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by bradyferguson
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS in my arms
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Bro I have RLS in close to my entire body. Is it the progression of this desease or is caused by the meds.. at this point I dont think that anyone can say for sure. depending on the meds that your taking some may cause augmentation(when you experience daytime symptoms). Some nights for me it is just...
by bradyferguson
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I dont even know where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

Im always amazed at how selfless people can be to take time out of there day to put pen to paper for the sole purpose to support others. i guess my job in the military jaded me a little as I was unfortunate to see the ugly side of Humans. And I guess my only struggle is I somehow dont feel entitled ...
by bradyferguson
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I dont even know where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

Does a lunatic know that he or she is a lunatic. That is the best way i can try and explain the compulsions. When did i become aware of the problem...it was actually my wife (conserned about my behaviour) looking on the internet who first made me aware that the meds may be causing me a problem. ther...
by bradyferguson
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I dont even know where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

I dont even know where to start

As the subject lines states i really do not know where to start. I have been a member of this group for some time now. I have not been on in some time now but once again my RLS has brought me back. Im not really looing for anything in particular i know all the treatment options that are available to...
by bradyferguson
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: wATCHOUT WHEN CHOOSING A NEUROLOGIST
Replies: 13
Views: 5343

i can remember when i was diagnosed ..... it was shuch a relief that it had a name .... at the time (about 12 years ago it was) i never really talked about rls as it was managed quite well over the past 8 or 9 years. Really only been the last 2 to 3 that i have had difficulties. Not too shabby as fa...
by bradyferguson
Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:35 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Some days you row, others you float...
Replies: 78
Views: 22107

i could only lurk in the weeds for so long. Been a while since i a written a post on this board. Hello to all. Hazel i also took great comfort from knowing that there were others who felt my pain. Pain to some can be crippeling and just the feeling of being alone in our pain can amplify its effects....
by bradyferguson
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opiate Dependency
Replies: 6
Views: 3056

I have some personal experience with this particular situation. its almost freaky how similar my story is. I am a 38y/o male diagnosed with RLS in 1992. I had already had battled alcoholism at the age of 22 and completed treatment in 1988. after being diagnosed I was put on clonazepam for the RLS an...
by bradyferguson
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Not sure where to start
Replies: 29
Views: 7683

Alwasy good to hear from u Jan.... and good to hear that you have turned a corner from this summer. ill send you a picture jan of the kids as I am always jumping at the oportunity to gloat over them. Not too sure of your email address but i will find it somewhere. take care and always good to hear f...
by bradyferguson
Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Not sure where to start
Replies: 29
Views: 7683

Hey Becat.... ya the girls are doing great. My new doc has just percribed me Clonazepam at .5 mg with the mirapex and it is working much better than just the mirapex. But I still get up a zillion times in the evening but not too sure how much of that is habbit or the RLS. Did you notice the number o...
by bradyferguson
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Not sure where to start
Replies: 29
Views: 7683

Hey Curits... I too was diagnosed in 1992 and was put on Clonazepam for a 7 year period. Ended off on a dose of 4mg in 1999 and a trip to drug rehab. Since then I have gone through just about every medication in the RLS algorythm for the managment of RLS. I have been sent to shrinks who believed who...
by bradyferguson
Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Been a Great Summer
Replies: 5
Views: 3900

thank you lyn for the condolances. yes Martina and baby are doing great. I have been off for 3-4 months of the summer as I am on parental leave. Just means that i get to hang with my kids and all the while getting paid. so i took off 3 months or so and martina took the remaining 9 months. Here we ge...
by bradyferguson
Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Been a Great Summer
Replies: 5
Views: 3900

Been a Great Summer

firstly hello to all i have not spoken to for a while. Im still fighting the battle to get proper treatment for the RLS for all that are interested. But it is a fight that I am learning a great deal from. As some of you may know i recently reunited with my mother after being away for 20+ years. our ...
by bradyferguson
Fri May 13, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: What would you want in a book about RLS?
Replies: 48
Views: 13958

I think that I would like to see something along the lines of treatments that are known to work and what will not work. For instance I was seeing a Psycologist for 2 years for drug dependance and she was convinced that if i meditated and continued to see her that my RLS would be cured. Well had she ...
by bradyferguson
Wed May 11, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I'm Back....for the most part
Replies: 11
Views: 3194

sounds like you guys are real troopers. Becat it is so nice to hear you talk so positive under such adversity. I dont know that i would be able to be as strong as you. Amazing how we find the stregnth to cope. You have certainly become a stratight A student in self reflection. You know yourself very...
by bradyferguson
Wed May 11, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: feeling really terrible
Replies: 35
Views: 10958

I think that my point was missed as well. What I liked about what corya stated was that let our doctors do the brainstorming. I dont think that she meant to blindly follow them but rather to present our symptoms to the DOCTORS and allow them to use there training to provide a suitable course of trea...