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by brandy
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: today I was labeled a drug seeker, please help
Replies: 46
Views: 14308

I am so pleased that things have turned around for you. You know, we get so frustrated with doctors who do not understand us and do not help the way we need them to help and we can forget that they are human, too. I think the fact that this doctor was willing to apologize and admit his own humanity ...
by brandy
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: My body is so messed up!
Replies: 19
Views: 4739

I didn't know that, Randy. Thanks. I do not take Lunesta and Ambien at the same time. I'll go until I feel like I can't handle another night without sleep, then I'll call my doctor and ask for either Lunesta or Ambien. She will prescribe me a month with no refills. I'm afraid to call as soon as the ...
by brandy
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: My body is so messed up!
Replies: 19
Views: 4739

Thanks for asking, Randy. I'm still struggling a bit. My Ultram came in, so I'm not having that problem, but I ran out of Ambien, so I'm not sleeping well at night. The problem is that with both Ambien CR and Lunesta, I require more than the prescribed dose to sleep, so I only get half as much sleep...
by brandy
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Separation anxiety
Replies: 71
Views: 45363

Dear, sweet Lynne - I know that today is the day you are bidding your darling boy farwell to boot camp and I want you to know that I am holding your hand as tightly as I can in spirit. I can only imagine the jumble of emotion you must be feeling right now. I wanty you to know that I am praying for y...
by brandy
Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: being on top of things
Replies: 9
Views: 1877

Just wanted to add my word of appreciation to the mods. You guys rock!
by brandy
Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 15
Views: 3844

I was denied health insurance because of the RLS, PLMD and, strangely enough, high cholesterol. The thing is, in some states, there is a high risk insurance option offered through the state. Insurance companies have to pay into it to be able to deny people they consider high risk. I thought it was v...
by brandy
Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Scared Student
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Welcome, Kyle. Unfortunately, there are a minority of us who have RLS at an early age. I have had it since I was a young child and I still struggle even though I am only 28. The good news is that many, many people find treatment that works for them. I would encourage you to find a doctor that is kno...
by brandy
Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Feeling a little vulnerable...
Replies: 12
Views: 2114

Zach, Just wanted to remind you that this is a safe place to talk - addiction issues included. I have often felt that I could easily get to that place. I'm just not crafty enough to have gotten there yet. I have often taken more than perscribed in order to get the relief I felt like I needed. Your c...
by brandy
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin?
Replies: 137
Views: 41650

Mark,
I am absolutely thrilled to hear of your success. Fingers are staying crossed for you!
by brandy
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: WebMD Writer Seeks Personal RLS Stories For Article Feb 6.
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Thank you for taking the time to write about this condition that affects so many. I second Ann's suggestion to look at some of the stories here. Hopefully they will give you a good picture of the hell that some RLs patients experience. Good luck!
by brandy
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: SOMEBODY HELP ME SLEEP
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

I am so sorry that you are struggling. I have had periods of 48 hours awake and they're enough to make you want to check yourself into the loony bin. I hope that you are able to find some relief. You are not alone. I have taken Lunesta and Ambien at fairly high doses to get some relief. You might co...
by brandy
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: My body is so messed up!
Replies: 19
Views: 4739

My body is so messed up!

I ran out of Ultram, which I take at between 200 and 400 mg daily, and decided to wait on receiving it in the mail because according to the online pharmacy I would only need to miss one day. Last night was my one night to miss and from the moment I opened my bleary eyes this morning, I felt like I w...
by brandy
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Bed phobias
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

I find the bed phobia the worst directly after running out of a sleep med that your doctor gave you for a brief reprieve. For some reason, my doctor refuses to prescribe me long term sleeping pills such as Lunesta. She will give me a month at a time of Ambien CR and then I have to wait several month...
by brandy
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: working with my neurologist in starting up a support group
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

I am so proud of you, Charlene! Your compassion and sincere heart will bring comfort to many, I'm sure, as it already has. I know that you are dealing with your own issues right now, so the fact that you are starting a support group in the middle of all of this just amazes me. You fall into the cate...
by brandy
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Electricity Feeling...
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Dear lightening, I absolutely experience the buzzing in my legs. In fact, as a little girl, I would describe the feeling to my parents as "electricity in my feet." It's enough to drive you nuts. Have you seen a doctor about RLS? It sounds like you have intermittent RLS. RLS is known to be exacerbate...

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