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by Rustsmith
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Esophageal Spasm and RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: Esophageal Spasm and RLS

Odd you should mention this because I have had one or two episodes in the last few weeks of discomfort beneath the sternum at about the time that I was going to bed. The feeling was only there for about a minute and wasn't the crushing feeling I see described for heart issues and there were no other...
by Rustsmith
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to group.
Replies: 31
Views: 342

Re: New to group.

Gayle, if you do get to see that psychiatrist, you might ask about Tramadol ER. Tramadol is an opioid, so it is an effective treatment for refractory RLS and it is also a fairly decent anti-depressant. Its only potential drawback is that it has been reported to cause augmentation (the only non-DA th...
by Rustsmith
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to Jessica Lamb

Friday, January 18 Welcome to Jessica Lamb, whose medication worked fine and then it augments. So, life is not easy living with RLS. No, life is not easy with RLS. Please post a note telling us what you are currently doing following augmentation. We should be able to offer you some suggestions on wh...
by Rustsmith
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to Peasantann

Thursday, January 17 Welcome to Peasantann, who has severe RLS and like so many is sleep deprived. There are many days she does not feel safe driving to visit her 94 year old mother who lives 45 minutes away. She also lives in Canada where they do not have the RLS specialists and resources found in ...
by Rustsmith
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to stevejg123

Thursday, January 17 Welcome to stevejg123, who has had RLS 20 years and it keeps getting worse. He has been thru most meds and is now on Horizant and 4mg of Neupro. Both very expensive $600 plus/mo each and insurance won't cover them. Terrible to deal with, spend 2-3 hours most nights pacing the li...
by Rustsmith
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to Mary Souther

Wednesday, January 16 Welcome to Mary Souther, who has battled restless legs (PLMS) for 40 years and would welcome any helpful information. Please post a note telling us what you are currently doing to manage your RLS so that we can offer you some suggestions. And feel free to ask any questions that...
by Rustsmith
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to slkatanick

Tuesday, January 15 Welcome to slkatanick, who has suffered with RLS for 12 years following a knee replacement and treated with Requip, gabapentin, a medication vacation and now oxycontin 10 mg and gabapentin. Since moving from Baltimore to Hollywood Fl, slkatanick has been unable to find a provider...
by Rustsmith
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Update, Funny but True
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Update, Funny but True

Eefall, been there done that. During the nine months that I was seriously augmented on DAs, I averaged 3.5 hrs of sleep each night. I couldn't drive for more than 30 minutes without pulling over for a 10 minute nap, but during that time I did some of the most technical work that came up since I reti...
by Rustsmith
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opiates and Non-Texas Prescribers
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Opiates and Non-Texas Prescribers

Qyx, there have also bee a few RLS suicides. At this point, the government and the media seem more concerned about reducing overdose deaths than they do about protecting the rights of legitimate patients. And a large portion of the problem has nothing to do with prescription drugs, but is tied to il...
by Rustsmith
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to LynnA

Monday, January 14 Welcome to LynnA, whose biggest problem is not being able to relax. She usually can't just relax or sleep at night with her husband. She also had problems sitting at her job. Just having the uncomfortable feeling is a big problem. Please post a note telling us what you are current...
by Rustsmith
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to Lapacer

Monday, January 14 Welcome to Lapacer, whose RLS has affected all areas of life. Lapacer has severe RLS and after trying numerous meds the only thing that has helped is opiods. Now with the DEA's interference pain meds have been slashed to almost nothing. So Lapacer hasn't had a good night's sleep f...
by Rustsmith
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to Lasvegased777

Saturday, January 12 Welcome to Lasvegased777, who has had RLS since he can remember. This condition has gone from an inconvenience to debilitating. He is here for knowledge on the subject and may have some insights as well. Please post a note telling us about what you are currently doing to manage ...
by Rustsmith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to Cather3

Saturday, January 12 Welcome to Cather3, who had recurring symptoms of RLS that are getting worse over time. She is trying gabapentin, advil and ambien, but they are not consistently effective. So she needs other ideas. Unfortunately RLS does tend to get worse with age and gabapentin doesn't work fo...
by Rustsmith
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Welcome to alphamare3

Friday, January 11 Welcome to alphamare3, who has had RLS all her life. Her mother thought she was a hypochondriac when she would tell her that my legs tickled so bad that she couldn't lay in bed or sit still. As an adult, her biggest fear is flying. For some reason when she is on a flight, the cond...
by Rustsmith
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to this group
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: New to this group

Deb, what you can expect during the appointment involves a number of things. You will probably be given a normal neurological exam in order to rule out other conditions. You will also be asked a number of questions about how often your symptoms occur, what time of day they begin and how much they in...

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