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by Rustsmith
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2018 - NEW MEMEBERS
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Welcome to Brisbaneite

Tuesday, January 16 Welcome to Brisbaneite, who is a long time sufferer of RLS as was Brisbaneite's mother. This condition severely affects the ability to have a good night's sleep and leads to inability to get out of bed early, daytime drowsiness and lethargy. Please post a note telling us a bit ab...
by Rustsmith
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Treatment for Refractory RLS at Quality Care Clinics
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: Treatment for Refractory RLS at Quality Care Clinics

I'm soon to be an Advocate for RLS with our elected representatives so I will use this feedback for the good of RLS sufferers. Thanks for joining the Advocacy program. For others, becoming an advocate is very easy and does not take much of your time at all. They provide you with the basis for a let...
by Rustsmith
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2018 - NEW MEMEBERS
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Welcome to i-o-u

Tuesday, January 16 Welcome to i-o-u, who has symptoms day in & day out- with the worst being from 5:30pm-2am. i-o-u has tried to stay off the meds, having come off many meds needed for treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease & it’s symptoms but has traded one loaded bag for another. So, is wonder...
by Rustsmith
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Not sure if this is RLS or not
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: Not sure if this is RLS or not

The gabapentin prescription is also one that is consistent with a new diagnosis of RLS, although it is also used for a wide variety of other neurological conditions (I originally started it for migraine prevention). So, I hope that it works even though your diagnosis is probably not RLS. I also wish...
by Rustsmith
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Treatment for Refractory RLS at Quality Care Clinics
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: Treatment for Refractory RLS at Quality Care Clinics

Last wee I spoke with a long time patient of Dr Earley at Hopkins. I was told that as of about Feb 1, Dr Earley said that they will only be allowed to give out prescriptions for five days of methadone. I'm not certain, but it appears that this is a new Maryland state law. This particular patient had...
by Rustsmith
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Not sure if this is RLS or not
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: Not sure if this is RLS or not

Chris, sorry that you have having this problem as well as getting a diagnosis. Most of us had problems getting a diagnosis, so we can relate. There are no tests that can be conducted to diagnose RLS, so there is a series of questions that a patient and his/her doctor answer for the diagnosis. This l...
by Rustsmith
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2018 - NEW MEMEBERS
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Welcome to sheila2259

Tuesday, January 16 Welcome to shiela2259, who has RLS 24/7/365, suffers from augmentation and sees no real relief in sight. Her doctor says he is between a rock and a hard place in treating her. She need some real help. Please post a note telling us what you have tried to treat your RLS and whether...
by Rustsmith
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2018 - NEW MEMEBERS
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Welcome to capot1948

Tuesday, January 16 Welcome to capot1948, who has been having 'abnormal involuntary movement' problems for almost a year now. capot1948 has been to various movement disorder specialists who have said things like possible orthostatic tremor, orthostatic myoclonus and the latest from the Baylor Colleg...
by Rustsmith
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2018 - NEW MEMEBERS
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Welcome to laurab0107

Monday, January 15 Welcome to laurab0107, whose sleep deprivation has affected her well being physically, mentally & emotionally. She is hoping that with the information that she has obtained in this site may be able to help her. Please post a note telling us a bit about what you are currently d...
by Rustsmith
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: going from ropinerole to gabapentin
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: going from ropinerole to gabapentin

Canton, I cannot help with your withdrawal from ropinerole because I went directly from pramipexole to methadone. But, something doesn't sound quite right here. Does your doctor at Hopkins who recommended going onto gabapentin know that you are taking Horizant? Horizant is a modified form of gabapen...
by Rustsmith
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 384
Views: 81974

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

I just read this article. "A bit technical"... When I wrote that, it was the abstract that I found a "bit technical" (and I admit that I was being a bit facetious with that), the paper on the other hand took several readings, everything that I have learned about neurochemistry a...
by Rustsmith
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Sleeping Arrangements
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Sleeping Arrangements

StirCrazy, you are very welcome here and your question is something that all of us have had to deal with. The fact that you have sought us out and are asking for help is something that all of us respect very highly. Although most of us can relate to your husband, I can also relate to your situation....
by Rustsmith
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2018 - NEW MEMEBERS
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Welcome to StirCrazy

Saturday, January 13 Welcome to StirCrazy, whose husband of almost 5 years has RLS. It is something she wants to learn more about and gain support so that is doesn't interfere with our relationship. She hopes this forum will provide some of that. What a wonderful thing to do, and yes we can provide ...
by Rustsmith
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2018 - NEW MEMEBERS
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Welcome to sammcclaren

Saturday, January 13 Welcome to sammcclaren, who has had RLS for about 15 years, gradually worsening as time has passed. It hits at the same time twice daily, if he doesn't medicate at the right time, the right doses and combination of drugs, and before eating. Usually, it's manageable. Usually. Tha...
by Rustsmith
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JANUARY 2018 - NEW MEMEBERS
Replies: 19
Views: 128

Welcome to Annbenedet

Saturday, January 13

Welcome to

Annbenedet, who has always had restless legs after sitting for long periods, but now at 68 it is disturbing her at night as well and affecting her sleep.

Please post a note telling us what you are doing to manage your RLS and asking any questions that you have.

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