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by rthom
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Augmentation
Replies: 32
Views: 7235

Re: Augmentation

Got it, will try to remember that.
by rthom
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Vicks Vapo-Rub on Soles of Feet
Replies: 34
Views: 13457

Re: Vicks Vapo-Rub on Soles of Feet

That's interesting, i also use vicks for the rls but differently, when it's making me nuts i put it under my nose to side-track the brain. Don't find it a fix all but every little bit helps (funny thing is i put it on just before i read this!! ). Anyway thanks for the idea i will likely try it, and ...
by rthom
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: pirde and wed
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: pirde and wed

Hey, That's just sad that the real you is no longer there. I can relate though--thus my little rant. The Mirtazapine is supposed to get me some sleep--i did ask her what type of classification and either she danced around the question or really didn't know, my bets are on the dancing (i would have t...
by rthom
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Augmentation
Replies: 32
Views: 7235

Re: Augmentation

tramadol is mot supposed to have "addictive " qualities either, so it's something my dr and i are thinking of trying next. I am also taking hydromorph.
by rthom
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: pirde and wed
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: pirde and wed

Thanks for the encouragement, I didn't mean to sound as though everything is hopeless, i'm just tired of contributing on some level , to making those i love's lives difficult and unhappy. It's so not what i expect or believe me to be. any way, it was nice to read your post at this time--i just got b...
by rthom
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: pirde and wed
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: pirde and wed

I work with dogs and as a rule we don't allow dogs (especially puppies) to live with the same types of stresses and so on. In my case i'd be euthanize d for compassion and in the case of my family especially the kids the'd be removed so they can have a quality life, survival is just not enough. So w...
by rthom
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS/WED onset times and daylight, vs circadian rhythms
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: RLS/WED onset times and daylight, vs circadian rhythms

Now that makes sense. Thanks all
by rthom
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: upper body symptoms with RLS/WED
Replies: 15
Views: 3648

Re: upper body symptoms with RLS/WED

Thanks and yes i agree on the augmentation things as well, (should have actually started this question as a different topic) I was referring to the meds like sleep and opiods--as is often given together. If someone is routinely medicated to sleep it may seem like it just appears to be worse out of t...
by rthom
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS/WED and food intake?
Replies: 1
Views: 439

RLS/WED and food intake?

My body is just plain wore to the bone from all the added exercise--walking or whatever else i do to get rest. I also find that my energy requirements are alot higher than those around me, so in order to not have worsening muscle problems etc. I must allow for a higher food intake--substantially. Is...
by rthom
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Calf muscles cramping etc.= WED?
Replies: 32
Views: 6247

Calf muscles cramping etc.= WED?

I often wondered (actually in my case assumed) if the recurrent muscle spasms and achy calves is part of the rls exacerbated by the plms, but as a secondary symptom. For instance, in my case i am on my feet all day and most of the night. This is a direct result of the feelings in my body. As a neces...
by rthom
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: upper body symptoms with RLS/WED
Replies: 15
Views: 3648

Re: upper body symptoms with RLS/WED

what's the thought on the medications masking the worsening of symptoms. I've just always assumed that the sudden worsening wasn't sudden at all, but just that the symptoms have been masked by the meds. Thoughts?? :problem:
by rthom
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Ferritin Level
Replies: 23
Views: 4604

Re: Ferritin Level

How did you get your marks with memory problems, I had to quit school because my best was very low--and i'm used to getting high marks. Just couldn't retain anything without the sleep. You? :roll:
by rthom
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Follow-up question regarding Requip discontinuance
Replies: 17
Views: 4442

Re: Follow-up question regarding Requip discontinuance

How'd u make out with your dr on this?
by rthom
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Teeth Gritting
Replies: 9
Views: 2863

Re: Teeth Gritting

I have worn my back teeth right down and now they are starting to break. Do you think or have you heard if there is any co-relation between the WED and the grinding?
by rthom
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: new diagnosis child
Replies: 35
Views: 22505

Re: new diagnosis child

Contacting Dr.B is a great idea, if you want ideas to ask him about, maybe consider talking to those who remember their childhood experiences with it, and if there are co-correlation between them and your daughter, it could be a jumping off point? You sound like a great mom, i'm sure no matter what ...