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by Polar Bear
Fri May 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 153
Views: 8520

Re: Dipyridamole

yawny - Benadryl is to be avoided at all costs, it's really bad for rls symptoms.
by Polar Bear
Fri May 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Airsickness meds?

I saw crystalised ginger today in the supermarket. It was amongst the home baking produce, the flour, raisins etc.
It's too strong for me but my husband is very fond of it.
by Polar Bear
Fri May 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: "drug holiday" from Mirapex
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: "drug holiday" from Mirapex

mhp - I have my ferritin checked yearly, sometimes more often. If I have reason to have bloods done I would often ask the Dr..... could we do a ferritin serum while we're at it. He is usually quite amenable. Your Dr really should be keeping tabs on your ferritin but it's the same for many of us, we ...
by Polar Bear
Thu May 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: "drug holiday" from Mirapex
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: "drug holiday" from Mirapex

If doctor said not to worry about your ferritin being low then he doesn't know a lot about RLS. It is important to your well being to get it higher, up towards 100. At the last test mine was 147 and I am fortunate that this is a natural level and iron supplements are not needed. I have read that the...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 331
Views: 23261

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

Excellent. Kindle iused with me constantly, very useful when waiting about. Mine is now synced with my phone so I use it when reading on the go.... bus/train etc

Now what to do with the paperbacks stored in boxes. I doubt that charity shops would be interest any more.
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 331
Views: 23261

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

Eefall I was going to advise putting your phone alarm on, then I came to where you tell Alexa to turn off your alarm. Guess you need to tell Alexa to ignore you - when you tell it to turn off the alarm :wave: A few years back we went through a spell where we had friends and relatives passing within ...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Tramadol

A DA is a Dopamine Agonist such as Requip/Ropinerole or Mirapex. There was a time that this was considered the first line for treating RLS and still is by many doctors. Also over the years what was thought to be a suitable max dose has been reconsidered and is now much less. i.e. Ropinerole from 4mg...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: MAY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 35
Views: 1370

Re: MAY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS

9 May 2018 Welcome today to: janislaraine - whose RLS has gone from moderate and intermittent to severe and nightly. janis is getting very little sleep quality of life has been greatly diminished. Please post and tell us about yourself and your medication treatment. Sleep deprivation is something we...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 09, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

Having a 'cushion' is a comfort to us, it's our safety net.
How much worse would our quality of life be if there is no safety net and no way to build one.
by Polar Bear
Tue May 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

Just from an administrative point of view, if a prescription is issued for only one week that is 4 x per month, versus once per month. 4 times the admin. 4 times the cost of doctor writing the script, 4 x pharmacist issuing the script. 4 x Fuel and time for the patient. In your case debs... a 120 mi...
by Polar Bear
Tue May 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Exercise

Not so fun times - the positive is that you've exercised 16 miles. I'd rather have peaceful legs and sleep.
by Polar Bear
Mon May 07, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What kind of doctor for RLS?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: What kind of doctor for RLS?

barbeegee = I would never want to encourage a sufferer to take a medication that they did not want to take. And I do understand that some people don't want to take opioids for their own various reasons. If I understand it properly your feelings about opioids are: You have taken oxycodone while in ho...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 05, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What kind of doctor for RLS?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: What kind of doctor for RLS?

What have you to lose by going to see a local neurologist who treats RLS. You fear that because they also treat epilepsy and parkinson's this will affect how they treat RLS. Going to an appointment and discussing your situation may lead to something positive, and you don't have to agree to take a me...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Imobilizer legs and RLS
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Imobilizer legs and RLS

This sounds like a situation of nightmares and I hope you do have a sympathetic doctor. Have the hospital doctors any understanding of your RLS and symptoms, have they tried to help you. Are you still in hospital? I'd suggest a discussion with your doctor (possibly your GP)and ask for extra help wit...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: CELL PHONES - ENGINEER - WARRANTY !!
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: CELL PHONES - ENGINEER - WARRANTY !!

We have an update. My old iphone 5 had awful battery issues and I'd been advised by a repair store that it wasn't worth fixing........ This was why I bought the new iphone 6. However, because of the ongoing difficulties with my new iphone 6SE my son put a new battery into the old iphone 5 and lo and...

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