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by jumpy
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16104

Somewhere on this site is a description of my experience with a "sleep clinic". I had a very bad spell of insomnia. The sleep clinic was supposed to help. It was horrible. They hook you up to all sorts of wires, glued to you head an various parts of your body. They gave me two Ambian, cut ...
by jumpy
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS and Obesity
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Couldn't have said it better myself. RLS makes you not sleep. When you're not sleeping the tendency to eat sneaks in. Then you don't work off the extra calories. So you gain weight. I've had RLS as long as I can remember. I didn't start gaining weight until it got really bad and I wasn't sleeping. A...
by jumpy
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycodone question~
Replies: 22
Views: 2651

I can't carry a tune in a bucket...but this is harmless as long as only my dogs, cat, and birds hear. I once asked my doctor why my legs hurt only if I'm at rest. (or sometimes when I walk too much). He said your brain can only absorb so much input. So maybe the singing is a distraction from the pai...
by jumpy
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: In so much pain!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

jm, looks like we are about the same age? I have had RLS all my life. Do you remember "growing pains"? I have taken Requip and am presently on Mirapex. Both worked fine for the jumpy legs; but not the related pain. I take Norco for that. It's Hydroco/apap 10/325. Like Lortab but less tylen...
by jumpy
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Abilify
Replies: 33
Views: 5717

This may be going into the back door. But, do you know any RN's? I had two surgeries this year and both times the pre-admin nurse asked me if I was on Requip for RLS. And then wrote instructions on the forms of anti-nausea drugs not to give me. Sometimes they know more than some doctors. Maybe you c...
by jumpy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Abilify
Replies: 33
Views: 5717

Sleuth, be very careful of antidepressants. I think my gp has had me on every one on the marked. He thought I was depressed and that was the reason I could not sleep. I took Ambilify...the only thing that happened was diabetes. Read the warnings on the box. He changed me to another one that I though...
by jumpy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol information
Replies: 15
Views: 4516

On my last visit to the pain clinic I asked if I could try Tramadol. I would really like to take something less than Lortab. She did not hesitate to write me a script. It was .5 3xs a day. I might as well been taking candy pills. No help at all. Back to the Lortab. Hope it works for you...Pat
by jumpy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and dry mouth/lips
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Jupe, I told my gp about the dry mouth thing . He did not say what he thinks caused it. He gave me a prescription for Evoxac. I've only been taking it for about a week and so far may have a slight improvement. I have talked with several people that are also taking this and they say it works. Maybe i...
by jumpy
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Leg nerve damage
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Mowenlind, I forgot the reason for writing. Do extensive research. Sometimes you will find something the doctors have not thought of. Could you have back problems that could be radiating to your legs?

Just a thought...what about deep vein thrombosis (sp?) ...Pat
by jumpy
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Leg nerve damage
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

I saw my GP today. We had a long discussion. He thinks the pain is a form of neuropathy and told me this was just the way it reflected on me. I asked about staying on the Lortab and he did not have a problem with that. I really feel better after talking to him. He did change the dose from7.5/350 to ...
by jumpy
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Leg nerve damage
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

I will try to make this short. I'm diabetic and have had a nerve conduction study. It showed some damage in both legs. I have had RLS as long as I can remember. (I'm 61)...My GP has run every test in the book to find out the reason for my almost continuous leg pain. (mostly in my calves). I have jus...
by jumpy
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and dry mouth/lips
Replies: 4
Views: 542

I have the dry mouth syndrome, just never made the connection with the Mirapex. I have an appointment next week with my gp. I'll ask. There is a brand of toothpaste, mouthwash and mouth rinse on the market. It helps a little. My dentist was the dr that brought my lack of saliva to my attention. Up u...
by jumpy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: The Wean
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Hello WAM...My pain clinic dr just weaned me off Lyrica. I was on 150 2xs a day. I was on it for over a year. He cut it back to 100 and then off over about a week. I did not have any problems and did not seem to need it. There may have about 3 days of nerves but that was manageable. But then again, ...
by jumpy
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Update
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Hi Jenifa, welcome....I just had an MRI..since I did not want to go into that tunnel again..they tried the open one..BAD IDEA.. It seems you have to stay still for about 45 mins. no way was that going to happen. I left the office took 1/2 Lortab and a Requip, had the closed one and it lasted about 1...
by jumpy
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: PLEASE!!! WOMEN ONLY!!!! (sorry for shouting)
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Oh how well I know!! I went through a hell of a menopause. Finally had everything removed. Much, much better. Don't miss feeling like a "woman" at all. LOL... Sorry you feel bad. I do remember that part..Pat

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