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by mackjergens
Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Symtoms of RLS
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

I am certainly not a Dr. The stiff toes/ankles really sound more like poor circulation than RLS. I don't ever remember reading in any of the rls information about stiff toes/ankles. If I were you I would run a search by typing in stiff toes/ankles and see what you can find out. Also read all the rls...
by mackjergens
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Just diagnosed with RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 3636

Here is info copied/pasted from www.rls.help.org under Drugs/food that make rls worse. You really should read the whole list of meds/foods that can make rls worse, print off list and keep with you at all times. I can only say that I tried tylenol pm ONE time and it really set off my rls big time. So...
by mackjergens
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: new here.
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Classic symptom of RLS is walking and banging on legs to try to make them stop. I have done that so many times over the years. Let me give you a little hint, as hard as it is, try to stay calm when having RLS, as stressing will make it worse. I know that seems impossible and I understand, because I ...
by mackjergens
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: new here.
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

You need to read about the meds that can make RLS worse, paxil is one of those, as is almost all the antidepressants.. You will find that info on this web site and others, there is a longggg list of meds that can and most often will make RLS worse, find that list and print it off,and keep it with yo...
by mackjergens
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Pain RLS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

It sounds to me like you have PLMS(periodic limb movement during sleep) so many Drs call it RLS, but actually there is a difference in RLS and PLMS/PLMD(periodic limb movement disorder) You will find alot of info on PLMD on this site and others. It could be that your constant movement at night while...
by mackjergens
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Requip and long term effects
Replies: 24
Views: 6500

It seems that MOST Drs do not understand that some of the meds used to treat RLS will at times cause augumentation. So when a person complains that their RLS is getting worse, the Dr simply ups the med and it becomes a vicious circle. That is WHY its so IMPORTANT for all of us to read all the RLS we...
by mackjergens
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Requip and long term effects
Replies: 24
Views: 6500

OTC Cold meds and RLS!

MOST people with RLS should NOT take the OTC cold meds period. I noticed someone talking about taking requip and getting a cold and not being able to take OTC cold meds. According to the information about RLS most all OTC cold meds contain antihistimines and will usually cause RLS to kick in big tim...
by mackjergens
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: rls under control but i still cant sleep
Replies: 19
Views: 5467

You should go to the rls web sites, www.rlshelp.org or www.wemove.org and find the info on PLMD and print it off and take it to you Dr!!!
by mackjergens
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: rls under control but i still cant sleep
Replies: 19
Views: 5467

ngarde/ could it be PLMD?

ngarde, You might wish to have a sleep study done for PLMD (periodic limb movement disorder) this happens while you are sleeping, you legs/arms jump/jerk during sleep, keeping you from going into the deep restorative sleep you need. Alot of people who have RLS also have plmd. PLMD can be diagnoised ...
by mackjergens
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: rls under control but i still cant sleep
Replies: 19
Views: 5467

B/P meds/RLS

According to information on RLS most Blood pressure meds can make RLS worse, so you should read the rls info about meds that make rls worse. As for Clonidine(catapres) I take it for high blood pressure, you have to take it twice aday. When the dr discovered I had high blood pressure, I had read all ...
by mackjergens
Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: FINALLY - I DON'T FEEL ALONE IN THIS!
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Linda/Elavil/RLS

Linda, I noticed you are taking an antidepressant for your rls, I am happy it seems to be working for you, but I think you should know JUST IN CASE your rls should become worse it could be the elavil causing the increased of your rls. I have copied and pasted some information from www.rlshelp.org ab...
by mackjergens
Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Does this ever get any better? - A post from a newbie.
Replies: 26
Views: 6679

Do be careful trying to use alcohol to sleep!! I tried that ONCE and had to TRY to walk around due to increased RLS at the same time being so tipsy I could barely stand. That is One night I will not forget and it was the last night I had alcohol. That night and the night I took Tylenol PM, OH that w...
by mackjergens
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hi to all, from Montreal Canada( glad i found you guys..)
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Have you tried any other meds beside the Parkinson meds? I use hydrocondone or Ultram (tramdol) which are pain meds, all tho I dont have pain with my rls, the pain meds will stop the creepy crawlies of RLS, you might go to www.rlshelp.org and print off the list of meds used to treat rls and discuss ...
by mackjergens
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Type II diabetes - any help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2162

I have just recently become diabetic in the last year, I have had rls for over 36 yrs every night. I honestly can say that having become diabetic has not affected my rls at all, I have noticed that I have pain in my feet and legs now, and I am sure its due to being diabetic, its a burning type pain,...
by mackjergens
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: RLS gene found in recent study
Replies: 1
Views: 825

RLS gene found in recent study

This is posted on another page of this site, but I have not seen it posted on this one. I think its a major happening in the search for answers to RLS. Hopefully now ALL Drs will began to learn about RLS since it is not longer considered just a syndrome, but an actual nuero problem!!! Progress is be...