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by Kris
Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: help me
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

I'm just curious - have you tried taking a second or third shift job?

I cannot work first shift. The RLS puts too much pressure on me to do that.

When I went to college, I went to night school. I AM a nightwalker. I like that term. :)

It still hurts. Mirapex helps me deal with it.
by Kris
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: STRETCHES HELP ME A GREAT DEAL
Replies: 22
Views: 13510

stretches help me too - I like the RLS rebel idea of using bands.

I can't really WALK - I have a very bad foot problem - and that makes my rls really torture - so what I do is stretch and stretch and rub and rub and beat my legs and hip.
by Kris
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sounds crazy but it works....
Replies: 15
Views: 10575

I've tried all kinds of soap - doesn't help me one bit.
by Kris
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: RLS, Tremendous Relief, Please Try!! This makes sense!
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

I have RLS in my right hip/buttock and it drives me crazy. I bought a 300.00 computer chair and it didn't help the RLS at all.

One thing that has helped me a bit is to switch to Crocs shoes. Now at least my feet feel better when I am up walking.
by Kris
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: "sewing machine legs" or bouncing legs while sitti
Replies: 50
Views: 29984

I'm a big time leg bouncer, but so is my husband. I have severe RLS, he doesn't.

As my RLS has gotten worse, the leg bouncing is just the same - its always been bad. I will say though that it DOES help the RLS - it helps me sit still and not get up.
by Kris
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: another rls website
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

The information always seems 'light' to me. I know that I am not the only RLS sufferer who has been through total HELL with the thing. Lucilly I am having a good spell now, but for a long time I could hardly walk or sit and my symptoms were constant and very painful. To me most of these sites make R...
by Kris
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: For my own knowledge can everyone tell what meds you are on?
Replies: 20
Views: 6300

Neurontin 1200 mg
Ultracet prn
Mirapex
Lidocaine patches (for the neuropathy)

I also take vitamin b sublingual and a multivitamin with iron.
by Kris
Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex self-medication
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

I wouldn't want to do that. When I've skipped doses of Mirapex, then I take it the next day, I notice that daytime sleepiness is much worse and sometimes feel a wee bit sick at my stomach. As long as I take it everyday, I don't have those side effects. Plus, my RLS stays under control so much better...
by Kris
Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lingering Pain?
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

I had to learn to take me an ultracet more often. It really helps. I guess I was hoarding them or something. lol It helps when you have medicine to take it, duh. I'm glad some of the folks on this board helped me realize that. I am much more productive now.
by Kris
Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lingering Pain?
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Oh yeah - that happened to me bigtime. I was in a rocker boot for uh, too long, and during that time my RLS changed and I was having constant pain day and night. It was miserable until I went on Mirapex. I was freaking. I thought I had bone cancer but couldn't get anyone to listen to me. It got bett...
by Kris
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS not what it seems
Replies: 22
Views: 6436

That's interesting. I have bone spurs, I know, L1-L4, and mild degenerative disk disease and scholiosis. All I've had is an x-ray but my lower back gives me trouble. That is the hip that I have RLS in too.
by Kris
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & pain
Replies: 7
Views: 4140

It very well could be the RLS itself. I have terrible pain with mine - like broken bone kind of pain. Or if you've ever had really bad shin splints and mashed on your shins - that kind of pain - its a lot like that except you don't have to do the mashing, all you have to do is be still. My RLS just ...
by Kris
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MIRAPEX LAWSUIT
Replies: 16
Views: 6816

Mirapex is great for me, but I see things. I don't admit it to my doctor. It helps a lot, I don't want to give it up. I'll live with all the little black lizards and bugs that I see, even the big black dog I saw in my kitchen. I don't know why, but everything I see that is not there is always black.
by Kris
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: visable muscle spasm
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Oh yeah, I get those all the time. Some of it might be the mirapex, but I had them before the mirapex.
by Kris
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: So this is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3194

Mine was like yours for years. I just bounced and vibrated a lot and it didn't hurt, it bugged me sometimes that I could not get to sleep when I needed to, and the jerky heeby jeebies would get me right as I drifted off. Then I had a ankle/nerve injury and spent a long time in a cast and mine change...

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