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by badnights
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 193
Views: 5238

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

That's pretty cool. You did it without withdrawal symptoms using a long slow taper (and codeine). Did you increase the amount of codeine you're using at all?
by badnights
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Statins
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Statins

A quote from https://www.nextavenue.org/case-against-statins/ "Doctors often fail to recognize the side effects of statin drugs and prescribe additional drugs to treat those problems, which could be resolved more simply by withdrawing the statins. When I see a patient who has been prescribed ro...
by badnights
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 64
Views: 1133

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

Icantsleep, people DO care, even the doctors care, but this is a very hard disease to treat, and it requires a lot of experience which they probably don't have. Arrg I just hit refresh on my browser instead of submitting a reply Lost a whole bunch of thoughts It's not just you. we all do that. I've ...
by badnights
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Is Tramadol continuing my Mirapex augmentation?
Replies: 46
Views: 1378

Re: Is Tramadol continuing my Mirapex augmentation?

Sleepyangel, you seem to be severly augmented. There is no solution for this but to get off the pramipexole. Your doctor's advice was an acceptable response for someone who has just begun to augment, but you are on quite a high total daily dose of pramipexole - the max recommended by WED/rLS experts...
by badnights
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Question: RLS and blood markers
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Question: RLS and blood markers

Just getting around to reading this Topic now, fascinating as always. I have limited energy this time of night so kind of point-form notes on some of the things you covered, just as the thoughts came into my head as I was reading. I was wondering if someone has tried to observe basic biomarkers and ...
by badnights
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Published Research - General Sleep and RLS (WED)
Replies: 476
Views: 115914

Impact of Morning vs Afternoon Exercise on Iron Absorption

"Although exercise resulted in increased concentrations of IL-6 and hepcidin, iron was best absorbed in the morning after exercise, indicating there may be a transient mechanism during the acute postexercise window to promote iron absorption opposing the homeostatic regulation by serum hepcidin...
by badnights
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm finally getting an infusion
Replies: 24
Views: 402

Re: I'm finally getting an infusion

I'm about 6 weeks post-infusion. I am maintaining at 6mg hydromorph contin instead of 9 mg. I have energy during the day, and find I can work normal amount of hours again. I've gone from working 5 or 6 hours (some days, less), some of those spent drooling in hiatus or lying under my desk, to working...
by badnights
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 78
Views: 3453

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

Odd indeed! But how wonderful .. not the sneezing, but everything else.
by badnights
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: side effects of iv iron
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: side effects of iv iron

I've only had one infusion so far and have not noticed any effects other than improvement in symptoms and attendant reduction in meds, better sleep, and more alert during the day. I thought my depression was lifting, too, but I think that's a side effect of sleeping better. It's come back twice for ...
by badnights
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: How to be a guinea pig?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: How to be a guinea pig?

I did 40 sessions of TMS for treatment resistant depression but the psychiatrist said it might help RLS too. I regularly had to get up from the chair during treatments because of RLS. Unfortunately, in the end it helped with neither the RLS or depression. The only thing it did was make my anxiety s...
by badnights
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: OCTOBER 2019 - New Members
Replies: 42
Views: 952

@ Metshelli

Your husband can get much better - unbelievably so - by stopping Requip. Have you read up on augmentation? He needs to understand as well - the Requip long ago stopped doing any good and has only made the problem worse since then. It should have been stopped by a knowledgeable doctor, but there aren...
by badnights
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: How do you parent ?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: How do you parent ?

If I had had this issue when I had kids at home, they would have turned out much different, I am sure. I don't know how I could have raised them.
A nanny in the in-law suite would be great. Lower wage in return for accommodation - might work.
by badnights
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 64
Views: 1133

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

It's such an up-and-down disease. How were the last two nights?
by badnights
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: when did pharmacist become judge and jury
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: when did pharmacist become judge and jury

Unbelievable as it may seem, it's actually legal in some states: "Six states ... have laws or regulations that allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense medication for religious or moral reasons without any obligation to the patient, such as transferring the prescription to another pharmacist or ...
by badnights
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm finally getting an infusion
Replies: 24
Views: 402

Re: I'm finally getting an infusion

The infusion is having a positive effect. At about 3 weeks my symptoms calmed down but stayed within the parameters of previous experience so I couldn't tell if the infusion caused the improvement. Then at about 4 weeks I was able to use 6 mg instead of 9 mg hydromorph contin for 6 nights one week. ...

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