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by skn0412
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Methadone

Hope the methadone works for you. It is effective, but not without drawbacks. For the first 6-8 months, I was sure it was a miracle. After I had tolerance and had to keep increasing it, it wasn't as much of a miracle. Do keep an eye on it. Once you find a stable dose, do keep an eye on it and let E...
by skn0412
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Methadone

Hi Ladies and Gents, Well.......you haven't heard from me in awhile; I've been doing pretty good; not great. Today I am starting to taper off the Gabapentin and Dr. Earley is starting me on Methadone .25 mg to start. I'm ready and willing to hear everyone's input regarding the effectiveness. I've he...
by skn0412
Sun May 11, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: anti-depressant
Replies: 17
Views: 2208

Re: anti-depressant

Thanks Joanie60. I hope you're doing well with the eating disorder. That is good to know about the Wellbutrin. I have a feeling I will never be able to get off the antidepressant. I can feel the difference with depression and anxeity. I'm on 20 mg of lexapro Hey Gabby....how are you doing on the 20...
by skn0412
Sun May 11, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin Dosage
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: Neurontin Dosage

I wasn't having any depression or suicidal thoughts, it was the anxiety, which was over the top !!! I was on Clonopin for a long time which controlled it. So far adjusting my sleep pattern hasn't helped, still waking up. Maybe the whole Glutamate thing has merit; because when I wake up, my body feel...
by skn0412
Sun May 11, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Knee Surgery Question
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Knee Surgery Question

Thank You Ladies !!! I have the Protocol already downloaded and will bring that with me to my appointment !!
by skn0412
Sat May 10, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin Dosage
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: Neurontin Dosage

Update.......I had my follow-up MRI and everything came out normal !! Yay....huge relief. I took a Gabapentin an hour before and had no problems, the Tech was very helpful in that if I needed to move just let her know. She did the MRI in segments, so if I needed to move I could !!! I had my Iron Inf...
by skn0412
Sat May 10, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Knee Surgery Question
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Knee Surgery Question

Hi All !!! So.....I have a Mediscus Tear in my knee .... I am looking at endoscopic surgery for repair. Anyone have this done? And how did you deal with your WED/RLS during recovery??? I go back to the doc next Monday to discuss surgery and would like to have as much info as possible.....how do I de...
by skn0412
Sat May 10, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: I'm still here and still feeling the WED
Replies: 14
Views: 2786

Re: I'm still here and still feeling the WED

It is my understanding that once you Augment on Requip or Mirapex, you will always augment and can't take a DA drug again. What happens is that your body produces less Dopamine, you increase your dosage, and your body makes less, you increase your dose, your body makes less....hence the continual ne...
by skn0412
Sat May 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Web Sites
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

Re: Web Sites

I know this sounds silly ... but old fashioned crossword puzzles ... a great distraction and makes me sleepy too !!! I brought a crossword book when I went for the Clinical Trial, and when I was having trouble sleeping, I would sit and do a few puzzles !! It really helps me....

Hugs !!!
by skn0412
Sat May 10, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: John Hopkins Glutamate Study
Replies: 54
Views: 7164

Re: John Hopkins Glutamate Study

Hey Joanie......sorry its taken so long to respond to your kind inquiry....thanks !!!!! My repeat MRI came out normal, thank goodness !!! The Neurontin is still working great for me, I am taking 300mg around 4pm, then 300mg at 8pm. However I am having trouble staying asleep, waking up twice a night....
by skn0412
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin Dosage
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: Neurontin Dosage / Anxiety Input

Good Day Fellow Sufferers !!!!! So its been four weeks since I started the Gabapentin, I started out at 300mg in the evening, which was working well, but I was very restless at night in my sleep so Dr. Earley increased it to 300mg in the evening and 300mg one hour before bed. So far so good.....the ...
by skn0412
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Glutamate Study background and hyperarousal
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Glutamate Study background and hyperarousal

I saw a couple posts about insomnia, and I felt compelled to share Dr. Allen's write-up in the Study he is doing "Glutamate, hyperarousal and RLS" at John Hopkins that I participated in, Dr. Allen writes: "This research is the second of two phases of a research project designed to eva...
by skn0412
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin Dosage
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: Neurontin Dosage

Thank You so much ViewsAskew !!!! I knew you would come through for me !! I'm not sure how soon the side effects show up, but I can hardly get out of my own way !! I'm not just tired, I'm sleepy !!! I guess I should give it some time . Yes I definitely augmented on the Mirapex ... I suppose I will h...
by skn0412
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin Dosage
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Neurontin Dosage

Okay ..... I need some help here !! Dr. Earley put me on Neurontin. He said to start out taking 1 300mg capsule around 5 or 6, and increase it every other day to a max of six or less if working for the RLS as long as I am not having side effects. This might be a stupid question, but how do I space t...
by skn0412
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: John Hopkins Glutamate Study
Replies: 54
Views: 7164

Re: John Hopkins Glutamate Study

Thank You !! I found it !!!