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by badnights
Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Not exactly new, but figured this was the best spot to start
Replies: 12
Views: 2543

As others have said and you know by now anyway, different meds affect each of us differently. For me, Requip/ropinirole, the evil drug, made me augment. It was the first one I was given and I started augmenting the first week. I quickly learned what augmentation was through my research but it took m...
by badnights
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What do you think about Sinemet?
Replies: 8
Views: 553

ya, I know, me too. I go overboard sometimes trying to be fair to all sides of a story.
by badnights
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Weaning off Klonopin
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

too true, what zach says.
by badnights
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: is it all RLS?
Replies: 19
Views: 1400

mutsy, you're not nuts no matter how nutso your symptoms are. Your doctors are looking blank because you've surpassed their knowledge. They don't know right off the bat how to help you - they have to think about it and try things that they know might not work. I finally looked up GCA; polarbear, you...
by badnights
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What do you think about Sinemet?
Replies: 8
Views: 553

be sure you ask your doctor who has several patients on it without problem if he means Parkinsons patients. Augmentation is unique to RLS and is not a problem with Parkinsons. up to 80% of RLSers augment on Sinemet - the flip-side, then, is there are 20% who don't. That said, I would be willing to b...
by badnights
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: is it all RLS?
Replies: 19
Views: 1400

The RLS stream at We Move has a thread on acupuncture http://www.wemove.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/11/793/3.html A total of 10 different users responded in the thread that they had tried it, and for all 10 it didn't work. However, that doesn't mean it won't work for you. I'm not sure if your pain...
by badnights
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Improved-uptake gabapentin helps sleep in RLS - new study
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Improved-uptake gabapentin helps sleep in RLS - new study

Here's the beginning of the Medscape summary: " Gabapentin enacarbil (GEn) improves both objective and subjective sleep disturbance among patients with primary restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a study presented here at SLEEP 2010: Associated Professional Sleep Societies 24th Annual Me...
by badnights
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonidine HCL
Replies: 5
Views: 668

usually physicians will prescribe a dopamine agonist (Parkinson's drugs: pramipexole/Mirapex or ropinirole/Requip) for RLS. Clonidine is used to treat hypertension, Tourette's, and ADHD; I've heard of some hypothesized links between each of those and RLS, so it's not crazy that your doc is giving yo...
by badnights
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Teeth Gritting
Replies: 9
Views: 2716

yoga might help. It taught me how to breathe (I was always holding my breath without realizing it) and relax my jaw ( I only clenched, I didn't grind).
by badnights
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Withdrawal syndrome from Mirapex or Requip?
Replies: 9
Views: 907

I just re-read your first post and saw that we've all missed the mark in answering you. Don't know why I didn't see it the first time - maybe I was tired :lol: . DAWS is something experienced only by patients who already have impulse control disorder due to taking DAs. Not all patients with impulse ...
by badnights
Thu May 27, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Insane night
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Maybe it's not like heart failure or cancer, but if you read Yoakum's book, and in other places (I foget which), there are quotes from people who've had all sorts of diseases as well as RLS (including heart problems and cancer) and they all say RLS is worst of all. One of them said RLS was worse tha...
by badnights
Thu May 27, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Withdrawal syndrome from Mirapex or Requip?
Replies: 9
Views: 907

ya; the withdrawal symptoms consist of worsened RLS symptoms.
by badnights
Mon May 24, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: No new posts
Replies: 9
Views: 645

denial is a form of hope. Until you give up, that is; then you look back and call it denial. While you actually hope to be able to use it, keep the membership! Things change so fast.
by badnights
Sun May 23, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: No new posts
Replies: 9
Views: 645

I'm alternating between panic and hope, but I'm keeping it largely to myself. The only way I can avoid despair is not look it in the face, pretend it's not there. I was thinking the other day, this has been the worst year of my life, and my life has had some very trying years. I am doomed to a life ...
by badnights
Sun May 23, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Magnesium for RLS
Replies: 4
Views: 576

On another board there's a guy who swears Mg stopped his RLS, which was severe. He takes 600 mg daily. I decided to try it and I've been taking 600 mg Mg daily for a little over a month now. I haven't noticed any difference. At first I slept better, now I'm sleeping worse and my RLS is breaking thru...

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