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by slee
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and Neurontin
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Well I am off the Mirapex and now on the Neurontin. My doctor prescribed 1-3 capsules daily. I tried 1 capsule with the .5 mg clonazepam on Wed. night, I still have to wean off the clonazepam. I slept better and my legs didn't start running without me, but I still was up after a couple of hours stre...
by slee
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Vesicare
Replies: 5
Views: 721

I took medication for the same problem. I don't remember what it was, but it was different than what you were prescribed. It drove my legs crazy. I went off it after a week, I would rather have the bladder issue than my legs running around without my permission. I since then have read somewhere, can...
by slee
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Muscle relaxants
Replies: 26
Views: 3488

It's at

http://www.rlshelp.org/

but only says, bladder control drugs. I can't remember specifically where I found the info with the med name. Sorry.
by slee
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Muscle relaxants
Replies: 26
Views: 3488

I was on Detrol for a short time. It drove my legs crazy. Afterwards I found out it was on the list of meds to avoid.
by slee
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and Neurontin
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Mirapex and Neurontin

I am sure that somewhere someone has asked these questions, but I am just too exhausted to look. I started Mirapex on Sept. 2, at the suggestion of my sleep doc. She suggested starting at 1/2 the dose that is recommended because I had such a horrible reaction to Requip. I was able to move up to the ...
by slee
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: klonopin
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Yes, you can get headaches, nausea and other side affects. I ended up in the ER with a migraine from dropping my dosage too fast. You probably need to drop it by a 1/4 tablet a week at a time. I was almost off and due to some other things I going on I had to go from .25mg to .5mg temp., but started ...
by slee
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Who is your favorite doctor?
Replies: 140
Views: 57164

Susan, my doctor is David Thorson. He is with Family Health, I think that is what it is called now, it used to be MinnHealth. He is located on Banning. He's pretty full, but I have seen several of the other doctors there also and have been happy with them. He uses St. John's Hospital where I think h...
by slee
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Who is your favorite doctor?
Replies: 140
Views: 57164

Susan, what got me excited about this doctor was she told me specifically that some people need the pain killers so that's what she gave them. She didn't seem to pigeon hole people into "here is the only option" area. She seemed to genuinely get what RLS is about. I work in Oakdale, and my...
by slee
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Who is your favorite doctor?
Replies: 140
Views: 57164

I live in Maple Grove, MN and have just found a new doctor and I love her already. Dr. Fox at the Minnesota Sleep Institute in Plymouth, MN. I went in for a sleep study and was surprised how well versed she was with RLS. She had the list of no, no meds like Benedryl, over the counter sleep aids, etc...
by slee
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Muscle cramps with Mirapex??
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

My husband had the same problem during downhill ski season and sailing season. During skiing, cramps of the thighs and sailing cramps in the hand. Our doctor said to eat banana's and that gives you the potassium you need. So during the both seasons, we try to keep banana's around for him to each. Do...
by slee
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Allergy Relief
Replies: 12
Views: 1871

I use a combination of prescription Allegera and Singular. They work great and do not seem to aggrevate my RLS Another plus was the doctor told me the combination was the reason I wasn't having a lot of hot flashes with my menopause.
by slee
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17210

I've been taking clonozapam for about 8 yrs and also need depression meds. I started at .5 mg and it worked great. Then after a while I needed to up the dosage. At one point I was up to 2mg it wasn't working and I was very frustrated. At one point I tried Requip and after throwing up for 2 days, viv...
by slee
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hats off to dubious and delusional diseases
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Hats off to dubious and delusional diseases

Another article about questionable illnesses. This time there were several illness discussed and what bothered me most was an MD was involved in the discussion and questioned RLS. Here is the website:

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/archive/20 ... 99354.aspx
by slee
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hats off to dubious and delusional diseases
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Hats off to dubious and delusional diseases

Another article about questionable illnesses. This time there were several illness discussed and what bothered me most was an MD was involved in the discussion and questioned RLS. Here is the website:

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/archive/20 ... 99354.aspx
by slee
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: CONSUMER REPORTS BAD PRESS -- WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Replies: 96
Views: 18305

Consumer Reports

I may have posted this twice, I'm not sure what I did to the first message, but here it is again. I RECEIVED A RESPONSE!!! Not one that made me happy and I plan on sending back a response. Here is the message I recevied: Thank you for contacting us to share your feelings regarding the Consumer Repor...