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by pedrime
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Can Requip cause depression?
Replies: 38
Views: 8400

Mia--this is too coincidental. I'm glad you shared your experience. As Views Askew said, any of the RLS drugs change our brain chemistry. Personally as I've ramped up the dose these past few weeks I've felt more depressed, sleepy/drugged (not in a good/happy way) and decided to decrease to .5 and st...
by pedrime
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip feels like benzos to me
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Honestly, for me, EXACTLY like benzos. Same 'not a care in the world' feeling. Also get the munchies but fortunately something I can control. Then the next day feel slightly drugged. I know what you mean about tolerance. Also I don't mind the opiate side effects. If I ever get on them for RLS, I'd o...
by pedrime
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip feels like benzos to me
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Requip feels like benzos to me

I've gradually increased my Requip dosage to .75. At this strength the immediate effect & the next-day hangover feel exactly like benzos did to me. Funny how we're all unique. I know benzos are addictive but I hate how they make me feel. Just an observation.
by pedrime
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Campaign to make hydrocodone schedule II
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Good to know it isn't as big a deal as I thought. My dad has chronic pain and there's always an issue receiving 'schedule II vs. schedule III' drugs. Sad that it even matters for a patient like him. Anyway from an patient access/convenience perspective, isn't sch III better because these drugs can b...
by pedrime
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Another medical problem added to my rls
Replies: 16
Views: 1976

I am so sorry for everything you are enduring. This is the place to vent/have a pity-party and I believe yours is well-deserved. I am such a wimp I can barely survive a cold, so I really give you credit for keeping at it. If you like to read I just saw a feature on what seems a great book called "St...
by pedrime
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Campaign to make hydrocodone schedule II
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Campaign to make hydrocodone schedule II

I was researching the side effects of vicodin and ended up on the DEA's website. Under the hydrocodone heading there was mention that the DEA is working to better control it, and this is one way they're looking to do it. Not to cause panic or alarm, I just know some of you are on it long-term and ma...
by pedrime
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Can Requip cause depression?
Replies: 38
Views: 8400

Can Requip cause depression?

I take Wellbutrin for depression and it's worked perfectly for years. So perfectly I tend to be overly optimistic. I started .25 mg of Requip 4 nights ago and the past 2 days I've barely been able to get myself out of bed (b/c I feel so low). Side note--after my 1st night on Requip I had ravenous hu...
by pedrime
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: It's getting worse
Replies: 72
Views: 7687

I just wanted to say I am so sorry you're going through this. I hope you find resolution.
by pedrime
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Hats off to dubious and delusional diseases
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

You guys are awesome! Hard to believe a person can spend all those yrs in med school and be so clueless. Here's what kills me. Why would any of us manufacture a condition as crazy-sounding as RLS? What would we gain from taking Parkinson's meds, which have many nasty side effects? I get why people t...
by pedrime
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Requip hunger/frustration/opiates vent
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Thank you so much, everyone, for your support. It helps immensely.
by pedrime
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Requip hunger/frustration/opiates vent
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Requip hunger/frustration/opiates vent

I decided to start .25 initial dose of Requip last night b/c I just can't take it anymore (was trying to modify diet, increase iron etc) Biggest fear was weight gain/augmentation which I'd read so much about on these boards. So after one lousy small dose last night, I could eat anything that isn't n...
by pedrime
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Jon Stewart has RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 644

How funny! I guess putting a humorous twist on it was to be expected but maybe it'll be the start of celebrities coming out with it, which can only help us all!
by pedrime
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Cleve Clinic RLS specialist, Dr. Walter
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Thanks for your support everyone!
:D

I failed to mention I located this doc through this wonderful site...just wanted to reaffirm he deserves to be associated with rls.org.
by pedrime
Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Cleve Clinic RLS specialist, Dr. Walter
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Cleve Clinic RLS specialist, Dr. Walter

I am happy to report Dr. Benjamin Walter seems to be an excellent doc! Normally when I see a doc for myself, 3 kids, or with an elderly relative we are ushered in and out within minutes. So you can understand why I wasn't expecting much from my appointment. Dr. Walter and his assistant took an hour ...
by pedrime
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Neurologist or 'Sleep Specialist'?
Replies: 12
Views: 1070

I'll be sure to let you know all about the visit. I am counting the days, my RLS has been so bad lately; if he's condescending/poor communicator, I'll be despairing. I'm a pretty assertive gal, so I will ask him what/why he's charging me for the visit if I feel it was a waste of time. I don't care h...