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Re: restless legs syndrome

Re: restless legs syndrome

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Posted by Charlie on February 11, 2000 at 04:35:16:

In Reply to: Re: restless legs syndrome posted by Jeannie on January 13, 2000 at 04:29:37:

: : I have been taking Sinemet for almost a month now for RLS. My primary doctor did not want to prescribe anything for this condition - said it could cause more problems than help. He subsquently referred me tp a me to a neurologist for another matter and I brought it up in conversation. The neurologist did not hesitate to write me a prescription for Sinemet. My problem is that I used to have this condition off and on, now and then. Now, if I don't take the Sinemet when I go to bed, my legs start in. I'm not sure if this is all in my head or if anyone else has experienced the same problem. Other than that, I have no problem with the Sinemet.

: Reply: Diane - I know what you mean when you say is it in your head. What type drug is Sinemet? Did the neurologist run tests for your legs? Have you been to an orthopedic doctor? I'm on Desyrl, which helps me sleep, but now if I don't take it, I can't sleep. And, my legs still jerk according to my husband, sometimes all night long.

Diane: No, it is not in your head-it's in your legs! My doctor prescribed Sinemet for me a couple months back, and at first it worked wonderfully. After a while, though, I would have to take more because it would wear off, and whereas it used to occur only between 6PM and 3AM, I was now being affected by it at all hours. It's what's known as augmentation and rebound. I found out that Sinemet sometimes causes this to happen. If you're one of the lucky ones, great!

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