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by mackjergens
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Family link?
Replies: 10
Views: 1488

I doubt that I will ever be able to do that, she lives in another state and we dont see one another often. I sent her mom all kinds of rls info serveral yrs ago. We all know that for some rls is just an imagined problem. As my sister told me ' if you would just get up early each morning and go stron...
by mackjergens
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Walkstation
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

I know this will sound very strange, but walking on a treadmill always makes my rls worse. Walking around the house always helps my rls, so I bought a treadmill several yrs ago, and each time I use it, my rls kicked in so much worse. Could just be me, but as we all know each person is so different. ...
by mackjergens
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Family link?
Replies: 10
Views: 1488

3 Generations of RLS. Grandmother, mother and me. I also think that my niece has RLS, so that means 4 generations in a row with rls in our family,IF she actually has RLS, her mom and grandmother(my sister) really do not believe in RLS, we all know folks like that.*L* The child is now around 14 yrs o...
by mackjergens
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MJ raids to stop.
Replies: 5
Views: 629

MJ raids to stop.

Just saw this on msn.com Thought some of you might be interested. m By Daniel Marrin NBCBayArea.com updated 13 minutes ago Attorney General Holder was speaking at a press conference Wednesday about Operation XCellerator, a crackdown on Mexican drug cartels, when a reporter asked him about the DEA's ...
by mackjergens
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Credit Crunch
Replies: 22
Views: 3087

As for the Oprah show Wed. she was only trying to show how badly this country is going down hill. As someone said most of us never really have the chance to see what is happening beyond our own communities. That is why I was so shocked about seeing those living in Tent Cities across this country. Mo...
by mackjergens
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Credit Crunch
Replies: 22
Views: 3087

I watched Oprah yesterday and actually cried. The show was about middle class folks with young children who have lost their home and then lost their jobs, both husband and wife. One lady was carrying around a black trash bag with the family belongings. she had to carry this with her all day long and...
by mackjergens
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant, just found out
Replies: 26
Views: 11383

Talk to the dr about taking extra iron, I think this could be an issue while being pregnant
by mackjergens
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant, just found out
Replies: 26
Views: 11383

RLS/ pregnant

Here is a web site link that seems to have alot of info about being pregnant and having rls. hope this is helpful

http://www.rls.org/Document.Doc?&id=183
by mackjergens
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Life long suffering
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Kent, I suggest you talk with your Dr and give him he info about narcotics being used to treat rls. Then tell him you are willing to give up ALL the other meds he has prescribed for your rls, just to try something like hydrocodone. Explain that IF the narcotic works, how much better it would be for ...
by mackjergens
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Going barefoot affects my rls
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Going barefoot affects my rls

I learned many yrs ago that if I go barefoot around my house that my rls is so much worse that night, also will cause my legs to have pain. I had forgotten this as it was so ingrained in my brain to always wear at least house shoes. Well the a couple days ago, my houseshoes were out of place and whe...
by mackjergens
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Ever feel silly saying you have Restless Legs?
Replies: 16
Views: 4143

When I tell someone I have rls, I then follow by saying its a Nuero problem, that my brain does not process iron properly. Sounds alot better than saying 'I have creepy crawly feeling in my legs and have to walk all night"!! *L*
by mackjergens
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: meripex to Requip?
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

i have never taken Remeron, I just copied/pasted what is on www.rlshelp.org which is Dr's B web site?? or at least you can contact him from that web site.. I am sure that there are rlser's that can take any of the antidepressants and them a large majority can not. I was on paxil once, while it didnt...
by mackjergens
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: DR. appt. update
Replies: 20
Views: 1989

I smoked for 35 yrs and the last few yrs I smoked 3 pkgs a day.. I now have been off cigs, for 9 yrs this Sept. and I have noticed NO difference in my rls, so I think it would be to your advantage to stop smoking, trust me, you dont want the health issued I have due to smoking all those yrs, but I h...
by mackjergens
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

RLS in children

here is a link to an article on RLS in children.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/533366_6
by mackjergens
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: meripex to Requip?
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

This was copied/pasted from www.rlshelp.org under antidepressants. Noradrenergic and Serotonergic Remeron (Mirtazapine) - This is the newest class of antidepressants. It enhances both the noradrenalin and serotonin systems. Remeron may have less side effects than the serotonin uptake inhibitors and ...