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by jul2873
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Hot Tub?

I sold real estate for a while, and made sure I understood the Fair Housing Law. Not only does it deal with non-discrimination issues, it also deals with issues of disability. Generally, a condo has to allow any reasonable accommodation to a unit that helps a person who otherwise cannot live there. ...
by jul2873
Mon May 28, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Allaying friends' concerns re: kratom
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Allaying friends' concerns re: kratom

I've been taking kratom for over five years, and for most of these years I've been seeing a gastroenterologist who has been doing a liver panel every six months on me. And my liver is just fine. I take 10-16 grams a day--usually in 2 gram doses--and apparently that hasn't affected my liver at all. I...
by jul2873
Thu May 17, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom physiology
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: Kratom physiology

Red Borneo is supposed to be the most sedating, but I sleep fine with Maeng Da as well. Perhaps we just react differently to each strain.
by jul2873
Tue May 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom physiology
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: Kratom physiology

I'd like to recommend Velvet Soul Naturals. https://www.velvetsoulnaturals.com/ I have used them for almost five years now. Their kratom is always finely ground and tastes fresh. Plus they kept selling even when it looked like it would become Schedule 1. They call it Mitragyna, rather than kratom. I...
by jul2873
Tue May 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom physiology
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: Kratom physiology

I read in the little bit of research I could find that while kratom was not water soluble, it dissolve in acid. So if it sits in pineapple juice, or orange juice (which I use) it does dissolve after awhile. I've also found that mixing up strains helps its effectiveness. If I wake up still sleepy, gr...
by jul2873
Thu May 03, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom physiology
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: Kratom physiology

Yes, we really do need good research on kratom. It's one reason to fight so hard against the FDA scheduling it as a category 1 drug, as that pretty much shuts down research. I will say that I am on my 5th year of using only kratom to control my RLS symptoms, and it is still working well, although I'...
by jul2873
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin Side Effect
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Gabapentin Side Effect

Hi Mark, I was on Gabapentin for a short time, but when I tried to get off of it it took a very long time. So if you're cutting back, be careful. I got down to one pill, and then I cut it in half, and then I had to cut the halves in half. And then take that quarter every other day, before I could fi...
by jul2873
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 23
Views: 947

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

I drink a little kratom and orange juice while walking around, and then, after about a half an hour, I can go back to bed. In bed I always listen to an audio book, and it has to be a book that I know well and love. Paris in Love: A Memoir by Eloisa James is my favorite for drifting off to sleep easi...
by jul2873
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Calm Legs
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Calm Legs

The Calm Legs helped me before my RLS got so bad. Now it doesn't. But it's good and has no side effects.
by jul2873
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Whacha readin?
Replies: 73
Views: 10558

Re: Whacha readin?

I watched it for a bit, but found other shows I like much better. Law and Order, SVU is good. I love Hawaii 5-0 and Madame Secretary, if that's still on. Can't think offhand now but will try to add later. Other ones that you like?
by jul2873
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Five Years on Kratom
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Five Years on Kratom

I'm coming up to my fifth year using only kratom to control my RLS symptoms, and thought some members of this board might find my experience useful. First--and maybe most importantly--I never took a DA. Fairly soon after my RLS became a daily issue, I discovered kratom, and never looked back. I'm wo...
by jul2873
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: War on Pain Pills
Replies: 9
Views: 690

War on Pain Pills

Reason Magazine has an excellent article about the way current medical practice is taking away a patient's ability to control pain.

http://reason.com/archives/2018/03/08/a ... nt_7171744
by jul2873
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium and CoQ10
Replies: 37
Views: 3241

Re: Magnesium and CoQ10

Re: CoQ10, and magnesium. These are two of the four supplements that Dr. Sinatra (writes books) says keep the cells in your heart healthy and so prevent attacks. I've taken CoQ10 and magnesium for years, and recently added the other two, L-Carnitine and D-ribose. I don't know if they work, but I've ...
by jul2873
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: More negative news on opioids
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: More negative news on opioids

Yes. And, if you can, please donate money to the American Kratom Association. Here is an example of things they are doing:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9ba5da_b ... 67e596.pdf
by jul2873
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Opioid Interview on TV
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Opioid Interview on TV

Great job, Steve. Thanks for putting yourself out like that. I'm sure it wasn't easy. But then, nothing about this lousy disease is easy anyway.

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