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by brandy
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ultram fear
Replies: 8
Views: 2504

Thanks, everyone, for the thoughts. I remembered that I had one day's dose in my purse, which I keep with me for when I go out for the evening. That warded things off for one more day and I fully expect it to come by tomorrow. If not, I will follow your advice. I am on 100-200 mg/day. Love you guys.
by brandy
Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ultram fear
Replies: 8
Views: 2504

Ultram fear

I have been on Ultram for a number of months now. I get my perscription through the mail in 3 month supplies. Unfortunately, I did not refill my perscription online in time and I finished my perscription last night and I have not yet received my new perscription. I know that you are not supposed to ...
by brandy
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: going for a second opinion
Replies: 27
Views: 7758

Charlene,
I have your appointment written in my calendar so that every time I look at it tomorrow I'll remember to hold you close. We're with you, honey. Let us know how it goes.
by brandy
Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: So tired... yet i cant sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Welcome, Sunshine. I am sorry that you are suffering so. Know that you are among people who understand and we will do what we can to offer support and encouragment. Are you currently on any medication? You might consider a sleep medication approved for long-term use (such as Lunesta) in conjunction ...
by brandy
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: 5yr old with RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 5885

Gilly, I'm so sorry that your son was diagnosed with RLS. I have had it since I was a young child, but no one knew what it was then and I could get no help. Your son is a lucky little fellow to have a parent who cares enough to find a diagnosis for what some would just call "fidgeting." Best wishes ...
by brandy
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin?
Replies: 137
Views: 41426

Absolutely - I take 1200 mg of Neurontin and 200 mg of Ultram, both in divided doses. I take half of each with dinner and then the other half of each around 9 PM. 1200 mg of Neuronting is a pretty high dose. I think doctors recommend starting at 300 mg and working your way up until your symptoms are...
by brandy
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Has Anyone ordered this book?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Welcome, Claire! Unfortunately, there are lots of folks out there who pray on those of us who suffer with RLS. I looked at the website and he said he discovered the "cause" of RLS and the "cure." Sadly, scientists have discovered neither a single cause nor a single cure, so the whole website is very...
by brandy
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Bed phobias
Replies: 12
Views: 2182

Oh, Josh - I feel your pain. I've noticed that after I take my meds I start finding things to do around the house just so I don't have to think about the fact that it's nearing bedtime because I know that the torture is not far behind. I've often wondered if I've developed some kind of psychological...
by brandy
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Caffeine Intake???
Replies: 11
Views: 4453

Caffeine definitely exacerbates RLS for most folks. I think cutting it out will help you. You might want to taper off of it gradually to avoid that migraine, but you can expect to feel sluggish for a few days. I do not use caffeine with any regularity, but when I break down and have a cup of coffee,...
by brandy
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin?
Replies: 137
Views: 41426

Susan - I am so pleased. You, your husband and your family will continue to be in my prayers. Mark - please keep us updated on this new regimen. Good luck!
by brandy
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long did your augmentation last?
Replies: 11
Views: 2846

My augmentation was not permanent, but I was put on Ultram and one of the narcotics to counteract the augmentation and then got to my current regimen of Ultram and Neurontin, so I can't say what would have happened had I not gotten on another medication.
by brandy
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Itching
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Em, I had itching not long ago that was completly out of control. Mine was more of a reaction to a medication, I think, but it was very deep with no rash. My doctor suggested trying one of the antacids such as Tagamet or Prilosec. Apparently there are two types of histamine in your body. Drugs like ...
by brandy
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: trying Mirapex
Replies: 16
Views: 3940

Em, I don't have any advice - I augmented on both Requip and Mirapex. I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and I have all fingers and toes crossed that this will be the ticket for some relief. I also want to encourage you not to panic if you experience augmentation with Mirapex - i...
by brandy
Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Compilation of what's worked
Replies: 39
Views: 52694

That must have taken so much time and energy. You are amazing! We are so lucky to have you!
by brandy
Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ambien cr?
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Congratulations on finding someitng that worked for you! The world looks so much better when you've had some rest. People react differently to different medications. Some can take Ambien CR indefinitely and some find that it is not as effective after a period of use. It is approved by the FDA for lo...

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