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    Things I have tried and how they went.

    I suggest a discussion where we limit ourselves to as brief as possible statement of "I did this and the result was...."   the reader can then look up other discussions a sort of brief index or summary.   It might be good if the forum administrator can pin it to the top...

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  • Restless legs

    Hi I’m new to this so hope not to bore anyone but can anyone help me. I hav restless legs is there anything I can take doctors say there’s noting please help there driving me crazy 

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  • restless leg

    I told my DR. that i thought i might have restless leg. She gave ripinrole to take.Without bothering to see if it was something else. the pills make me sick and they interact badly with Paxil a drug a take for depression. if i take them within an hour  I turn in to a B----h!. it frightens me how...

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  • Nightwalkers Magazine from RLS Foundation.

    Just a heads up for those who are not aware.  The RLS Foundation sends out a quarterly news magazine (Nightwalkers).  Dues to belong to organization are $35 a year.  Best money you will spend.  It covers all kinds of info - new treatments, research being done, RLS centers around...

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  • RLS and antihistamines cold/ flu meds without antihistamines?

    I have had RLS for 5 years and take 2 mg ropinirole. Last winter I found antihistamines made my RLS more severe, no sleep or laying down at all. I need an OTC or prescription med that I can suggest to my doctor for future colds. Research found Claritin and Mucinex (guafenacin) have the lowest amount...

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  • Concern about knee surgery with RLS

    I'm new to the forum. I thought I'd asked this a few days ago but don't see anything on the discussion page. So here goes again. My husband has been taking meds for about 2 years now for RLS. He's 74 and the RLS started about 3 years ago. He's taking about 2 mg of Ropinerole, usually...

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  • Physician heal thyself

    I suggested some little while ago that a week of complete abstinence of food other than the most basic to see if your conditions improved, no one as I can see from the posting have tried, they would rather take drugs that have no real track record for their condition from doctors who admit they have...

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  • Iron and RLS

    Hello. I've had RLS for 30 years or more. A recent blood test revealed my Ferritin to be 8. That is very low. Their is apparently a link between RLS and Anaemia. I've been taken Ferrous Sulphate and improved my diet to include iron rich foods. As a result my RLS has significantly improved. Have...

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  • Possible RLS

    I am new to this forum. I wanted to know if RLS can cause muscles twitches for days? It started out with bad cramping and now the twitching in my legs and feet are driving me crazy. When I am active I am not aware of them. Suggestions please?

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  • Possible reason for R.L.S

    We are led to believe that the reason for R.L.S is a medical condition, but my experience through being a Coeliac sufferer leads me to a different outlook. It took nearly 2 years to diagnose it back in the day, now it is quicker. I was on the right track for self diagnoses but never quite made it, Why...

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  • Is this RLS?

    I have been having tingling in my legs for the last 6 weeks.  It never stops.  It's slight enough that I can't feel it when I'm moving but if I'm still, regardless of whether I'm sitting, standing or laying, I feel it.  It never stops, day or night.  I might get...

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  • RLS? Or worse?? Help

    Hey guys!  Today is day two of pain in my calf. Today the pain became unbearable around 2pm! I went to the hospital obviously very concerned I had a clot! Now they took blood from me, blood pressure, temperate, measured my calves, had a look for discolouration etc. However the doctor said she was...

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  • Suffered from RLS for 8 years now

    Pramipexol has been my salvation for the last 8 years. Luckly I seem to have a mild case and I don't usually feel the symptoms during the day, except sometimes on weekends when I'm chilling at home. But I've had to increase the dosage three times during these years. Apparently I may have...

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  • Restless legs

    Have had restless leg for 45 years at least. Had tried everything over counter plus perscriptions last 15 yrs have been on Requip. Than last year I was up to 2 a day. Sometimes it would make the systems start instead of keeping them aray. Finally, decided to talk to my Dr. about what was happening. He...

