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by hchankin
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lunest and Mirapex
Replies: 11
Views: 2330

Requip problems

I took the Requip that my Dr. changed me to on Wednesday night about 8:00 by 11:00 i was so sick to my stomach I didn't want to move. I got up yesterday morning and was so dizzy sick to my stomach and just out of it. I went to work have no idea how I made it and ended up going hom after 2 hours beca...
by hchankin
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lunest and Mirapex
Replies: 11
Views: 2330

Thanks for all of your comments - after having the night sweats and daytime sweats for 10 days I couldn't take it anymore. Not to mention I was also having horrible pains in my stomach. I went off of the Mirapex last week and have been fine - but yesterday my legs got so bad I wanted to chop them of...
by hchankin
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Mirapex side effects

My Dr. put me on Mirapex 2 weeks ago. I was having side effects sweating like crazy - cold sweats at night. Bad abdominal pains. It helped my legs but I was awake all night suffering from the rest - I stopped taking it last Thursday legs were good for a couple of days by now it is back with a vengan...
by hchankin
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lunest and Mirapex
Replies: 11
Views: 2330

Lunest and Mirapex

Has anyone had problems with either Lunest or Mirapex causing chills and night sweats? I started taking .25mg of Mirapex on Monday and 2mg of Lunest on Thursday. Thursday night I experienced the chills and night sweats and didn't think much of it. I seemed to be ok on Friday and Saturday but then ag...
by hchankin
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Thanks, Ann....You are a terrific help and so glad you are part of this board. My Dr. did mention that I could cut the dose in half but he said he usually only starts his elderly patients out on that small of a small dose - but maybe that would work better - I am going to try it. Also thanks for the...
by hchankin
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Mirapex

I went to the Dr. yesterday - good thing is - his mother in law suffers from it so he is aware of the problems. He was impressed with everything I knew and all the information that I brought in. He said he wanted to try one thing at a time so we know what works and what doesn't. He put me on Mirapex...
by hchankin
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Thank you so much for you kind and helpful words. I got another hours sleep slowly I might be normal in a couple days (as normal as i can be). You mentioned breaking your leg - I broke my ankle in three places 2 years ago one was a spiral fracture that was really bad - went through a year of PT just...
by hchankin
Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Well once again I have been up most of the night slept from 9:30 - 10:30 12:00 - 1:30 and 3:00 - 4:00. I have actually decided I am not going into work today. Not only for the saftey of myself but for others. I honestly don't think driving this morning would be the best idea. I am one of those peopl...
by hchankin
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

thanks you made me laugh - so true when you know more about something than a Dr. and then find proof - hopefully he sees the info now and thinks maybe he should have listened to you! That is what I would like to tell my teachers from school and my Grandmother (RIP)- they always told me I had ants i...
by hchankin
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

I hope I can sleep when I get home....yes my eyes burn so bad that when I do close them they start to water - I guess the least of my problems. I have never had a problem with drug abuse - but I know that at one time I was having bad headaches and I suggested just giving me some pain meds to help an...
by hchankin
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Thank you for your welcome and your feedback. My main pain is in my calves and ankles if I am not crawling out of my skin with RLS my legs ache. I am worried about what will happen on Monday. I absolutly LOVE my Dr. I have been seeing him for about 18 years now so he knows me very well. However he g...
by hchankin
Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Thank you so much for your reply. I was glad I finally thought to contact the organization to see if they could help glad they did. Thank you also for your advise on the meds, supplements (which i have tried with no help) and the thought on stoping the Klonopin...I have heard that there can be withd...
by hchankin
Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Help - new to board
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Help - new to board

I am new to the board - signed up a week ago but finally got the confirmation to log on. I have had RLS since I was a kid - just like most of you it went undiagnosed until about 7 years ago at 31. I was always told it was growing pains or that I was just restless. I have been taking Klonapin for 7 y...