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by Rlstader
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Advocacy
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Advocacy

I just left Congressman Pat Tiberi’s office. I went with a personal letter explaining my experience with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and the RLS medical bulletin that I printed from the RLS.org website. I was able to speak with one of the Congressman’s representatives and explain my concerns about p...
by Rlstader
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 61
Views: 18402

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Since we are all different I hope my experience might help someone. I have been on 15 mg of buspar (Wellbutrin) 3 times a day for the last 8 weeks. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say it saved my life. I did not want to live, it helped very quickly and in my case my RLS got a bit better. The R...
by Rlstader
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety

Thanks madmom02!
by Rlstader
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Potassium! Potassium! Potassium!
Replies: 10
Views: 1870

Re: Potassium! Potassium! Potassium!

Thanks Karl. I will definitely give this a try and let you know.
by Rlstader
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety

Madmom02, the symptoms I am referring to as anxiety was an awful feeling in my entire body that is hard to describe. Kind of like all my blood was ice chunks and it caused goosebumps and just a very weird and extremely unpleasant feeling. I just wanted to fall asleep forever. I did not have a racing...
by Rlstader
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety

Can anyone help me with their experience? After augmenting from Mirapex I have severe RLS almost all day. Dr put me on Percocet. Worked for a while but everyday was so stressful trying to go as long as possible into the afternoon before taking one so that I did not need to take more than 4 each day....
by Rlstader
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Good luck for many years. Now in the pits.
Replies: 20
Views: 3022

Re: Good luck for many years. Now in the pits.

Oh good grief!! Sorry, that was 1 mg of Mirapex 3 times a day. That's what I get for writing in the middle of the night!! Sorry for the confusion!!
by Rlstader
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Good luck for many years. Now in the pits.
Replies: 20
Views: 3022

Re: Good luck for many years. Now in the pits.

Hi Shirleysguy, As you've seen many of have a little bit different reactions to our drugs. I will tell you mine. in about 2003 my Rls was bad enough to go to the doctor. She put me on ropinerol and I augmented in three weeks. I didn't know it was augmentation at that time, I just thought the drug di...
by Rlstader
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 331
Views: 29845

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

EeFall, I too have severe refractory RLS. Augmented from the dopamine agonists after 10 years. Have been working with my amazing doc and after many months of trying different drugs and dosing regimenes I am now doing very well on extended release oxyicontin 10 mg one at 11 a.m. and one at 10 p.m. I ...
by Rlstader
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone

Rikku9: I could have written every word you did. "I can't express my gratitude to everyone on this board, thank you so much for taking the time to help and reply, it means a lot to me. The last month has been grim and the reality of how bad my RLS has gotten over the years has really been getti...

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