WARNING: DRUGS TO AVOID FOR RLS/PLMD PATIENTS

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debbluebird
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Re: WARNING: DRUGS TO AVOID FOR RLS/PLMD PATIENTS

Postby debbluebird » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:27 pm

What percentage should you worry about ?

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Re: WARNING: DRUGS TO AVOID FOR RLS/PLMD PATIENTS

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:41 pm

debbluebird wrote:What percentage should you worry about ?


I can't speak for everyone, but I'd not be concerned until something hit at least 10%, and then I'd still likely try it if I needed it. I'd not try something that was 70% or higher, but I might try something that was 50% - at least 50 out of 100 people don't have problems. The drug above only had 25 people out of 13,500 with increased symptoms. That is 1 person out of every 540.

For example, antidepressants are at most, 2 in 10, or 20% and some are as low as 1 in 50. At the worst, that means 8 in 10 people report no issues.

Most of the drugs listed in this thread cause issues at much higher percentages - 50 to 100% - the majority of people who use them have increased symptoms. Almost all of us have a reaction to dipenhydramine, for example. There is no reason to even try it, especially as there are alternatives.
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