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by carolsond
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and Vision/Balance Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 4032

Re: Mirapex and Vision/Balance Problems

Hi: I've been taking Mirapex for my severe RLD about 8 years. Since then, I was diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. It's getting worse for me also. I need a magnifying glass to read small print including all of my E-mails. My RLS doctor said that he refused to take me off of Mirapex because he ...
by carolsond
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Morning??
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Morning????

Hi! I wake up about 5:00 A.M. usually and the RLS is bothering me most mornings. I don't want to take any medication. I usually end up eating something which isn't a very good idea. I also will watch TV to get my mind off of the RLS. It's very very unnerving. It finally does go away about 7:00 A.M. ...
by carolsond
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weight gain from Mirapex
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Weight gain from Mirapex

I've taken Mirapex for my RLS for about 8 years and I've gained abpit 30- [pounds. Has anyone else taking Mirapex gained a substantial amount of weight from it? I have trouble getting into my slacks and I worry about getting heart disease, diabetis. camcer. etc/ I recently had a hip replacement and ...
by carolsond
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weight Gain from taking Mirapex
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Mirapex and weight gain

Hi! Yes, I tried Requip also and also go nauseated and actually made my RLS worse. I haven't tried Lyrica, however. That might work. Actually I won't know until I take it, right. I coulf take it with the Tylenol/Codeine med. I tried Tramadol and couldn't sleep and I was getting TRLS much more freque...
by carolsond
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and acupuncture
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

ELS and acupunxrue

Hi Beth, I'm glad your RLS is better amd tje aci[imctire did help. You're fortunate you don't have to pay anything for it. I'm not sure being that I had hip replacement surgery if I can have acupuncture. I'll have to mention it to my orthopedic surgeon when I see him on 8/8/11. Take care! Carol Ann
by carolsond
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and acupuncture
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

acupuncture for RLS

My insurance will NOT cover acupuncture either.

I don't know if I could have acupuncture because I recently had hip surgery.
I need to ask my surgeon if acupuncture would be O.K. to have for my RLS.
by carolsond
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and driving
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

RLS and driving

Hi! I'm curious. How many of you RLSers out there drive especially the ones that are taking stronger Opiates and Mirapex which is known to induce sleep w/o any warning whatsoever and can happen while driving. It's happened to me a couple of times. tt was very scary. It was only a few seconds that I ...
by carolsond
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hip replacement surgery and worsening of RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Worsening of RLS due to hip replacement

Thanks for your suggestions regarding Health Foods Stores. We have the Good Earth here and also the grocery store I shop at has an organic foods section.
by carolsond
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hip replacement surgery and worsening of RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Worsening of RLS due to hip replacement

Thanks for your suggestions regarading Health Foods Stores. We have the Good Earth here and also the grocery store I shop at has an organic foods section.
by carolsond
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and acupuncture
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

RLS and acupuncture

Has anyone tried acupuncture for their RLS? Did it help relieve the RLS sytmptoms? I am so sick and tired of putting up with horrible side effects from the RLS medications. I just feel it just isn't worth it even if I have to put up with the RLS. I had to take about 3 Tylenol/Codeins pills last nigh...
by carolsond
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hip replacement surgery and worsening of RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Eggs from the farmer - more nutritious for RLS

Hi!

I wish I could get the eggs from the farmer. This is out of the question. I don't know any farmers that raise hens. Your fortunate!
by carolsond
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Longevity
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Hang in There!

Hi! I really admire your tenacity and fighting spirit-Good for you not to give up the fight because you never know when a cure and/or more effective meds with fewer side effects may be found. I have had severe RLS for about 25 years so I can definitely empathize with your plight because I have had e...
by carolsond
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hip replacement surgery and worsening of RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Worsening of RLS after hip replacement surgery

Hi!

Sorry I meant ferrous fumerate = not ferrous sulfate.

Carol Ann
by carolsond
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hip replacement surgery and worsening of RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Worsening of RLS after hip replacement surgery

Hi! Thanks for your input re: your knee replacement surgery and that your RLS was also worse after your surgery. I don't feel so alone in this regard. Thanks also for letting me know that an iron infusion or ferrous sulfate is more effective than the poly iron I'm now taking. Also, advising me to ta...
by carolsond
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hip replacement surgery and worsening of RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Worsening of RLS after hip replacaement surgery

Hi! I'm taking 150 poly iron - 1 daily. I'm going to ask my surgeon on my followup appointment with him on 8/8 if that's an adequate dose. The doctor at the Short Stay Care Center prescribed the iron for me. I think surgery is stressful on the body and mind and the stress may have made the RLS worse...