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by ViewsAskew
Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS AND DEPRESSION
Replies: 63
Views: 17651

Jan, that sucks. I hope you get through the withdrawal soon. If I'm not mistaken, all SSRIs can have difficult withdrawal periods. A girlfriend had to take two other drugs to withdraw from Paxil and it took her months!!!!! You are so right about not listening blindly. I've done it and said I would n...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: mold
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Thanks for that, Corrie. I am allergic to molds. . . interesting. Wonder if anyone else has allergies, especially to mold. Jumpy, is that part of the questionnaire?

Ann
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: IRON SUPPLEMENTS?????
Replies: 4
Views: 2333

325 mg of ferrous sulfate 3 times a day is what the neuro prescribed to me and the pharmacist said that's what they give pregnant women. BUT, taking iron without knowing your ferritin levels can be dangerous! If you know they are below 50, go ahead, but monitor them every month or so. If they get to...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here with alot of questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Val, I have both sensations: the need to move and the automatic movement. I think recently someone coined PMLW to stand for periodic limb movements while awake. I definitely have these. My legs will actually buckle if I am standing the the muscles contract and "kick". I find that the automatic movem...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Here We Go
Replies: 16
Views: 7334

Well said, Jumpy. The symptoms are incredibly varied, but not nearly as varied as our responses! Unlike you, Jumpy, low doses of Mirapex make me sooooo sleepy, but higher ones give me incredible insomnia. I awake several times through the night and my mind is racing and I can't sleep. It has no dayt...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New poster, searching for relief.
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Dear Rainy, Wish I could say I had no idea of what you where talking about, however. . . you are in the right place! What works seems to be so individualized. You mentioned a few things that you're already working on. I consume NO caffiene EVER (well maybe a little chocolate :) ). It does help. With...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sad, weary, and let down
Replies: 63
Views: 15627

Hi Jumpy, The wires were connected loosely to a spot around me knee, then to my waist (a belt), then to my shoulder (I think) and then to the wall. I just couldn't get more than 3 or 4 feet from the wall. But since the wires ran up my legs, they didn't inhibit leg movement. I only got semi-tangled a...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:16 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: AMA, DEA and Pain Medications
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Hey, Becat. How the heck are you? Seems like Ruby, Jumpy, Jan and I have been posting together, but I haven't been on the same threads with you. Nor have I heard from Brady in a long time. Hope all is well with you. I was hoping there was an easy way to put in my two cents on this subject to congres...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sad, weary, and let down
Replies: 63
Views: 15627

1 month

It's almost been a month since my fateful visit with the new neuro. Dec 30th I had the sleep study. The newest doc told me it wouldn't be a problem to go to sleep late and stay late, so I wasn't worried about being kicked out at 6 AM as I was last time (different center). Of course, that wasn't to h...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:51 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Hope your New Year was replete with quiet legs! Hope all is well with you, Rubyslipper.

Ann
by ViewsAskew
Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Blood Type
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

My mom and I are both A-. She is managable without meds, I am severe. My sister is A+ and she is managable without meds. I don't know my uncles' or grandmother's type.
by ViewsAskew
Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Happy New Year

I can't get the Who song from Tommy out of my head today, "Have a feeling '21 is going to be a good year. Especially if you and me see it in together." etc. And I feel we are in it together. All of us. Here's to hope. Peace. Understanding. Respect of others. Empathy. Courage. Strength. Wisdom. Thing...
by ViewsAskew
Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Clinical trials
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Ruby, I've participated in other trials, but not for RLS. Chicago does not seem to have and RLS trials, so guess I'll not get into one :wink: . But, I might if it were available. Sometimes the trials are NOT double-blind with a placebo. That's the only way I could do it. Most of us are not going to ...
by ViewsAskew
Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Here We Go
Replies: 16
Views: 7334

PLMS and PLMW (while awake) often accompany RLS. In fact, your RLS does not have to be bad to have severe PLMs. Your post interested me because I, and my whole family, are "thigh" people. When I first started reading about this, I thought something was wrong!!! We have 3 generations with it and ALL ...
by ViewsAskew
Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS getting worse when sick?
Replies: 5
Views: 2469

The only reason I can think of is that you are taking cold medicine. These often exacerbate RLS. Go here and go the the Southern Cal support group link http://beta.restlesslegs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=549 It has a card you can download to carry in your wallet that lists medicines to avoid. Hope y...

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