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Re: Thanks Chuck for Dopamine Info

Re: Thanks Chuck for Dopamine Info

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Posted by Chris on November 22, 1999 at 10:16:19:

In Reply to: Re: Thanks Chuck for Dopamine Info posted by Shawn on November 22, 1999 at 02:53:08:

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: : : : Sorry to barge in but NBC this morning had a piece on RLS with a Doctor claiming most Docs are unfamilar with the disease. He further stated that once accurately diagnosed that treatment with Dopamine results in a large sucess rate.

: : : : I don't know anything about RLS it but thought I'd pass this on for whatever ~~~~~ maybe helpful. Bye.

: : : I've spent about two hours on the internet trying to find this information out. It's not listed on any NBC web information that I can find. Does anyone know any more? Like who is the doctor? Does he have a web site or a book?

: : If you think that you may have RLS you will probably want to make an appt.with a neurologist.
: : Some specialize in sleep disorders.I had a sleep study test done and was diagnosed, I also have severe leg cramps.There are many types of medications.The lack of sleep catches up with you eventually.I was recently injured in a car accident due to lack of sleep. So please do look into the problem further.
: : Hope this helps. Chris

: Chris you mentioned sever leg cramps, I have been suffering for over a year. What does dopamine have to do with the relief of leg cramps? Thanks

I can't really explain the connection between dopamine and the cramps although the neurologist that I see has tried to explain it. It is a chemical produced by the brain that some how effects movement. Again I'm not sure what the medications do{I take them only at night}but they do help relieve the cramping some. It seems that the majority of people with RLS don't go to the extreme of cramping.I sure wish it would just go away!!!

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