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    Mark J. Buchfuhrer MD;Wayne A. Hening "MD PhD";Clete A. Kushida MD(Author)

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  • By HealthyHappySenior on February 19, 2015

    I do not recall when I purchased Restless Leg Syndrome by Mark J. Buchfuhrer, MD Wayne A. Hening, MD, PhD, and Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD. I also don't recall how many times I have purchased it and given the copies to others who were suffering with this debilitating condition so that I'd need to purchase yet another copy for myself.Up until several years ago, over my long life (I'm now pushing 78) I had been hospitalized over 23 times (that I can recall), my health had been horrible in all ways, and 11 or so of those hospitalizations resulted in surgery of this and that. For most of the surgeries, I was not expected to live. But, I'm still here, and now, I am a very vibrantly healthy and happy senior! the best years of my life remain before me.My health seriously started declining in the 1980s. I believe it was towards the end of the 1990s my legs started thrashing my bed every night, and I would not get a restorative sleep. This condition worsened as the years progressed. I went to doctor after doctor to find relief. I never did. But, their prescriptions became more heinous and more expensive; and now these drugs were killing the cells in my body with their side-effects creating free radicals, damaging my health -- which continued to decline significantly as the multiplicity of pill strengths increased.Finally, I found this book on Amazon.com, read the reviews, purchased the book, and commenced to simply devour every printed word. I highlighted so many sections of this book. I underlined paragraphs. I brought this incredible book with me when I would see local doctors for my RLS.Did any of them express any interest in this authoritative book? Absolutely not! It was as though by bringing in this book with me, they felt I was invading their trusted source of income from me to be their patient and so I'd get an even more powerful, super-expensive, and cell-damaging drug from them to "help" me.But, through everything I'd read in this book, I commenced investigating the medications I was taking, including the OTC drugs. I did these investigations 1 at a time following the educated and authoritative information, clearly detailed in this book. I would eliminate a designated offending drug from my diet for 6 weeks. Then, I would again take the drug. Wow! My legs would increase working overtime thrashing the bed each and every night! Therefore, I'd immediately know I was allergic to "x" drug (prescribed or OTC). I'd mark on the bottle of the pills with a circle with an "x" in the interior so that I'd recall that I was allergic to this "x" brand of pill. And then, I would notify my doctors I was allergic to "x" drug. The list of drugs to which I was allergic grew exponentially. But, as I eliminated these offending drugs I saw measurable improvement. I remained with 1 prescribed drug, a very nasty Ropinirole HCL 3 mg tablet.This report is not about how I turned my life around and now have super-excellent health, and consider myself a very healthy and happy senior! I am. And, I'm getting better and better each and every day. This report is about the benefit of this book. Simply buy it. It will aid you in ever so many ways. It is authoritative. These doctors really know this RLS field and this resource will greatly aid you gain restful nights, no more thrashing your beds.I finally was able to eliminate Ropinirole HCL from my body 1 1/2 years ago, and no longer thrash my bed at night at all. I sleep each and every night most peacefully. But, if I make a mistake and accidentally drink caffeinated coffee, for example, my legs will thrash. If I take acetaminophen, my legs will thrash the bed.Buy the book. By a lot and give the copies to all your friends who also suffer so. You all will greatly benefit.

  • By Catherine Sherwood on October 30, 2015

    I have RLS and this is a great, comprehensive resource book. Learned a lot that I didn't know which has helped me manage symptoms much better than before. Most doctors aren't that knowledgeable so this is an excellent book to self-teach and - if you have a doctor who is comfortable with patients educating them - can help your doctor help you.

  • By Guest on June 6, 2015

    Excellent book. Great info for people diagnosed with RLS - sometimes called Ekbom Syndrome. Also applicable to Periodic Leg Movement disorder/disease which most often goes along with RLS. Dr Buchfuhrer is one of very top doctors knowlefgeable on RLS & contributes to RLS Foundation articles & answers questions, etc. I purchased 2 copies to give one to a friend with RLS also- this big problem is much more common than most realize & can ruin quality of life if not treated. I travel 75 mile to see Dr B for treatment, since he is always up to date on latest info. I bought these when was written few years ago, so he may have updated. So some med changes may be more current if not updated.

  • By Black Cat on December 25, 2011

    The author provides a very good description of Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. He describes all the current medicinal solutions to these problems and some non-traditional remedies. However, you should still see your doctor to discuss your treatment. Also, if you believe you suffer from PLMD, have sleep studies done periodically. I was prescribed Requip for my PLMD in 2005 and just assumed I would have to take it for the rest of my life. When the Requip started making me excessively sleepy during the day I consulted my general physician. I then got another sleep study done by another doctor. The results showed that I no longer had PLMD. Apparantly, PLMD can come and go throughout your lifetime. I am now off the Requip and doing much better.

  • By Cindy on September 16, 2012

    Interesting book...very much from a medical point of view. It was helpful to me but a bit discouraging and surprising when it talked about so many over the counter drugs that could be aggravating my RLS. Was pleased to learn that the parts of the brain that are definitely deteriorating with my father's Parkinsons disease, are not, with RLS despite the similar treatments.

  • By HAZEL S. on July 7, 2015

    Excellent for any patient to have to help in discussing treatment of Willis/Ekbom Disease (RLS) with their doctor. Dr. Mark Buchfuhrer is dedicated to all who suffer from this disease.

  • By Tamara Ryan on January 4, 2017

    not as helpful as I thought it would be

  • By Tom Lawall on May 26, 2016

    Author mentioned many reactions that come with the restless legs and mentioned the millions of people the have the same problems. I have had many years talking to nurses and doctors who acted like they never knew the term RLS. This book will open their eyes and hopefully they will soon find relief from this exasperating aliment.


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