Search found 179 matches

by Wayne
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16505

Neurologist

Anyone have any experiences with RLS and Neurologists? Went to see my GP two weeks ago to discuss new treatment options and showed him the Mayo algorithm. He was quite interested, took the time to read it and asked if he could keep it. He was not willing to prescribe any of the opiates himself when ...
by Wayne
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Wonderful Distractions
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Videogames distract me too. An hour of any FPS or old school arcade game will get my mind off my legs.
by Wayne
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Talking to your doctor
Replies: 14
Views: 1802

I grew up in a house were both parents smoked too. It wasn't until I went to college that I noticed the smell when visiting on breaks. I didn't smoke then, I started my senior year in college. When I moved out I had a non-smoking roomate so I always smoked outside. To this day I still do because I d...
by Wayne
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Talking to your doctor
Replies: 14
Views: 1802

Interesting Zach. I smoke too, but don't notice any increase in the RLS during or afterwards. I'm a light smoker (avg 7-10 per day). I don't notice any difference even when I'm forced to go without. like a recent cross country flight that ended up being 12 hours because of a cancelled connecting fli...
by Wayne
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Talking to your doctor
Replies: 14
Views: 1802

Most of the literature about RLS says that people have a hard time describing their symptoms and so did I when I first saw my doctor. But here is what I've come up with for mine. Question: Have you ever road a motorcycle or sat in a massage/vibrating chair for a length of time and then when the engi...
by Wayne
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Whole body vibrators (Solaflex)
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

Well after a week of using the Homedic massager, it seems to have been a fluke. It worked somewhat the 2nd and 3rd try, 4th and 5th, no noticeable difference and once it made it worse. My RLS has been more active lately (spring fever no doubt, except we only get teasers of warmer days and then right...
by Wayne
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone with Vicodin for Tooth Extraction??
Replies: 15
Views: 3041

Here is something I am an expert on. As someone who has had sever tooth pain and two emergency root canals (one over Christmas, couldn't get an appt for a week), pain killers didn't do much for the throbbing ache that was my jaw. What did help? A $4 tube of Ambesol or Oragel. While at the drugstore ...
by Wayne
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 38662

Re: The muscle cramps in my foot I think that my foot cramping might be because of my new car (giggle or laugh here). It has a large pedal for the accelerator with much more resistance than what I've ever driven before. My other car has a small sensitive pedal (less resistance). All I need is the ti...
by Wayne
Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 38662

My RLS is mostly during the evenings. So I only use the xanax as I'm going to bed. At first the RLS was an all day thing, before any medications at all. After learning what that it was RLS and starting medication, I just learned to ignore it during the day, and it hasn't been bad for the past few ye...
by Wayne
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 38662

I have an appointment with my doc in a couple weeks and I'm going to ask about methadone. I've got the algorithm. Hope he is understanding, which I think he will be. When I first complained of these weird sensations in my legs he immediately recognized it as RLS (I was the one who thought BS then). ...
by Wayne
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Whole body vibrators (Solaflex)
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

I know I'm replying to an old topic, I'm new here so all of this is new to me. I've had RLS for about 3 years. I have a Homedic vibrator/massager that fits over my chair. I've had it for years just sitting on an old recliner and rarely use it, but last night my symptoms hit early and hard so after s...
by Wayne
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Taking Xanax - worried about addiction
Replies: 39
Views: 7409

I use Xanax and it works great for me. I'm new to this board, and glad that I found it to know that I'm not alone or crazy. My RLS seems mild compared to other peoples stories here. Without any meds I will sleep in short bursts like 90 mins or so (usually accompanied by bizarre dreams) only to be wo...
by Wayne
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sex to Help RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

For me, it helps, at least temporarily. I can relax afterward and usually fall asleep (if at night) but will probably be awake again in a couple hours.

If it's in the daytime (a time which for me the RLS is usually minimal) I can get in a short restful nap.
by Wayne
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: I found something that works for me!!! YIPPY!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 9582

Greetings. I'm new here and this is my first post.

I've tried this oil before and it doesn't do anything for my RLS. That being said though, it does smell good and I do get a bit of a calming feeling when using it (aromatherapy?)