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by Heronak
Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Can RLS begin because of injury to your knee(s)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Eric, While I can't say whether or not you have RLS, I do know that my RLS, which I've had my entire life, is worse in my left leg and has gotten progressively worse after each knee surgery (9, now). I believe trauma/surgery can definately impact RLS, and I think there are others here who have had i...
by Heronak
Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Could a fall cause a major flair up of RLS?
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Trauma & RLS

I know that surgeries can influence RLS, it has certainly been the case for me. I've had multiple surgeries on my left knee over the last 20 years and the RLS has always been worse in that leg. I had a knee replacement in August and since then the RLS in that leg has increased. It would not surprise...
by Heronak
Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS in arms?
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

I get it in my arms as well, although not nearly as frequently as my legs. Pushups until I've exhausted the muscles helps generally. You're not crazy!

Heron
by Heronak
Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: STRETCHES HELP ME A GREAT DEAL
Replies: 22
Views: 13510

Stretching also worked for me for years, but as my RLS got worse it now only provides very temporary relief. It's great for general health though, way to go! Best,

Heron
by Heronak
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: what do I present to my doctor
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

CES, My suggestion is to do a lot of research/reading on the treatment options for RLS and decide which one(s) you want to try. We must be very proactive with this disease, and not depend on doctors to know much about it - most don't. Since each of us repond differently to the treatments, you must f...
by Heronak
Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: aspartame again
Replies: 13
Views: 7708

Aspertame

I've had the same experience with aspertame worsening my daytime RLS. I never have used it much, but some days I'll have a diet coke in the afternoon to stay awake. Bad news, symptoms will start almost immediately. Sometimes even gum with aspertame will trigger symptoms. Ahh, but if only that were t...
by Heronak
Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sugar consumption and RLS
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Yes, sugar is a trigger for me. I avoid it in the evening, but manage to do ok if I have it during the day - for the most part. Best,

Heron
by Heronak
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Iron Deficient, do I have to take drugs too?
Replies: 8
Views: 7543

I also had a very low ferritin level and tried taking iron supplements to take care of the RLS. No luck, I'm now on Mirapex and doing well at the moment.

Give the iron a try before adding Mirapex, it would be wonderful if you could get relief from that alone. Best,

Heron
by Heronak
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Today is a good day because
Replies: 63
Views: 21328

It's a great day because I slept last night with no RLS and woke refreshed and able to do my job without falling asleep! Gratefully,

Heron
by Heronak
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MIRAPEX LAWSUIT
Replies: 16
Views: 6816

Sugar

Janet, Yes, sugar is a trigger for many people, me included. Ice cream & chocolate in particular make for some bad times. Regarding Mirapex, I've been using it for well over a year now, lowest dose, and have had no related compulsive behaviours, thankfully. Hope you find relief without sacrifici...
by Heronak
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: My Secret? The "O"
Replies: 40
Views: 21098

Nothing sad about taking care of our own needs - our partners are not always available. I've also had success with this 'therapy', by the way. Best,

Heron
by Heronak
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: newbie!
Replies: 12
Views: 3884

Welcome

Hazel, It's such a huge relief to know we're not alone and that we're not crazy. I'm glad you found the forum and so pleased your husband is involved - it's a family thing, for sure, affecting all our loved ones. Read all you can here, you'll find a wealth of info and experience. No two people seem ...
by Heronak
Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Stress, depression and RLS--that's me
Replies: 9
Views: 2943

Ruby, I am so sorry for your struggles, and then depression on top of it all. I understand the feeling of not caring, of wanting to stay in bed and hide from it all, of thinking you should be feeling something and there just isn't any emotion there. It sucks, it really does. You're doing the right t...
by Heronak
Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: restless arms?
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Yup, another one who gets RAS... It's rarely as bad as my legs, but when it happens it's a crappy night. It never occurs by itself either, it's always in conjunction with my legs. Often I can get rid of the arm symptoms by doing pushups until I've exhausted my muscles, a technique that used to work ...
by Heronak
Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: alcohol and sugar and RLS
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

Oh yeah! Alcohol, sugar (chocolate & ice cream are specific triggers for me) can make RLS worse. Thankfully, alcohol isn't a problem for me, as I do love wine. Avoiding sugar is difficult, but I can usually get away with having dessert if it's early in the evening. Best,

Heron

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