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by Polar Bear
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 38
Views: 1064

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

An interesting read, thank you for that.
by Polar Bear
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: something easy that worked for me
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: something easy that worked for me

This is a great result for you, long may it continue.
by Polar Bear
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: bandage & socks for RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: bandage & socks for RLS

I hope they continue to work for you, for a long time.
by Polar Bear
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tolerance issues in general
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Tolerance issues in general

Qyx - My heart does go out to you in your battle with RLS and your constant struggle to keep on with your medical studies.
'EXTREME' symptoms indeed, as per Holland.
by Polar Bear
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication causing Apathy?
Replies: 30
Views: 346

Re: Medication causing Apathy?

Wonderful to hear how much improved you are. What an impact the meds have on our wellbeing.
by Polar Bear
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Undiagnosed RLS
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Undiagnosed RLS

Please let us know your feelings when you have had a look at the diagnosis questionnaire.
Are you at present using the Gabapentin and at what dose, and is it helping your symptoms?
by Polar Bear
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 39
Views: 472

Welcome to RLSexplorer

17 September 2018 Welcome today to: RLSexplorer who has recently begun to experience symptoms of pain and real difficulty sleeping, after many years of foot/leg fidgeting when sitting or lying down. At this point, RLSexplorer is self-diagnosed and doing research to see if symptoms really match what ...
by Polar Bear
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 39
Views: 472

Welcome to MarciaG

17 September 2018 Welcome today to.... MarciaG - who loves to read at night but RLS has made this very difficult. Gabapentin has helped but the persistent urge to move legs crops up several nights a week. These symptoms are very typical. As you make your way around the forum/s you will probably find...
by Polar Bear
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: bandage & socks for RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Yankiwi wrote:I had a left over pair from surgery about 12 years ago. I put them on before a long flight and had them off, in the seat, while still on the ground.


That would be me also.
by Polar Bear
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: bandage & socks for RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Are you saying that the sensation ceases.... as soon as your put the bandage on? i.e. Immediately, as in 'instantly'
by Polar Bear
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Mirapex while 6 months pregnant
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Mirapex while 6 months pregnant

Dealing with RLS in pregnancy is pretty difficult, please take a look at the Special Populations Forum http://bb.rls.org/viewforum.php?f=3 There is information here regarding RLS and pregnancy. A few years back we had a couple of members who got through their pregnancy using low dose opioids which I...
by Polar Bear
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication causing Apathy?
Replies: 30
Views: 346

Re: Medication causing Apathy?

It is beyond frustraton when what seems to have been working decides to be difficult and leads to the dance of the medications. Well done that you have definitely found it is the methadone that is causing your apathy. I take an RLS meds cocktail of relatively low opiods plus ropinerole, I thought. S...
by Polar Bear
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

Legs, don't think I've come across iron patches....
by Polar Bear
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 416
Views: 96491

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

I do hope that you get to do this study, for your own sake and for the future considerations of RLS.
by Polar Bear
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Can RLS be muscles actually tensing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Can RLS be muscles actually tensing up?

My doc diagnosed me with fibro two weeks ago but I am not sure that is not accurate. It's more like a body-wide tendonitis along with myofascial trigger points. As you can guess, there is no such problem in the literature! And, she wants me to take an anti-depressant which could make the RLS worse....

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