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by Flying_Jim
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 6230

Splitting The Dose continues to work

I have been trying this for several days now and it still seems to help. I do not know why it did not work before. The value of another set of minds at work is illustrated once again.

Thank you all for the suggestion.

Jim
by Flying_Jim
Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 6230

Split dose

ViewsAskew and Betty, I tried taking a pill (out of 3) just as my RLS statred up around 4 pm. It worked for the most part and did not seem to affect my ability to sleep when I took the other two. I was able to enjoy an evening out with my wife and the only symptom was a bit of tiredness - that beats...
by Flying_Jim
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 6230

Split dose

ViewsAskew,

Thank you.

I will give both of your sggestions a try. I have tried varying timing, but perhaps not systematically enough.

Regards,

Jim
by Flying_Jim
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 6230

Taking Mirapex Earlier

Rachel,

Thank you for the suggestion.

I delay aking my Mrapex until bedtime because that is the only way that it wil last the night. Because of nausea, I do not want to increase the dose, but there may be room to play around bit with the timing.

Regards,

Jim
by Flying_Jim
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Anyone else us Epsom Salts in their bath?
Replies: 1
Views: 2126

Epsom salts

I have, but I have not noticed any difference. I hope the improvement continues for you.
by Flying_Jim
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: magnesium worked
Replies: 4
Views: 2548

calcium and magnesium

Based upon suggestions on this web site I tried taking calcium and magnesium supplements yesterday afternoon. I read your observations about the short term impact being documented in many of the posts, but yesterday evening I got through to the time were I take my Mirapex without experiencing the mi...
by Flying_Jim
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Acupuncture
Replies: 8
Views: 3620

Acupuncture

I should have mentioned the one of the many alternatives I've tried as acupuncture. I gave it up when I had one of the worst cases of restless leg I've ever had during a session. The
by Flying_Jim
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 6230

Re: Exercise

... My restless leg is starting earlier and earlier during the day. I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like you could be augmenting on Mirapex. Thank you for that bit of information. Since I've been unsuccessful in trying to get off the mirapex all Gabapemtin once I will try to reduce the dose with a ...
by Flying_Jim
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Anyone else using these?
Replies: 0
Views: 1795

I am trying exercise and diet

I am a 60 year old diabetic who was been on mirapex for several years to control worsening restless leg. The mirapex allows me to get a few hours' sleep at night but I have to endure several hours of nausea each morning. My restless leg is complicated by diabetes and sleep apnea. I weigh about 240 p...
by Flying_Jim
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: thanks for replies
Replies: 2
Views: 968

I also just joined today out of sheer desperation. This condition is driving me crazy, but " talking" about it and seeing how other people are coping with it helps quite a bit.
by Flying_Jim
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Help, no sleep for three nights!
Replies: 30
Views: 7884

Mirapex

So far Mirapex is the only drug that works for me. I was on a one and half milligram dose, but it almost killed me. I've managed to get that down to 0.75 mg a night, which enables me to get some sleep, the leaves me nauseous for 2 to 3 hours in the morning. I tried to get off it the with the same re...
by Flying_Jim
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 6230

Exercise

I take 0.75 MG mirapex at bedtime, but I always have to endure about 1 to 2 hours a severe restless leg after taking the mirapex. The mirapex does not last for 24 hours, but I am at the maximum dose. I bought myself an exercise bicycle, which allows me to watch TV while I am waiting for the mirapex ...
by Flying_Jim
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: marijuana
Replies: 80
Views: 44022

Re: marijuana

I cant take mirapex or any of that med type so I'm thinking of marijuana. Here in canada its legal for medical purposes but available in pills. I've never tried it but some friends cultivate it and without any addditives. So what is your opinion on this? Thanks Like you I have trouble with mirapex....

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