Sleep Disorders

Posted by: debbie | 2017/04/24


my doctor has prescribed pexola for rls. it does help occasionally, i have had rls for 40 yrs, i have never slept a full night, i am a fitness professional and swimming coach. please advise

my question should be is pexola advisable

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Sleep disorders expert
- 2017/05/21

Pexola is one of the medications for RLS - there are others such as gabapentin. You may need a higher dose than the one you a re currently taking

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2017/05/25

Hi I am a female, 50. I have suffered from rls for nearly 10 years now and I think only a fellow rls can truly understand. It even drove my husband crazy. They tested my iron and B12 which was low but even when normal I still get rls so I dunno. I can honestly tell you that 2 products helped me even though I was really doubtful they would: 2 x Antistax tablets per day (one at 12h00 in the day and one at 18h00 at night), started working after about 4 days. Expensive though you are looking at about R460pm. No Oxpola (generic of Pexola needed). My rls went away completely when I was taking Berocca Boost (I must have had a deficiency) BUT the thing is that I have a very sensitive tum and I developed gastritis from the Vitamin C so I had to stop. These days I take 1 x Antistax at midday as it is a great overall anti-oxidant and then 1 x 0.125mg of Pexola or Oxpola around 16h00. I have been kept awake by rls and in terms of my job I can't risk it. I am also a swimmer not a coach though. I was so terrified of taking Oxpola and initially I was on 0.25mg pd but as I say I now only take 0.125mg. I sometimes forget as I find the Antistax really works. There are generics of Oxpola and medical aid doesn't pay but this low dose works for me in conjunction with Antistax. And no I don't work for them or have any association. I'm just an ordinary woman who got quite desperate and decided to try it for tingling legs. I hope this helps you.

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