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by Chipmunk
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Thank you card to Dr. Allen
Replies: 47
Views: 5026

Re: Thank you card to Dr. Allen

Will do!
by Chipmunk
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Varenicline
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Varenicline

It wouldn't surprise me if people with WED did perfectly fine on it, given our backwards responses to many drugs. I just wanted to put that out there because I have heard from multiple people that either they personally felt crazy on it, or they were dealing with a spouse who had just literally take...
by Chipmunk
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What I learned on my RLS-Path so far ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: What I learned on my RLS-Path so far ...

I wonder if it's unique to Escitalopram? I haven't found that being on an SSRI inhibits augmentation personally, but maybe the doses weren't right. What dosage of each are you on? I have been reading a lot lately about serotonin and dopamine levels and it seems that taking something like 5-HTP (whic...
by Chipmunk
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Should I start Lexapro?
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Should I start Lexapro?

Ah your poor son. Mine too. He's 23, but he's known he has it for 5 or more years. Crappy. My boy also has some serious learning issues that may or may not be ADHD-inattentive type. He has some of the symptoms. ADHD can be caused in rodents by depriving them of iron in the fetal stage - mothers wit...
by Chipmunk
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Varenicline
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Varenicline

Just be careful...I have heard SO many people say that either they or their family member went completely whackadoodle on Chantix. If you give it a try, make sure you have someone on the lookout for psychiatric symptoms. Here's a little more information: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/chantix-dangers-...
by Chipmunk
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: For when you are awake & need something to distract yourself
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

For when you are awake & need something to distract yourself

http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/?og=1

It's a bunch of funny/awful photographs by real estate agents but it's the commentary that really makes them hilarious. Great way to distract yourself from the WED...I was up a couple nights ago and was just dying laughing :lol:
by Chipmunk
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: FREE online trial membership for WED Foundation
Replies: 2
Views: 602

FREE online trial membership for WED Foundation

The WED Foundation is offering a limited number of FREE online trial memberships. They anticipate them running out by tomorrow night, so get 'em while you can! :D https://www.willis-ekbom.org/mytrial?erid=1920075&trid=2d8e9bd5-8aa0-41f7-838a-1b06b08d196c Free Online WED Foundation Trial Membersh...
by Chipmunk
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Just Joined - October 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3343

Re: Just Joined - October 2013

Saturday, October 19th Welcome to M4gill, who is from the UK and would like to get more information about RLS/WED, and to Chrizizme, who is a long-term sufferer who would also like to extend their knowledge of how to treat WED. This thread: http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1068 has a lot of...
by Chipmunk
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Should I start Lexapro?
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Should I start Lexapro?

I'm glad it's working for you! I was on it for many years and was very happy with it.

Can I ask - what's your dose of Wellbutrin? You can take 150 mg two times a day but 300 mg in one dose is known for inducing seizures so be careful with doubling it.
by Chipmunk
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Thank you card to Dr. Allen
Replies: 47
Views: 5026

Re: Thank you card to Dr. Allen

Beth, do you want me to send the card to you?
by Chipmunk
Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Considering the possibility of going back on Mirapex
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Considering the possibility of going back on Mirapex

I agree with Ann. If you can take Mirapex, then I would do that and alternate with an opiate or anti-convulsant.

((hugs)) I know it's so frustrating but you WILL find something that works!
by Chipmunk
Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Just a little post about a new releif for my legs
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Just a little post about a new releif for my legs

You don't necessarily have to get a mastiff - our Chinook is 85 lbs and he loves to be a lap dog, lol! We just got a new puppy - he's 7.5 lbs and I can barely feel him sitting on my lap. But so sweet!
by Chipmunk
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Iron/Ferritin Test Results
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Iron/Ferritin Test Results

The part of your results I still don't understand is why serum iron is lower even though ferritin is higher. Maybe it's a slight lowering, not significant? Or more likely, body iron stores aren't reflected in the amount of iron bound to transferrin. Most of the body's iron is bound up in hemoglobin...
by Chipmunk
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Iron/Ferritin Test Results
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Iron/Ferritin Test Results

Ok, so I got my iron levels tested recently and here are my results: SATURATION - 19 (4/19/2013) - 17 (9/23/2013) TRANSFERRIN - 218 (4/19/2013) - 215 (9/23/2013) IRON - 52 (4/19/2013) - 45 (9/23/2013) TIBC - 273 (4/19/2013) - 269 (9/23/2013) FERRITIN - 76 (4/19/2013) - 92 (9/23/2013) Ferritin is the...
by Chipmunk
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Thank you card to Dr. Allen
Replies: 47
Views: 5026

Re: Thank you card to Dr. Allen

Last chance! I'd be happy to send it to you - just PM your address. If I don't hear from anyone by Wednesday, I'll put it in the mail to Dr. Allen.

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