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by jrowley
Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: RLS tests & Jill's concentration tip
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

To jz i have both rls and plmd i have trouble falling asleep and have jerking must move sensations before and during sleep. I also are one of the lucky dogs who have rls most of the day happens while driving while working at my desk or just sitting in a chair watching tv. So yes I can make the remar...
by jrowley
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: 21 years old with Fibromyalgia and RLS. Need some advice!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Hey Kristi, So sorry for you. I enough with the rls/plmd that the fibro would put me over the edge. However I would have to say the most experience doctor for your fibro would be a rheumtologist. They rls your going to need a neuro or a sleep specialist. But if you see the rheumy first and he/she ca...
by jrowley
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: night-time symptoms only???
Replies: 13
Views: 3926

Good luck to you foggy there are medications that will help your wife if she is interested in it. I unlike Ann have both rls and plmd and so far the meds have not been any help for me. I'm just about ready to scream.
by jrowley
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Klonopin
Replies: 20
Views: 7379

Hi Becatt, Thanks for the support. Yes all is healing so far and I am back to good ole me. Just have this darn problem with the legs and a bit of issue with the hormone. But all is well otherwise. Ann I'm with you if it works then use it. It is so hard for the doctors to find something that works fo...
by jrowley
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: RLS tests & Jill's concentration tip
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

It's interesting to me when ppl say they got sleep. I often wonder if they really got sleep or if their eyes were shut. Cuz with me I don't get any sleep to speak of. Reason why is because I jerk every 6 mins = 10.5/hr. For every jerk I have my brain wakes up so therefore even though my eyes are clo...
by jrowley
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Klonopin
Replies: 20
Views: 7379

Well for me it didn't work for my rls however it did make me sleep to the point where I was afraid to drive to work for fear of falling asleep. I was way to tired with it and since it didn't work with my rls and plmd why take it?
by jrowley
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: night-time symptoms only???
Replies: 13
Views: 3926

There are several ppl that have only night time rls. As a matter of fact its uncommon to have it during the day. Only a few of us have that problem. But most rls'ers experience symptoms just before bed or during bed while sleeping or both. So your wife has a very common form of rls. I myself have is...
by jrowley
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: what is meant by the word, 'disabling'
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

would mean that you have symptoms so bad they interferre with the way you perform in your job and everyday living. If you can not get adequate sleep then your mind is not there for you to perform everyday duties. Especially when it comes to driving not enough sleep could cause one of us with rls/plm...
by jrowley
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: sleeping with RLS/PLMS
Replies: 1
Views: 994

My husband can not do anything really for me. So the best thing for us is for one of us to get good sleep so he sleeps in the spare room. I am the one with the rls/plmd and if he sleeps with me he is also up all night. But other than that theres not a lot he can do. You could try to massage her legs...
by jrowley
Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Breakthrough symptoms on Requip?
Replies: 16
Views: 6696

I got up to 2mg of requip with no aveal. I got no relief off the requip at all. So now since I have tried almost everything they are having me try iron right thats not working either. :cry: so I dont know what will be next. :evil:
by jrowley
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and headches
Replies: 36
Views: 34136

well i dont know about your children but my mom, dad, and his mother (grandmother) all have it. So its both parents and then me, so im pretty sure one of three of my children probably have it. And yes there are tons of research being done on rls however its a lot like parkinsons and they are having ...
by jrowley
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and headches
Replies: 36
Views: 34136

No not sleeping pills. That does not help with the plmd i have. Yes it will help you sleep maybe for most of us it doesn nothing. My sleep study suggest I move all night which is the cause of no sleep. So they try to treat the cause and not the lack of sleep but the cause of why we dont sleep
by jrowley
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: RLS tests & Jill's concentration tip
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

That would work great if you had mild rls but i have 10.5 movements /hr during sleep and who knows how many when awake so counting or thinking of something else has no effect on me. I have already tried to do this but cant keep my mind off the pain and electrical sensation i have when my legs take a...
by jrowley
Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sounds crazy but it works....
Replies: 15
Views: 10664

Kjeanlynn, The overall consensus is that the soap idea IS NOT helpful. It is possible that the pressure of the bar of soap in the bed, helps to distract one from the rls sensations. Sometimes keeping the mind focused on something else helps with reducing rls sensations. For some non pharmaceutical ...
by jrowley
Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Does Requip give anyone else nightmares?
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

i didnt get dreams but i would have to say you finally made it to rem sleep which is a good thing however waking up from dreams is not. I would call my doctor on it. But if you can get to rem sleep and you feel rested maybe you might want to keep taking it and hopefully it will work its way out. But...