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by Sole
Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Off Topic - Infants and Sleep Deprivation
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Shorne, This is very interesting AND timely! My cousin just had her baby, one month pre-mature, last week. He is still in the hospital due to sleep apnea. I asked her if she knew of any correlation between SIDS and sleep apnea, as it seemed to me like they might be related. I asked her to talk to he...
by Sole
Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex
Replies: 81
Views: 35858

Does anyone know if Mirapex can cause kidney problems? I've only had one kidney infection in my life. I've got a terrible ache this past two days. Wondering if it could be the Mirapex.
by Sole
Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Self-diagnosed
Replies: 169
Views: 43273

Jumpy,

I am surprised, because of your severe RLS, that you are only taking .5 mgs of Mirapex 2x a day. That seems somewhat low. Why is your Dr. so reluctant to increase the dosage? It seems it would be more reasonable to increase the dose of one medication than to add a second.
by Sole
Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Letting go...Quality of life and RLS Personal Statement
Replies: 3
Views: 2373

Clara, I said it to you privately but I'll say it here too. You are so brave for exposing yourself this way. For facing your past with such clarity and strength. For continuing to choose to keep breathing, through the most horrific of times. I am so proud of you. You are an inspiration and I'm honor...
by Sole
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to group but not RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 3988

I immediately stopped taking the Elavil. And then got angry at my Dr. for acting like she was in the know, when she was not. She eventually prescribed me Mirapex and Restoril which are working well for me. You seem to be one of those people, like my husband, who suffer all the side effects of drugs,...
by Sole
Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Is there anyone like me?
Replies: 51
Views: 18219

Re: the sleepy one

Elfrieda wrote:Do you ever feel that you are shouting and nobody hears?


You're preaching to the choir!!!!! LOL! :-)
by Sole
Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex
Replies: 81
Views: 35858

You answered your own question in your last sentence. "thus making me more determined to push fot that which works." The Percocet worked for you. Not surprised at all by that because EVERY single person I've EVER known with chronic pain is helped greatly by it! Including myself. I'm also not surpris...
by Sole
Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:38 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Is there anyone like me?
Replies: 51
Views: 18219

Elfrieda, There's no reason you can't take Tylenol 3 and Clonazepam together. That's ridiculous. Yes, they might make you drowsy but it sounds like your body is already very accustomed to the Tylenol 3 and the Clonazepam is not as scary as they make it sound. I took it for years and it was the only ...
by Sole
Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex
Replies: 81
Views: 35858

Wonderful news! Sleep, beautiful sleep. I hope it keeps working for you. :-)
by Sole
Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: This is not a cure BUT it has helped
Replies: 14
Views: 10042

Hi Sara, Becat's right. I found the water much cheaper on Ebay. I was without it for almost two weeks, after my first order was gone and boy could I tell a difference. It helps me most in the areas of emotional stability, energy level and digestion. I believe, that for me, digestion is directly conn...
by Sole
Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: PLEASE READ-PLEASE READ-PLEASE READ
Replies: 144
Views: 42022

I've always wanted to be on an Honor Roll. Woo-hoo!!! :-)
by Sole
Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: On the outside looking in
Replies: 16
Views: 6060

Hi Tj, Welcome. I'm so sorry you had to find yourself here. Your story is painful to read. This RLS demon certainly takes its toll. Can I ask how old your husband is? Is he taking any medication for the RLS? Does his doctor realize that the anxiety and depression are common side effects of RLS? Did ...
by Sole
Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex
Replies: 81
Views: 35858

Re: Mirapex PLUS Sinemet?

ipsi_dixit wrote:Isn't 3 mgs a LOT of Mirapex per day?


My Dr. says I can take up to 1.5 mgs 3x a day. Have you ever tried it combined with a benzodiazepine like Klonopin (Clonazepam) or Restoril (Temazepam)? I, and others, find the combo a good fit.
by Sole
Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex
Replies: 81
Views: 35858

Re: Phew, in the nick of time!

Heronak wrote:Sole, I took .5 mg Mirapex last night and slept amazingly well for a change, with no temazapam. Heron


Excellent news!!! :-)
by Sole
Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: I thought it was just me
Replies: 28
Views: 11168

No, Paxil is not one of the few that are recommended for RLS. However, I had success with it as did my best friend who suffers from RLS, Lupus and Arthritis. I say it's worth a try, if the "acceptable" ones haven't worked for you. Everyone is different. If it doesn't work, you'll know soon enough! :-)

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