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by Wayne
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prevacid
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Interesting about acid reducers as I take Zantac75 pretty much daily due to a slight acid reflux problem. My iron level was checked earlier this year and was around 85 or so. The acid reducers didn't seem to affect my iron. But does it really contribute to RLS? That never occurred to me. I know anti...
by Wayne
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Car
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

ViewsAskew wrote:How fun to have things work out like that.

Enjoy your granny mobile, lol.


And that new car smell !!
by Wayne
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16575

There are a slew of neurologists here as well, but none know anything about RLS. Maybe, but I've lost confidence in this guy and after 7 months, feel that I'm not making any progress. The neurontin worked for a while which was great, but he seems unwilling to move on to other meds I've asked about....
by Wayne
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16575

My appointment didn't happen. It wasn't cancelled though, here's the story. I showed up about an hour early for a 4pm appt., having been out and about doing other things and wound up being there early. Signed in and waited. They had a TV in the waiting room to pass the time. The time for my appointm...
by Wayne
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16575

Lately I'm finding doctors who used to call me all the time to discuss medications or whatever will not. I have to make an appointment to see them and pay for a visit in order to discuss the simplest thing. Dale Yep, I'm starting to feel that they're just about making money. My visit last week was ...
by Wayne
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: New carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

More home improvements. Had my old deck removed and a brand new one installed. Had the usual contractor issues (not showing up on time, taking longer than estimated, and weather problems). They finished yesterday by power-washing it down. Oooh. Looks new and shiny. Of course today it's raining, all ...
by Wayne
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16575

Tried the Cymbalta. Stopped after 3 days, because my symptoms intensified until I felt my whole body was vibrating, even during the day. I called the neuro on the third day, explaining my experience and saying I was discontuing it. I received a call from the nurse the next day saying it takes 3-4 we...
by Wayne
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Letter to a sleep clinic
Replies: 27
Views: 5483

Did you include or imply that their might me legal action as someone suggested.

Hinting at any kind of legal action or even worse bad publicity by calling the local news station will get their immediate and undivided attention even if only short lived.
by Wayne
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Doctor-Honest Opinion
Replies: 104
Views: 11032

I agree that you were fortunate to get a returned call or email from the doctor at all, rather than their nurse/assistant. It is also somewhat suspicious that it suddenly stopped. I think you're correct in assuming she doesn't know what to do next. As others have said always go face to face if possi...
by Wayne
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and thyroid deficienty or cancer radiation
Replies: 4
Views: 4189

Yes. I am in very similar situation. I had chemotherapy treatments for non-Hodgkins lymphoma back in 1982. My neuro believes that my neuropathy is a long-term side effect of the chemo. I did some research and found that neuropathy is indeed a long-term side effect. Even if I had known back then, I s...
by Wayne
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: New Neuro Dr.
Replies: 25
Views: 2888

The good thing for me is that I don't need meds for sleep as long as I'm taking something that controls the RLS. I have no issues sleeping as long as my legs are under control. Subutex keeps them under control in EVERY way. I would just go out of my mind if they stopped allowing me to have it I rea...
by Wayne
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16575

The increased dose didn't help other than to make me more groggy during the day. Had another appt with the neuro last week and he wants to add cymbalta at night time. I'm a little nervous about that. The prevailing opinion here seems to be that cymbalta makes the RLS worse. Since he's confident that...
by Wayne
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: New carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Ann. Yes hurdle type stretches. Also calf stretches. I've been doing this since my teen years also, but I didn't have RLS back then. As a teenager and young adult. I worked at jobs that were mostly grunt work/heavy lifting and was on my feet for 6-8 hours. Stretching at the end of the day relieved t...
by Wayne
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: New carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Ha Ha

Thanks for the chuckle Zach and the pleasant images now running through my head.

I really did mean stretching my (freaky long) legs like a track & field runner. It helps me with the creepy crawlies.

Well maybe this weekend I'll try for a rug burn.
by Wayne
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: New carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

New carpet

Got new carpet in my Recroom today. Looking forward to stretching my legs out on the floor. I'm too old to do that on the previous hardwood floor.

Enjoying that new carpet smell!