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by Butterfoot
Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 1
Views: 2037

Thanksgiving

Now is the time for us all to be thankful for what we have and hopefully get through the frustrations and pains from RLS. Because of illness I missed the RLS conference which I was so looking forward to attending and meeting all the great folks who were there representing all of us who suffer from R...
by Butterfoot
Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Medications makes rls worse?
Replies: 5
Views: 3385

Vanessa, As Sara said, rebound and augmentation could be a possibility, although with a lot of people, it might take weeks/months/years before they experience these problems. With me, it took a couple of weeks on Sinemet. Doc told me to stay with the Sinemet if I could and added Permax to the mix. T...
by Butterfoot
Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: It's Early, Quality of Life Plea for 2005
Replies: 111
Views: 63340

Conference

Oh, and becat and all those going....look for the short, fat long haired blonde with the cane and foot brace. I can't make it Friday evening but I'll be there with open arms Saturday morning right before the beginning welcome meeting at 9am!

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by Butterfoot
Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: It's Early, Quality of Life Plea for 2005
Replies: 111
Views: 63340

Florida

No zzzzz's, The RLS Foundation is having their annual national meeting in Orlando this weekend. Sounds like there will be alot of great informative sessions on Friday evening and Saturday. Those of us with RLS that are able to attend it are so fortunate. I'm very lucky to live close enough to go wit...
by Butterfoot
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol????
Replies: 30
Views: 14922

Tramadol

Gracy, I'm really glad to hear you're feeling so much better! Like Lovechild and Cornelia, quite a few people use some form of pain medication for their RLS on a daily basis. I've been on Percocet for over a year and take it daily for chronic tendonitis pain, so don't want to take it every night, bu...
by Butterfoot
Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: another rls website
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

restlesslegs.com

Trevb and ViewsAskew, This is the webpage address shown on the Requip TV commercial for RLS that just came out. It took me awhile to realize it was set up by the company that markets Requip. It does give some good information though. At least they're letting the world of TV viewers know that those o...
by Butterfoot
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: What do you think CAUSED yoiur RLS?
Replies: 76
Views: 39422

tossingnturning

Wow tossingnturning, Sounds like you've been through the mill and back again....over and over and over. You fell in with the right group here. On those many long and lonely nights when you can't sleep....again...just pull up a chair and log onto this discussion group. You'll find lots of help here, ...
by Butterfoot
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS Moving To Arm?
Replies: 14
Views: 4765

Maybe tendonitis?

I posted earlier about also having RLS in the arms, but I also have tendonitis in the elbows. RHuntsbabydoll, if you're arms are so painful you have difficulty picking things up, you may want to have the doctor check for tendonitis. With medial epicondylitis, which is golfer's elbow, your arm betwee...
by Butterfoot
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: What makes your RLS worse?
Replies: 66
Views: 19609

Cold meds

Sara, I can certainly relate with you on the cold medications! I had a cold while visiting with my in-laws and took a dayquil in the afternoon to get rid of the stuffiness. That was the first time I had to take my RLS meds early in the day, then another dose in the evening. It still didn't help. My ...
by Butterfoot
Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Starting Over Again
Replies: 30
Views: 7076

Rubyslippers

Rubyslippers, always know you're not alone. There are many here to sit and listen at your party. When it all starts getting you down and you see no end of it in sight, tell us and we'll listen, you know that. It does get so aggravating, as if Murphy's law was made for you. Just when you start feelin...
by Butterfoot
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: For my own knowledge can everyone tell what meds you are on?
Replies: 20
Views: 6441

Becat, You'll be happy to know that since Wilma blew through, we have the most pleasant temperatures....a cold front was chasing right behind her. We've had the high's in the 70's and lows in the 40's and 50's. Hope it stays this nice for next weekend's conference!! Only low TS winds here. Our frien...
by Butterfoot
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Nose Hair
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

:)

Never heard of anything like that happening with life insurance....
but I can tell you what's good for those nose hairs! :lol:

Thanks for the giggles.
M
by Butterfoot
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol????
Replies: 30
Views: 14922

Tramadol

Hi Gracey17, If you look at the sticky notes in New to RLS, you'll find some with lists of the many medications used to relieve RLS since what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another. Your doc should know that "everyone else" is using alot more than just Mirapex and Clonazepam. Tho...
by Butterfoot
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: apo
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

apo - levocarb

Flanker, The medication in this looks the same as what's in Sinemet - levodopa and carbodopa. On www.medbroadcast.com, the medications and indications read the same, although the amt of each med has a different percentage in some of the differing dosages available in tablets. It is a medication that...
by Butterfoot
Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: For my own knowledge can everyone tell what meds you are on?
Replies: 20
Views: 6441

Penguin and Becat, That's great about your daughter's band doing so well Penguin! She must be so proud of herself, and you of her. Yes, the money thing can be a real problem when it comes to getting some relief. Between the of meds meds for pain and RLS, I sometimes wonder how we make ends meet. Now...