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by badnights
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: new member - transitioning from ropinirole to gabapentin
Replies: 49
Views: 4900

Re: new member - transitioning from ropinirole to gabapentin

Getting off of ropinirole will consume all your time and energy for a number of days. It is best to clear your schedule, prepare some meals ahead, and expect nothing of yourself during the time your body is getting used to having no ropinirole fed to it. It can be a brutal adjustment - basically, go...
by badnights
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation or weak Kratom??
Replies: 19
Views: 1338

Re: Augmentation or weak Kratom??

btw I do not have a thyroid and been taking levothyroxine for 30 years. I get regular blood tests for to determine if adjustment in med. is needed. I am wondering if this medical condition has any bearing on RLS. Doc also raised my dosage on the levothyroxine this time around. I have heard that hyp...
by badnights
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation, Low BP, and chronic heart failure
Replies: 2
Views: 48

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A couple of years ago I managed to reduce my pramipexole to .125, butt it was a hellish experience and ultimately doctor Trotti of EMORY sleep center advised staying on that small amount. Fast forward to today and I have augmentation worse than ever. So I'm going to have to get off it. I've since m...
by badnights
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Spinal Stimulator
Replies: 42
Views: 2456

Re: Spinal Stimulator

wow. Wonder if it would be effective for any of us who don't have a known spinal injury.
by badnights
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Histamine/Tyramine Food Triggers
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Re: Histamine/Tyramine Food Triggers

yawny I was sure you had mentioned the capsules being a trigger before. I searched but couldn't find it. Maybe it was someone else.
by badnights
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Histamine/Tyramine Food Triggers
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Re: Histamine/Tyramine Food Triggers

If you needed to actually change the gut biome to see changes - for example, you, Beth - it would take months. If you needed to change a histamine reaction, you would likely tell immediately. Both related to food, but very different processes and reasons. True. I think I was saying that yawny & pam...
by badnights
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 143
Views: 10352

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

There are a lot of opioids out there. It is quite possible that one of them will have an acceptable side-effect profile in you. But 6 months is a long wait and the experimentation will make it even longer.
by badnights
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: going "cold turkey"
Replies: 36
Views: 1451

Re: going "cold turkey"

hi retiredfg5 did you try re-starting at 0.125? Maybe it's not too late to try dropping it? Cuz 0.25 is the max you should take. You have no room to increase it when you begin to augment again. You should, in fact, not increase it, but immediately stop the pramipexole when the augmentation returns. ...
by badnights
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: What's the deal with magnesium?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: What's the deal with magnesium?

I was reading the current clinical trials for RLS/WED and one of the ongoing trials was for testing Magnesium. They were using Mg Citrate at 200 mgs a day. I realized that I was not getting the RDA for Magnesium so I upped my intake. I think it helped my RLS. I don't know the results of the trial/s...
by badnights
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Stressless Chairs
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: Stressless Chairs

For what it's worth, my brother thought he had severe RLS/WED for years. Then he had back surgery - what he thought was RLS was not it at all! Well, part of it was, but a lot of it was not. Now he has very mild symptoms only here and there. Ann, when I read this I wondered if maybe he did have a fo...
by badnights
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Spinal Stimulator
Replies: 42
Views: 2456

Re: Spinal Stimulator

Now you will have some peace in your life
- BIG HUG -
by badnights
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Chiropractor
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Chiropractor

A lot of people seem to be able to relate their WED/RLS symptoms to a spinal-nerve impingement or other spinal issue. So there might be something to it for a subset of us.
by badnights
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam and Doctors
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Clonazepam and Doctors

My neurologist also offered to do a liquid clonazepam so I can gradually reduce the dose and I think that's the direction I'm going to go. I'm glad it gives some people here relief. For me, the relief I initially found with this drug is gone and I just want it out of my life. I have not, thankfully...
by badnights
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 155
Views: 61822

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

I am looking for advice to find out what would be safe for breast-feeding. Opiates are out of the question Hi and welcome. Why are opiates out of the question? Because there is a risk of respiratory depression in the baby? You would have to watch Baby carefully, but it is my understanding that opio...
by badnights
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Reading results of Iron Bloodwork
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: Reading results of Iron Bloodwork

Hi jacwillheal - - hopeful name : ) You mentioned augmentation so you must know something about it; what is your plan for dealing with it?