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Re: rls causes and meds?

Re: rls causes and meds?

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Posted by Roger on June 04, 2000 at 15:15:46:

In Reply to: Re: rls causes and meds? posted by don sly on June 01, 2000 at 10:23:50:

: : 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 me...it 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 am in my 50's and have had rls since I was 24. I did my own research on the cause and suggested to my doctor that I try l-dopa (sinemet--10-100). It has worked well for me for the past 20 years. I take 100 mg early evening and 200 or 300 mg about a 1/2 hour before bed, depending on how much I ate for the evening meal. It might not be the answer for you, but keep it in mind. Roger


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