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by Johnny2
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex no longer doing the trick
Replies: 40
Views: 3395

I would talk with your doctor about trying a larger dose of T3 or trying another opiate. something a little stronger, it sounds like your dose of codeine is pretty low, probably not enough to control moderate/severe case of RLS.Especially while experiencing rebound from cutting out the mirapex.Also ...
by Johnny2
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Newbie and long, need advice please methadone
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Hello, sorry about the hell you are going through, I have been there with requip, I currently take oxycontin and a tiny dose of methadone to control my symptoms, at a dose needed to control my symptoms methadone left me excessively sleepy during the day, my doctor lowered the methadone and added oxy...
by Johnny2
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Refractory RLS 24/7, should methadone be a last resort?
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

It absolutely did work for me! though talking with some pain management specialists my doctor found this to be a valid option to try, another interesting one, if you are not on a long acting opiate, but taking vicoden or somthing where you are not taking enough to kill a horse is Darvon/propoxephene...
by Johnny2
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Refractory RLS 24/7, should methadone be a last resort?
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

Refractory RLS 24/7, should methadone be a last resort?

Kind of a conversation continuation from another thread. Should methadone be an absolute last resort when dealing with refractory rls or 24/7 symptoms? I say no. Do I think it should be handed out like tic-tacs when a couple of vicoden could do the job? No. But vicoden alone really is not a good cho...
by Johnny2
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: First Post -- Moving to Opiates
Replies: 24
Views: 2891

Hey Zach(& anyone else), I'll start a new thread to continue a our conversation, I think we got slightly off track from Stogart's topic with another worthwhile subject but I don't want steer his to left field. Stogart I think there is some great information here, but I do want to apologize, it w...
by Johnny2
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: First Post -- Moving to Opiates
Replies: 24
Views: 2891

"However, I take great offense to the idea that Methadone is any more dangerous than the thousands of other drugs out there.. And the simple fact of the matter is, unless you suffer a medication interaction due to negligence, or take too much either accidentally or due to negligent prescribing ...
by Johnny2
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Am I crazy? Requip making me feel worse....
Replies: 46
Views: 5216

Though a sleep study is typically not required for a rls diagnosis, it can be a useful tool. You may want to talk about one with your doctor, especially since it sounds like you are sure that you are not on the right track, before you commit to too many meds (extended release opiates and such) it ma...
by Johnny2
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone given up day-time meds?/opiates/sleepiness
Replies: 20
Views: 1883

My sleep study brought a diagnosis of osa, dr said the opiates did not help but were not the cause. I have always been an active person and could not picture my self plugged in to cpap every night, though surgery success stats vary, my doctor said because I am not over weight I would have a greater ...
by Johnny2
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: First Post -- Moving to Opiates
Replies: 24
Views: 2891

Oops! guess I could have been a little more clear, I see no point in reserving methadone over oxycontin or ms contin, they all have the ability to kill and I would think abuse of methadone is less likely over the
other two.
by Johnny2
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: First Post -- Moving to Opiates
Replies: 24
Views: 2891

Zach, we are mostly on the same page, I was suggesting methadone for consideration if around the clock therapy is required.
by Johnny2
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: First Post -- Moving to Opiates
Replies: 24
Views: 2891

oops! I forgot to note in my case just adding a tiny amount of methadone we were able to cut my oxy dose by 200% and I"m getting 95% relief. for what it is worth I'm just not sure that I agree with using it as a absolute last resort, but these are huge choices we have to make (or are made for u...
by Johnny2
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Anyone been told u spend 2 much time talk about your health?
Replies: 30
Views: 2996

Sorry to hear that Helen, I think I know how you feel, my wife I believe is actually starting to hate me for having rls and I'm pretty sure she thinks its a minor inconvenience thats mostly in my head. She actually gets pissed when I talk about being a little tired and has to trump it with something...
by Johnny2
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: First Post -- Moving to Opiates
Replies: 24
Views: 2891

sorry if I am I'm jumping in here a little late, but if I am reading correctly it sounds like you need around the clock therapy, my case was a little mismanaged from the start with the opiates, my dr did not want to write a script for methadone (he never had before) so we started with norco, then ms...
by Johnny2
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: hydroxyzine/atarax
Replies: 4
Views: 442

In the hospital I was given a shot benedryl (I was unaware until it was to late, it was horrible! It took two shots of hydromorphone and an hour and a half to get to a level of comfort, but everyone reacts different. claritin and sudafed do not seem to have any effect on my symptoms, those two are o...
by Johnny2
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone given up day-time meds?/opiates/sleepiness
Replies: 20
Views: 1883

Helen I just had one more thought about your anxiety/daytime sleepyness you could discuss catapres (clonodine) with your doctor, it is normally used for blood pressure and some times to help with withdrawl syndrome its an alpha blocker that slows your body's extreme reactions to stress and such, and...

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