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by Rustsmith
Tue May 21, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to Kevin

Tuesday, May 21 Welcome to Kevin, who has had RLS for a long time and needs more support. You have come to the right place for support. If you will post a note telling us a bit about your symptoms and what you are currently doing to manage them, we can offer you some specific suggestions to improve ...
by Rustsmith
Tue May 21, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to r10harmsel

Tuesday, May 21 Welcome to r10harmsel, whose RLS has greatly affected his life because his sleep is never consistent. He can usually get about 1-3 hours when he first goes to sleep. Then have to be up for 1/2 -1 1/2 hours before he can go back to sleep. Usually he has to repeat that pattern at least...
by Rustsmith
Tue May 21, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Excellent article on opioids
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Excellent article on opioids

chuas, no problem with the rant. We have all been there. It may be time for you to start thinking about casting your net a bit further to find a doctor. It took me two years to locate a doctor in my town of 100,000 who would prescribe the opioids that I need for my post-augmentation RLS. I had to tr...
by Rustsmith
Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to kBreese

Tuesday, May 21

Welcome to

kBreese, who says that it takes a village to try to understand and live with this dreaded disease!

So true. You found the village, so please post a note telling us about your RLS, what you are doing to manage it and asking any questions that you have.
by Rustsmith
Tue May 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to Sjm

Tuesday, May 21 Welcome to Sjm, who is pregnant and her RLS is so bad that she is up for days. Please take a look at the info in our Special Populations forum to get an idea of how to manage RLS during pregnancy. And please post a note telling us what you are currently doing to manage the symptoms s...
by Rustsmith
Mon May 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome Dougnddeb

Monday, May 20 Welcome to Dougnddeb, whose RLS has interfered with his sleep since he started having this condition in 2015. He is tired all the time and it is mentally and physically exhausted. His quality of life suffers. Please post a note telling us what you are doing to manage your symptoms. We...
by Rustsmith
Sun May 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: sleep deprivation
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: sleep deprivation

Hi Rustsmith I just took a double take at your reply. you have sleep apenea specific to thin pple? No intention of being instrusive or rude here, but just curious that there is a condition like this? Beth's reply about UARS is the condition that I have. It still remains somewhat controversial, most...
by Rustsmith
Sat May 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to Grimley_george

Saturday, May 11 Welcome to Grimley_george, who has not been officially diagnosed with RLS yet, but seems to have most of the reported symptoms, as well as a family connection. It has reduced his normal sleep time but not his usual energy. He has only had it with this intensity for a week. Take a lo...
by Rustsmith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to bnsfengineer

Friday, May 10 Welcome to bnsfengineer, who has not had refreshed sleep going on three years and cant find a solution after being placed on Requip, which causes excessive daytime sleepiness. bnsfengineer has had numerous sleep studys as well as Narcolepsy and was diagnosed with moderate to severe PL...
by Rustsmith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to Juliearosati

Friday, May 10 Welcome to Juliearosati, who approximately 25 years ago began to develop mild RLS symptoms that occurred 2-4 times a month and gradually as the years went by the frequency and urgency escalated. Now the symptoms are so frequent and intense that it presents a major intrusion emotionall...
by Rustsmith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to cbreeden

Friday, May 10 Welcome to cbreeden, who is sleep deprived and sick of being dependent on medication, up to 7 mg of Requip daily. That is a LOT of Requip and is a good indication of probably augmentation. If that is the case, then you need to get off of it and switch to something else. Your doctor ma...
by Rustsmith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to mcmags

Friday, May 10 Welcome to mcmags, who has not found a successful treatment yet and is exhausted and uncomfortable. mcmags believes that this is worse than pain. Most of us would agree. If you will post a note telling us about the treatments that have not worked, we can probably offer some suggestion...
by Rustsmith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to graycedee

Friday, May 10 Welcome to graycedee, who has been diagnosed with severe RLS and is currently on tramadol/gabapentin after bad augmentation with mirapex. The RLS Foundation has been a wonderful support. Glad to hear that you have already been in contact with the Foundation. Please post a note telling...
by Rustsmith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2019 - New Members
Replies: 35
Views: 236

Welcome to Susanhooper

Friday, May 10 Welcome to Susanhooper, who has suffered with RLS since she was 30 and now she is 76. She takes medication daily and would love a cure. We all look forward to a cure. Please post a note telling us what medication you are taking and how well it is working so that maybe we can help sugg...
by Rustsmith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 53
Views: 1117

Re: Cannabis

I don't know if anything is started yet for RLS, probably not since we haven't heard anything from the Foundation. But the Univ. of Colorado pharmacy department (Dr. Bainbridge) has a cannabis research lab set up. It took a couple of years for her to accomplish this because it took a number of work ...

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