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by jul2873
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Update, Funny but True
Replies: 6
Views: 179

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: 429

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: 7
Views: 156

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: 209

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: 209

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: 516

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: 699

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: 3046

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: 1963

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: 1220

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: 2157

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: 2157

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: 2157

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: 2157

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: 9
Views: 1299

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...

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