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by ksxroads
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Starting Over Again
Replies: 30
Views: 7076

Guess I should log in! One more note... mentioned to GP that gyno had tested and said my iron levels were fine, could he tell me my ferritin level... as RLS levels may be helped if they are atleast 50 or higher... he said my test didn't indicate ferritin levels and he was uncertain how he could ask ...
by ksxroads
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: What do you think CAUSED yoiur RLS?
Replies: 76
Views: 39422

Honestly, I think the origin of RLS probably is as varied as our symptoms and treatments. Might as well throw out that maybe one day the early development of thymus gland will be pinpointed, though they say we really don't need it as adults, who knows. I'm no expert. However, sorry I do not think it...
by ksxroads
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Starting Over Again
Replies: 30
Views: 7076

Okay, here is some reasons I lack faith in the medical system... 1. The sample packet the Rheumy gave me expired 5/05, oh well I believe that is a best used by scenerio? *BG* but the effectiveness of the drug probably is not deminished at this point. 2. The FDA has issued a warning and the makers of...
by ksxroads
Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: feeling really terrible
Replies: 35
Views: 11129

Dear Barb G... If it is carpal tunnel, now I am not a rocket scientist - I would think it would not matter whether you were experiencing symptoms or not. I could be wrong, though I suppose it would depend on what the origin of the problem was, ie a narrow carpal tunnel, or swelling of the nerves goi...
by ksxroads
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Use of time-release narcotics
Replies: 4
Views: 2433

As you have discovered the treatment of RLS is so individualized. For those of us who have problems using or have no relief of syptoms from the first two tiers of the Mayo Clinic guidelines, find that opiods do help. How fortunate you are to have a doctor who understands the importance of pain manag...
by ksxroads
Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Starting Over Again
Replies: 30
Views: 7076

Starting over ... seems to be appropriate for my post. Have been reading various threads but not posting much lately as the brain fog and discomfort levels are just too high... thinking is disorientated a lot of the time... go figure! Yes I can relate to those dark days, and truly am seeking that po...
by ksxroads
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: personal update and english doctors
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Dear trevb, So happy to hear that the dr visit went well, and that she was understanding! That in itself is encouraging isn't it! It is encouraging to me to hear a positive outcome. Thank you for sharing and keeping us informed of your progress. Were your ferritin levels low? Did she prescribe medic...
by ksxroads
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: IS ANYONE LISTENING?
Replies: 14
Views: 3276

Your post brought tears to my heart...Thanks for the good cleansing crying session! I really mean that! The frustration level can be overwhelming, especially for those of us with chronic pain, fatigue etc dealing with so many obligations and demands, family, career, doctors who may be well meaning y...
by ksxroads
Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Research - newest post added 1/5/06
Replies: 26
Views: 7266

Dear Ann, You truly are our RLS guardian angel. You determination and strength continues to inspire me! So many things that you say stick with me and help me to walk through my day with my head held higher. This disease eats away at our body, our mind, our soul. I know if I had not found this site, ...
by ksxroads
Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Starting Over Again
Replies: 30
Views: 7076

Dear Rubyslippers, Sending you many many many positive thoughts of healing love... May the love and friendship you have found here sustain you till you are in the presence of your dear friends. Who better to have around you than those that KNOW what living is like for those like us! ************PT**...
by ksxroads
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Research - newest post added 1/5/06
Replies: 26
Views: 7266

I have shared with so many others how fortunate RLS people are to have such a informed website to utilize! I am getting tongue tied here trying to sing your praises! hahahahazey I am... Also on another note, I read your posts on talking with doctors, and bolstered the courage to meet with my doctor'...
by ksxroads
Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Compression Stockings to relieve need to move at night
Replies: 65
Views: 36203

I looked at some stockings for sale at Wally World today, and thought they might be a try, but decided against purchasing them. Might try to get some this weekend and give you a review! Sometimes compression helps, sometimes it doesn't. I think more things are being put out on shelves due to the rec...
by ksxroads
Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: It's Early, Quality of Life Plea for 2005
Replies: 111
Views: 63343

HOWLING AT THE MOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rowing madly! It is the courage of people like you Becat that help me so much. It is this inspiration that I need to help me crawl up that ladder out of the pit once again! *********Positive Conference Thoughts & Energy*************** All of you have mad...
by ksxroads
Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Other Doctors
Replies: 11
Views: 2348

I have nothing much to offer other than joining the others in holding you close to my heart. **********Positive Energy********* To assist you in your journey. With the knowlege comes the strength... before I knew RLS by name my emotions were more rampant... now at least I can step back and regroup b...
by ksxroads
Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Please read this and help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Dear Lovechild... m Info on pregnancy using percocet... While there have not been studies, most narcotic analgesic and acetaminophen products are not thought to cause birth defects other than hydrocodone caused birth defects in animal studies when very large doses were used. The main concern is the ...