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by rthom
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Insulin and WED - Relationship?
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: Insulin and WED - Relationship?

Alice would you think the insulin is making the symptoms worse or the sugar? I have often assumed that if I have too much sugar (especially days in a row) my WED is worse--but have never been able to be sure of it as it always happens along with other things (stress, more/less meds etc.). I am hypog...
by rthom
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs
Replies: 69
Views: 11794

Re: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs

There are people who specialize in diagnosing learning disorders in adults, so probably there are those who can and will diagnose sensory disorders in adults? I'd think so, too. You might have to search, but I honestly think that figuring this out might help with everything. There might even be som...
by rthom
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs
Replies: 69
Views: 11794

Re: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs

I have no problem with getting it checked out, but a couple of years ago my wife read about Autism/Asperger's and came to me all excited as she had thought she figured me out (told me I had it likely), anyway I asked my GP about it and was told I did not have it and testing for it was not done in ad...
by rthom
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs
Replies: 69
Views: 11794

Re: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs

no, it wasn't figured out. My parents didn't believe in dr's (I cam within 30min from dying because of it--saved myself when I was 12--walked clear across the sity to the hospital and survived--and they worked with child protective services--go figure) so I didn't see them and when I was on my own i...
by rthom
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs
Replies: 69
Views: 11794

Re: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs

It's odd what people do eh? And those that should know better. My parents were foster parents and high ranking church representatives that were sent to straighten out churches in different areas, and missionaries. These are the people that are seen as kind and gentle....... Unfortunately my experien...
by rthom
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs
Replies: 69
Views: 11794

Re: Nice to find you. I have had RLS for forty five yrs

Yup, I was a "Bad Baby" I screamed any time someone tried to pick me up--so the crib for me. Could you imagine it as a child, people holding you by the legs it seems, what a complete torture. At least they quit trying to hold me instead of insisting on modifying my behavior.
by rthom
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Having Hip Surgery
Replies: 64
Views: 10114

Re: Having Hip Surgery

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap:
by rthom
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Having Hip Surgery
Replies: 64
Views: 10114

Re: Having Hip Surgery

are you back yet?
by rthom
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: admins in the "Natural" section should not be taking meds
Replies: 22
Views: 6685

Re: admins in the "Natural" section should not be taking med

Well if I were you I'd just raise money and do it privately. That is in essence what the rlsf did. Some people sitting around a table worked at something they are passionate about and now they are trying to prove it. In your case given all the good responses from now healthy folks, it should be far ...
by rthom
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole Side Effect?
Replies: 16
Views: 2088

Re: Ropinirole Side Effect?

True. But both the DA,s and opioids have an affect. While the opioids are not known for "augmenting", they can seem to cause symptoms that mimic WED when you have been on them for an extended period of time or are trying to go off them. The best result seems to be keeping doses as low as y...
by rthom
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: admins in the "Natural" section should not be taking meds
Replies: 22
Views: 6685

Re: Freedom of speech for all!

If it is not known what causes RLS then there certainly can be no cure for it. If there were a cure for all aspects of what we call RLS/WED then this board would not need to exist. Eefall I think this is part of the problem. There are those who feel RLS suffers do not or will not help themselves--b...
by rthom
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: admins in the "Natural" section should not be taking meds
Replies: 22
Views: 6685

Re: admins in the "Natural" section should not be taking med

Two things, 1. I was of the impression that you are saying the RLS is or is caused by inflammation, But the studies you show talk of the inflammation being a part of them not the causes of them. (Still an important link but not the same when it comes to prevention verses healing). 2. Back to the hel...