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by squirmy
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: What do you think CAUSED yoiur RLS?
Replies: 76
Views: 39019

I have asked myself this question also, what causes or triggers RLS. For me, I had it in my feet occasionally for many years, it would keep me up, but I didn't think much of it. I had two epidurals for c-sections about 20 years ago. My mom has RLS in her feet and I had an Uncle who tried sleeping st...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS caused by Gluten containing foods
Replies: 10
Views: 2724

Nicola, I am so glad for you and thank you for sharing. And to the guest post, I understand where you are coming from, but do the researchers really know if that is the only cause...couldn't it be a combination of different factors? Yea, iron absorption to the brain is a common denominator, but just...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: any other firefighters suffering from RLS?
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

I am not working at this time, but I just wanted to say hi. I was trying to imagine the problems you might have if you are trying to rest or sleep, but need to be able to instantly become alert in case of a fire. Many of the medicines to help with RLS, would make you too groggy, for your work. My on...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Driving and RLS
Replies: 1
Views: 827

yes, I occasionally have daytime RLS, and driving is the trigger it seems, I don't have cruise control in my car, and I think the stillness of my right leg on the accelerator causes it for whatever reason. I also am taking Sinemet, but am asking my doctor about Requip today at my appt. in about 2 ho...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone tried Sinemet?
Replies: 9
Views: 4663

p.s. to my last post. I'm going to talk to my doctor about my daily use of Sinemet. Also after learning more about Requip, I think it might work better for me. I had read only one article about Requip before yesterday and after more research, I see that it can be very effective. What exactly is the ...
by squirmy
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone tried Sinemet?
Replies: 9
Views: 4663

I have taken Sinemet for a couple months, we just doubled it because it was wearing off. It works better for me than Neurontin and from what i understand Requip is for mild to moderate RLS. My experience with Sinemet is a very good one. No side effects and the RLS is rarely a problem now. I am going...
by squirmy
Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Veinless Humans
Replies: 15
Views: 4511

Saw some helpful hints from medical doctor on t.v. about making it easier to draw blood. Drink plenty of water the days prior to a blood draw...dehydration makes it difficult to draw. Also, wear warm clothes and dangle arms prior to blood draw...this makes it easier to get the vein. (Being cold cons...
by squirmy
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What would you want in a book about RLS?
Replies: 48
Views: 13951

Possible chapter headings: What is RLS?;History of RLS;Who gets RLS;What causes RLS?;diagnosis process for RLS;treatment for RLS;How can the body be affected by RLS?How can quality of life be affected by RLS?The progression of RLS?The prognosis for RLS;Current research for RLS;RLS and disability ben...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Raising awareness
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

hi again Sara. I read some of your past postings. You are a very nice person, encouraging and intelligent. One conversation especially interested me. The one about primary vs. secondary RLS. Like I said before, I don't know what came first for me, kind of like the chicken or the egg thing. But I had...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Raising awareness
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

I just went back to webmd site and I have two thank-you's from the staff and one young man who has been tested and tested for an unknown problem of tingling in the legs, a feeling of being a human tuning fork. He has suffered for 4 years and his docs don't know what is wrong. Sounds familiar huh? I ...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Raising awareness
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

hi Sara. I like to use the SLE abbreviation because there are different types of Lupus. SLE (systemic Lupus) affects several different organs at the same time, including the brain, so I thought it was relevant. CLE (Cutaneous Lupus) affects only the skin and sometimes joints, but sometimes turns int...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What do the nerves do to the leg?
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

yes, if I am up all night rotating and stretching and pacing, trying to avoid the sensations, then I have a lot of trouble walking for a couple days after. I think for me it's just overuse of the muscles that cause my soreness. Good question about the nerves, I don't know about that, I haven't had b...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Raising awareness
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Raising awareness

Unless you have a name for this condition, it is very hard to find out what is wrong, as most of you know. Trying to describe the symptoms is very difficult and some doctors look at you like your crazy. I went thru this and tried using Webmd's site at first with a question to their docs. It was a st...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: National RLS Meeting Info
Replies: 54
Views: 10088

I would love to go, I'm going to try to work it out financially and all. Most of my family is in Florida, I could make it a combo trip. I am as excited to meet with you and other RLS'ers as I am to learn more. Oh, I hope I can arrange it. I don't do well with traveling, but I do it anyway, I might b...
by squirmy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: pregnancy tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 8727

Some people have found home remedies that help. If you look thru past post you might find some suggestions. I find that if I get more exercise during the day, like walking, my RLS is less severe, but I really don't know. I have heard that a hot bath helps some, but cold helps others. Be careful with...

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