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by Rustsmith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to Nichdnhr

Sunday, November 17

Welcome to

Nickdnhr, who has severe Restless Legs Syndrome.

Please post a note telling us what you are currently doing to manage your RLS and asking any questions that you have. We would love to be able to help you out.
by Rustsmith
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to vwells123

Saturday, November 16 Welcome to vwells123, who only gets at most 6 hours sleep a night and so is very tired and cranky which affects their marriage. Please post a note telling us what you are doing to manage your symptoms so that we can suggest some improvements that can improve your sleep, disposi...
by Rustsmith
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?

Stainless, I would have just missed meeting you while you were a student. I had a friend who graduated from FAU in Ocean Engineering in about '75 and then later worked closely with Dr Bill Hart as both a sponsor of his research work (mid-80's) and later simply as a friend.
by Rustsmith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to Pianomom3355

Friday, November 15 Welcome to Pianomom3355, who would like to connect with other RLS sufferers and ask opinions on meds to take, what works for them. She has been on pramipexole for about 15 years now and believes it is affecting her heart. She would like to ask others about a switch in meds. Pleas...
by Rustsmith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to Jr85

Thursday, November 14 Welcome to Jr85, who has had RLS since 9yo. No idea it was a thing til 33yo. It has progressively gotten for worse and is now unbearable - no sleep ever. Under care of GP and Neurologist. He has tried exercise at night, iron supplements, Counselling/CBT, heat pads, cold pads, C...
by Rustsmith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 193
Views: 5238

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Wonderful news PB!!! :D :D :D
by Rustsmith
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to Ulrike

Wednesday, November 13 Welecome to Ulrike, who is new to the Foundation and has had RLS for 2 years, being up many times at night. On most nights Ulrike doesn't get enough sleep, but has avoided taking medications so far and is hoping to learn some natural strategies for getting through the night fr...
by Rustsmith
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to Cookie

Wednesday, November 13 Welcome to Cookie, whose RLS runs in her family. Her father suffered terrifically 50 years ago. Without medication, she would never sleep and now has learned her teenage granddaughter is being to have bouts. She would like to learn more about treatments, new research, and poss...
by Rustsmith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?

Ours became Metallurgy, Materials and Biomedical Engineering well after I left. They are a long ways away from the mostly extractive department supported by the southwestern US copper mines, smelters and refineries. Thankfully, I ended up in the oil and gas business. Better pay and no union strikes....
by Rustsmith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?

With respect to the mention of "addiction", it is a matter of semantics, but the semantics are important these days with the furor that is currently sweeping the world about opioids. Addiction is where a drug causes psychological dependence on the high that is produced. An addict with do a...
by Rustsmith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New member - Rx transitions and Mayo Clinic
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: New member - Rx transitions and Mayo Clinic

Our primary care doc is sending us to Mayo Clinic. How long should we expect to be at Mayo? Does anyone know if we need to be there a day, multiple days, a week??? Since he has already had a sleep study done and there are not any tests that can be done to diagnose RLS, I would not expect that the d...
by Rustsmith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to Ata

Tuesday, November 12 Welcome to Ata, who has had RLS for about 4 years and it has been a total obstacle and disruption to life. Please post a note telling us what you are doing to manage your symptoms so that we will know what sort of things to suggest to you to remove those obstacles and disruptions.
by Rustsmith
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to walkerwear

Tuesday, November 12 Welcome to walkerwear, whose husband has severe RLS in all limbs and rarely sleeps. He has tried so many meds, but there's always augmentation in the end to reset his progress to zero. Please post a note telling us which meds he has tried. There are very effective meds that do n...
by Rustsmith
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to Lbrick

Tuesday, November 12 Welcome to Lbrick, who has had RLS for a good 40 years now and is getting desperate for help. Mute Dr’s don’t seem to know what to do so she feels she is on her own. She doesn’t sleep and is embarrassed to be in a relationship because they think she is crazy! This has taken over...
by Rustsmith
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: NOVEMBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Welcome to jillyand40

Tuesday, November 12 Welcome to jillyand40, who says that it may seem to normal people that RLS is not a big deal...but it is. jilly has been trying to sleep for 5 hours tonight and is still awake with what jilly calls...jumpy legs. it is very aggravating and depressing. Sleep deprivation is somethi...

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