View Full Version : I went to the Neurogist today...
08-11-2006, 08:39 PM
I've been back and forth to the emergency room and Urgent Care Clinic for this problem and today i had the nerves in my feet and legs tested along with side vision, memory and balance.
The Doctor gave me a prescription of clonazepam which may cause dizziness which i'm not too happy about. I have to go back in about 2 weeks to tell him how i feel. He thought about putting me on a medication for Parkinson's, i'm not going to let myself be experimented on.
He mentioned "Restless Leg Syndrome" so if anyone has had problems with this please let me know how it's going and what you're doing to help it.
Also he said it could be a problem with blood flow with my legs.
So i will continue to eat Raw and do what i can to make it better.
08-11-2006, 09:21 PM
RLS is usually an imbalance of potassium magnesium and calcium. *Most* people are deficient in magnesium. I usualy recommend supplementation of magnesium in the form of NaturalCalm by Natural Vitality. Highly absorbable and almost always does the trick. It soothes and nourishes the muscles and gets rid of the twitchy feeling. Also great for headaches, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps etc.
08-11-2006, 09:27 PM
:) I appreciate you telling me this, when i was at the emergecy room one of the Nurses told me that someone she knew suffered from it.
I would rather not take the medication even though it's only 30 pills. I don't like side effects.
Thanks again. :) :)
08-11-2006, 09:42 PM
No problem. I recently had my mother start (been trying for years) and she's finally off her meds for RLS. I kept telling her-but she wasn't ready to hear. I wonder why she keeps sending people my way-LOL. You'd think with the way she talks me up she's actually TRY something I told her! In all fairness she's done most everything...
08-11-2006, 09:48 PM
:) You know when you've been healthy all your life despite eating a S.A.D. for quite awhile it's hard to handle when you start feeling bad and don't know what is wrong.
I'm glad to know it wasn't serious, thank God. Now i'll get to work on it. :) :)
08-11-2006, 10:15 PM
Hi Blessed, I just e-mailed you.
08-11-2006, 10:38 PM
my mother has this ALOT. It is awful. As long as she takes perscription potassium she is fine and has no problems. She has tried just eating potassium rich foods and taking potassium from the health food store, but for some reason it doesn't help. Hope you feel better soon. I have seen her go through it and I can't stand it for her and I feel for you too.
I've had trouble with rls in the past, in addition to improper circulation/ nerve trouble in my legs. I had surgery and had some veins removed, and it helped alot, but I don't think i would do it again if I had the option.
1) DO NOT take the clonazepam. (Funny that I'm starting pharmacy school in less than a month, and I do not advocate many of the practices of pharmacy :o )
2) Make sure to go for a walk a couple times a day ( to get the blood flowing, better for circulation)
3) DO NOT stand in one place or stand for long periods of time
4) When you are sitting, elevate your legs. If needed, do them one at a time.
5) I've seen many patients get recommendations for a product called TED
hose. I used them after my surgery as well. Basically, they are really tight nylon/spandex type leggings that you wear underneath your pants that help circulation as well. It allows your veins to not bulge out in anyway, so it constricts everything. They may be a bit uncomfortable initially, and they are hard to get on, but it gets better after a couple of days. These are available at Walgreens/Rite Aid/Sav-0n. They are by the pharmacy, if you ask they can point you in the right direction. There are also different areas they target. I had surgery up to my thigh area, so I got thigh-highs, but they have some for lower leg areas as well. Make sure and measure your legs with a tape measure (in inches) before you go to purchase them. Also, they usually cost less than $30.
6) Also, I don't know if you are overweight or not. If so, the exercise is very very important. The extra weight just makes it more work for your legs to hold up, causing more strain on them.
I pray that you get relief soon, because I know how irritating it is :(
08-11-2006, 10:44 PM
OUchie ouch... I hope that you get to feeling better soon!
08-11-2006, 11:37 PM
:) My e-mail address is: email@example.com
08-12-2006, 11:28 AM
I used to be on spironolactone for acne which makes your potassium SKY high, and subsequently, your magnesium low. When I got RLS (all the time) I would take magnesium supplements and it would go away rather quickly, though sometimes I would have to take a lot. RLS went away after stopping the medication and doing a raw food diet! laaa!
08-12-2006, 11:48 AM
No MEDS :( Yuck~!
You could also try a Massage Therapist to help you with the blood flow to your legs. That is a great Natural way to help your RLS :)
I would just run away from standard Medical suggestions.. I watched my mother go all the time and she was enslaved to meds and doctors.
RUN AWAY! heheh
08-12-2006, 05:08 PM
:) My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I e-mailed you again to this address. :)
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