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by Rustsmith
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Medication?
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Medication?

Here is a link to the latest consensus guidelines for the treatment of RLS. It also shows where iron therapy should be the first line treatment for RLS and provides some of the details that your doctor may not be familiar with. https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(20)31489-0/full...
by Rustsmith
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Dopamine withdrawal timing
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Dopamine withdrawal timing

Your pramipexole taper with the use of 100 mg of tramadol sounds about right. The catch is that you will probably need to stay on the tramadol to manage your RLS, sort of like switching it for the pramipexole. If not tramadol, then you may need a different opioid. Has your doctor done blood tests to...
by Rustsmith
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: AUGUST 2021 - New Members
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Welcome to prancylegs

Tuesday, August 3 Welcome to prancylegs, whose RLS affects her ability to sit still at her job, which is full-time. RLS affects her ability to sleep with sometimes only 2-3 hours a night. RLS affects her life style as she fears to take long flights, long drives, go to events at night. If you have an...
by Rustsmith
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: AUGUST 2021 - New Members
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Welcome to RosieLander72

Tuesday, August 3 Welcome to RosieLander72, who has a severe case of RLS that I believes is related to lower back osteoarthritis. Working with doctors has been very frustrating. Lack of sleep, overeating and extreme anxiety have me at wits end. We may be able to help you with suggestions that you ca...
by Rustsmith
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: AUGUST 2021 - New Members
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Welcome to judicr

Sunday, August 1 Welcome to judicr, whodr husband has suffered from RLS for years. He is now hospitalized and needs an MRI but his RLS is so bad they will need to sedate him. We can understand, but if he is that bad, then it could be that his medication schedule needs to be adjusted. If you are comf...
by Rustsmith
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: AUGUST 2021 - New Members
Replies: 3
Views: 57

AUGUST 2021 - New Members

Sunday, August 1 Welcome to Rustica#77&1959, whose RLS causes a lack of sleep and she is part of the small percentage that has it all day every day. As a child it would wake her up periodically. Then as a young adult prior to going through menopause and during menopause it's like all hell broke loos...
by Rustsmith
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to RhondaLynn

Saturday, July 31

Welcome to

RhondaLynn, who has had RLS for years and is sick and tired of it.. She needs to talk to others that totally understand.

We can all sympathize with your feelings about RLS and would be happy to discuss whatever you would like about it.
by Rustsmith
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to Margaret122maryL

Friday, July 30 Welcome to Margaret122maryL, who is dealing with refractory symptoms and augmentation. She needs to get off Mirapex after several years…Tramadol helps but she is concerned about it over the long term. She is considering travel to a Restless Leg center for a consult. We would be happy...
by Rustsmith
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to JenniferL

Friday, July 30 Welcome to JenniferL, who was recently diagnosed with RLS. So far the medications that the doctor prescribed aren't working. It's gotten depressing. She would like to talk with people who have it to hopefully learn how they have found relief from their symptoms. We would be happy to ...
by Rustsmith
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to mariejobaldwin

Thursday, July 29 Welcome to mariejobaldwin, who has had RLS for over 20 years. She took Requip for 15 years straight with no problems at all....but then she had a difficult augmentation in 2018. She now takes Horizant and Rytary. They work great at night but she takes nothing for the daytime. It is...
by Rustsmith
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to Shapoppy

Wednesday, July 28 Welcome to Shapoppy, whose RLS is just devastating and depressing. It affects her sleep, her mood, her marriage, her activities, her energy...you name it. If there is any information that we can provide you, such as suggestions for med changes, info about the latest research, etc....
by Rustsmith
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to RJHarmon

Tuesday, July 27

Welcome to

RJHarmon, who has severe RLS. That is driving RJHarmon crazy.

Please post a note telling us what you are currently doing to manage your RLS. There is always something new to try to get it under control. We just need to have an idea of where to start.
by Rustsmith
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to MHochner24

Monday, July 26 Welcome to MHochner24, who has had RLS for four years now and would like support from the group to see if there's any info she learn to help her understand her RLS better. We would be happy to answer any questions that you have. All that you need to do is post a note with your questi...
by Rustsmith
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to bks429

Monday, July 26

Welcome to

bks429, who wants to hear how others deal with RLS: physically and mentally.

Hopefully you have already found much of the information that you are looking for. If there are specific things that you would like to find out about, just ask.
by Rustsmith
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: JULY 2021 - New Members
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Welcome to Rick421

Sunday, July 25 Welcome to RIck421, who has had RLS since he was a young kid. He is now 56. It was only just a few years ago he learned about RLS. He never knew what was wrong for years. He has it so bad now that it’s even in his arms and chest so he barely get a couple hours of sleep most nights. S...