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by Wayne
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16573

Saw my neuro yesterday for a checkup. After 6 weeks of being on Neurontin and reaching the prescribed target of 900mg per day, I'm doing pretty good, much better than before. I have no trouble sleeping now, am off the Xanax and the initial dizziness and drowsiness side effects have abated. He sent m...
by Wayne
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Need anti-nausea med
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Do you think it's the Cipro that's making you nauseated?

I took a 10 day treatment last year for a UTI and it didn't make me nauseated. Maybe it, combined with one of your other meds is causing the nausea.
by Wayne
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Leg Pain
Replies: 30
Views: 6358

Hey Sleuth, you were in my locale. Well close anyway. With my recent experience. I think that getting the correct diagnosis is half the battle, then you can get the correct treatment, rather than trying different meds until you happen on one that eventually helps. I've taken Prednisone (spelling?) w...
by Wayne
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone fatigue?
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Having a similar problem with daytime drowsiness on Neurontin. I'm hoping it will pass as I only recently starting taking it. It's working great, so I don't want to give up on it. Like you, if I'm active I'm OK, but if I just sit down to relax, I'll feel drowsy and ready to take a nap within minutes...
by Wayne
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Am I crazy? Requip making me feel worse....
Replies: 46
Views: 5487

Re: Neurontin. I've been taking Neurontin about 3 weeks now, having been recently diagnosed with neuropathy by my neuro, not RLS as my GP thought for 3 yrs. I'm glad I made the effort and got the testing done to get the correct diagnosis and have gotten the right medication to address the problem ra...
by Wayne
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hello from IN!
Replies: 63
Views: 9792

Hey Jeff My problem was similar to yours. For 3 years my GP and I thought I had RLS, but I didn't respond to the RLS specific meds (Requip and Mirapex). I was eventually (recently) referred to a Neuro who ordered a series of tests and was diagnosed as having neuropathy. He prescirbed Neurontin to wh...
by Wayne
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: chat tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 4958

Is this the chat room found on the home pages of this board? I'd like to join in if I could.
by Wayne
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Best laid plans always go belly up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Sorry to hear all the domestic problems happening at once. I've had my share of do it yourself plumbing aggravation. I finally reached the point of just calling a plumber as my first option. Yes it costs me. I figure that the time it takes me to take it apart, finding and buying correct parts, findi...
by Wayne
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Anyone been told u spend 2 much time talk about your health?
Replies: 30
Views: 3388

Sorry Sleuth. I did stray away from your quote there. That was my own thought there. Perhaps I was too harsh, but I stand by it. Experience has given me a lot of insight into personal drama.
by Wayne
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Anyone been told u spend 2 much time talk about your health?
Replies: 30
Views: 3388

Then there were all those ads last year for one of the RLS meds. When I told someone I had RLS, they said there was a medicine for it...case closed. Another huge misconception. Dale I don't think it's a misconception, just ignorance. If it doesn't affect you personally it's hard to empathize or car...
by Wayne
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Anyone been told u spend 2 much time talk about your health?
Replies: 30
Views: 3388

Sister In Law?

I should've been able to figure that one out.
by Wayne
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Anyone been told u spend 2 much time talk about your health?
Replies: 30
Views: 3388

Well I don't think people really believe that it's a joke or are uncaring about you or other peoples problems. But, it does make others uncomfortable to repeatedly hear all the details about another's health issues. Family member or friend, all the negative feedback gets to be a burden, and they don...
by Wayne
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16573

Had to break off the initial treatment after 3 days due to the fatigue and dizziness and the fact that I needed to be present at work. So I restarted the Neurontin last Friday. Now, after a full week on Neurontin, it's working out pretty well. The symptoms are down to a very low intensity annoyance ...
by Wayne
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone given up day-time meds?/opiates/sleepiness
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Yes. That's what I had been doing. Up until a few weeks ago when I was put on Neurontin for neuropathy. I had been taking Xanax .5mg only at night to get to sleep. I don't know if it made me drowsy or not, but it definitely allowed me to relax. And since I was already sleep deprived I would get slee...
by Wayne
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: What a great weekend in the midwest US
Replies: 12
Views: 2832

You are all lucky, nothing but rain and thunderstorms here in VA. I managed to mow the lawn on the one day it didn't rain and it was still wet. Glad I did, otherwise it would be a jungle by now.