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by Sleuth
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Real Time With Bill Maher
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Real Time With Bill Maher

On April 15, I was watching "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO. I normally adore this show. About halfway through the show, he brought up RLS and began to belittle the illness by making jokes about it. He mentioned that he often does that in his live comedy routine. I was so upset that I h...
by Sleuth
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Chemo and RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

I wasn't exactly "successful." I suffered plenty from RLS, but decided that it was preferable to taking medications. I was so afraid of getting caught up in the medicine cocktail experiments. I've been through that with anti-depressants and could not bear to duplicate that experience. I ma...
by Sleuth
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Chemo and RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

I stopped looking for a doctor a long time ago. I decided I didn't want to take any of the medications they would prescribe. I felt that my RLS was preferable to the medications. Sort of is the cure worse than the illness thing. I have become very anti-medication because my RLS was made much worse b...
by Sleuth
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Chemo and RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Ann, Thanks, but that experience is not like mine. My RLS is restless legs which wouldn't go into full effect until later in the day. Since I started chemo it is just about 24/7. The combination of the chemo side effects and the RLS are pretty hard to deal with. I'll be having chemo for about six mo...
by Sleuth
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Chemo and RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Chemo and RLS

I started chemotherapy for Stage 3 breast cancer three weeks ago. Since then, my RLS has become so much worse. I am using anti-nausea drugs that are not supposed to trigger RLS. I ran the drugs being used past Dr.Buchfuhrer by email. He says none of them should affect my RLS. He believes it is the a...
by Sleuth
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Sudafed PE
Replies: 5
Views: 762

I've taken two pills since the middle of the night. Mercifully, I can feel the congestion easing up.

Dale
by Sleuth
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Sudafed PE
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Ann, Thanks so much. I'm going to start taking it right away. Mine is the whole nine yards...sore throat, temperature, congestion, hacking cough, running nose...did I leave anything out? I think I got mine at the library which is overrun with toddlers coughing in each other's faces. I don't understa...
by Sleuth
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Sudafed PE
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Sudafed PE

I have a very bad cold...the whole nine yards of misery. My doctor told me to take Sudafed PE, which is a nasal decongestant. It is not an antihistamine and does not contain pseudoephedrine. I read that antihistamines can add to your RLS symptoms and should be avoided. Do any of you know if this Sud...
by Sleuth
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: article on withdrawing from dopamine agonists
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Last week I saw one of the doctors who wrote that. She thinks that Requip and Mirapex are "dangerous" drugs.

Dale
by Sleuth
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clinical Trials: New York
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

I am 67. Yikes! When did that happen? :shock:

Dale
by Sleuth
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clinical Trials: New York
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Thanks for posting that. Unfortunately, I'm too old.

Dale
by Sleuth
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex for Depression
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Thanks to both of you. I agree with everything you've said. I didn't go to him for RLS. I went to him for depression. This is the second psychiatrist I've seen who felt they have to treat the RLS when they don't know what they're doing. I keep telling them I only want them to deal with the depressio...
by Sleuth
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex for Depression
Replies: 5
Views: 758

I emailed Dr. B about this and this was his response. He said the use of Mirapex for depression is very rare. He added: As this drug may have adverse effects on RLS (such as augmentation), one should be careful using this drug for conditions other than RLS. This is what makes me nervous. I know that...
by Sleuth
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex for Depression
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Mirapex for Depression

I just came from seeing a new psychiatrist. He wants me to take 0.125 mg. of Mirapex for one week and then increase it by one pill each week for four weeks until I am taking 0.125 mg four times a day. He said that Mirapex is often used for depression. I told him that was a big jump in the dose in su...
by Sleuth
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Folic Acid
Replies: 1
Views: 2394

Folic Acid

Someone I know who was diagnosed with RLS tried therapeutic amounts of folic acid. She said that took away 90% of the pain. She never used any other medications. She said she would wake up with her legs and feet on fire. Walking around would sometimes calm them down enough for her to go back to slee...