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by mackjergens
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Itching and RLS?
Replies: 16
Views: 11284

I dont think that the itch is part of RLS, at least I have never read that. But you really need to be careful taking antihistimines those meds are known to make rls alot worse!! Go to www.rlshelp.org and read all the different things that can make rls worse. As for your itch, have you recently chang...
by mackjergens
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16341

Yes having a sleep study can find other things,but if a Dr tells me he is just doing the sleep study for rls, I personally would not have one. Another thing if I were going to have a sleep study done, I would not take any med, because IMHO taking a med would not give you a true picture of what ALL i...
by mackjergens
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16341

For some odd reason most Drs toss plmd (periodic limb movement disorder with rls. When you have RLS you do NOT sleep, that is why we are called "Night Walkers" because we end up walking the floor all night due to the creepy crawlies in legs. The RLS Foundation actually has a quarterly maga...
by mackjergens
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: feeling hopeless
Replies: 6
Views: 757

crob What were you taking for your rls before your wreck? You need to talk with your dr about a med to help control your rls, There are just too options now to suffer with rls. it might take a while and lots of trial and error to find the med that will control your rls, but its sure worth a try. mak...
by mackjergens
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Remeron
Replies: 22
Views: 4380

taking antidepressants/smithwen

yes many people must take antidepressants for their depression, but many Drs will prescribe them for rls. According to Dr B, they usually affect most rlser's. But then again, many rlser's need to take antidepressants but usually end up on a a mixture of meds both to control rls and their depression....
by mackjergens
Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Remeron
Replies: 22
Views: 4380

Info about Antidepressants and RLS

This was copied/pasted from www.rlshelp.org. Please read all the info you can from this web site, it will be very helpful with your rls. NOTE most all are known to cause rls to become worse. _______________________________________________________ 3) Antidepressant Medication This class of medication...
by mackjergens
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Relaxing Bringing on Symptoms
Replies: 39
Views: 6400

Sleuth, you do know that stress will certainly add to your rls. So this might be why yours seems so much worse at this time. If there is anyway to reduce the stress you are under, you might find your rls to become milder. Yes I understand how hard it is to deal with stress, but maybe you can find so...
by mackjergens
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Relaxing Bringing on Symptoms
Replies: 39
Views: 6400

i take pain meds every night and during the day at times, and they do not affect me in any way! The only thing they do is stop the rls. I also have a friend that has Firbro and takes alot of pain meds during the day, and continues to work in a bank as a teller and has had no problems doing her job. ...
by mackjergens
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and Obesity
Replies: 15
Views: 4150

weight and rls

I am 62 yrs old. have had rls all my life even as a child. But have never been obese. In younger yrs, I was maybe 10 pounds over, and at one time was down 105 pounds. About 5 yrs ago, I gained like 50 pounds, developed diabeties, but never did the low or high weight change one thing about my rls. I ...
by mackjergens
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Relaxing Bringing on Symptoms
Replies: 39
Views: 6400

depression/sleep deprived

Dale, The very first med given to me for rls, was zoloft because my dr at that time thought I was depressed.. I wasnt, I was sleep deprived and when you live on 2- 4 hrs of sleep for yrs, you appear depressed. I did how ever try the zoloft and it made me have plmd. my arms, legs would just jump in t...
by mackjergens
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Relaxing Bringing on Symptoms
Replies: 39
Views: 6400

Slueth, I think what ViewsAskew posted is so very true, you just have to reach out of yourself and find something to be thankful for. Trust me I know how hard that is to do, because for over 25 yrs I walked the floor nightly with rls living on 2-4 hrs of sleep, while raising a family/working. Some h...
by mackjergens
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Augmentation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

Since you already have pain meds, I would stop the requip slowly and just take the pain meds, you might find that after you are off the requip, you can only use pain meds to control your rls. I use only pain meds for my rls and I do not have the painful rls, just the creepy crawly rls. IF you can st...
by mackjergens
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycodone question~
Replies: 22
Views: 2736

have your tried ultram(tramadol) its has sort of an antidepressant effect and helps my rls alot
by mackjergens
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: diabetes and RLS
Replies: 12
Views: 7099

I have had rls most of my life 63 now. For 30 odd yrs I walked the floor nightly before finding help. I take hydrocodone and ultram(tramadol) which are both pain meds, yes strange, but for some reason the pain meds stop the feeling from brain to legs. I have NO pain just the creepy crawly feelings t...
by mackjergens
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Greetings from Buffalo NY
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Barbee, you have just discovered that most drs know very little about rls. So your best bet is to read and educate yourself about rls. Go to the Mayo Clinic site and print off their info of rls. you can try to give your dr a copy, but dont be surprised if he/she refuses to read it. RLS has been arou...