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by sugbrendas
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11814

I was on and off with the stockings then finally I have been wearing them everyday. The difference in pain is frankly amazing. Also a big difference in the RlS. They do take getting used to. BUT last night I forgot to take them off and wore them all night. These were my husbands stockings. Although ...
by sugbrendas
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I was wondering if there was a connection
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

thank you guys,

great links!

So there is evidence that corisol may play a important role with us.

I'm not gonna wait,i'm going to e-mail Michele from the Hopkins study.

Brenda
by sugbrendas
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I was wondering if there was a connection
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Good links guys,

So I think we can all say our cortisone levels are probably high when we don't sleep but I was wondering, what came 1st like the chicken or the egg. Is the over production of the stress hormone a cause of augmentation or is it just that it rises when we don't sleep..

Brenda
by sugbrendas
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Link to Alzheimers and lack of sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Link to Alzheimers and lack of sleep

I'm not sure if this is what I watched on CBS one am but it sure sounds like it.

Brenda

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic ... k_of_Zzzzs
by sugbrendas
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I was wondering if there was a connection
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

You guys,I feel as bad for you as I do for myself. I have alot of pain now. Seems this last bout (2 1/2 years) everything has changed. Used to have a really hard time falling asleep but once I went into REM I slept good. I didn't have pain. Now I fall asleep very quicky. But not for long. Now I can ...
by sugbrendas
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I was wondering if there was a connection
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Thanks for responding, Before I switched my insurance back to Kaiser I was having my primary care done at Hopkins.My Dr said he thought getting my level checked might be something to consider in the future. This was after a year of not enuf sleep. He said the test was expensive,I don't know anything...
by sugbrendas
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I was wondering if there was a connection
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

I was wondering if there was a connection

between high cortisol levels and RLS.. I'm wondering because anymore I have to be totally sleep deprived for days then wham I pass out for several hours and then back to the same ol same ol. AND there is a guarentee that I won't sleep at night if I don't doze off for a little while during the day. T...
by sugbrendas
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: New RLS study @ Hopkins
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Betty, I don't know alot of details. I don't imagine they want to give out too much info since it is a study. They did ask if I have any problems with Benadryl. I live 5 minutes from Hopkins and there was a large ad in our local paper. The # is 410-550-1046. Here's what it says. "Volunteers wit...
by sugbrendas
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: New RLS study @ Hopkins
Replies: 4
Views: 575

New RLS study @ Hopkins

I believe they are testing meds. I called and inquired because i'm flaring now. It sounds like one of the drugs is Mirapex because when the interviewer noted I had just started the Mirapex she said thats one of the drugs... She told me to give the Mirapex another month since I just began. So if anyo...
by sugbrendas
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11814

After a few days of the stockings i noticed that yesterday my legs were much calmer. My Dr started me on Mirapex,saw him yesterday. I was on it before with no luck many years ago,we'll see BUT I didn't even take it or any of my other meds, I fell asleep at 6:30pm and didn't wake up til 3:30a, with n...
by sugbrendas
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11814

thanks Susan,
I don't think it's the whole answer. They are very hot and I rip them off at bedtime.

Brenda
by sugbrendas
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: stockings
Replies: 51
Views: 11814

stockings

I tried my husbands knee high rx stockings and wore them all day yesterday.
My pain level increased but the bug/rolling vein feeling decreased alot.
by sugbrendas
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Carbohydrate intake and RLS reduction
Replies: 7
Views: 3479

I became diabetic 2 years ago,diet controled and sometimes I must admit to eating carbs for the tired sleepiness I get from them. There have been times where it's worked. I went low carb and found a abundace of energy on it. It wasn't until I had problems with RLS again and not enough sleep that my ...
by sugbrendas
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: cHANGE IN MEDICATIONS
Replies: 34
Views: 5688

Hi Jane, My RLS Dr's are from Hopkins but my primary's are not. During 2 RLS flare-ups my primary wanted to put me on L-Dopa. The 1st time it just made things worse. The second time I had gotten a RLS update in the mail and it said L-Dopa once thought to help RLS can cause Augmentation. I passed thi...
by sugbrendas
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Alzhiemers
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Alzhiemers

ANyone see the studies on lack of sleep and Alzhiemers?
This really worries me as my mom has it.