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by TxSongBird
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Does Ambien "knock out" anyone here?
Replies: 9
Views: 3925

I take Ambien for a sleep disorder, but to be blunt, it doesn't always do the trick. Last night after taking my Requip, 500 mg Soma and .50 mg Xanad and 10 mg Ambien, it took me hours to get to sleep and I woke up off and on all night long. Sometime it works great, sometimes it doesn't faze me. TxDo...
by TxSongBird
Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Follow up and Requip questions
Replies: 26
Views: 10588

I take Requip .5 mg three hours before bedtime. It helps a lot and I don't get sick to my stomach on that dosage. Last night I failed to take it until 10:0 p.m. and I was not able to get to sleep until really late and I have to get up at 4:00 a.m. each weekday morning. I also take Soma which is a mu...
by TxSongBird
Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Waving Hi, Haven't Been Here In A While
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Waving Hi, Haven't Been Here In A While

Checking in and saying hello to all I haven't been around in awhile due to busy schedule. I still suffer from the RLS and sometimes it has been bad even in the afternoon while I am at work. I am still taking the Requip .5mg at bedtime and that helps me when I sleep, but I do suffer from the RLS even...
by TxSongBird
Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: fibromyalgia
Replies: 15
Views: 4671

I have Fibromyalgia and have been suffering with it for over 5 years. I am being treated by my Dr. for both the Fibro and the RLS. My Fibro goes through flares and usually it affects my legs, upper back and neck the most.

Donna
by TxSongBird
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip
Replies: 18
Views: 7500

I am on Requip .5 mg daily and it seems to work great. Tried to go up but it made me sick to my stomach and my Dr. felt it would be better to stay at the .5mg.

Donna
by TxSongBird
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip- Average dose vs Severity of symptoms?
Replies: 8
Views: 3598

I am also on Requip started out at losage dose and now am at .5 mg and this is the comfortable level for me. I tried to go to the 1 mg, but it made me very sick to my stomach.

Donna
by TxSongBird
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: ROCKING chairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

I have always found a rocking chair to be comforting and I liked that I pushed off with my legs and that kept them in motion. I have a hard time sitting in a stationary chair without fidgeting and re-positioning myself.

Donna
by TxSongBird
Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just started Requip- stopped Mirapex
Replies: 2
Views: 1637

Lori it sounds like you have been through hell and back with your medical problems. I am glad that the tumor disappeared, but I imagine that getting yourself ready for surgery and then told that the tumor disappeared would be very hard on your emotions. I take Requip .5 mg as this is all I could tol...
by TxSongBird
Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Considering trying Requip.
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

I have had great success with Requip. I take .5mg which is all my body could tolerate and it works great. I have no more restlesslegs during the night and it actually makes me a little sleepy which is good because I suffer from another sleep disorder called parasomnia. I have had RLS since I was a k...
by TxSongBird
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex self-medication
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

I would think that going off and on of the medication wouldn't be good for her. I would consult her Dr. and see if they can put her on something that will continually work for her or up her doseage and not be taking and then stopping suddendly.

Donna
by TxSongBird
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SLEEP DISORDERS & RLS
Replies: 1
Views: 994

I have been on Requip .5 mg for about three weeks now and it has been a life saver for me. I too have the feelings in my arms and hands. I have to stay busy all the time or I feel I am going nuts. My Dr. is very understanding and listens to me about my symptoms and doesn't dismiss me as nuts. I also...
by TxSongBird
Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: does rls symptoms affect your arms
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

I too have severe RLS in my legs, hips, arms and shoulders as well as my feet, especially on my left side. Sometimes I feel like I could swing the arms and legs involuntarily and whack someone up against their head. I feel out of control when I have this sensation and pain. I am a very active person...
by TxSongBird
Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Restless Head
Replies: 14
Views: 3854

Here is how I described my pain and legs to my Dr. recently when I went to confer with him about some issues. I told him that I felt like I was a puppet on a string and that whoever was controlling the string to my legs, were pulling it taut and it made me feel like I had to swing, beat, twhirl and ...
by TxSongBird
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Today is a good day because
Replies: 63
Views: 21571

Because it is Friday and two days off for the weekend for rest and fun.

Donna
by TxSongBird
Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Restless Head
Replies: 14
Views: 3854

Alisha I don't have medical insurance either as we are self employed and I have a very understanding and helpful Dr. who understands that things are expensive and gives me samples of the medications and cuts my bill in half since I pay cash. I don't believe that RLS is psychological it is neurologic...