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by debbluebird
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Weaning off Methadone

There is a fire to the west of us, one to the south and one to the east, all 20 miles away. A few days ago the smoke was very bad. I could smell it in my house. Then a storm came through with high winds which helped and got a couple of feet of snow in the mountains which helped too. Smoke has gotten...
by debbluebird
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Weaning off Methadone

I moved my methadone an hour earlier and an hour later, so more like 10 hours apart instead of 8. I also added back 1/2 tablet, 1mg, of Tizanidine. It is taking care of them. I am packing every day so my spasms are back. Another reason I feel they are related to my lower back pinched nerves. My RLS ...
by debbluebird
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Weaning off Methadone

I'm going to stay at 5 mg of methadone every 12 hours. I think that is as far as I can go down without adding something else.
When are they going to get new meds?
by debbluebird
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Weaning off Methadone

I HATE opioid induced insomnia. This is the third night of it. I am so exhausted. I was just starting to sleep so well. It felt deeper and I wasn't waking up every 1 or 2 hours. I was sleeping 4, 5 and 6 hours and then going back to sleep more. I think tomorrow instead of taking the methadone at 1 p...
by debbluebird
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Could it be more than RLS?
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Could it be more than RLS?

Chronic fatigue syndrome has those symptoms. I hope you are able to figure it out.
by debbluebird
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Weaning off Methadone

Weaning off because I haven't had any leg movement since July 20th. I just wanted to see how far I could go. It's difficult to get it. I'll be looking for a new Doctor. I just wanted to try. It also plays a factor in my central sleep apnea. I don't have a good heart.
by debbluebird
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Biggest fear
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Biggest fear

Another factor regarding my sleep apnea is that I'm going from 8,100 ft to 5,000 ft in altitude. My central sleep apnea should decrease. I also get depressed during the long winters here. That should lift too. Less stress.
by debbluebird
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Biggest fear
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Biggest fear

I am moving back to Albuquerque the first part of Oct. My only concern will be, finding a Doctor who will prescribe my methadone. At least I have been able to reduce my dosage. The sleep Doctor I had there before has retired. I won't know if the Doctor I had before who first prescribed the methadone...
by debbluebird
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 304

Re: Need advice

Is it possible that you are augmenting with the mirapex ? How long have you been taking it ?
When I was taking 5 different meds after my mirapex augmented, I was switched to methadone, but that's not always the answer. I was able to stop all my other meds.
What is your iron level ?
by debbluebird
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Weaning off Methadone

I wish I had a back up med. I have the feeling I will need something.
by debbluebird
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: CBD Dosage -
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: CBD Dosage -

My THC/CBD 1:1 is 33 mg per 1 ml. I started with .5 ml and then went to .25 ml. I did that while weaning off of gabapentin.
by debbluebird
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Weaning off Methadone

Here is what I've done so far: 17.5 mg for a months, 15 mg for 10 weeks, 12.5 mg for 2 days, 10 mg for 3 days, 7.5 mg for 1 day I'm awake tonight, but no leg movement. I probably should go back to 10 mg. I know the insomnia is withdrawal. The important thing, no leg movement. When I looked up methad...
by debbluebird
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Weaning off Methadone

In the past when I took a chance and cut back by 2.5 mg I got spasms right away. This is so weird.
by debbluebird
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off Methadone
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Weaning off Methadone

I was taking 17.5 mg of Methadone over 24 hours. I first decreased to 15 mg, 5 mg every 8 hours. Then I started the muscle relaxant, Tizanidine in order to wean off gabapentin 1800 mg. I did that. Then I stopped the muscle relaxant. I haven't had any leg spasms or RLS since July 20th and before that...
by debbluebird
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Coronavirus Shutdown and RLS
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Coronavirus Shutdown and RLS

Less stress ?