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by Helen518
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Meds and Ferritin
Replies: 93
Views: 14077

that's good it only lasted 20 minutes. the last time i had benedryl i was miserable for 24 hours. good point - i guess it is better than anaphylactic shock . . .
by Helen518
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: sick youtube posting
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

sick youtube posting

HI there - I went to youtube to see the RLS pulbic service announcements mentioned in teh efriends newsletter and I saw a very disturbing and ignorant joke posted about RLS. It made me very angry. Has anyone else seen it? Can the RLS.org people pressure youtube to take it down? The post basically sa...
by Helen518
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Meds and Ferritin
Replies: 93
Views: 14077

benedryl administered with iron infusion

Sleepyred - didn't the benedry make your legs crazy? I've been told to steer clear of antihistamines.
by Helen518
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Meds and Ferritin
Replies: 93
Views: 14077

iron infusion - allergic reaction

Hi there - I started seeing a neurologist who is also a researcher on RLS. He suspected I was augmenting on my requip (1mg in day time up to 3 times and 3mg at bed time) and when tested my iron deficiency was moderate to severe. I'm now off all my meds except for lorazepam, which he says won't help ...
by Helen518
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Itching with stopping Requip or starting Mirapex??
Replies: 4
Views: 561

itching

Well, we went to the dermatologist on Weds and it turned out my son had scabies. UGH! for 8 weeks the Pediatrician was telling us it was eczema. Now I read that scabies is often mistaken for eczema and that children under 2 ar emost at risk! shouldn't the pedicatrician have known that?!! All three o...
by Helen518
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Itching with stopping Requip or starting Mirapex??
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Itching with stopping Requip or starting Mirapex??

ViewsAskew:
Thanks for the reply . . . Yes, it is a coincidence, but he has been breaking out and itching for about 6-8 weeks, and my husband is NOT itching. We both have been lathering him up with creams, so one would expect that both of us would be itching if it was contagious, I guess . . . UGH.
by Helen518
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Itching with stopping Requip or starting Mirapex??
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Itching with stopping Requip or starting Mirapex??

Hi all, Has anyone experienced itching while coming off requip or starting Mirapex? at drugs.com it says that if you stop requip suddenly, you can experience etching, but I tapered off to .5 mg before stopping. (Saturday was my first day with no requip and I think I started itching on Sunday). I sta...
by Helen518
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: klonopin
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Klonopin/clonazepam

My Aunt is on 2mg clonazepam for RLS at night, but lately it has not been working too well for her. I don't think she has tried any other meds for it. Is this usually one of the first medicines a doc would try? Should she ask for something else?
by Helen518
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Attention mothers with RLS
Replies: 13
Views: 5403

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm glad to hear you found something that works for you and is safe during pregnancy! I will definitely ask about Lortab. It increases my optimism to hear from women like you in the same situation. I felt so alone during my pregnancy last year . . . my GP and my OB ...
by Helen518
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Attention mothers with RLS
Replies: 13
Views: 5403

Thanks for all the advice and welcomes from everyone! It's great to have experienced folks to share with and get feedback!
by Helen518
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Attention mothers with RLS
Replies: 13
Views: 5403

Hopkins doc visit

Hi there, I saw the doc at Johns HOpkins today. He told me to get off the Remeron, as predicted! He wants me to back off the requip and lorazepam (which I already started doing) and get off it completely. He gave me mirapex for night time. He wants to see how intense the sensations are in the daytim...
by Helen518
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Attention mothers with RLS
Replies: 13
Views: 5403

Squirming Susan- Thanks for the tips - I have had my ferritin, folate and B12 levels checked. In my second trimester, I was on the low side of normal on B12. I was anemic and took iron supplements reluctantly - I have GERD and vitamins can really do me in! The slow FE was not too bad though. Looking...
by Helen518
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Attention mothers with RLS
Replies: 13
Views: 5403

New to RLS boards

Hi to the Mothers with RLS! My RLS came on in June 2007 at week 20 of my pregnancy. I did acupuncture and took small amounts of lorazepam starting at week 20 and the antidepressant Remeron at week 28. I was told it would go away after delivery but alas, it did not! My baby is nearly 11 months old no...

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