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by squirmy
Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS answer!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

I am glad for you and hope you find continued relief from this diet change. However, I am doubtful that it will help most others, but maybe it will for some. Tina
by squirmy
Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: restless arms?
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

yes, what your describing is common and I have experienced the sensations in my arms and also have the leg jerks while asleep. I think the jerks are called Periodic Limb Movement Disorder and, from what I understand, it often goes along with RLS. Tina
by squirmy
Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Help! Could my young child have RLS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

I believe you are in the right place. There are many people here who are very well educated about RLS. Over the next couple days, I am sure you will get some very good advice. I think you should request a referral to a Neurologist with knowledge of RLS. It seems that they are the most qualified. I a...
by squirmy
Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS t.v. commercial
Replies: 28
Views: 7728

RLS t.v. commercial

I saw a 30 second commercial for RLS by Glaxo-Smith Co. last night. It talks about the creepy crawly tingling feelings and how it causes sleep deprivation because movement relieves the sensations and that 1 out of 10 Americans suffer from it. They also advertise a website, but I'm not sure what the ...
by squirmy
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sad, weary, and let down
Replies: 63
Views: 15971

Ann, I am so sorry to hear that it went that way for you. Hoping you find some real help soon. Tina
by squirmy
Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Info for our RLSers with an auto-immune disorder
Replies: 4
Views: 5907

Thank you Ann, I am very interested in this. Tina
by squirmy
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS symptoms in your face
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

I posted awhile back with symptoms around my eyes while having an RLS episode. It only happened on that one night and the next day I thought maybe it was just my imagination, but I remember it hurt my eyes cause I would roll them far up in an effort to relieve the sensations, kind of like I stretch ...
by squirmy
Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and blood flow problems
Replies: 2
Views: 4661

Ann, the doc said to take a 325 mg. aspirin a day and another MRI is to be done in one year. Tina
by squirmy
Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and blood flow problems
Replies: 2
Views: 4661

RLS and blood flow problems

I have Lupus and RLS and know that many Fibro people also have RLS. I got some new blood test that showed anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, a clotting disorder and a brain MRI showed hard plaque restricting blood flow to the brain causing my migraines and cognitive dysfunction (confusion). I have...
by squirmy
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Veinless Humans
Replies: 15
Views: 4487

tried my suggestions (above) yesterday for blood draw, still took 6 tries and 2 nurses, but today more blood draw, and only one try. Different lab, the better blood drawer said to request all my blood draws from their lab after she saw all the bruising on both arms from yesterday. Tina
by squirmy
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: blackouts, confusion due to fatigue
Replies: 4
Views: 1956

UPDATE: saw rheumy this morning. added post regarding my sinemet use in the pharmeceutical discussions. Anyway, new diagnoses, migraines with cognitive dysfunction. I'm having a brain MRI next week. We check anticoagulant levels every 3 months for risk factors common with strokes, but so far no indi...
by squirmy
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone tried Sinemet?
Replies: 9
Views: 4641

I saw my rheumatologist this morning. I asked about Sinemet vs. Requip, she said that Requip is stronger with more side effects and usually prescribed by a neuro. I haven't seen a neuro yet, but am having a brain MRI next week. Sinemet is working very well for me, with no side effects, so no med cha...
by squirmy
Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and headches
Replies: 36
Views: 33934

yes, my headaches are at there worst during rls episodes. Tina
by squirmy
Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: blackouts, confusion due to fatigue
Replies: 4
Views: 1956

Sara, I rescheduled my rheumy/internist appointment for tomorrow. I might not get much time, cause they squeezed me in, but I will ask about the meds and especially about Requip. So I'll pass any new info, or misinfo, whatever the case may be, tomorrow. Tina
by squirmy
Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: blackouts, confusion due to fatigue
Replies: 4
Views: 1956

blackouts, confusion due to fatigue

Anyone have problems with short blackouts with confusion? I have talked to my docs about this and they aren't concerned unless I go unconscience. They say it is from fatigue. When my body feels like an electrical power station, and I'm especially tired, I don't drive. In the past, when I find myself...

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