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by mackjergens
Fri May 15, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 38263

Mia, At some point in you life you will probably have to take some med every day. I have to take blood pressure meds twice daily, also thyroid, diabetic med twice daily and then I take Ultram for my rls daily. For me I feel that taking a daily med for rls is nothing more than taking the other meds, ...
by mackjergens
Fri May 15, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Cold Baths
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

I have always taken hot baths for my rls. yrs ago before meds for rls I at times would take 2-3 hot baths a night just to get some sleep. I have never tried the cold water bath.

You might try Calcium/mag vits for the night cramps, as they are really not part of rls.
by mackjergens
Wed May 13, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: started methadone
Replies: 32
Views: 6320

softtail, have you ever heard of a drug holiday? On another rls message board there is a lady that Dr B (www.rlshelp.org) has instructed to switch from mirapex to requip when it stops working for her. He calls it a drug holiday, she will then stop mirapex and start requip for awhile and then can go ...
by mackjergens
Wed May 13, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: I found something that works for me!!! YIPPY!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 9520

Several yrs ago my sister in law died of cancer and guess what she use eat every night before bed and this was yrs before she had cancer. yep.. ASPARAGUS Bryan3 Again if the oils work for you that is great. but so many people will run out and spend money on the oils and will be dissappointed again w...
by mackjergens
Wed May 13, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Essential Oil use
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

As I stated in another thread on this site. 30 yrs ago I would have ordered the oil immediately, because back then not many Drs knew much at all about rls, and I suffered nightly from it. But after YEARS of trying every thing that came along and never finding any relief for my rls. NOW when I read s...
by mackjergens
Tue May 12, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Essential Oil use
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

sorry I have to agree with Aiken, its hard for me to believe that rubbing oil on your legs is going to cure a Neuro problem, rls is caused by a glitch in our brain according to rls research.
by mackjergens
Tue May 12, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: I found something that works for me!!! YIPPY!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 9520

bryan3, I think the problem is that many of us have been dealing with rls for YEARS . Its been over 30 yrs for me and back then if you said" I have creepy crawlies in my legs at night, and I have to walk all night." most drs just looked at you like you were nuts, so for many rlser's we did...
by mackjergens
Sun May 10, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and CPAP
Replies: 5
Views: 642

I have never understood why a Dr would let you take your meds while doing a sleep study. the true picture of a sleep study can not be found unless you are off the meds you use to control this.
by mackjergens
Sun May 10, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 38263

Why "Cold Turkey"

Why are you going "cold turkey" ? I would think you would have to taper off this med. Can you not stand just by taking 1/4 less than you were for a couple days, and then go down more and more, it of course would take alot longer to get off. The trama you are putting your body thru by going...
by mackjergens
Fri May 08, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Ferritin and iron
Replies: 28
Views: 10587

by mackjergens
Fri May 08, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Ferritin and iron
Replies: 28
Views: 10587

by mackjergens
Thu May 07, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Just Benadryl...?
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Glad to hear that benadryl works for you, but I have to warn other new rlsers to be very careful using this otc med. As others have said it usually drives most of us nuts. I took ONE tylenol pm several yrs ago and I have never had rls as bad as I had that night, its was horrid! I could not sit down ...
by mackjergens
Wed May 06, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Withdrawals !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Mia, I have never taken this med, so maybe should not comment. But if it were me, I would not just quit cold turkey. I would start cutting back each night just a little at a time. That way your system will adjust to less meds and hopefully, that will prevent the horrid problems you had. Have you don...
by mackjergens
Tue May 05, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: I want to go to school
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Do NOT forget about online classes. you can get alot of your basics online while working in day time. Might be a good idea for your husband also.
by mackjergens
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suboxone for RLS (wonderful medication for mine)
Replies: 68
Views: 12362

rlsgirl, have you ever tried Ultram(tramadol) its a non narcotic pain med. I had taken hydrocodone for about 5 yrs when I heard about tramadol and ask my Dr if I could try it. IF I take it before the rls kicks in, it works very good for my rls, but if I wait till the rls kicks in, then I end up taki...