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by badnights
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: DA’s - If Augmentation from one, from all?
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: DA’s - If Augmentation from one, from all?

I agree. An opioid would work best, but the first thing to try is IV iron, assuming you've been trying oral iron. If you want to try one of the dopamine agonists, I would guess that you'll augment (note I'm not a doctor) - maybe not as rapidly as with Sinemet, but rapidly enough to dismay you. Sinem...
by badnights
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone not working
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: methadone not working

Dr B still practices - he is my doc. I see him in Downey, by LA, but he is up at Stanford monthly, I am relatively sure. He was talking with Beth at the most recent RLS symposium event about it, I think...or am I making that up, Beth? Well, it was someone, lol. Because he was talking about being la...
by badnights
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Melatonin

WED/RLS worsens overnight as the natural level of melatonin in our bodies increases, and gets better as metatonin decreases. Some researchers have speculated that melatonin somehow triggers WED/RLS, but others suggest it is just a coincidence, or perhaps a common, undiscovered driver behind both mel...
by badnights
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Blood Flow Restriction and Catching a Cramp
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Blood Flow Restriction and Catching a Cramp

Cramps are not a part of WED/RLS, although some WED/RLS patients experience cramps as well. Since moving can alleviate a cramp, the desire to move and alleviate it might lead to misidentification of recurring nighttime cramps as WED/RLS. WED/RLS sensations don't have the physical focus or sharpness ...
by badnights
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: central sensitivity
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: central sensitivity

I've mentioned this book here elsewhere, but in the context of this post, it's even more worthwhile to mention. The book is Explain Pain by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley. A few years ago I became interested in pain for a while, and ended up reading a couple of books and reading reviews and summar...
by badnights
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: total knee replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: total knee replacement

jul, you probably have already, but check out the three Surgery brochures in the Members section of the Foundation website: Surgery and RLS for the Patient , Hospitalization Checklist for the Patient with RLS , and Surgery and RLS . I found them useful, especially the advice to make sure every membe...
by badnights
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Red Wine and Resveratrol
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Red Wine and Resveratrol

Moderator's note: I've moved this topic from Prescription Medications forum to the General RLS/WED forum.
by badnights
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Red Wine and Resveratrol
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Red Wine and Resveratrol

Wow, how interesting. I used to think red wine made my legs go nuts, but since then have decided it's more complicated than that, because some reds dont bother me (if only 2 glasses) and some whites do. Some reds have more resveratrol than others - cooler-climate reds, certain varieties like Pinot N...
by badnights
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New member :)
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: New member :)

The Cymbalta certainly might be an issue and I agree that you should try stopping it to see if that helps the WED/RLS - but unless you address the ferritin, you will probably have WED/RLS symptoms no matter whether you take Cymbalta or not. You will need to raise your ferritin substantially, as stev...
by badnights
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Just a rant
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Just a rant

hugs
by badnights
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Specialist to see?
Replies: 15
Views: 2000

Re: Specialist to see?

y sister and I have same problem.. we are going to go to our Family physician and see about getting on Mirapex. I'm on Lyrica 150 mg at night. But, I'm still in so much pain and my leg just dint stop. My feet get ice cold with in 15 min. You have to be very careful if your GP isn't familiar with WE...
by badnights
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Social Security - US
Replies: 36
Views: 2197

Re: Social Security - US

I must have been zopicloned when I wrote that.
by badnights
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro and Anxiety
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Neupro and Anxiety

fingers crossed
by badnights
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 439
Views: 106222

Re: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)

Iron deficiency in the mitochondria of white blood cells (and other body cells???) in RLS/WED! Association of mitochondrial iron deficiency and dysfunction with idiopathic restless legs syndrome Movement Disorders, 11 October 2018 https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.27482 ABSTRACT Background: Restless legs ...

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