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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 1/22/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this is the chronic pain section but there wasn't an RLS forum anywhere. But I do have constant pain from what a doctor said is probably RLS. For a long time I have suffered from intense uncomfortable feeling in my limbs, mostly in my legs, that seems to be alleviated when I walk. It gets worse throughout the day and at times can be very severe. My wife has also complained that I jerk my legs at night and it keeps her up. Does this sound like RLS? IF so, what treatment works best? I was put on Mirapex (.25 mg) and so far no noticable improvement though it's only been a week.
Anyone else here with severe RLS?

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/22/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, you will find a lot of us either has RLS, or symtoms that mimac (fibryomyagia) etc. If your dr thinks you have RLS- then you proabably do. I take Lyrica for my issues (fibryo) and Cymbalta. They both help a ton, I usually rub my legs (like walking) for a good hour before they just wear out, lol. Someone had once told me to hide a piece of soap at the end of the bed (no help for me). I have a lot of issues in my spine (injuries) that also contribute to the pain in my legs. I know its not much info, but it should help. Try talking to your dr about some samples of Lyrica if Mirapex isn't helping. It helps me a lot, I can really tell when I am out. This isn't much but I am sure there will be more people who come along who have RLS. Welcome to our community, there are some really nice people on here. :)
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 1/22/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply. My doc said it's either fibro or RLS. I'm just grateful it's not MS like some doctors said it might be. Nevertheless I'm in constant agony. I don't want to be on any opiods but I fear that if nothing else works I may have to be on it to control the pain.

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   Posted 1/22/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have any advice but welcome and come back soon.....Andrea
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   Posted 1/23/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. For some reason I can't get into any RLS website forums. I was hoping there would be some people on here with it.
DX: GAD, Panic Disorder, RLS
RX: Lexapro 30mg, Mirapex .25mg, Xanax .5mg (as needed)

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   Posted 1/23/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bean and welcome to HW. You are just fine posting here, everyone is welcome to HW, restless legs do cause pain. I do want to tell you of a medication for RLS. Its called Requip and it works very well for RLS. I was having a terrible time with it, had to be heavily sedated to have some MRI's due to the leg jerks, so I can relate. Talk to your dr and let us know. Susie

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