the mu...
by Rustsmith
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to lbpederson

Friday, March 15 Welcome to lbpederson, whose 8 year old son was diagnosed with RLS and PLMD at the age of 6. They have struggled with different treatments and have had very little success, even after transferring him to the Mayo Clinic. The sleep deprivation and pain from the RLS has disrupted his ...
by Rustsmith
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 54

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

When I was fighting with my insurance company over my gabapentin prescription earlier this year, I was running very low. I use a mail order pharmacy and the normal people who answer the phone were of ZERO help. I kept pressing to speak with a manager and they finally offered to let me talk with a ph...
by Rustsmith
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to Kittyjane

Friday. March 15 Welcome to Kittyjane, whose RLS has gotten worse with age at the age of 70, she seldom has a peaceful night. In addition, she has lupus, peripheral neuropathy and adult acquired spinal deformity. Hoping to gain more insight into this disease. We can definitely provide you with that ...
by Rustsmith
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapenten used thru the night
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Gabapenten used thru the night

I am one of those who is less sensitive to gabapentin. I have to take 900 to 1200mg for it to help me fall asleep and then I still need to take an edible marijuana product to help me stay asleep. There is another issue with gabapentin. It is only absorbed by a short length of the intestinal tract, s...
by Rustsmith
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to Gatita42676

Thursday, March 14 Welcome to Gatita42686, who has had RLS since childhood, every year it gets worse (42 now). If Gatitia can't or fails to take meds for this aggravating condition, Gatita feels as if would rather die because it is means being constantly up, moving around, with no sleep, and the wor...
by Rustsmith
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MARCH 2019 - New Members
Replies: 60
Views: 384

Welcome to Nynightwalker

Thursday, March 14 Welcome to Nynightwalker, who cannot sleep due to RLS, no sitting for any length of time. Airline flights need to be multi stop. It causes depression,anxiety and stress on marriage. Nobody understands. Now Nynitwalker has it in the arms occasionally and has run out of options for ...

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