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by Wayne
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: WED and summer
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: WED and summer

I don't notice any difference either. I prefer summer though just because I can wear lighter clothing.
by Wayne
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: WED MEDS: LIST OF ALL YOUR WED MEDS FROM DAY 1 TO PRESENT
Replies: 22
Views: 6181

Re: WED MEDS: LIST OF ALL YOUR WED MEDS FROM DAY 1 TO PRESEN

1. Requip - 1 month; no effect on WED, side effect nausea 2. Mirapex - 1 month; no effect on WED, no apparent side effect 3. Xanax - 2 years; worked great on WED, started sleeping somewhat normally again, no side effects 4. Gabapentin - 2 years; first 3 months, worked great, side effect; slight vert...
by Wayne
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: A heating pad works for me
Replies: 30
Views: 8446

Re: A heating pad works for me

Polar Bear wrote:
jittery girl wrote:... The gremlins will appear ...


I like that word "gremlins" to describe it. I'm going to start using it for the rare time I have to describe it to someone other than a doctor. Hope you don't mind.
by Wayne
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Have the energy....
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: Have the energy....

Just post a single sentence saying none of it is true, don't rant, insult, or flame as that will just draw more attention to it and that's not what you want, and don't reply to any responses. It would be much better if you could get a real doctor to respond to it, but it's pointless because on the i...
by Wayne
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS caused by bacteria in the GUT??
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

Re: RLS caused by bacteria in the GUT??

I was on antibiotics a few months back for a tooth infection. No effect on the RLS.
by Wayne
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: exercise?
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: exercise?

I think it helps but it doesn't make my RLS go away. Lately I've been doing 30-40 minutes a night on my exercise bike, it's one that will vary the resistance as you ride depending on the level you set. When I'm done I've broken a light sweat. Once I catch my breath and walk around a bit, maybe stret...
by Wayne
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: WED and general health
Replies: 22
Views: 4262

Re: WED and general health

I've had teeth problems long before the RLS started. Starting in my teens, I always had cavities despite regular brushing and flossing. In my twenties, more cavities, a crown or two, my thirties, root canals, more crowns, an extraction. and in my forties (I'm 47) now I have had two implants on which...
by Wayne
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What do you think people did with RLS before medications?
Replies: 20
Views: 3338

Re: What do you think people did with RLS before medications

yes, a good doctor is a blessing, and hard to find. Lucky to have one. Is he at a clinic, and they will replace him? if so, the replacement will likely read up on the diseases he is inheriting. Of course, that's no guarantee that he'll be astute at dealing with new developments. He's part of a priv...
by Wayne
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What do you think people did with RLS before medications?
Replies: 20
Views: 3338

Re: What do you think people did with RLS before medications

I thought I was going crazy the first month the RLS came full on, sleep deprivation and never ending {insert your description of leg sensations here} had me climbing the walls. Finally went to see my doctor (GP) and told him what I was experiencing thinking it sounded crazy as I was describing it. I...
by Wayne
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Augmentation--and vision problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Augmentation--and vision problems

does your vision change radically too? No i don't have glasses but am aware that i need reading glasses--was a bit of a prob before and is more so now. But these are two different things for me. No, not radically, but they have been declining. A bit of advice, get the prescription glasses. The read...
by Wayne
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Augmentation--and vision problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Augmentation--and vision problems

Do you wear glasses or contacts now to see? Otherwise. It could just be the normal aging process. Just before my RLS took hold and I started taking meds. I had to get reading glasses. The optometrist told me nothing was wrong with my eyes. I was just at that age where most people start needing glass...
by Wayne
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium Salts...your experience??
Replies: 29
Views: 11706

Re: Magnesium Salts...your experience??

Okay, clonazepam down. I know some people think I'm crazy for trying to get off Methadone -- even Dr. B questioned that. Some said why don't I just take it the rest of my life. But it presents many problems for me, even though it helps my symptoms for a few hours. And I think my body wants more and...
by Wayne
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Nausea/vomiting....how do you take meds?????
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

The problem was indeed that anything in came immediately out, Wayne. They say if you managed to keep it down for 30 minutes, you're OK regarding medication. Because meds are so tightly controlled and because sips of water set off a new round, I didn't want to risk it. I do keep a small stash that I...
by Wayne
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Nausea/vomiting....how do you take meds?????
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Unless you were vomiting constantly, like every 10-15 mins. You should have been able to take your meds.

If there is an hour or two between bouts, it should have had time to be absorbed, unless it came right back up when taken.
by Wayne
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Our Medical History
Replies: 25
Views: 5854

Insomnia LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) At age 63, I consider myself lucky to be healthy. And, I am grateful that I am being treated for RLS. At evening concerts, I constantly had to shift my legs, which left me unable to fully enjoy the performance. At plays, I tried to get an aisle seat so I woul...