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by rlsidaho
Tue May 08, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 17
Views: 1583

Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

Hi everyone who is reading this. I am wondering if anyone has found out via their doctor or pharmacy whether or not the recent restrictions by CVS and Walmart (announced today) to limit opioid prescriptions to no more than 7 days applies to those of us who take an opioid such as methadone to control...
by rlsidaho
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Xanax and RLS-WED
Replies: 13
Views: 2435

Xanax and RLS-WED

I have a question that I am hoping someone who has had a similar experience can help with. I have severe RLS and am on a long acting opioid for this. The long acting opioid (methadone) does a great job with controlling about 90% of my creepy-crawly RLS symptoms, however it does not help much with th...
by rlsidaho
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Augmentation
Replies: 32
Views: 6868

Re: Augmentation

I've been told by my current doctor that cymbalta can make RLS-WED symptoms worse. I'm taking it as well, and I would concur with him. I went down on it but my anxiety returned. I may try switching to Wellbutrin, as it does not Make the symptoms worse. Recently I have had the pain in my upper right ...
by rlsidaho
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Pain associated with RLS/WED
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

Re: Pain associated with RLS/WED

Meaning it is torture?? ;-) it is to me. I was trying not to sound melodramatic...
by rlsidaho
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Pain associated with RLS/WED
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

Re: Pain associated with RLS/WED

I know. I agree with the idea of replacing what's not working, or trying to find the least offensive med that can Di the trick but to go without for 3-6 months is just shy of complete torture. There is no way possible that I would've lasted more than a few nights.
by rlsidaho
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Pain associated with RLS/WED
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

Re: Pain associated with RLS/WED

The Mayo Clinic was NOT helpful at all. In fact, the dr that saw me gave me horrible advice. The advice was simply, "to stop all meds for 3-6 months and then reintroduce the dopamine agonists that I augmented on in the first place." The only good thing that came as a result of my visit was...
by rlsidaho
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Pain associated with RLS/WED
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

Re: Pain associated with RLS/WED

Mine (different person from above-I started this discussion) is 5-10 mg three times per day and it's a wonder med...
by rlsidaho
Sat May 05, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Augmentation
Replies: 32
Views: 6868

Re: Augmentation

The hydrocodone that I used during the period following my stoppage of the Requip handled about 75% of my RLS symptoms. I would've loved to have had something a bit stronger but that was the only thing my doc at the time was willing to give me. It is extremely frustrating to have so few doctors unde...
by rlsidaho
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does requip withdrawal last???
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: How long does requip withdrawal last???

My withdrawal took about 5 weeks an was not fun in any way. By the way, my RLS has remained 24/7 but dr b has been a godsend on finding treatments that give us hope. I too, wanted to amputate me legs!
by rlsidaho
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Awkward question about sex and RLS
Replies: 14
Views: 6512

Re: Awkward question about sex and RLS

Now gotta work on the well known side effects of methadone and libido, etc... Argh.
by rlsidaho
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Awkward question about sex and RLS
Replies: 14
Views: 6512

Re: Awkward question about sex and RLS

Nah, good advice :) thanks!
by rlsidaho
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recommendation for RLS doctor
Replies: 16
Views: 3570

Re: Recommendation for RLS doctor

I want to thank all of you who recommended that I get in touch with Dr. B. I flew to Downey and met with him yesterday. He has given me my life back. Sounds dramatic but those of you with 24/7 symptoms will totally understand. What a breath of fresh air it is to finally find a doctor who "gets ...
by rlsidaho
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Awkward question about sex and RLS
Replies: 14
Views: 6512

Re: Awkward question about sex and RLS

I actually am experiencing the opposite of some of these responses. I am the one with RLS-WED and my wife is too nervous to touch me (despite my encouragement). She sees the pain I'm in as well as the leg movements, etc and regardless of my encouragement, says she gets too stressed out and worried, ...
by rlsidaho
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Awkward question about sex and RLS
Replies: 14
Views: 6512

Awkward question about sex and RLS

Very awkward but relevant question here regarding something that I'm guessing is an issue in many RLS marriages. When one spouse has refractory RLS which includes leg pain, creepy crawlies, agitation and all of the other wonderful components of RLS-WED, and the other spouse is highly sensitive and s...
by rlsidaho
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opiates and RLS-WED
Replies: 10
Views: 1248

Re: Opiates and RLS-WED

Ha! Thanks, Tracy. I agree with you... I actually got in touch with Dr. B last night and am flying to California to meet with him on April 10th. I'm looking forward to meeting with someone who specializes in this dreadful disease.

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