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by needhamal
Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Blood pressure meds leading to RLS?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Blood pressure meds leading to RLS?

I am thrilled to report that my very severe RLS (characterized by a throbbing sensation in my feet) has improved markedly now that I have gone off Lisonopril, which I'd been taking for high blood pressure. I'd read some things online that suggested a link (though not necessarily a distinct one) betw...
by needhamal
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Need sequential compression device
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Need sequential compression device

I am a longtime RLS sufferer with what my sleep doc (chief of clinical sleep neurology at a major teaching hospital) says is one of his most extreme cases. I was on Clonozepam for 16 years (that's not a typo), and tried DAs but had augmentation with both Pramipexole and Ropinerole. I am now on 400 m...
by needhamal
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Transcranial magnetic stimulation--anyone know about it?
Replies: 2
Views: 2533

Transcranial magnetic stimulation--anyone know about it?

I have severe, debilitating RLS that has been unresponsive to Clonopin, Pramipexole, Ropinerole and Lyrica. My sleep doc (for good reason) would like to avoid putting me on an opiate. I am in desperate search of a cutting-edge treatment but am now realizing that my Rx options are closing on me. I've...
by needhamal
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 13404

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

I was enrolled in a study of a device known as SENSUS, which is worn just below the knee and which sends electrical impulses through the legs and into the feet. The device is marketed by Neurometrix, which also developed the Quell device for chronic pain. The study sample was small (about 12 people)...
by needhamal
Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Topic of the Year
Replies: 43
Views: 15836

Re: Topic of the Year

I've had three instances of augmentation: two while on Pramipexole and one while on Ropinerole. In each instance augmentation came on with a vengeance, and I had to withdraw from the drug quickly.

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