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by badnights
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Overnight away from home
Replies: 7
Views: 66

Re: Overnight away from home

Nice. The more people who start to understand what you're going thru, the better.
by badnights
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: going from ropinerole to gabapentin
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: going from ropinerole to gabapentin

The best way to get through, if your doctor insists on a slow taper without opioid support, is to cease expecting anything of yourself. Take time off work, and concentrate on treating yourself well and getting through the day. Sleep when you can, eat properly, and expect nothing else, because you wi...
by badnights
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Happy New Year! & checking in
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Happy New Year! & checking in

Good news, leggo! Must be such a relief.
by badnights
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: venlafaxine withdrawal
Replies: 24
Views: 211

Re: venlafaxine withdrawal

:( :( Be gentle with yourself when you feel like that. Set very tiny goals. Remind yourself that the state you're in is temporary. I hope it doesn't last very long.
by badnights
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Flu + RLS + constipation = torture
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: Flu + RLS + constipation = torture

now I treat it as medicine
That's the way we should look at our food. It's worth the investment in quality to keep ourselves healthy
by badnights
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Progress with my local doctor?
Replies: 9
Views: 66

Re: Progress with my local doctor?

Steve, at least you're trying. And how thoroughly, too! It's bound to have some effect, hopefully the one you intend, but even it's just a few more people thinking twice before they make assumptions, that's something too.
by badnights
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleep diary
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Sleep diary

that's good news about the iron working! Sleep fragmentation is something the doctor should have asked you about instead of claiming equivalence with you. Have you ever had a sleep study? There's a measure called sleep efficiency which compares the amount of time you're asleep to the amount of time ...
by badnights
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Flu + RLS + constipation = torture
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: Flu + RLS + constipation = torture

I feel for you. I was badly constipated once and it was a very miserable experience. That was from oxycodone taken after the operation that started my WED/RLS going nuts, so I wasn't experiencing WED at the same time, thankfully. Too much to deal with! My favorite foods--ice cream, chocolate ets--ar...
by badnights
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 25
Views: 383

Re: New Doctor

Tracking is a good idea.
by badnights
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Overnight away from home
Replies: 7
Views: 66

Re: Overnight away from home

I’m on the sofa & my husband is on a mattress on the floor. I don’t want to waken anyone so I’m suffering in the dark. At my brother’s there will be another houseguest & I’ll face the same dilemma. I know how hard it is, but you have to try to manage situations like that, so they don't ever...
by badnights
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: First night ever with 0 sleep
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: First night ever with 0 sleep

Hey there kk How have you been? Did you manage to get your ferritin checked? It's unusual but both Ann and I augmented in days on dopamine-type meds. It really only worked well the first night for me, and by the third or fourth day, I was getting symptoms during the day, whereas they had been only a...
by badnights
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: tapering off ropinirole
Replies: 60
Views: 4017

Re: tapering off ropinirole

If you have an infection anywhere, that could raise your ferritin levels. Should be temporary though.
by badnights
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Happy New Year! & checking in
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Happy New Year! & checking in

Hope the interview went well. It's too bad you're still not resting properly. Do you have more appointments coming up, to try to figure it out?
by badnights
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: tapering off ropinirole
Replies: 60
Views: 4017

Re: tapering off ropinirole

I quit cold turkey, so it got nuts right away. But I was only on - I think -1.75 mg of ropinirole, if I'm remembering right. Let;s not assume it's going to get nuts.... maybe you'll luck out! How are you now? It's fantastic that you had that relief, and I hope you're still having it. It's great that...
by badnights
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 25
Views: 383

Re: New Doctor

Nice!

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