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Not possible to tolerate these legs anymore. Any suggestions, treatment?
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Just found this. I think it’s glorious news. http://chealth.canoe.ca/drug_info_details.asp?brand_name_id=5348&rot=4 Is used for Parkins Disease and RLS. Smiles to ya, Gerri
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Tonight i tolerated the worst pain i had experienced in last year. I hate traveling as it makes this pain to be more sever.
Hi I too experience leg pain due to another problem. When travelling if you are flying it’s may help to get up and move the legs and also if your’e driving take breaks and walk around. Only a suggestion hope it helps Piglit
You are very welcome
Hi piglit, Its good to meet you.
. Yes, I fully agree. Smiles to ya, Gerri
Hi Gerri it’s good to meet you too. Smiles back Piglit
Hi LizKat. You take Mirapex for RLS? I have never heard of it. I’ll look that up and maybe mention it to my dctor. Thanks, Gerri
Obviously, if you have not seen a doctor aqbout this you need to. 2 very helpful web sites are http://www.rlshelp.org. Go to the treatment page. See the emds to use and to avoid, plus foods also. In the US there is Mirapex, Requip, plus an extended release form of each with XR after the name. Also, there are anticonvulsants called Neurontin that help some people, especally if you have pain. also, the Neupro patch was approved for use finally. I know this web site has all of this info too. Get curious, look up information; you will find that unless you get a good doctor who has treated RLS patients before, regular GP’s may not know what drugs to prescribe. A neurologist is agood fit, since this is neurological condition, or a sleep specialist. You need all the info you can get when you first see a doctor. the more you know, the more you are in control. There is no cure, but lots of help in the right places. Online support groups are great, and I manage several and have for the last 15 yrs. I would not still be on this earth if it were not for my RLS groups.
Thank u lovinJesus. Yeah it IS exactly as u described, it starts at the bedtime and never finishes up to the morning which is work time and u still need to sleep. Do u use massagers or pain killers? How do u live with these legs?
Ginkgo is known as the memory herb. It increases blood flow to the brain and strengthens cell membranes. It is also an antioxidant, combating free radical damage in the body. Ginkgo is useful in treating RLS as it promotes nerve transmissions and tones the blood vessels throughout the body. It is considered a natural antidepressant and helps alleviate tension and anxiety. It is widely used in conventional medicine throughout Europe and has no known side effects. Ginkgo is most commonly taken in capsule form, although it is also available in a tincture.
Read more: Herbal Cure for RLS | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5505827_herbal-cure-rls.html#ixzz21stpdMv5
Crazy as this might sound…slowed bowel movements press on those nerves (pain med’s slow your system way, way down) My gastro doctor had me start using MIRALAX (over the counter, but you can get prescrips also) twice a day. Once that started working as I thought it was, but it apparently wasn’t my legs at night started hurting. Also, low back (need a back MRI) from a bone fracture can cause that. Two things to check out before trying more serious med’s. Give it two weeks on the Miralax and see if you notice anything. Can’t hurt to try it. It worked for us. We swear by the stuff now.
Sorry MEANT LEGS STOPPED HURTING AT NIGHT.
I see you got no replies. My RLS drives me up the wall. It statrs about the time when it’s bedtime. Sometimes it lasts alnight. Doctors? All they know to do is shove the nerve, anxiety and anti-depressants down you. Maybe we will both get some help on this site. I pray we do.
Hi I don’t know if anyone is still contributing to this site but I take Norco that has Tylenol in it for my RLS and it is a life saver. When I was given Norco without the Tylenol it did not work as well at all. My RLS is so bad that I get it in my arms and hands as well as my legs! I get it in the middle of the night, early in the morning, or even in the middle of the day. When I got it in the daytime, I didn’t realize what it was because it felt different when I was awake and moving around. It took me forever to figure it out. I would lose my mind if I didn’t have my Norco. I have tried the meds for RLS and they all make me very sick to my stomach! I have suffered with this since I was a child.
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