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by brandy
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Appearances
Replies: 27
Views: 3473

Emily - I totally get what you are talking about. I have had a particularly rough week and when I got up this morning and looked in the mirror, all I could think was, "Ugh! I don't think there is enough make up to hide those dark circles and bags." We're kind of like that Garth Brooks song - "Much t...
by brandy
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Supplements

I know that a number of folks on the Board use supplements such as Iron and Magnesium to offset RLS symptoms. I have been on Neurontin and Ultram for several months now, but the Ultram is just not as effective as I would like for it to be in controlling my symptoms. I'd like to try adding iron and/o...
by brandy
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: going for a second opinion
Replies: 27
Views: 7794

Charlene, I have your appointment written in my calendar and I will be praying for you between now and then and especially then. I will be with you in spirit and will be anxiously awaiting word from the doctor. I'm sorry that you are struggling with this problem. Please let me know if I can do anyth...
by brandy
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: My boyfriend keeps me up at night....
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Welcome, Melissa. I agree with Zach. PLMD is treatable in a variety of ways, there is hope for a better night's rest for you and him. Let us know how it goes and good luck!
by brandy
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Feet
Replies: 14
Views: 3028

My RLS has always presented primarily in my feet, although I also have it in my legs and occasionaly my wrists. Having someone massage my feet often helps, but mainly I can only find relief with medication and movement. One can often find me hopping around in the back of the movie theater in an atte...
by brandy
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What's worked the longest?
Replies: 14
Views: 3071

Requip worked for 2 years and my current combo of Ultram and Neurontin has worked for around 6 months. Ultram no longer quite as effective, but doc won't give me anything else because of my age. Ultram make RLS tolerable, although does not fully relieve symptoms.
by brandy
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin?
Replies: 137
Views: 41650

I might as well have swallowed an m&m when I tried Rozerem. It didn't help at all. I just didn't want you to think that your situation is hopeless. There are other options for sleep. And there are options for controlling mild RLS symptoms, as well. I take Neurontin for PLMS and Ultram for RLS. I...
by brandy
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: sleep thief, LIFE THIEF!!!!
Replies: 373
Views: 97096

Welcome back! I am currently repainting my dining room, and two bathrooms. I'm pretty sure Kentucky would be on your way to Virginia. You can make your new business a traveling one! Good luck with everything!
by brandy
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Side effects of Requip
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

It's so frustrating to be treated like you don't know what's happening with your own body! I was hoping that rumplestiltskin had an update for us. How you doin'?
by brandy
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Another newbie!
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Welcome, blond. Do not allow an uninformed physician to convince you to accept less than the best possible healthcare. You know your own body better than anyone. There are so many options out there for treatment and there is a good chance that you can find one that works for you if you can find a do...
by brandy
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Replies: 26
Views: 6030

Am I mistaken, or is codeine not actually stronger than Tramadol? In the States, I think codeine falls in the "controlled substance" category, whereas Tramadol does not. I might be wrong on this, though. Tramadol works for my RLS and I'm allergic to codeine so I don't take it. I just didn't want you...
by brandy
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: want help without medication, any suggestions?
Replies: 39
Views: 30308

Just wanted remind folks who are looking for help without meds to check out the RLS Rebel (rlsrebel.com) for ideas. Good luck to all.
by brandy
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Ch ch ch changes
Replies: 17
Views: 6652

Thank you all so much for your support. This is such a strong group. RLS can make you strong in many areas and I think having to fight for yourself with regard to your healthcare leads to a willingness to fight for yourself with regard to other parts of your life. I just have yet to make the transit...
by brandy
Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Ch ch ch changes
Replies: 17
Views: 6652

Ch ch ch changes

As many of you know, I went through a very painful divorce back in August. I had a difficult time for a while, but I am right as rain now and grateful to my ex-husband for deciding he'd never been in love with me. I'm happier now than I have been in ages. I am dating a wonderful man who treats me li...
by brandy
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Welcome, Seth. First, don't worry about the length of your post. There have been many of us who have posted much longer ones and one of the things we do for each other is listen. My suggestion would be to head straight to the "New to RLS" section and read as much as you can, particuarly the sticky p...

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