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by Eternityroad
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

update: the pramipexole did not work out. Even dividing the 50mg tabs into four didn't bring relief. I eventually upped the dose, felt a bit nauseous and then read that it could bring about syncope with which I was diagnosed 15 years ago. Currently take fludrocortisone and attacks are rare. Maybe on...
by Eternityroad
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Topical gel Diclofenac
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Topical gel Diclofenac

I have been splitting one tab of Zolp in half nightly for years. It helps me to fall asleep and get back to sleep if I awaken. My RLS is more a nuisance during late afternoon and early evening. Before bed I take 2-1/2 tsp of Kratom. I then take a 1/2 tsp booster around 3 am and that gets me thru the...
by Eternityroad
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Topical gel Diclofenac
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Topical gel Diclofenac

Betty, Thanks for your follow-up concerns. When I started having difficulties with the Kratom I tried to get some hydrocodone from the Doc, but as I already take Zolpidem he said he couldn't prescribe two class 1 drugs. That is when he prescribed the Pramipexole and what I think he did was go in the...
by Eternityroad
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Topical gel Diclofenac
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Topical gel Diclofenac

I should have stated that the relief of symptoms was coincident with applying the gel. Didn't mean to imply a causal connection. I certainly hope the gel's supposed relief of RLS symptoms is not short-lived. But this I will say, it is a great relief for my arthritis!
by Eternityroad
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Topical gel Diclofenac
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Topical Voltaren (Gel)

This week my doc prescribed diclofenac gel for my knees (arthritis) and I was surprised to find it alleviated the RLS to a great degree. I only just found out that doclofenac is now available over-the-counter and goes by the name of Volteran.
by Eternityroad
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Topical gel Diclofenac
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Topical gel Diclofenac

To answer Betty. I used hydrocodone for 10 years and then in 2017 discovered Kratom. Weaned myself off the lortab. Though I cant be certain I may have built up tolerance. It has only been in the past six months that I have had to vastly up the dose of Kratom. Until then then the usual doses have wor...
by Eternityroad
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Topical gel Diclofenac
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Topical gel Diclofenac

Some Background: I have been using Kratom for three years with a lot of success until lately I had begun augmenting. Dr. prescribed pramipexole but I have not begun that regimen because of doseage differences and the withdrawal experiences of others stemming from its use. I have kept up with the Kra...
by Eternityroad
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

When did the insomnia start? A lot of us get insomnia from opioid meds, I'm wondering if kratom has the same effect. The insomnia started before RLS became an issue and before I started in on opioids. When I moved to town 25 years ago I had a job on the graveyard shift for two years. I finally got ...
by Eternityroad
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

Thank you, I did think about giving up the ambien which I was taking for insomnia and not because of WEDS. Many nights I laid awake until 5 or 6 am while it wasn't every night that I had bouts of restless legs. And the ambien did nothing for the restless legs anyway. In other words we have separate ...
by Eternityroad
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

It would be best if you had a doctor who knew about the kratom, who wouldn't freak out about it. I told my doctor about my WED and my use of Kratom. I also asked him to give me a script of Hydrocodone to change things up with the Kratom. He refused, stating that because I was already taking generic...
by Eternityroad
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

Well stated and very reasonable. Thank-you. I have an appointment with PC physician Monday. Will go over it with him.
by Eternityroad
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

Yes. When he came to visit my partner brought my backpack with books to read and doses of Kratom and they opened up and confiscated the Kratom. Gave it back to me when I checked out.
by Eternityroad
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

My current doctor who has only been my doctor for a couple of months does not know I take Kratom nor that I have RLS. I have been managing it so well I usually don't bring it up. The last doc I had was just happy I got myself off of lortab. Thanks for your input and ordering from another supplier so...
by Eternityroad
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

Hi, Thanks for both your replies. Sorry I am late responding but I have been ill for the last three days: low-grade fever and chills. Interestingly enough the restless legs presented no issues at all during my illness. Not in the slightest. Back in mid-June I had a bout of pericarditis and was takin...
by Eternityroad
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Augmentation or weak Kratom??

Hi, The last two months I have been experiencing an increase in return of restless legs symptoms after I have taken my normal dosage of Kratom. For the record I have been on Kratom for 3 years and before that I managed my condition with lortab.(8 years) Typically symptoms will return within a half-h...