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by mackjergens
Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Finally, People to talk with!
Replies: 13
Views: 2503

Sandy, Be sure and read all the info about antidepressants and RLS, as they are known to make RLS worse for most RLSer's. I believe that Wellburtin is suggested as antidepressant for those with RLS. I know for a fact that zoloft really increased my PLMD reallllllly bad. I was not depressed, but at t...
by mackjergens
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: T Minus 7 Days until Neuro Appt.
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Print off info on Ultram its not a controled substance and it works for many RLSer's. Try printing off info from www.mayoclinic.com it seems most Drs are willing to read something from Mayo. And they have alot of RLS info.
by mackjergens
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: T Minus 7 Days until Neuro Appt.
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

I feel very very lucky that both my Drs agree to me taking pain meds for my rls. My internist actually would rather I take hydrocodone than the Parkinson meds. So there are some Drs out there that will prescribe pain meds, but I had to sign a paper saying I would NOT go to another Dr for pain meds! ...
by mackjergens
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Leg Cramps
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Rita, I have taken tramadol for several years now and I am not addicted to it, I switch between tramadol and hydrocodone. They both work very well for my rls. I took hydrocodone for over 5 yrs and did not become addicted to it. If you will read all the rls info you will find that becoming addictive ...
by mackjergens
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: what about pseudoephedrine?
Replies: 4
Views: 772

I take the generic verison of Claritan, just be sure it is NOT "D".I buy it at Walmart under the name of "Loratadine". I have been using this for a number of years its very helpful for my allergies and has never bothered my rls.
by mackjergens
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Neuropathy and RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 2184

I have had RLS all my life as a child I remember crying with my legs, and the dr saying "growing pains" . Then as a teen it seem to become not so much rls but just a very restless sleeper, always moving while sleeping, covers all astray in mornings. Then in early 20's is when my rls really set in wi...
by mackjergens
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Has anyone else noticed...?
Replies: 6
Views: 4873

Vinny, I have noticed that sweet things will set off my rls at times, the only way you are going to know for sure, is test yourself. Stop all sweets for afew days and see if you sleep better, then to make sure its the sweets, eat sweets for a day or so and if your rls kicks back in, you will know to...
by mackjergens
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: My mind can't accept this! Help!
Replies: 23
Views: 4298

Just wanted to share with you what happened to me while taking Zoloft. I have very little plmd, but when I was put on zoloft, I began to have extreme PLMD, my arms/legs and whole body would jump/jerk so hard that at times my hand would actually fly up and hit the headboard of bed. At times my whole ...
by mackjergens
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Kicking while awake?
Replies: 17
Views: 10537

Are you taking an antidepressant? I know when I was put on zoloft that my arms, legs and whole body would jump/jerk at times my whole body would jump up off the mattress! I knew it was the zoloft as this all started when I started taking zoloft. Once I stopped zoloft it all went away, well actually ...
by mackjergens
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: help!! my 5 year-old has rls
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

This web site might be helpful to you, I ran a search on children/rls and found this one along with others.

http://www.rls.org/NetCommunity/Document.Doc?&id=85
by mackjergens
Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Newly Diagnosed w/RLS
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

Mark, I think I understand what you are saying and I think I even agree with you..*L* What always scares me is that a Dr will tell someone its RLS, and even treat it as that, only to find out much later that its something else. While RLS is absolutely horrid to live with, you are not going to lose a...
by mackjergens
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Newly Diagnosed w/RLS
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

I stand corrected, there are many ways to describe the feelings of rls! But the main description is the need to move or stretch, for so many of us its the need or the have to get up and move, I know that there is NO way I can remain in bed just stretching my legs when I am having a major rls attack,...
by mackjergens
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Newly Diagnosed w/RLS
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

Prippy, I am wondering if you might have PLMD (Period limb movement disorder) simpy put this means your legs/arms will jump/jerk while you are sleeping. IF you have alot of constant movement of limbs during the night, first you will not get the deep sleep.leaving you very tired feeling each morning,...
by mackjergens
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: another new person :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

LeighAnn, I re read your post to make sure I had read it right the first time, in it you said "About 3-4 months ago I started noticing that I would get completely exhausted during the day despite sleeping all night. " Your statement that you were sleeping all night is what told me that you probably ...
by mackjergens
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: another new person :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Hi LeighAnn, To me it sounds more like you have PLMD(Periodic limb movement disorder) this is when your legs/arms jerk/jump while sleeping, keeping you from going into the deep sleep needed to feel rested the next day. So many Drs just combine RLS and PLMD as one, when actually they are two differen...