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by sugbrendas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11652

Yeah Bekull, it does seem to delay or stop movement just because you've done something for the legs. I never take mine off anymore. I've had more sleep since I got these stockings than in 2 1/2 years. I also was experiencing severe leg pain and thats stopped. Like you I hate shoes and I also hate pa...
by sugbrendas
Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11652

I am so glad it helped you!! I am still reaping the benefits of my stockings-priceless! In my opinion, ace bandages may not stay in place and if the compression is too much (like me) I found my legs were so much worse. Theres too many variables as you wrap on up the leg and they can shift. In the be...
by sugbrendas
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11652

I tried firm compression and they were too much for me,felt like WWIII going on in my legs. The compression was too firm and the RLS was fighting them. I went to Ebay to thesupportstore and they have a chart. You measure your calf at the largest and the length from your knee to the floor. I have fou...
by sugbrendas
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Caffeine / coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 2949

Isn't it crazy that we soooo need the caffiene because we're so tired and then we can't sleep. This past 7 days I slept pretty good except for 2 nights..Last night up at 2:30. I am trying to re-set my clock so if I HAVE to nap I try to do it early, pm naps are sabotoge for me. After my morning coffe...
by sugbrendas
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Bupropion (Wellbutrin) + Mirapax for RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 901

I must be extremely sensitive to meds. I can't take Mirapex,been down that road twice and the Wellbutrin made me seriously depressed. 2 days on it and I began crying and couldn't stop. So I decided to take half of the dose and was as bad as the 1st time. I was trying to quit smoking. Brenda
by sugbrendas
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Caffeine / coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 2949

I personally have to have coffee when I wake up but try to keep it many many hours before bed. So to me it's like a strictly when I first get up thing.

I just got off Mirapex for the second time.
It made me very sleepy during the day.
by sugbrendas
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Crazy rituals though the years..
Replies: 37
Views: 2989

you all are awesome, I knew someone was missing PB, I know I disapear time to time. The computer crashes and sitting still long enough to find you guys is hard. I'm usually only at the computer -at most 10 minutes and gotta get up. I got a newsletter from Dr Early awhile back and it stated that L Do...
by sugbrendas
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Crazy rituals though the years..
Replies: 37
Views: 2989

I agree with you all. No one wants to think they are the only one's not getting any sleep and no one should hold back when they are because in the end it's a endless cycle. It just goes round and round. I got 8 hours sleep last night. This past week i've gotten more than in the past several weeks. I...
by sugbrendas
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Crazy rituals though the years..
Replies: 37
Views: 2989

I'm sooo happy for you Betty! All of us understand how thrilled and hopeful you are and some of us may sigh and say I wish someone could understand what i'm going through. Finding the right Dr that understands RLS is so important.. Usually a Neurologist specializing in sleep disorders.. I was lucky ...
by sugbrendas
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11652

Sorry to say the following nite was awful but last night(today) was another awesome nite. Slept 8 hours. Normally I can look forward to maybe sleeping right every few weeks. The night in between when I couldn't sleep my legs hurt really bad. Last night I just left my stockings on and it made a diffe...
by sugbrendas
Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11652

So happy!! I feel like yellling I SLEPT 10 HOURS STRAIGHT LAST NITE! All I know is nite before I hardly slept, I also forgot to turn my oxygen on and was really tired yesterday. Last evening I was miserable, felt sick and just didn't want to be bothered. Was extremely grouchy.. Last nite everything ...
by sugbrendas
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Crazy rituals though the years..
Replies: 37
Views: 2989

I understand that in the beginning of RLS that you probably don't have noticable leg movents. I think some people are different but in the majority people just complain that they can't sleep. Alot of the times we are diagnosed with depression because if you can't sleep you MUST be depressed. Yeah,th...
by sugbrendas
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Crazy rituals though the years..
Replies: 37
Views: 2989

The way I understand it is if your legs move and your in REM you may have RLS.
by sugbrendas
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Had to stop the Mirapex.
Replies: 24
Views: 4059

The straps they put on your legs to measure movement.
They put mine on turned it on and shortly after I had a jerk and I asked if they caught it and they said no. I noticed the straps were kinda loose.

Brenda
by sugbrendas
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Crazy rituals though the years..
Replies: 37
Views: 2989

thats weird that they didn't tell you to take your meds.All of mine they told me to take them.

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