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by Brenda B
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Spinal stimulation?

I agree! Most people don't realize how destructive it is! I wish I had the last 25 years of my life back as well as all the money spent on doctors, neurologists, spine doctors, MRIs, medications and emergency room visits (not RLS but caused by it). I even lost most of the vision in one eye (the resu...
by Brenda B
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Spinal stimulation?

I have no idea, mine was from Boston Scientific out of California (but the surgeon was SD). They just run the 'wiring' up your spine a short way.
by Brenda B
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Spinal stimulation?

Thank you for your reply. I can't say that SCS has made my RLS worse but it certainly hasn't helped. I still think it has the capacity to help but they just need to figure out the right program and I don't know if they're even trying. Most people don't think RLS is a big deal. If they've even heard ...
by Brenda B
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Spinal stimulation?

I know. I've read about Dr. Ekbom. He was a smart man to have figured it out back then. Guess I'm not fond of that name either! Just doesn't sound 'mean' enough... How come all these modern day Dr's are so far behind Dr Ekbom? ; ) Thanks for your post. PS: The last few days have been so much better,...
by Brenda B
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Spinal stimulation?

Wow, you have been on so many meds! Most of the ones that you're on now, I'd never get here. It's a rural, sparely populated part of the US and the doctors here are very conservative with the medications they use. Since the government crack down on opioid use, most are afraid to prescribe them. Cann...
by Brenda B
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Spinal stimulation?

Thank you Beth for the nice long reply. I know you're right. I've never been satisfied with the care I received at Mayo. I've been there twice in the past 23 years (which isn't a lot, I know). The Dr. there seems to understand RLS but he's not a good listener, has a rather arrogant attitude and disa...
by Brenda B
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Spinal stimulation?

I wish sometimes that moving was an option but it's not. My husband and I ranch for a living, therefore we own land, have a daughter and son-in-law who work with us and honestly, I love where I live. I to have to drive 200 miles to see any neurologist but even then, it's hard to find one that knows ...
by Brenda B
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Spinal stimulation?

It's pretty much neutral. It stops certain kinds of back pain, mostly nerve, such as sciatica or neuropathy, but most of mine is probably arthritis and worn out discs. You're so right, I KNOW this has the potential to help me but no one will/can try so I'm frustrated. It's so hard to find anyone who...
by Brenda B
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Spinal stimulation?

I browsed through the posts here but did not find any regarding using a spinal cord stimulator. I haven't visited this forum in about 5 years as I've somewhat kept my (severe) RLS under control with the Neupro Patch and methadone but this past few months have been very hard. I'm a 64 year old female...
by Brenda B
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experiences with Methadone
Replies: 131
Views: 36117

methadone problems

Hi, I'm new to methadone also, after developing terrible augmentation from 8 years worth of Mirapex. It seems to take awhile to adjust to. I'm only in my 3rd week of using it, I'm on 2.5 mgs once at night and still trying to cut down the Mirapex. At one time I was as high as 1.5 mg, now I'm down to ...