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Re: rls causes and meds?

Re: rls causes and meds?

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Posted by Lynn on June 04, 2000 at 00:54:59:

In Reply to: Re: rls causes and meds? posted by Donald on June 03, 2000 at 18:40:09:

: : : I suffer with rls and wonder if there is anything I can do for it. What causes it to occur and if there is treatment? a neurologist prescibed Permax for works well if I remember to take it in time...takes about 2 hours to be metabolized unless it's sitting on a big lasagna supper...that'll take 4 hours. It costs like hell...I bought some Eli Lilly stock so I'd have a chance of getting back some of the money. I have developed some tolerance to the permax...started out at 50 mg about 2 years back...up to 200 now. Rls is tough to live with. You're trying to restrain the dosage of whatever medicine, which means you can't just lie down for a nap whenever you wish, and sometimes you really need some rest, but your legs won't let you relax unless you've had the foresight to have taken a pill. The best to you. Don

: I dont know the answer to the cause part of your question, but my wife was prescribed sinemet 25/100 at four times a day. This works well for her. Occasionally she also takes a tylenol 3 which was also prescribed for the rls. Hope this helps. Don't give up. Donald

The why can be many things - blood count - (feritin level) heredity - reaction to meds, etc,

There has to be alot of trial and error here to see what makes your symptoms worse - then avoid them. Alcohol,& antihistamines were biggies for me - but it varies by patient. Also for meds. Sinemet worked fine fo me - for a while ,then IT drove me crazy. Now I am takinmg Klopnopin withj success, but for how long I don't know. Again it will have to be trial and error. Good luck to you - and DON'T GIVE UP!! Lynn

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