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by woodsie357
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Request critique on universal health insurance plan
Replies: 31
Views: 6635

wow! you've put a lot of work into this, I commend you.

I can't really comment myself because my RLS is bad enough that I've slept 3hours in the last 4 days and my brain can't function enough to put it all together.

I will say what you've done is pretty amazing.
by woodsie357
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 37440

It's a really tough situation your in. When do you see your Dr. again? Is there anything else they can give you?

I'm thinking about asking for a horse tranquilizer... O.k. maybe not... but it's tempting.
by woodsie357
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 37440

Helen I'm so very sorry you are having such a time with your RLS and medications. I recently stopped taking my methadone 10mg to 0 mg. I must not have become to dependent on it because I noticed zero side effects. I stopped taking it because it increased my pain *BOGGLE*, and was to stimulating. I d...
by woodsie357
Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Talking to your doctor
Replies: 14
Views: 1758

Ann - Yes I did chuckle. I can relate a bit.

I don't know if it's the same or different from looking at your own child and your brain tells you they are a stranger.
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Support or Compression Stockings (try it, you may like it)
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

I had no luck with the socks, sure hope it works for others though
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Talking to your doctor
Replies: 14
Views: 1758

I used to recognize family members. I've now seen my 8 year old daughter twice and didn't recognize her as anyone I knew. First time was at Chuck E Cheese: I saw a kid about 10 feet from me and thought now thats a chubby kid too much pizza for her. Her parents should lay off the pizza. Several mins....
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip XL and depression
Replies: 49
Views: 7656

yeah, like zach said, once you break those pills they are no longer time released.
by woodsie357
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 37440

I've been experiencing feeling hot, and cold at different times. I've had methadone for a month now, wow, can't believe that. I'm horrible about taking it, I take 10mg every 48 hours, and it stimulates me so if I don't take it at 5pm i cant take it at all or I'll be up all night. I'm going to have t...
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I got my stimulator and think it would be good for rls
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

very glad to hear it.

Just a thought when getting off of mirapex a high majority of people have a hyper RLS effect that lasts for 5 to 10 days once your off of it. I experienced it for about 5 days myself.
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 37440

I've been there Spiticus I know how you feel.

Hang in there
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: The problem with doctors
Replies: 34
Views: 6699

you get em girl! Sounds like they should know about RLS, sounds like a good opportunity for us. Is there a way to email them? to ask questions avoid the 200$ fee?
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Knobby Massage Rollers
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Massage greatly impacts my RLS in a bad way. If my husband touches my legs I know I'm not going to sleep that night.

I'm really glad this works for you, I wonder if it just has something to do with the massage. There are a lot of people that find improvement with massage I've read.
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: A Question
Replies: 2
Views: 852

I'm not sure I understand your question. I assume your talking about the kind of pain associated with RLS. I recently read if it isn't improved by movement then it isn't RLS. I don't personally have severe pain with my RLS so maybe someone who does can add their 2cents.
by woodsie357
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: marijuana stigma/guilt
Replies: 17
Views: 7367

Hang in there! I can't comment on drinking or smoking pot because I never have. I just want you to know there are others like you that suffer and have very bad quality of life. Alcohol can make sleep worse or wake you up after a few hours. I'm sure you already know this. I know of several people tha...
by woodsie357
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Amitriptyline. Could it work for you?
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Thanks Andy!

This was the first medication I used for my RLS. It was better then most but sadly I was not able to continue on the medication, due to side effects.