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by Jitterlegs
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycodone question~
Replies: 22
Views: 2683

Corri, did you mean "like me" as in you have 24/7 RLS or as in you take oxycontin? Aiken, do you think if I respond to oxycodone like I do it would be a good alternative for daytime RLS? I was meaning to try it during the day this past weekend when I didn't have to work, but forgot to. Coa...
by Jitterlegs
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycodone question~
Replies: 22
Views: 2683

That isn't one that I have tried. I think that and methadone are about all that is left that I haven't tried unless I am not aware of other drugs out there. I think that I read something that tramadol shouldn't be mixed with sarafem--which is actually fluoxetine. Is that correct? Or is it that you n...
by Jitterlegs
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycodone question~
Replies: 22
Views: 2683

Tried Lyrica and can't tolerate it. Along with Mirapex, Requip, and Neurontin. It gets frustrating. I am on my 6th medication.
by Jitterlegs
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycodone question~
Replies: 22
Views: 2683

Thanks for your replies, it validates what I was feeling. I was trying to think if it could be stress related, but I haven't been stressed that i am aware of. I was looking online for information about insomnia as a side effect, but I could only find sedation. I didn't spend that much time looking, ...
by Jitterlegs
Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycodone question~
Replies: 22
Views: 2683

Oxycodone question~

I have been taking oxycodone for a week at 5mg. I have not slept well since I started it. I have a hard time falling asleep for hours and it is like my brain is swirling with thought and can't shut down. Last night I increased to 10mg and it was so much worse. Anyone else experience something like t...
by Jitterlegs
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Next......oxycodone
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Thanks for the suggestions Josh. I just had some bloodwork done today, so I will talk to my dr. after the results are back from that and go from there. I had another strange thing happen the other night. I was just lying in bed about to fall asleep when I had this strange sensation--not sure if it w...
by Jitterlegs
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Next......oxycodone
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Zach, yes I have tried both neurontin and Lyrica. Actually it was when I was on a drug to treat RLS, and I can't remember which one, my leg pain actually started. Thinking back, I used to get it occasionally, but nothing like what it has been lately. I wish I would have kept a journal of all the med...
by Jitterlegs
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Next......oxycodone
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Next......oxycodone

Okay, now I am on to oxycodone. I was on codeine, and it did nothing. And, by nothing, I also mean nothing BAD. It was the first drug that I have taken that I didn't have bad side effects from. Too bad it didn't help the RLS. I had posted about the strange leg pain I have been having. I am not convi...
by Jitterlegs
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Driving & RLS
Replies: 19
Views: 2608

Thanks GG. I did take 30mg last night. I did feel sleepy and slept pretty well. I am looking forward to testing it again tonight--maybe I will notice calmess?? Right now I am sitting her bouncing my legs like crazy. I was pretty busy last night before bed, but had to struggle to stay awake through t...
by Jitterlegs
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Driving & RLS
Replies: 19
Views: 2608

Hi GG. I just started the codeine--well a few weeks ago, anyway. I seem to be very sensitive to medications, so I assume that is why my dr. started me on just 7.5mg at night. I didn't even know I took anything. Then the second increase, I took 15mg and I was dizzy. I thought, oh great, here we go, b...
by Jitterlegs
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Driving & RLS
Replies: 19
Views: 2608

Yes, Woodsie, cruise control is definitely helpful and maybe it is an option for Krae? There are many times I can't wait until I can put it on and rub my legs, but when you are in the city, cruise control isn't much of an option. I know for me, even tapping my toes inside my shoes can sometimes be e...
by Jitterlegs
Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
Replies: 23
Views: 3110

Susan, in reading your post about your son, yes the school would have to accomodate, but he would have to be diagnosed first and then get an IEP--which takes a while, and maybe you know this already. I did this with my daughter who has other health issues, but mornings are really tough for her for o...
by Jitterlegs
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Driving & RLS
Replies: 19
Views: 2608

I have RLS 24/7. Driving really never seemed to bother me too much unit I started taking medications to TREAT rls. I now experience leg pain and primariliy in my right leg. Often it gets so bad I have to take my foot off the accelerator and rub my leg--not so easy in city driving. Otherwise, I just ...
by Jitterlegs
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Another med bites the dust~anyone else experience this?
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Another med bites the dust~anyone else experience this?

Well, now I am adding Lyrica to my list of will not take. I have taken it for 2 weeks. It made me a little dizzy and stumbly but not nearly as bad as the neurontin. So, I continued on with it. I thought it was helping me sleep better, but didn't seem to have an effect on my RLS other than I wasn't h...
by Jitterlegs
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin dosage....feels like augmentation from Mirapex
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Yes! I got leg pain with gabapentin. I stuck with it for weeks but the dizziness for me was even worse than the leg pain. When I stopped the gabapentin, the leg pain remained for about a week, then it stopped. I thought I was cured! Then the leg pain came back after a month or so and I tried Requip ...