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by runkrun
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Doctor-Honest Opinion
Replies: 104
Views: 10946

Sleuth, So do I have this straight? Your primary physician suggested Talwin(an opiate) and Pregablin (Lyrica) and you are frightened to return to her office because of a bad email. First of all may I suggest, no more emails. You really need to address something as important as RLS/new meds face to f...
by runkrun
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Doctor-Honest Opinion
Replies: 104
Views: 10946

Sleuth, I've been reading through all your posts this a.m. I'm so sorry that you are so miserable! I truly can relate! Can you get back in the physicians office that you started with? Ask her straight out to prescribe an opiate. Even though you seem to be leary in starting these meds, they truly are...
by runkrun
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Year Blues (Whining warning!)
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Susan ans Viewsaskew, I noticed that both of you are on or need to take meds that cost WAY too much money for the average person. If your physician or one of his staff call the manufacturer, many are willing to supply you w/ the drug, or give huge discounts. Being in the health care profession mysel...
by runkrun
Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Mayo Experience
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Louis 21403, Glad to hear you were able to see the "BIG" guys at Mayo Clinic. I saw Dr Silber for a consultation in Sept. The $500.00 plus for traveling expenses was well worth it! He pretty much agreed w/my current medication regimen Lyrica 150mg 3 times a day,Xanax 1mg twice a day, but c...
by runkrun
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medications raising havoc....
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

Medications raising havoc....

It has been 3 months since I saw Dr Silber @ Mayo Clinic. His advice regarding my medication was change my Norco 10/325 to Hydrocodone 15 mg every 4-6 hrs. and continue my Lyrica 150 mg 3 times a day. I also take Xanax 1 mg twice a day. My RLS is under control, but I'm finding that the side effects ...
by runkrun
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 21 years...
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

querty, Welcome to this wonderful group of individuals who share their experience strength and hope for other RLS sufferers. I did'nt want to be on medications for the rest of my life either, but it's all about "quality of life". Due to lack of sleep and the severity of my disorder,I was e...
by runkrun
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica maybe the answer for me.....
Replies: 30
Views: 5660

Sleuth, I sometimes think it's better if we just don't look at the side effects aspect of our medications. Believe me the relief of my RLS symptoms surely out weigh the side effects. I've been on Lyrica 150 mg 3 times a day for about 3 months and have had great success. Yes, there has been some weig...
by runkrun
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Addict in recovery needs help making good choices!
Replies: 11
Views: 1372

jy13131, Just wondering how you are doing? Did you start an opiate for your RLS? Was your physician willing to work with you, considering your past history?
by runkrun
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Doctor-Honest Opinion
Replies: 104
Views: 10946

Sleuth, Sorry to hear your RLS is out of control with no medication backup. When you saw Dr E. in July did he suggest a plan B or C if your Mirapex was'nt effective? For instance,Neurontin,Lyrica, maybe an opiate? If not will your current physician take Mayo's algo suggestions? As for your current p...
by runkrun
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Just an update: Good news this time.
Replies: 7
Views: 582

jessdell, I remember your desperate post from a few months ago. I said some heartfelt prayers for you! I'm so happy you finally have some relief from this disorder and found a great physician.
by runkrun
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Good Dr. in Western WI.
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Lewis, I recently went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester to see Dr. Silber.(I live in Mich.) It truly was a great experience. He spent an entire hour w/ me and made suggestions to my Primary physician regarding my care. I have Refractory RLS and have been through at least 12 different meds over the past 1...
by runkrun
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: best prescription sleep aid (opinions)
Replies: 11
Views: 1429

I suggest trying a low dose Benzo. I also experienced only 4-5 hrs a sleep per night. Then after seeing a sleep specialist about 3 yrs ago, he suggested Xanax. I've used it every since and sleep about 7-8 hrs/ night. Sleep is no longer a luxury, but a nightly experience.
by runkrun
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS and accupuncture
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Carolsond, I too had tried every drug available, except for opiates. Then, 3 yrs ago my primary physician said we should give them a whirl.(I'm a recovering alcoholic/addict)I was so miserable and desperate to get some relief I was willing to try anything! I'm doing very well on opiates, they were a...
by runkrun
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Mayo Clinic consultation cost
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

D4.... Nice to know that we share the same physician. I was very impressed with Dr Silber. Again I repeat, I'm so grateful for all the information and validation I received from him regarding my RLS. So now I can stop looking for reasons why. No more Goggling, tests, physician hopping,diets, oils, s...
by runkrun
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to rls.org having a thought about what might cause my rl
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Miinerva.....I have also had RLS as long as I can remember. So when it got to the point 11 yrs ago that I had to start medication, I began looking for a reason why. But, I continued to take medications because the symptoms were so out of control such severe sleep deprivation, creepy crawlies all nig...