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by mackjergens
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: PHARMACY NEGLIGEINCE
Replies: 18
Views: 2134

I always check my meds when I get them renewed. Several times I have called the Pharmacy to question why the pills are different looking. So far it was due to them using a different vendor. Never just take a med if it looks different than the ones you have been taking! It only takes a minute to call...
by mackjergens
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: i'm new and desperate
Replies: 46
Views: 12682

Please take the advice of those posting to you, read and educate yourself about RLS. Meds to take, Meds NOT to take! I can NOT stress enough how important it is to read ALL you can about RLS and be educated BEFORE you see a DR, because so many of us have discovered that most (not all) Dr's seem to k...
by mackjergens
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: do u find some releaf from rls when eating ?
Replies: 59
Views: 20738

I wonder if its the food, are if by getting up and moving helps your rls? If my rls is going strong there would be no way I could sit and eat, now I could and have stood up to eat something late at night. Just like I have to stand up and watch TV at times. To the person who eats lots of Ice Cream, y...
by mackjergens
Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Ambein made me sleep walk, I think if you do a search on it you will find it affects several people this way. I had only taken it for a week when that happen and I tossed it the next day.
by mackjergens
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: firefighters
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

IMHO I do not think this country can survive another 8 years like the last 8 years. Something has to change!! We have just retired and I have found it really pretty simple to cut back. Its funny how we spend our young lives acquiring THINGS & STUFF. Then we retire and suddenly are tired of Thing...
by mackjergens
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone meltdown
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Could you not have called your Dr and ask them to call in a script for afew days? I once had to call my mothers Drs when she came for a visit and ran out of her meds, they simply called in a script to our local drug store.
by mackjergens
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Could this be what RLS is??
Replies: 10
Views: 1418

I too have Primary RLS(inherited). Starting as a child and totally becoming a nightly happening at age 27. I am now 61 and have had very very few nights without RLS. Been happily married for 37 yrs. Of course thru those years I have had life problems and will admitt that stress does make my RLS wors...
by mackjergens
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: firefighters
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

This country has a real problem when we will support the salaries of major sports players while we let our young children and our elderly people go without the basic needs in life. I "think" I am beginning to see a very small turn around happening in America lately, I just hope and pray that will co...
by mackjergens
Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol Side Affects?!?
Replies: 31
Views: 7952

I have been taking pain meds for my rls for 8 yrs now. Started out with Hydrocodone and now rotate hydro and Ultram(tramadol). With my Drs I had to sign a form saying I would NOT go to other Drs seeking pain meds, plus I am given only 3 month refills(30 pills a month) and then I must go back into th...
by mackjergens
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Compression Stockings to relieve need to move at night
Replies: 65
Views: 36116

I tried the stockings years ago and they did not help my creepy crawlies at all. I have just the standard RLS, creepy crawlies in legs to the point that I absolutely have to get up and walk. I have had this nightly for over 34 yrs, as with most RLSers for years I could not find a Dr that knew what t...
by mackjergens
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol Side Affects?!?
Replies: 31
Views: 7952

I have been taking Tramadol/Ultram for almost 2 yrs, my rls is mainly at night, and so I only take the med BEFORE I know the rls will kick in. I dont ever take it during the day unless I feel an rls attack coming on, which is rare for daytime. Do you have rls 24 hrs aday? Is that why you are taking ...
by mackjergens
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Are the meds worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

I also take Claritin allergy med, except I use the generic brand at Walmart, it has the same ingredients that Claritin has and is much cheaper. I have been taking it for years with NO affects on my RLS. If your RLS only flares when you are using antihistimes or drinking tea, I agree with Mark it mig...
by mackjergens
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Diabetes & RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Hi MZ and welcome. I have just become diabetic (type 2) about a year ago. I have never taken the parkinson meds, so can't offer any advice on increase in blood sugar and requip. I think the only way to make sure how its affecting your body would be to stop taking it and see if your blood sugar retur...
by mackjergens
Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: RLS and Plantar faciatis
Replies: 17
Views: 9397

Jocinda, I noticed in your post that you are taking Paxil. Are you aware that Paxil can and usually does make rls worse? There are other antidepressants that might work better for your rls, such as wellbutrin. You will find this info listed under meds that can worsen RLS. You might wish to print out...
by mackjergens
Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Poll series: RLS and Pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Have had rls all my life. "growing pains" as child, but I don't remember it being pain, just the odd feeling in legs, Dr called it "growing pains". In all the years of rls I have never had pain with my rls. Now at almost 62 I have some leg pain at times, but I don't think its due to my rls, simply b...