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by Rustsmith
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to drcmallen

Wednesday, September 30 Welcome to drcmallen, who has had since at least age 5 and drc's mom has too. The last two or three years, RLS has worsened (drc is 62) and become extremely painful all the time. drc really wants to find a way to be in less pain and to be able to sleep. There are definitely w...
by Rustsmith
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Help please re Ropinirole
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Help please re Ropinirole

Cathy, sorry I didn't respond last night. Your note came in just as I was starting to bed. I'm glad that Beth saw it and responded. My answer would have been exactly like Beth's. Many of us use both meds. In my case, opioids cause insomnia and I need the gabapentin to counter that effect. Regardless...
by Rustsmith
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Help please re Ropinirole
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Help please re Ropinirole

First, sorry for the bad news but without any ropinerole, you will be going through withdrawal from it and that virtually guarantees that you will not get any sleep. Gabapentin simply isn't strong enough to cover the withdrawal, only an opioid can do that. I cannot suggest this to you for a multitud...
by Rustsmith
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to Jsebastian

Tuesday, September 29 Welcome to Jsebastian, who needs to plan ahead if RLS symptoms occur during sit down activities. It is always on Jsebastian's mind. It is far easier to prevent symptoms than to treat them once they have started. If you don't find what you need, just post a note asking any quest...
by Rustsmith
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to Lbarhoum

Tuesday, September 29 Welcome to Lbarhoum, whose RLS started when Lbarhoum was a teen and has continued to get worse over the years and now at 58, has many sleepless nights. Insomnia is a major issue for those of us with RLS. If you would be willing to post a note telling us what you are doing to ma...
by Rustsmith
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to geo

Monday, September 28 Welcome to geo, who mainly has PLMS and likely some RLS. He can't sleep with PLMS. Technically, PLMS can only occur while you are asleep, but it can wake you and thereby disturb your sleep. If you are experiencing a need to move while awake, then it is RLS. But 85% of us who hav...
by Rustsmith
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 5 Weeks Until Specialist Visit and Ropinirole Doesn’t Work Anymore
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: 5 Weeks Until Specialist Visit and Ropinirole Doesn’t Work Anymore

I like Betty's suggestion about trying Tramadol. But since you are already taking desvenlafaxine for depression, be warned that Tramadol is also an SNRI so you would be doubling up on anti-depressants and that can cause a rare condition called serotonin overload. Most doctors are not familiar with t...
by Rustsmith
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to Sawyer22449

Sunday, September 27

Welcome to

Sawyer22449, whose RLS has really deprived him of sleep time and has caused severe pain every night for decades.

If you are willing to tell us a bit about what you have been doing to manage your RLS, we may be able to offer some suggestions for improving your sleep.
by Rustsmith
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to sleepybirder

Sunday, September 27 Welcome to sleepybirder, whose RLS has gotten worse and worse, now at 67 with legs and body movements. If your RLS has spread to other parts of your body, there is a chance that you are experiencing augmentation from your meds. If you could post a note telling us about your curr...
by Rustsmith
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to kycatinmd

Sunday, September 27 Welcome to kycatinmd, who has RLS and is looking for ideas for relief. You should be able to get a number of ideas of what works and what doesn't by looking around the board. If you have any questions or would like some personalized suggestions, please feel free to post a note w...
by Rustsmith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to SparklePlenty

Saturday, September 26 Welcome to SparklePlenty, who is changing meds and has RLS almost every night. If you would be willing to tell us which meds that you are switching from and to, we should be able to offer you some suggestions about regaining control, or things that you need to discuss with you...
by Rustsmith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to docbraetot

Saturday, September 26 Welcome to docbraetot, whose is joining because doc's father is suffering from RLS and doc wanted to help him get any information about relieving his symptoms. Signs of depression are also beginning to manifest in him and doc feels really bad that he has to suffer with this di...
by Rustsmith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to RodneyDangerfield

Saturday, September 26 Welcome to RodneyDangerfield, who is currently suffering from RLS and needs the support of others. He is no longer able to take daytime naps, watch TV on the couch with friends/family or take long car trips. All those complaints are things that we can all relate to. If you are...
by Rustsmith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to quilternancy

Saturday, September 26 Welcome to quilternancy, whose RLS has made her other physical problems of an acoustic neuroma and stroke harder to deal with since a lousy night's sleep makes her have less energy to walk and be active. RLS can definitely complicate life and the ability to manage other physic...
by Rustsmith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 - New Members
Replies: 46
Views: 473

Welcome to Mokejoshdaly

Saturday, September 26 Welcome to Mokejoshdaly, who has terrible RLS that is likely caused by Zoloft. Zoloft and most other anti-depressants can definitely cause RLS or RLS-like symptoms. You might ask to switch to Wellbutrin, which is an atypical antidepressant that is not know to trigger RLS. If y...