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by badnights
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone not working
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: methadone not working

Thanks QyX. I'm on 9 mg of hydromorphone - 10 or 11 some nights - plus small doses of Lyrica, zopiclone and trazodone. Your comments made me wonder if I would have an easier time stopping if I first switched to smaller doses of two opioids, but probably it wouldn't make a difference. I really wanted...
by badnights
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

Hope it works out, Deb. It would be nice to get off meds!
by badnights
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New member :)
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: New member :)

Low ferritin levels are also associated with more severe WED/RLS symptoms. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron in body tissues. It is measured in a blood sample but is not always part of a standard iron workup and might have to be asked for specially. You can find more information on the relation...
by badnights
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone not working
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: methadone not working

I take a combination of three opioids (Hydromorphone, Oxycodone and Morphine) instead of a higher dose from one single opioid. In my case this helps to keep the tolerance under control and in that combination opioids are still effective after 6 years of taking them. How much of each do you take? Do...
by badnights
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Specialist to see?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Specialist to see?

There's really no hard and fast rule about the type of specialist. Some GPs have more experience trreating RLS/WED than some movement disorder specialists! But generally there are three types of specialist who end up becoming proficient in WED/RLS treatment - neurologists, pulmonary specialists and ...
by badnights
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: OCTOBER 2018 NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Welcome to DianeB

Welcome today to DianeB who has had RLS/WED for 35 years without knowing it had a name for most of that time. Increasing severity is causing DianeB to consider taking meds. DianeB, I'm glad you're educating yourself first. There are a number of things to try before trying meds (which I wish I had kn...
by badnights
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Massager
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Massager

I don't think one of those foot-calf massage machines would work for me, either. The constriction might drive me nuts, while the massage would not be hitting my key points (which tend to be front of ankles, front of thigh immediately above knees). Despite my instinctive dislike of the massager, I ha...
by badnights
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Social Security - US
Replies: 12
Views: 121

Re: Social Security - US

The worst part is not knowing what it is.
by badnights
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

can't hurt to see if a quarter of a tab will work. Wouldn't that be amazing?
by badnights
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Social Security - US
Replies: 12
Views: 121

Re: Social Security - US

Oh Ann. How depressing it must be for you.
Start the process now, while you have a bit of energy.
by badnights
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: For Anyone Who Thinks RLS is a Joke
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: For Anyone Who Thinks RLS is a Joke

Maybe I should just be me and go for a week without sleep and pass out and then repeat. Maybe I was meant to be like that. I am going in a few days to get my new prescription for Suboxone and I think that after that I will wean myself off of it (because of the dependence on Suboxone I can't just qu...
by badnights
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Sleeping Arrangements
Replies: 20
Views: 2568

Re: Sleeping Arrangements

How come you say that your husband has RLS/WED? Was he diagnosed? From your description, he doesn;t seem to have the disease. If he did, he would be awake and suffering from nasty sensations, including an urge to move. These sensations are impossible to sleep through, and people with WED/RLS are amo...
by badnights
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Lifetime RLS/WED here to say hi!
Replies: 12
Views: 222

Re: Lifetime RLS/WED here to say hi!

True. That would be a sensible option. Much better than straight DAs. But I still think all the ohter things I mentioned should be done first. Maybe diet concurrently, if James is going nuts and can;t stand it any more.
by badnights
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS Patient Symposium
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: RLS Patient Symposium

Well, here are my notes, such as they are. They are organized by talk, but I have lumped similar talks together (there were a number on iron, for example). Very important: I didn't make notes on everything, I didn’t try to summarize the talks, in fact I only made notes on things that tweaked my inte...
by badnights
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: refractory rls and psoriasis relationship

gag - they called RLS a "well-treatable co-morbidity". I shouldn't complain, it is easily treated with lifestyle changes and now-and-then meds for most people who have it. But it made me cringe, because it is such a huge ongoing problem - definitely not "well-treatable" - for a s...

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