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by sandy9356
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 12571

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

I have been told by the Relaxis company that it is a 30 day trial and if you are having some success but not the success that you want, they will extend that 30 days to 60 days. I have started to reduce my Mirapex by 1/2 before the Relaxis arrives. I am not having a great deal of difficulty and I am...
by sandy9356
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 26462

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Thank you all for your responses. I am not taking the Sinemet and I am reducing the Mirapex. I am continuing to look for a doctor with knowledge of RLS in the Pittsburgh area. I am not having much success. On a positive note, I have reduced my Mirapex in 1/2 and I am not suffering greatly. I am cont...
by sandy9356
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 26462

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

So...after some discussion with the neurologist, I am reducing the mirapex from 2 mg to 1/2 mg 2X per day and eventually plan to stop it completely. She would like me to start on Sinemet 2 X / day and continue the Tramadol 2 X / day. I have read so much that I am not sure if this is a good plan to e...
by sandy9356
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 12571

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

I am new to the forum and in the few days that I have been here, I have received an overwhelming amount of support. I can't believe that I have lived for 65 years without this support group. That being said, I am in a serious state of augmentation. The day prior to joining I ordered the Relaxis and ...
by sandy9356
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 26462

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

For you kind and dedicated souls who have been giving me so much support, I had my first 6 solid hours of sleep last night. It may have been exhaustion but I also cut my medicines. I took 1/2 mirapex at 6:00 p.m. with 1 50 mg. Tramadol and 1/2 Mirapex with 1 Tramadol at 9:00. I slept all night with ...
by sandy9356
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 26462

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Well, my plan at this point based on my reading and your advice is to try to reduce my medication as much as possible. I am sure that I am not going to get an appointment at Hopkins quickly so some slow tapering should be a start. The thought of no medication is frightening!!! My question that conti...
by sandy9356
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 26462

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Before I start delving into all of this information, I had a terrible night and decided to make an appointment at Johns Hopkins. It is a 4 hour drive but at this point I think it is my best bet. My doctor is always on a timeframe and why try to get her on the right page; why not start with what is a...
by sandy9356
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 26462

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Thank you so much for all of your comments. I am currently on ferritin but my level is only at 30. There has not been much focus on my iron level which concerns me. I have written to the doctor and asked for a medication change. It is 2:00 a.m. and I am barely able to type due to my leg movements. I...
by sandy9356
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 121
Views: 26462

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

I am new to the forum but certainly not new to RLS and the challenges it has caused in my life. I am 65 years old and have had RLS since I was a teenager. My mother also suffered from RLS; however, it was not a recognized disorder and she never received any type of appropriate treatment. She became ...

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