FEBRUARY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS

Whether new to RLS/WED or new to the site, we welcome you and invite you to share your history and experiences with RLS/WED, introduce yourself, and ask questions. Successful treatment starts with a solid understanding of this disease.
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FEBRUARY 2018 - NEW MEMBERS

Postby Rustsmith » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:27 pm

Thursday, February 1

Welcome to

spook, who joined to relate to others that have the same problem and hopes we can help each other with any solutions we may have found.

Please post a note telling us about your RLS and what you are doing to manage the symptoms.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to: april34

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:14 am

2 February 2018

welcome today to:

april34 - who wants to find out more about RLS.

You have come to the right place. Have a look around the Just Joined forum, especially Managing RLS. Also, tell us a bit about your RLS history, how you have coped and what medications you may have tried. We will do our best to help.
Betty
http://www.willis-ekbom.org/about-rls-wed/publications
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Welcome to avbunyan

Postby Rustsmith » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:26 pm

Friday, February 2

Welcome to

avbunyan, whose RLS was making life miserable due to not sleeping at all plus being a Parkinson's patient. avbunyan can not image dealing with this for life.

Please post a note telling us a bit about what you are doing to manage the RLS part of your problems. And if you have any questions, please ask because we would love to be able to make some suggestions for you.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to Barbershop

Postby Rustsmith » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:15 am

Friday, February 2

Welcome to

Barbershop, whose RLS keeps him from sleep night after night can be maddening. It affects function and outlook the next day and trickles down to alter every aspect of daily life.

Please post a note telling us about what you are doing to manage your RLS and asking any questions that you have.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to Mjamick

Postby Rustsmith » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:18 am

Friday, February 2

Welcome to

Mjamick, who has had restless leg since being a teenager. Long before they ever diagnosed it. Mjamick can’t enjoy an evening on the couch watching tv or a movie because of a choice of suffering thru the RLS, or falling asleep with the meds.

Please tell us about your meds, perhaps we can make some suggestions that would allow you to enjoy your evenings more.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to quilt

Postby Rustsmith » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:46 am

Friday, February 2

Welcome to

quilt, who is unable to sleep so her quality of life had been affected.

Please post a note telling is what you are doing to manage your symptoms and asking any questions that you have. We would love to be able to help.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to Carol Dirks

Postby Rustsmith » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:48 am

Friday, February 2

Welcome to

Carol Dirks, whose RLS means that she cannot rest well without medication that is taken around 8p.m. She still wakes up with her legs moving.

Please post a note telling us a bit about your medication and asking whatever questions that you have so that we can offer some suggestions.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to jdocherty,

Postby badnights » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:19 am

Welcome today to jdocherty, who is here to find information that will help her boyfriend.

Jdocherty, please feel free to ask questions. You might want to start by checking out the Topic called "A good place to start", which is a sticky topic in this Just Joined forum. You'll find lots of answers here, and on the Foundation's website where you can download brochures (some free, some you have to become a member of the Foundation, which is separate from becoming a member of this disucssion board)
Beth - Wishing you all restful sleep tonight
WED/RLS AUGMENTATION:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6532&p=61601#p61601
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welcome to Goldielocks

Postby badnights » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:20 am

welcome to Goldielocks who has had WED/RLS for many years, went through being told it was "all in your head", finally found the Foundation and started on medication.

Goldielocks, hi! What meds are you on and how are they working for you? We're happy to have you join us. Whenever you feel like it, you can start a new Topic about yourself or any issue you'd like to discuss.
Beth - Wishing you all restful sleep tonight
WED/RLS AUGMENTATION:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6532&p=61601#p61601
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Welcome to littlelightshine

Postby Rustsmith » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:16 am

Saturday, February 3

Welcome to

littlelightshine, who has RLS and would like to get more information about it. She is looking for non-drug treatments, exercises, supplements, etc., that she can use to cope and manage her symptoms. Her symptoms have been moved to other parts of her body, so she is looking for information about other patients who have these same experiences.

If you are interested in non-medication treatments for RLS, take a look at our forums on physical treatments and non-prescription medications for info. However, if you symptoms are becoming severe with the spread to other parts of your body, you may find that non-drug treatments are not strong enough to control the symptoms. Therefore, if you would post a note telling us a bit about your symptoms and what you have been doing to manage them, we may be able to offer more specific some suggestions to guide you.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to Mddsain

Postby Rustsmith » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:05 am

Saturday, February 3

Welcome to

Mddsain, who has severe RLS, which has gotten a lot worse while on pramipexole and gabapentin.

Please take a look through our forum on Augmentation since it sounds like that might be your situation. Also, please post a note telling us about the doses of pramipexole and gabapentin that you are taking so that we can offer some suggestions for you to consider.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to AgeOtt71

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:27 am

4th February 2018

Welcome today to:

AngeOtt71 who was diagnosed in 1997. The only thing that helps is high doses of prescription meds which AngeOtt71 hates having to take and is looking for alternatives.

Most of us end up having to use prescription medications but there are other ways to try. Please post, start a thread, telling us about your RLS, how you have managed and what medications you have tried. We will try to help.
Betty
http://www.willis-ekbom.org/about-rls-wed/publications
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Welcome to Carlajean

Postby Rustsmith » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:43 pm

Sunday, February 4

Welcome to

Carlajean, who after working on her feet all day, she sits down to rest but her legs will not rest and she has to move. And it wakes her up at night.

Please post a note telling us what you are doing to manage your RLS and asking any questions that you have.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Welcome to RubeeRose

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:24 pm

Monday 5th February 2018

Welcome to:

RubeeRose - who can't sleep. Can't sit and read a book or watch tv for very long. Going out to dinner with friends has to be cut short often.

We know exactly what you mean and how you feel. Please post in the Just Joined Forum and tell us a little about yourself. How you treat your RLS symptoms at present, and how you cope. We are here to try and help.
Betty
http://www.willis-ekbom.org/about-rls-wed/publications
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Welcome to Restlessinct

Postby Rustsmith » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:02 am

Monday, February 5

Welcome to

Restlessinct, who is 88 yrs old and has had RLS for 45 years. She has a severe case of RLS and have just started methadone. It is ruining her life.

Please post a note telling us about your RLS symptoms and your medication history so that we can offer some specific suggestions to you.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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