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by mackjergens
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Lori, if you ever feel the need to take an antidepressant again, you might talk with your Dr about taking one of the ones known not to make rls worse. Many RLSer's say that Wellbutrin does not affect their rls. Since you have mild rls, you sure want to be careful of what meds you take, you certainly...
by mackjergens
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Domperidone for Nausea
Replies: 10
Views: 731

domperidone and rls

I found this on www.rlshelp.org which is Dr. B's web site. Antinauseants Medications to treat nausea can worsen RLS symptoms. This class of drugs includes: Anitvert, Atarax, Benadryl, Bonine, Compazine, Phenergan, Thorazine, Tigan, Trilafon and Vistaril. There is an antinausea medication only availa...
by mackjergens
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

antidepression meds/rls

Charles here is the info about antidepressant (cialopram-celexa) notice there are a couple of meds that do not seem to bother rls, you might wish to discuss these with your dr. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ COPIED/PASTED FROM www.rlshelp.org 3) Antide...
by mackjergens
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 41
Views: 5994

PLEASE dont ever give up. I know how difficult it is to deal with rls without any help. But just keep in mind there is help and you will keep going until you find that help!! A very large percentage of RLSer's in this group will tell you how many drs they went to, and how many had to end up educatin...
by mackjergens
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm CURED!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Lori, I just reread your post and you are saying that you only took the Symmetrel (Amantadine) for 2 months and stopped taking it, and you still have no rls? Wow that is amazing. How long have you had rls before taking Symmetrel (Amantadine) Anyone else out there ever taken Symmetrel (Amantadine) I ...
by mackjergens
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 41
Views: 5994

Dale,
you might call and ask her nurse to give you a referral to john hopkins. maybe she would at least do that.
by mackjergens
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Anyone ever heard of getting RLS after quitting smoking??
Replies: 4
Views: 656

I have had rls forever, but stopped smoking in 2000 after 30 yrs of smoking and noticed no difference in my rls. Have you started taking any type of cold meds or allergy type meds? Dont try taking any pm meds such as tylenol pm or other otc meds, because those can really make rls alot worse. If I we...
by mackjergens
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 41
Views: 5994

Honestly you should try the Calcium for those leg cramps, if that is all that is keeping you awake! well worth trying, as Calcuim is good for your body anyway.
by mackjergens
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm CURED!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Lori, Happy to hear you have had success with Symmetrel (Amantadine) and that you no longer suffer from rls. Since Symmetrel (Amantadine) is another Parkinson med, did your Dr explain what was different about this med than the other parkinson meds? I am just wondering what it has in it that the othe...
by mackjergens
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 41
Views: 5994

Muscle cramps/Cal/mag vit

Also try taking a Calcuim/ mag. vit. I will get muscle cramps also, called Charlie horses, and they hurt realllly bad. I can usually get up and take a couple cal/mag vits and in short time no more muscles cramps. You might try taking a couple an hour or so before bed. The cramps are not really a par...
by mackjergens
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 41
Views: 5994

I would call her office and talk with the nurse and explain to her that the Dr.was going to setup an iron infusion, but you have not heard from her, and missed her call the other day, and Tell this nurse you are not sleeping at all and you NEED an answer to this problem . Make sure you read and educ...
by mackjergens
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Metforminand RLS?
Replies: 3
Views: 388

I have had rls almost all my life. 2 yrs ago I discovered that I was diabetic and I take 1000 mgs of Metformin twice a day. Every morning and every night. I have not noticed any increase in my rls due to Metformin
by mackjergens
Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Taking Xanax - worried about addiction
Replies: 39
Views: 7344

Meds known to make rls worse

please read as much about rls as possible. www.rlshelp.org www.rls.org www.wemove.org and many more web sites with great rls info. I have copied/pasted this info from www.rlshelp.org to help you with meds/foods known to make rls worse. Print this out and keep it with you at all times, so when you go...
by mackjergens
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 41
Views: 5994

No you are not over reacting. You need to explain to your dr that you are sleep deprived!!! and if you could sleep, you think it would take care of your depression. My Dr thought I was depressed also, but I have never been depressed, just sleep deprived that made me appear depressed. I had to actual...
by mackjergens
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Sinemet
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Info about Sinemet

never heard that about Sinemet but you need to research Sinemet for rls, its not a good drug for using every day for rls. It seems to do well for those that do not have to take it daily. You might type in Sinemet and Diabetes into www.google.com and found out something. info copied/pasted from www.r...