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by badnights
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

I was suicidal from the gabapentin which is part of the reason I stopped it. Although I was desperate during the withdrawal, it was not the same as the drug-induced suicidal depression. The withdrawal was insane sensory and urge-to-move symptoms. It was almost unendurable torture. I've also heard th...
by badnights
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

I was convinced I had withdrawal symptoms from gabapentin, but I reduced a codeine dose at the same time so I don't know why I was so sure it was the gabapentin. I tapered the codeine (not intentionally, but because I had only a bit left). Officially, the codeine was replaced with oxycodone, but the...
by badnights
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Nonmedication strategies for RLS by Shalini Paruthi,MD
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Nonmedication strategies for RLS by Shalini Paruthi,MD

hi Paulande. Sounds like you're living a nightmare. I am sad that this level of suffering is still so common among us. I have to admit, I used to get livid when I read things like that - how do you expect me to get a good night's sleep when the whole darn problem is that I can't? But enough said on ...
by badnights
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: CPAP
Replies: 36
Views: 15501

Re: CPAP

However, I have also developed anemia, and that makes me sleep a lot more both at night and a nap in the day time. I take clonazepam once before going to bed and again sometime in the middle of the night and that seems to be keeping the RLS under control. However, when I take a nap, immediately aft...
by badnights
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Surviving overnight plane trips
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Surviving overnight plane trips

Just be careful to only take the Sinemet for flights, or similar "emergencies", and not to slip into the habit of taking it daily. It works so well you might be tempted to, and it will almost certainly lead to augmentation if you do. I've been taking it for years without problems because I...
by badnights
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: A disease by any other name is not the same...
Replies: 11
Views: 651

WED name is not misleading, RLS name is

We have another indication that the name Willis-Ekbom disease is superior to the name RLS for patients with this disease. A previous study showed that the name restless legs syndrome actually affects diagnosis by creating false positives. This study suggests that the fifth criterion for diagnosis, a...
by badnights
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Dr. Gundry's supplement
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Dr. Gundry's supplement

An evaluation of the product that seems to be well-done is here: https://www.highya.com/gundry-md-total-restore-reviews Ingredients (from that site) are: Magnesium 7 mg Zinc 2 mg L-Glutamine 213 mg N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine 142 mg Magnesium Beta-Hydroxybutyrate 86 mg Grape Seed Extract 58 mg Licorice R...
by badnights
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Trying to get off Ropinirole
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Trying to get off Ropinirole

I'm also just interested in finding a natural remedy, rather than remain on drugs that have side effects. My RLS is incredlby severe though, it's like torture. That is probably not your base level of RLS/WED, you are probably in an augmented state. The dopamine-type medications, including ropinirol...
by badnights
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: something easy that worked for me
Replies: 11
Views: 1299

Re: something easy that worked for me

I use three different message balls because some of the trigger points respond differently to the size of the message balls, My PLM feels like someone has punched me in the stomach while I am sleeping so I have to hop out of bed immediately thus ending my night’s sleep. I can only sleep three to fo...
by badnights
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Is anyone having a successful 'drug free' experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Is anyone having a successful 'drug free' experience?

I went on a keto diet and I was drug free for about 4 months. But then my symptoms returned. It sounds like you are already eating a keto dinner. I also have used several forms of massage to loosen up tight muscles. I am able to reduce the amount of medication I need because of this. Anything that ...
by badnights
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Introducing myself

When you stop taking the DA you augmented on, your body will go thru a withdrawal phase that is like being augmented only much worse. Until that phase is over, whatever new medication you;re taking will be needed at a higher dose than you would need if you were past the withdrawal phase. The symptom...
by badnights
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to Site; hello to all
Replies: 58
Views: 8016

Re: New to Site; hello to all

Yes, wall squats or any squat hold. Going up on toes while squatting can help too.
by badnights
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to group.
Replies: 33
Views: 670

Re: New to group.

Gayle that is such good news. I hope it continues!
by badnights
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: What Relationships?
Replies: 38
Views: 3791

Re: What Relationships?

I am surrounded by mostly healthy people (or those masquerading as such. If they're masquerading, they seem to be doing a much better job of that than I am) ... I'm surrounded by mostly healthy people, which causes the illusion that everyone in the world is healthy and I am the lone person who stru...
by badnights
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis Night Sock
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Plantar Fasciitis Night Sock

Mine has always been focused at my joints (ankles, knees, wrists), ranging out from there along the limbs as the intensity ramps up. And - hard to think about it, but I think more along the front of the leg and the outside of the arm....

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