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Blood donation

Hello all,

Hope all ok .. I just thought I update you with my situation:)

I have been very well after giving up pramipexole till tonight! So whoever thinking of giving up prami please give yourself a chance! That medicine is good till you have augmentation.

I have rls tonight when I thought that it has gone away! I have donated blood today so it explains why my RLS (all over my body ) is back!

So maybe in my case all iron related! I am back to normal eating and drinking too! (Can drink wine!!!hooray:))

Anyway just wanted to say hello!

Take care all and stay strong!


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Wow B, you're doing great!

It's been a long time since you stopped Pram, I know it may not seem like it when you're suffering. I'm looking on in envy, I will try to stop Pram too, but will wait until the wife if away so I don't disturb her with my wheeling and thrashing.

I used to give blood, got to 3 gals of AB neg. Had to stop because of drugs, it never affected my RLS though as iron is not my problem.

Keep it up B and maybe stop donating for your own good.


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Yep, prami free since April! I thought I went through hell at the time!! :)

If you are not having augmentation maybe best to stick to it.. I was ok with it but thought best to give up before getting addicted to it! :) (some might not agree with the addiction word but I do get addicted easily! ;) )

I give blood cause I am B neg but I will see how I feel tonight if I get rls again then maybe time to stop donating ! Taking iron supplement now so my levels back to normal...

Look forward to reading your journey!



Hi B, good to hear things are moving in the right direction. Long may it last.

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Thank you Raffs. Hope all ok with you?



Up and down, went through a few bad nights but the RLS has eased...just in time for the insomnia to flare up :) On a whole things on the up thankfully.

Take care B.

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