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by mackjergens
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Next......oxycodone
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

Peripheral neuropathy/ jitterlegs

jitterlegs, That sounds an awful lot likePeripheral Neuropathy . Will be just a sudden stinging painful hit sometimes it hangs around for a little while or it will go as suddenly as it came. Here is some info i copied and pasted for you to read. m ____________________________________________________...
by mackjergens
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: In so much pain!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3115

I have never taken mirapex or any other parkinson meds, but I believe I have read on this messasge board that some experience pain while taking mirapex. you might wish to do research on that before seeing your Dr. tomorrow.
by mackjergens
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Next......oxycodone
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

Why not google leg pain and see what you come up with. Also pins/needles in hands. you may find something that is very helpful to your conditions.
by mackjergens
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Talking to your doctor
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

I smoked for 25 yrs and was up to 3 pkgs aday when I quit. that was in the days when I could find NO help for my rls, but when I quit and I quit cold turkey after hospital stay of 9 days, I have never noticed any difference in my rls. it was still as strong as when I was smoking, but of course my ne...
by mackjergens
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Next......oxycodone
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

I have terrible leg pain in left leg at times, and it has nothing to do with my rls, its caused by the sciatia nerve(sp?) that runs from the hip down into the bottom of foot. I was up all night last night dealing with my painful leg, took hydrocodone and finally this morning I remembered that just p...
by mackjergens
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hi Not sure I belong here..but..I'll pick your brain anyway!
Replies: 15
Views: 1727

There are no test to diagnose RLS. please read all the rls info and I think that will help you more than anything to determine if its rls
by mackjergens
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: rls after surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 1801

Sasha, if you are able to stay in bed, while having these tingling feelings and sleep, I tend to feel its not rls. unless your rls is very very mild. For most RLSer's we have to get up and walk all night with our rls hits. because movement is the only thing that will stop those feelings. Most RLSers...
by mackjergens
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Support or Compression Stockings (try it, you may like it)
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Support hose and rls

I actually tried the support hose and the ones they put on your when you have surgery long white stretch leggings.. also the hospital will put on those leg things after surgery that pump up, to help stop blood clots, well I cant stand those on my legs! All 3 things support hose, stockings after surg...
by mackjergens
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Cough Medicine and RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 872

DRUGS AND FOODS TO AVOID TO IMPROVE RLS

copied/pasted from www.rlshelp.org. You might wish to print this list off and keep with you at all times. so when a Dr prescribes a cold or other illness prescriptions you can ck the list and ask for something else if the med is known to increase rls. ________________________________________________...
by mackjergens
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 38392

Try taking calcium/magn for muscle cramps. I find it really helps my charlie horse type muscle cramps. I dont think the cramps are connected to the rls at all.
by mackjergens
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: other RLS forums - dailystrength.org
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Helen, I went to the web site you posted,and found it very difficult to work with, could be my computer. But since you are already registered there, maybe you could post all the good rls web sites. www.rls.org www.rlshelp.org www.wemove.org www.mayoclinic.com and many more can be found by doing a rl...
by mackjergens
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: hi all
Replies: 4
Views: 550

hi lynzilu2, Glad your found this message board. I recommend that your read as much as possible before going to your Dr. Print out any info that you think might be helpful when discussing rls with him/her. Be sure to print out the list of meds used to treat rls and also the list of meds known to mak...
by mackjergens
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: The problem with doctors
Replies: 34
Views: 6788

Could the RLS Foundation put together a packet that we RLSer's could order to take with us to Drs appts? We might be able to spread RLS info more quickly in this manner and it would also give us as patients a way to open a dialog with our Drs about RLS. Possibly the RLS Foundation and Mayo Clinic co...
by mackjergens
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: The problem with doctors
Replies: 34
Views: 6788

Maybe our first line of attack should be the medical schools that are educating these Drs. Most Drs go to medical seminars for updated medical material every few yrs. So maybe we should ask the RLS foundation to start the education of rls there and of course the medical schools also. As hard as it i...
by mackjergens
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Help with prescribed Marijuana
Replies: 9
Views: 3815

This info was found on www.rlshelp.org Under Recrentional medication ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (4) Recreational Medication Marijuana This illegal drug seems to have very beneficial effects for RLS. There are no known medical studies on this dr...