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by QyX
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gastric Side Effects
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Gastric Side Effects

Maybe, there is no way to tell. However: Methadone is an especially long acting opioid with a massive half-life, especially when you take it for several days in a row. The classic opioids like Morphine and Oxycodone have a much shorter half-life, making the potential side effects less relevant becau...
by QyX
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gastric Side Effects
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Gastric Side Effects

I would simply try other opioids (Morphine, Oxycodone or Hydromorphone) and see if the situation improves or not. Methadone is known to have many problematic side effects. There are many people who do not tolerate methadone for various reasons. If available, you can also look into medical Marijuana ...
by QyX
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 123
Views: 5418

Re: Cannabis

I think I have to upgrade to a more potent product. Right now it slowly starts to feel like that I need to take more to maintain a stable effect. I am going to check out what is available here without a prescription. There is clearly a positive effect for me, my pain level is just lower and opioids ...
by QyX
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Scare
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Scare

Gabapentin is at least here in Europe a very common drug with many different companies offering generics. I would expect that the situation in the U.S. is similar. So you might be able to get it from a different company in a smaller amount until your usual stuff is available again?
by QyX
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 123
Views: 5418

Re: Cannabis

I had taken those iron tablets I am taking right now for the first time a few years ago but at that time, I was still sleeping okayish with Carbamazepine and taking or not taking those tablets didn't seem to make a difference, not short-term or long-term. Then I read reports in this forum from peopl...
by QyX
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 123
Views: 5418

Re: Cannabis

QyX had you never taken iron before? As a teengar sometimes the family doctor was prescribing iron tablets but not for anything RLS related but simply because my blood serum levels were low. For my RLS, I never really tried it until december and only in the past weeks I started to realise how much ...
by QyX
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 123
Views: 5418

Re: Cannabis

So I want to give you all a detailed update of my situation. I learned a lot more in the past months and while there were some up and downs I'm now thinking that just in the past days I maybe, just maybe achieved the breakthrough I was working for so long. Right now, the situation is absolutely fasc...
by QyX
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycontin vs Methadone
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Oxycontin vs Methadone

Most likely Oxycontin would be able to cover your RLS symptoms without vaping but as Beth already said, you would have to increase your dose significantly which most likely will accelerate tolerance issues. Vaping marijuana for RLS in combination with potent opioids are one of the most effective tre...
by QyX
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Stay Safe!

In Berlin, except playgrounds (and of course supermarkets, bank, post office etc.) everything is closed. We are supposed to stay home, only go out when it is absolutely necessary. Most likely our health care system will be able to cope with the situation, unlike other countries. I mostly worry about...
by QyX
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Coffee / Splenda = cramps?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Coffee / Splenda = cramps?

Did your WED/RLS improve when you stopped the coffee? Or just the cramps? I was at one point 100% certain that coffee was worsening my WED/RLS symptoms, so I quit for about 2 years. I've been off and on since then. Sometimes I can drink it without apparent effect. But if I drink it too many days in...
by QyX
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: New neurologist- quality of life dropped.
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: New neurologist- quality of life dropped.

Hello anni, do you mind explaining how THC was making your legs jump? I am especially curious to learn what products used (extracts, the full flower, just THC in an oily solution) and if you also combined THC with CBD. Personally I also made the experience that THC can cause RSL symptoms if used too...
by QyX
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Coffee / Splenda = cramps?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Coffee / Splenda = cramps?

My RLS symptoms always significantly within 24 hours once I completely stop caffeine. Unfortunately, even relatively small amounts of caffeine like 1/2 cup of coffee can massively worsen my RLS within 2 hours after consumption. I am not surprised you are making this experience. There are lots and lo...
by QyX
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin--Lyrica?
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Gabapentin--Lyrica?

I did tolerate Gabapentin a bit better than Lyrica but most likely only because Gabapentin is less potent and I was taking lower doses than I did relative to the time when I used Lyrica.

Ultimately, I've tried both drugs several times and just did not tolerate them at all.
by QyX
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Pramipexole augmentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1043

Re: Pramipexole augmentation

Wow, thank you for all of the input......it will be a tough road to go down (weaning off of Pramipexole) as I have been on it for 20 years. I can't even think of weaning until probably summertime, when I am not so busy with work. I am a pianist and accompanist, and an interesting thing about RLS......
by QyX
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 521
Views: 56371

Re: Medical Marijuana

Ye, that's what my marijuana doctor has told me too, that for CBD to work best, it needs a small amount of THC present. My personal THC to CBD ratio is probably 10:1. To me it feels like it is the THC who allows me to fall asleep but then it is the CBD who actually manipulates my sleep in a way that...

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