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by pedrime
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Vesicare
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Thanks for the insight. My 6 yr old son had c-diff over the summer so I definitely know more than I ever wanted to about guts & bacteria! Geez, I hope he doesn't get RLS as a consequence--every now and then he jokes that he has it--but maybe he is serious. I'm glad you both posted this-- I shoul...
by pedrime
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Vesicare
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Vesicare

Hi all-

Has anyone taken this/ know whether it aggravates RLS? Considering an antibiotic recently threw my legs into a tizzy, I'm hesitant to try any new med without checking here first.

Thanks for your time!

Meg
by pedrime
Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Antidepressants
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

I switched from Zoloft to Wellbutrin XL and there was a TREMENDOUS improvement in my RLS.

Actually the Wellbutrin works much better for me than Zoloft or Paxil ever did. Also welcome side effect for me is decreased appetite! :D

Meg
by pedrime
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS dissed again on TV
Replies: 26
Views: 4440

RLS dissed again on TV

OK, last time I posted I reported about something I saw on TV--I swear I am not a couch potato!! Anyway a storyline in this week's Boston Legal featured a lawsuit against pharm. companies, claiming they invent and promote diseases like RLS for profit. Of course I realize this is just a silly sitcom....
by pedrime
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Suzanne Sommers mocks RLS
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Good point, REALLY, good point!

Kinda scary Chrissy Snow given time on a kinda decent news show. But as you say john_a most audiences know better.
by pedrime
Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Letter to a sleep clinic
Replies: 27
Views: 5402

Susan I am so happy to read your update! Your new doc sounds wonderful! Please keep us posted on the Provigil and the job opportunity.

Meg
by pedrime
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Suzanne Sommers mocks RLS
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Suzanne Sommers mocks RLS

Hi Everyone-- Suzanne Sommers appeared on Fox's Hannity & Colmes this week touting her latest 'medical' tome and at the end of her spiel, said, laughingly "restless legs syndrome, REALLY, restless legs syndrome?" To put it in context, this was part of her anti-pharmaceutical rant. How ...
by pedrime
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Letter to a sleep clinic
Replies: 27
Views: 5402

IMHO, as much as you want to provide every detail, they will not take the time to read every detail (esp. if the staff was as apathetic with your treatment as you describe). They'd probably skim it to see if you threaten a lawsuit and after breathing a sigh of relief, stick it in your file. This is ...
by pedrime
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and epidural for back pain
Replies: 4
Views: 707

I didn't have the exact same procedure, but did receive an epidural during labor 6 years ago. Although I'm sure the medication for acute vs. chronic pain is quite different, I wanted to share my experience. My RLS was raging, worst ever, during the epidural treatment. If my mom hadn't been there to ...
by pedrime
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Who is your favorite doctor?
Replies: 125
Views: 52689

Dr. Ilia Itin, Neurologist/ Movement Disorders specialist at the Cleveland Clinic; main campus, Cleveland, Ohio. I've only been his patient since March but thus far everything is perfect. How many doctors are deferential--I'm younger than him and he calls me "Mrs." Most importantly, he tak...
by pedrime
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: If you have non-RLS insomnia and need a sleep aid?
Replies: 3
Views: 757

My RLS doc is a neurologist...I am definitely inclined towards him. Just wanted to run it by you guys first...as always thank you for your input!! I seem to recall yrs ago taking Temzamepam (sp?) in the same situation & no negative side effects. Only for a week or 2 as needed. Thanks again!
by pedrime
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: If you have non-RLS insomnia and need a sleep aid?
Replies: 3
Views: 757

If you have non-RLS insomnia and need a sleep aid?

Do you ask your general practicioner or your RLS doc for a prescription? I get this once in a blue moon to the point that I really do need temporary relief.

Thanks for your time.

Meg
by pedrime
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ibuprofen gel
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Ibuprofen gel

Hi everyone--

I'd never heard of this until recently. Just thought I'd mention that it exists to anyone who has RLS pain and/or experienced relief from this in pill form. Here in the Cleveland area you can only get it at old-time apothecaries...few and far between.

Have a good evening!

Meg
by pedrime
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Avelox-antibiotic- warning
Replies: 5
Views: 926

I am endlessly fascinated by the myriad drugs, conditions, lifestyle choices that worsen RLS. Never thought an antibiotic could. Also--rarely need my albuterol rescue inhaler but notice when I do use it, the legs are bad that night. Thanks for all your comments.

Good night!

Meg
by pedrime
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Avelox-antibiotic- warning
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Avelox-antibiotic- warning

Hi everyone-- Started taking this antibiotic 2 days ago for walking pneumonia. RLS, which had been under control, flared up as badly as when I was pregnant (worst ever for me). Did not do anything differently except take Avelox. Researched it online & it got the worst patient rating I'd ever see...