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by QyX
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 46
Views: 961

Re: Cannabis

QyX do you think the CBD oil taken in the morning helps with your sleep that night?? I don't think it helps with falling asleep but when I sleep, the overall sleep quality seems to be a bit better with CBD. Sometimes I also inhale Cannabis strains who have significant amounts of CBD. I feel like TH...
by QyX
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Anyone NOT experience augmentation on ropinirole?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Anyone NOT experience augmentation on ropinirole?

I did augment after I only took my 2nd pill of Ropinirole. The augmentation I had on it was especially brutal. About augmentation in general: it seems like that the longer people take DAs, the more of them will augment. When I remember the study correctly about 80% of the patients who took DAs had a...
by QyX
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 46
Views: 961

Re: Cannabis

So I try to limit my CBD intake since it can have activating and stimulating properties. I take pure CBD oil in the morning and prefer Cannabis strains with basically no CBD but with around 14% THC before I go to bed. Sometimes I inhale some strains with approx. 50:50 THC/CBD ratio in the afternoon ...
by QyX
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Time of day to apply Neupro Patch
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Time of day to apply Neupro Patch

Augmentation from Tramadol can happen because it also acts as an serotonin - norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and can therefore worsen RLS symptoms just like any typical antidepressents (SSRi, SNRi, tri- & tetracyclic, most likely MAO-inhibitors, too). That was also the reason why I had to stop...
by QyX
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabpentin withdrawal time table?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Gabpentin withdrawal time table?

600 mg Gabapentin per night is not that much. There is a lot of room to increase the dose depending on how well you are tolerating the Gabapentin. In Germany daily doses up to 3.600 mg are approved. So before adding a 2nd drug you can simply try increasing the dose. Of course you should talk to your...
by QyX
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 23
Views: 266

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Most likely without opioids I would not be able to live. RLS untreated I would not want to live. It's a little after 1 am and I'm poppin' another 300 mg of Gabapentin after just waking up with symptoms. Were you on gabapentin before going on opioids? I'm wondering what my options are if this drug e...
by QyX
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 46
Views: 961

Re: Cannabis

My experience is that the "usual" recommendations for marijuana (sativa more stimulating, indica more sedating, high cbd for sleep otherwise low cbd), like many other drugs, seem to affect RLS users differently than most people. While there were mild differences between strains, the main ...
by QyX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin Stop and Start up again later effective?
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Gabapentin Stop and Start up again later effective?

Maybe it will work, maybe it won't ... there is no way to know for sure ... I tend to agree with stjohnh but you won't know until you've tried it. For me Carbamazepine was quite a effective RLS medication until it lost more and more of its effect. In the end I had to stop and switch to some other dr...
by QyX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opiate Flu Like Symptoms
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Opiate Flu Like Symptoms

Methadone is famous for causing a lot of side effects ...

Trying a different opioid (Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Morphine, ...) might be worth a try ...
by QyX
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 46
Views: 961

Re: Cannabis

So the situation did improve further. It seems that especially "Bedica" (14% THC, < 0,5% CBD) is working well for me. For a while I believed that Bediol (6,8% THC, 8% CBD) has some special hypnotic properties. But in the end it seems that Bediol is not lasting long enough to reliably put m...
by QyX
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 23
Views: 266

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Well I'm ok for now other than a bit of weight gain, which is annoying. I thought a withdraw from gabapentin might be something like a withdraw from opioids. Maybe a better treatment is on the horizon. Stopping opioids will always be very difficult for RLS patients since even when you don't have RL...
by QyX
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapenten used thru the night
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Gabapenten used thru the night

Well, the problem with gabapentin is that different people metabolize gabapentin much faster or slower than others. Most drugs have a fairly predictable metabolism rate. Not so with gabapentin. I am very sensitive to it. 150 mg for me is a tolerable dose, 300 mg turns me into a zombie. There are fo...
by QyX
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 23
Views: 266

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

In the end it is pretty simple: when you take psychotropic medication for a longer period and then suddenly (or relatively fast) stop the medication, all kind of weird stuff can happen. It is more common with some drugs than with others but in general antipsychotics, antidepressents, antiepileptics,...
by QyX
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suggestions on Combinations, or other alternatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Suggestions on Combinations, or other alternatives?

How did Oxycodone work out for you in the past? Did it help with your RLS symptoms but you still were not able to sleep because some effects of the Oxycodone kept your awake? With your history you will for sure need a combination of different medications. Maybe you can provide some more detail how v...
by QyX
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Super interesting connection between opioids and cannabis...
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Super interesting connection between opioids and cannabis...

Yes, very interesting. There is also a considerable body of anecdotes saying that kratom has helped people get off of opioids. And kratom does not make you high. I'm so glad we have this new research. Maybe, sooner or later, we can com up with good long term treatments for RLS. Kratom is a mu-recep...

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