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by runkrun
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I'm so screwed....
Replies: 24
Views: 2189

Zach, Very encouraged that you were able to get a 3 month supply of medication. Sounds like the nurse practioner had alot of compassion for your situation. How are you doing otherwise? Still praying for you.
by runkrun
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Addict in recovery needs help making good choices!
Replies: 11
Views: 1372

Jy13131, Welcome to this support group! I'm a recovering addict/alcoholic. I have been clean and sober for 15 yrs. I continue to attend weekly A.A. meetings, sponsor women in the program,etc. Are you going to meetings? Working the 12 steps? Have a sponsor? Reading the BIG book? Have a spiritual life...
by runkrun
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: home monitoring of RLS?
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Gracie99, Is your leg twitching waking you during the night? Are you thrashing about? I don't know of anything that monitors this, except another sleep study. I also have PLMD. The thrashing was waking me, so my physician prescribed Xanax @ night. This let me sleep through all the movement except if...
by runkrun
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I'm so screwed....
Replies: 24
Views: 2189

Zach, Very happy that you realized that you could not control your own meds and asked for help. That's a huge step. I did'nt now how far your addiction had progressed or extent of your drug seeking. Did anyone ever suggest you go to meetings or enter treatment? Alcohol was really never my thing,but ...
by runkrun
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I'm so screwed....
Replies: 24
Views: 2189

Zach, You've mentioned to me in the past that your in recovery. Are you in recovery or a "dry drunk" Did you ever go to treatment? Meetings? 12 step programs have nothing to do with religion. Have you ever read the 12 steps? I have been clean and sober for 15 yrs. I live and breathe A.A. I...
by runkrun
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I'm so screwed....
Replies: 24
Views: 2189

Zach, So sorry your physician lost his life. As I read the news article you posted, I can only imagine the huge loss to his family and the entire community.I hope and pray that the your transition in finding a new physician and getting your methadone goes smoothly. From one recovery person to anothe...
by runkrun
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Judgemental Health Care Professionals
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Judgemental Health Care Professionals

I have a very difficult time with angry,uncaring health care professionals. I had an experience yesterday that left me angry,shameful and some other feelings I can't post.
by runkrun
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Gluten and RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Carolsond, VeiwAskew is right by saying if your going to have a your blood tested for gluten intolerance, you must be on gluten. Also, I should have clarified that the signs and symptoms I mentioned for gluten intolerance, were symptoms experienced by my family.For some reason they just all happened...
by runkrun
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Gluten and RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Carolsond, I come from a family with several members having either Celiac Disease or Celiac intolerance. The blood test is for the actual disease itself and is 99% accurate. The majority of those patients are under weight and malnourished because they cannot absorb vitamins and nutrients from their ...
by runkrun
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica maybe the answer for me.....
Replies: 30
Views: 5663

I'm very grateful that my physicians have found a cocktail of medications that work for me!(Lyrica, Xanax, Norco) However, I'm having severe short term memory loss. I have to write down everything or it's gone. I'm also having problems finding the right word mid sentence. Granted, I'm over 50, but t...
by runkrun
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lamictal
Replies: 19
Views: 1763

Sleuth, Lamictal is another one of those drugs that is used for multiple disease processes. It was originally for seizures, but is also used to level out severe mood swings. Your physician must feel that you would benefit from this after gathering all your health information.To my knowledge, most of...
by runkrun
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: side effects or sleep deprivation
Replies: 4
Views: 512

I think you may need another medication in addition to the clonazapam. The benzo's are only used as a sleep aid, help take the edge off the RLS symptoms, or anxiety. I take Xanax twice a day. Sometimes it does make me sleepy in the morning, so I either cut it in half or don't take it at all. As your...
by runkrun
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Itching and RLS?
Replies: 16
Views: 11556

Barbee, I'm sorry for the new symptom you have developed. RLS is enough to drive anyone crazy, let alone itching on top of that. You mentioned that you had a "myriad of allergies". I would definately start journaling everything that you eat. See if there is any relationship to certain food...
by runkrun
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: hi desperate from Tennessee
Replies: 14
Views: 2681

Manos.... I'm glad you did find this discussion board. If anything it will let you know that there are people out there that understand what you are going through, and will give you support. As for many of us, stress does tend to worsen symptoms of RLS, so if you can find some relaxation methods for...
by runkrun
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New guy question about Requip
Replies: 4
Views: 707

If these signs and symptoms continue, you may want to google VasoVagal Syncope. Look this information over and see if it applies to you. There is testing to confirm this diagnosis.