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by debbluebird
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier

Doesn't Advil pm have benadryl in it? I didn't look it up. I know some pm meds do. Plus some people need to be careful with kidneys. I can't take it for that reason. I took mirapex for many years. Had problems I didn't realize because of it. Have been off for almost 8 years, but now I am taking lowe...
by debbluebird
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: The lighter side of WED/RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The lighter side of WED/RLS

Wonderful! I exercise at night. I never feel like doing it during the day, even though I have the time.
by debbluebird
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 47
Views: 1782

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

This is very odd. My poor husband can't sleep tonight because of his legs. He is having pain. First it was on the back side of his thighs, now in the back side of the calves. He is sitting in bed, with knees bent, less moving from side to side not together. He says it makes the whole body feel bette...
by debbluebird
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 47
Views: 1782

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

This has been a strange few days. My husband is sick with shingles. He is very miserable. At times he has been pacing. I realized something, that I live day to day maybe more than some people. I won't know when I will no longer be able to sleep with my current meds. It will just happen. Of course no...
by debbluebird
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: RLS and Increasing Circulation in Legs
Replies: 32
Views: 5980

Re: RLS and Increasing Circulation in Legs

I have had decreased circulation for over a year now. I can't get the swelling in my legs to be gone. I don't know if this has changed my RLS and spasms.
by debbluebird
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 47
Views: 1782

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

Could be. It feels like tolerance. I can't stop methadone right now. Too much is going on. My son in law's cancer is not good. I don't think he has long. Maybe a few months. Then my husband got shingles. He is pretty sick, even though we both got vaccine. My issues just aren't that important right n...
by debbluebird
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 47
Views: 1782

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

I was able to sleep a couple of hours or so early in the evening with a 1/2 tab of percocet, but that has been all. Spasms have been very active. I realized awhile ago I should have taken the mirapex tonight, but didn't. I felt it was too late. I didn't realize that I would be up the rest of the nig...
by debbluebird
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)
Replies: 717
Views: 43923

Re: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)

I don't mean to infer that having RLS can't be bad. Having RLS is bad, especially more for some of us. I am including myself on that list, as I sit here awake at 3:45 am.
by debbluebird
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)
Replies: 717
Views: 43923

Re: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)

I can get away with about an inch in a glass of wine or beer, but that is all.
I try to remember that there are worse things to have. My son in law has esophageal cancer. He is 47. He has had it a year. Life expectancy is 5 years, but I doubt he will make one more year. He is suffering so much.
by debbluebird
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone was working, now it's not
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Methadone was working, now it's not

I used to take my methadone in the evening, total 10 mg. I got the alerting. I added gabapentin. That worked for awhile. Now I take the methadone 2.5 mg every 6 hours, 2 pm, 8 pm, 2 am, 8 am. Then I stopped the 8 am and just take the whole tablet at 2 am. I don't set an alarm or anything, it is when...
by debbluebird
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 47
Views: 1782

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

I have been taking mirapex about once a week. I don't seem to need anymore than that. It has been wonderful to sleep again without spasms.
by debbluebird
Thu May 31, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 47
Views: 1782

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

This is very unusual. I took it Sunday night and have not had any spasms since then. It has been a wonderful week.

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