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by jul2873
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What DA to take
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: What DA to take

Thanks, Beth. I appreciate your concern, and that was certainly my original plan. The first two days, while I was taking .25 ms. of ropinirole I was also tapering off of kratom, and my symptoms were covered pretty well. Then I went to .5 ropinirole, with no kratom, and my symptoms weren't covered at...
by jul2873
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What DA to take
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: What DA to take

Thanks to everyone for the good advice. My primary care prescribed ropinirole--.25 ms. once at night for the first two nights, and then .50 at night. So last night I took the .25 pill. The RLS was slightly muted but not gone by any means. So finally I took a little kratom with the idea that legsbest...
by jul2873
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What DA to take
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: What DA to take

Thanks, Steve. I read on some discussion board last night that since kratom affects the mu receptors, you build up a bit of a tolerance to opioids, which an anesthesiologist needs to know about. So I called the clinic doing the surgery and explained my issue to a nurse. She had an anesthesiologist c...
by jul2873
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: What DA to take
Replies: 9
Views: 190

What DA to take

I am scheduled for a knee replacement next week, and have been told to stop taking kratom. `I've explained to various medical people (cardiologist, primary care, physical therapist, etc.) that I take it to control the symptoms of RLS and ask what I could take instead of kratom. No one has any idea; ...
by jul2873
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Update, Funny but True
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Update, Funny but True

Eefall, just a note to say how sorry I am about the estrangement with your son. With me, the good news is that I am very close to my adult children. The bad news is that they understand since both of my daughters (not yet my son) also have RLS, although not yet as bad as mine. They are just about wh...
by jul2873
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: Melatonin

The only sleep medicine I have ever taken is melatonin, and it works well for me. But I just have RLS, not periodic leg movement. Perhaps that is the difference. And I don't take very much--anywhere from .5 to 3 mg. I take it with kratom at night.
by jul2873
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom and insomnia
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Kratom and insomnia

You might try melatonin. That, with a little L-theanine and Magnesium, really help me. The only thing I take for my RLS is kratom, but it doesn't seem to help me sleep.
by jul2873
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: total knee replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: total knee replacement

Thanks so much, debbluebird and Holland, for your sensible advice. I hadn't really thought of combining kratom with a small dose of a DA, but will recommend it to my PC and I'm sure she will prescribe the DA--so a half a tablet of a .125 Mirapex tablet? And since you managed to get both knees done a...
by jul2873
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: total knee replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 228

total knee replacement

I am scheduled for a total knee replacement this January. I am wondering if anyone else has had one, and if so how you managed your rls symptoms while waiting for the knee to heal. Currently I am controlling my rls with kratom, but I usually have to walk at least a few minutes after taking it for it...
by jul2873
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tolerance issues in general
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: Tolerance issues in general

Qyx, so so sorry for what you're going through! I have also had RLS for many, many years (about 50 I would guess) but it only became severe about six or seven years ago. At that time there was beginning to be much information on this board about the dangers of a DA drug, so I wouldn't take one. &quo...
by jul2873
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Gluten Sensitivity and RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Gluten Sensitivity and RLS

There is a very interesting discussion about gluten on the British RLS board: https://healthunlocked.com/rlsuk/posts/ ... connection
by jul2873
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: 15 years is way too long
Replies: 36
Views: 3126

Re: 15 years is way too long

Kratom did work for my husband, a recovering alcoholic. His careless doctor put him on Oxy after knee surgery, but I managed to switch him to Kratom before he got really hooked. It's also all I use for RLS. But I use many different kinds, and I'm casual about doses--using what I need at the moment a...
by jul2873
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 16
Views: 2030

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: 5
Views: 1255

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: 2220

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.

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