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by KBear
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Just started requip and general RLS questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

I've done both Paxil and Effexor withdrawal they are equally bad. :( The best way to get off is to taper down to a very low daily dose, then go to every other day (for a couple weeks or more), then take one pill every three days (for a couple more weeks) then stop completely when you know you will h...
by KBear
Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Surviving Without Drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

Re: Surviving Without Drugs

Sorry about your recent diagnosis, you've come to the right place to learn more about RLS. I can answer a few of your questions from my experience: Does anyone out there actually cope long-term with their RLS without using drugs? I am currently having good results by taking supplements (multi, B-com...
by KBear
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: My first night on Requip
Replies: 25
Views: 3450

Broker I feel your pain. I would be about ready to give up on the Requip especially if Mirapex and Ambien were working for you. I'm a big advocate of "don't try to fix what isn't broken".
by KBear
Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Rain, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Oh My!
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

There is more flooding in Zach's area than my area, we are only about 30-40 minutes apart. There was a small F1 tornado just a couple miles from my house on Saturday June 7th and tornado warnings again on Thursday June 12th and of course tons of rain and severe weather in between. Like Zach said it'...
by KBear
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Can RLS be psychological
Replies: 21
Views: 4057

I know that when I'm in a bad "phase' I do dread going to bed and feel like I'm just waiting for it to start. What works for me is to keep my mind occupied at bedtime with a book or Sudoku puzzles until I start to nod off. Then I'm usually able to fall asleep. Unfortunately when I am in a bad p...
by KBear
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS LIFE: Drugs, Side Effects & Everything Else
Replies: 650
Views: 212497

Scary times, I hope she's feeling better soon. Sending good feelings your way.
by KBear
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: New Sensation
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: B12, I did recently run out of my B Complex supplement but am back on it again, it could be that. Last night was better with the air conditioning on and I skipped my nightly bath. I think the thunder storms that have been rumbling through on a regular basis may play a roll in all of this too. Th...
by KBear
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Explaining RLS to your family
Replies: 59
Views: 29950

My husband has a different sort of sleep disorder, he wakes up early and can't get back to sleep (but he falls asleep like a baby). I used to think that he had it made but I have come to understand when he wakes up at 4 AM he is still tired and would like to sleep a couple more hours but he can't. I...
by KBear
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Severity of symptoms
Replies: 8
Views: 5363

Hmm . . . tough questions and I'm sure you will get a boat load of responses. I measure severity of symptoms by how much it impacts my life. 24/7 RLS is considered the worst but even if you only have RLS 8 hours a day if that 8 hours was the only time you had to sleep the impact to your quality of l...
by KBear
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS LIFE: Drugs, Side Effects & Everything Else
Replies: 650
Views: 212497

It's good to hear from you even if things aren't going so well. :( Sounds like it's time to give yourself some special TLC. Here are a few of my favorites: Trip to the salon for a mani /pedi maybe ask the girls to do it for you to save money Rent a chick flick and watch it alone while wearing comfy ...
by KBear
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: New Sensation
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

OK a huge light bulb went off when I read your post. My legs aren't itching so much because I do lotion them every night, time to slather lotion on my whole body! I'll see if that helps. The air conditioning went on today (the humidity has turned beastly) so I can probably leave the ceiling fan off ...
by KBear
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: >>>> My Very First Post <<<<
Replies: 15
Views: 4486

I have to say that my doctor experiences of late have been excellent. I moved from a larger market (by population size) to a smaller market (about 1/3 the size) 5 years ago and I think this may be the major difference. The wait times to see a doctor are shorter, the clinic is smaller and less crowde...
by KBear
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: New Sensation
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

New Sensation

I've been doing battle with what most of us commonly know as the "creepy crawlies" for a few weeks now, this is not my "normal"version of RLS which is usually just the urge to move, pulling sensation, and hot feet. The odd thing about this new sensation is that it's not confined ...
by KBear
Tue May 20, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

I can relate to the interruptions, our youngest is home from college for the summer. Sigh, the late hours, the vistors, TV running all night etc. I'm a light sleeper so every noise disturbs me. Double sigh. It's nice to have her around though so I won't complain too much.
by KBear
Tue May 20, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Good Luck and keep us posted on the results. I know a 20 something young man (son of a friend) who is dealing with reversed circadian rhythms, I told him to look for 3rd shift work because it's a hard thing to fix. It would be great if I could pass along a success story.

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