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Managing RLS through the holiday season

How do you manage your RLS symptoms during the holidays? Do you have food/drink triggers? Does the stress of the busy season make your RLS worse?

Some people with RLS find that their legs are less active in colder weather! Has anyone else experienced this, or does the winter cold worsen your symptoms?

  1. My Pharmacist said that when you introduce something to your body it releases an enzyme to determine what it is going to do with it....Doctor put on Lyrica on 12/5 and it seemed to work then I took a big dive....Pharmacist said could last two weeks.

    1. Hi . Did your doctor put you on Lyrica to address your RLS or did Lyrica trigger your RLS? Lyrica is sometimes prescribed for nerve pain, but it is not often used for the movement issues of RLS. - Lori (Team Member)

  2. Hi Lori, I'm currently on ropinerole, same drug class as pramipexole. I switched from that because they had me at the highest dose twice daily and wanted to see if the slight difference helps. They also prescribed extended release, which Does Not Work (unless i chew them 🤢), so I'll try the standard tablets next. We already know gabapentin doesn't work for me, that was actually the first attempt. It's been a ride lol.

    1. Hi . I hope the standard tablets help. Keep us posted if you don't mind. I'll be thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

  3. My RLS is triggered by melatonin. I'd literally kill someone for preventable symptoms.

    1. We've heard from other members that melatonin triggers their RLS as well. Have your doctors every given you anything to relax your nerves so you can sleep, like gabapentin, maybe? Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

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