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by ed2008
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 16825

last night was my first without clonazepam, and it sucked!!!!!!!

currently at 600mg gabapentin dose at bedtime. if another night this bad, i might up the dose to 900mg.

worse case of ringing in the ears i've ever had....

Ed
by ed2008
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Question for takers of Ropinirole!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1278

hf I cant say that i've seen any out of stock at the pharmacy I work in, but it's possible.. drug manufacturers typically produce meds in "lots" or batches... and while we would like to think they can just produce some more at any time... well, it's not easy to predict demand.. i can say t...
by ed2008
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 16825

update

well, i'm at the point of the step down from clonazepam where my nightly dose is 1mg. another week or so and i'll decrease to 0.5mg. i've experienced muscle movement (especially the calves) which i can see when i look at the limb, for many years. these muscle movements (almost a contraction but not ...
by ed2008
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cabergoline and RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

the ergot derived drugs are not used unless there are no other options, as I understand it. ann you really need to go to pharmacy college.. we could use a few more like you in the field bingo on ergot alkaloids.. just too many other treatment options to use when there is such a huge risk Ed
by ed2008
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for your body to adjust to meds?
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Re: How long does it take for your body to adjust to meds?

I have been taking neurontin for a week now. I am still so tired for about 14 hours after taking it. I am only taking 100mg of it an hour or so before bedtime. It does seem to help some, but as soon as the tiredness goes away, the RLS comes back. I am just wondering how long I should put up with th...
by ed2008
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Great Reads
Replies: 16
Views: 3128

personally, I have read and re-read the books from tom clancy. while certainly dated (his first books were written in the mid to late 80's) I enjoy his stuff.. then again, I am a guy, and i subscribe to the RedGreen show man prayer.. "I'm a man... But I can change.. If I have to.. I guess"...
by ed2008
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Are the side effects of ferrous sulfate cumulative?
Replies: 25
Views: 5900

Re: Are the side effects of ferrous sulfate cumulative?

I've been taking ferrous sulfate (iron) pills for about a month now, as my ferritin level was 10. I was suprised that it hadn't made me feel sick, but lately I've been feeling a low grade queasiness for days and I don't know if its due to the iron (which has done absolutely nothing for my rls/plmd ...
by ed2008
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Are the side effects of ferrous sulfate cumulative?
Replies: 25
Views: 5900

You know, I wasn't really aware of how much iron I was taking, but after reading that Aiken was taking 65mg of elemental iron, I was curious to see what I was taking. I take 2 (per the doctor, although he didn't specify how many mgs, he just said to start with one pill and take two after one week) ...
by ed2008
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol and taste
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

sorry, haven't had a patient report it, nor anything found in package literature. sorry this is a problem. I would think the taste problem would clear in 3-5 days (given the half life of tramadol)

good luck

Ed
by ed2008
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone urged makers of Methadone to get FDA Approval??
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

[quote="bharrod"]Is Methadone generic? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ mia, yes, methadone is generic. the brand name was dolophine, and i believe it was Lilly originally, dating back to 1947 Mallinckrodt makes methadose, but also provides methadone in bulk form for other m...
by ed2008
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 3188

[quote="bharrod"]is Lyrica the same type of drug as Neurontin? thanks Mia ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ mia yes, pregabalin (Lyrica) seems to work the same way as gabapentin (Neurontin). sometimes the "pre" prefix in a name implies the drug is metabolized to it's...
by ed2008
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone urged makers of Methadone to get FDA Approval??
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

while this looks good from a medical education standpoint, i guess my years in the field have left me somewhat jaded when drug companies do these things. Boehringer Ingelheim distributes Mirapex. the original patent has expired, but BI has a "dual patent" with the second patent not expirin...
by ed2008
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 16825

ann, to be honest with you i am deathly afraid of mirapex... i've battled a gambling problem most of my life. i guess the risk is the same with requip. not sure, but I KNOW this physician WONT go for anything controlled, as he is taking me off clonazepam. there is a RLS specialist in Champaign/Urban...
by ed2008
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS and epidural for back pain
Replies: 4
Views: 707

tombob, what epidural was your wife given? sometimes a long acting narcotic is injected, sometimes a local anesthetic (i.e. lidocaine) is used. not sure if lidocaine would affect RLS, but a long acting narcotic (i.e. fentanyl) would surely help RLS. since it's been 2 years, the effects may have worn...
by ed2008
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here and just really friggen tired. :[
Replies: 11
Views: 1908

moon, yes, you are amongst those who suffer. i would say to you use everything on this site in your search for answers. start by finding a physician who UNDERSTANDS rls. any information you gleen from here will not help unless your physician is willing to help, NOT HINDER, your treatment. post when ...