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  • RLS nightmare

    Hello all, I have had RLS for a few years now and it drives me mad. My gp won't do anything even though feeling sorry for me! Just lately it has got worse and is now in the arms too! Any advice would be grateful 

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  • Something That Works

    I had RSS and was nearly at a point of doing something stupid, I saw 11 doctors and none could fix the problem then I thought about trying 2 medications at the same time and it worked. I now take once daily: Sifrol 125 mg Lyrica 75 mg. I now never have the problem.

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  • Could I have restless leg syndrome?

    I'm a 20 year old female. I have been experiencing a dull ache in groin it's not always there just sometimes. Also my thighs feel like they have sun burn/prickly heat and they feel extra senative to light touch. I have been extremely stressed/anxious (recently gone through a breakup also struggle...

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  • Rls for about 10 years now

    My brother use to come over and visit and his leg was always jerking, kept telling him to quit and he always said he couldnt. Found out he had Rls and now that I too have it I know what he meant. I startd out with Ropinrole and still on it but I am up to 10 mg a night and thinkig that pretty soon that...

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  • THIS WORKS!!..and without meds

    I tried a lot of things, but this is the best!  Make a beanbag approximately 15" x 8".  I've made mine out of flannel, with a removable washable cover out of fleece.  Fill with wheat berries, I used winter red hard wheat berries. You can find them at some natural food stores...

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  • Nearly had enough of this RLS

    Hi all I have been suffering night and day with RLS and have tried allsorts so i can try and get a night sleep and now i have turned to drink just to give myself some sleep instead of staying a awake all night. I recently seen my gp who is trying to help me but now i have 2 problems instead of one problem...

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  • Worried over my restless legs

    So sorry I developed restless legs around 4 years ago from having antidepressants as I suffered a divorce then domestic violence from a ex partner I still have them even from not taking antidepressants when I worried and my aniaxty kicks in they get worse I have tried everything I am so worried it's...

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  • Restless Leg Syndrome

    Hi I am a suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome for years used to be just nights now it is also happening during the day.  I am looking for anything, but medication by doctors to control it.  Can anyone help me?

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  • Very young with RLS. HELP!!

    I've been battling this for two years now, and I've been on medication for a little over a year. I started taking only Mirapex at first, but found that raising the dosage made me extremely sick. My doctor now has me on a small dose of Mirapex as well as Klonopin at night. Being so young, I'm...

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  • I am 55 and have had RLS for at least 20 years. As is p...

    I am 55 and have had RLS for at least 20 years. As is predicted, it has got worse with age to the extent that I am now awake till about 4a.m. Then typically the symptoms wear off and I can usually sleep till about 8a.m. I may then go back to bed later now I am not at work. I've tried various...

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  • The dreaded restless legs syndrome

    So guys you will see me pop up all over these forums as I have so many different health issues, however, the Restless Legs is enough to drive a person crazy.  I have had this since I was a child (I am now 58).  In the last 18 months it has gone beserk.  I currently work full time and the...

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  • Tired and achy legs at night

    I am 28 years old and I have had this problem as long as I remember. The lower part of my legs (calves to ankle) feels tired and achy all the time but i feel it more at night. Compressing them helps a lot. Very hard compression or making someone stand on my legs feels really good. The pleasure i get...

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  • Help I am losing my mind!

    This is my third night in a row that I can't even go to bed my legs are driving me crazy! It's so difficult trying to explain to people the complexities of RLS.  No one understands. My husband says just come to bed and you can just lie down and maybe you will drift off to sleep. If only...

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  • Restless leg syndrome tips

    When I was pregnant I suffered with RLS every night which is horrible as its when you're most tired and really need to relax.  I found the iron supplements floradix or spatone helped over time but for fast relief soaking my feet in a bowl of really hot water helped a lot , I mean as hot as you...

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  • Current medicine not working

    I am 77 and have had restless legs since in my early 20's.  Managed to go without prescription medicine, using alternative methods, until about 1 year ago.  I am currently taking Ropinirole, 0.25 mg, 3 times a day.  I suffer my symptoms mostly at night.  This regimen is no longer...

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