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by nancyhugh
Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonidine
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

Is clonidine not a dopamine antagonist? I thought it was because I'm on it for ADHD which involves too much dopamine and it's to bring the levels down.
by nancyhugh
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleep clinic; what happens?
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Thanks for all the replies. You all make it sound not too bad. Feeling better now. No good worrying about it for now i suppose. It's a proper sleep clinic. It should be good because the doctor who's seeing me is interested in all the neurological conditions i have. She studied them before going into...
by nancyhugh
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleep clinic; what happens?
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Sleep clinic; what happens?

I'm going to a sleep clinic, for the first time, soon. Could anybody tell me what happens? Will there be wires sticking out of me? How are you supposed to sleep? It's bad enough on a normal night. What about in a strange environment, hooked up to all sorts of machinery?
by nancyhugh
Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Lexapro and rls
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Lexapro and rls

Does anyone know if lexapro (escitalopram) can cause rls? I believe some antidepressants can. And what about orap( Pimozide) and dixarit (clonadine)? I know some people are prescribed clonadine for rls, but i think it was one of these medications that gave me my restless legs. If i could change it f...
by nancyhugh
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Tourette's with RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 2815

Ther is a condition called tardive dyskinesia which can be caused by DAs. It is characterised by involuntary movements. Look it up on wikipedia or google it. Could be that.
by nancyhugh
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Men Only
Replies: 94
Views: 27673

The paddle is called a hurley or hurl .The ball is a sliotar.
And rugby players arer wimps, are they? What about Jonah Lomu. 273 pounds of MUSCLE. Not fat. 6'5".
Wouldn't like to meet him in a dark alley!
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by nancyhugh
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Men Only
Replies: 94
Views: 27673

If you want a real manly sport you should try rugby. Just as much tackling as American "foot"ball, where you throw it ALL the time. Except rugby players don't need helmets and body armour. And in soccer you can touch the ball. And the goal is very small. I don't think you've ever seen association fo...
by nancyhugh
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Men Only
Replies: 94
Views: 27673

Just thought i'd say i think american football is the worst sport in the world! No offence! "Soccer" is your only man.
by nancyhugh
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Ethnic breakdown?
Replies: 21
Views: 17352

I'm Irish. Believe my father's family to be of Norman descent (i.e northern European. and my mother's family to be of Irish descent. I have fair hair and a red beard. It would be interesting to find out if northern europeans are more prone to rls. But i think we have to keep in mind that most people...
by nancyhugh
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and crazy legs related?
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

Is it only in rare cases that the pendulum has such a wide range? Nancyhugh, has anyone discussed any of this with you? Living in such a small country (Ireland) there aren't many people with either condition. Also, very few neurologists. (Stupid government-for a different time!) My neurologist had ...
by nancyhugh
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and crazy legs related?
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

RLS and ADHD/ADD are chemically opposite in the brain. I have both. As well as Tourette's syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder. RLS is too little dopamine and the others are too much dopamine. I had Tourette's and adhd first. and got rls from the medication i'm on for them, because they messed...
by nancyhugh
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Indigestion and RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

I have rls and irritable bowel syndrome. The doctor said one of th causes of my ibs was my obsessive compulsive disorder. He said it's because people with ocd are more tense this triggers the symptoms of ibs. I'd say it could be the same with rls. Especially, if like me you're up all night feeling d...
by nancyhugh
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Tourette's
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Tourette's

Does anyone on here with rls also have tourette's syndrome? I believe it's very rare, as they are chemically opposite. If anyone does what would you reccomend as the best medication for the rls. I'm told a lot of the meds can make the tourette's worse.

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