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by QyX
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone to Buprenorphine
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Methadone to Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a great options when it works. I read a lot about this drug and it is commonly used in Germany in opioid replacement therapy and chronic pain management. I had the option to switch to Buprenorphine but decided to stay on Hydromorphone back then. Here are a few things to know about B...
by QyX
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 59
Views: 1878

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Good luck to you
by QyX
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro Cost
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Neupro Cost

Freezing cold foot, so much that it even hurts is one of my most common symptoms together with pain in my calves and sometimes thighs. So far I get the best relief with opioids and especially Cannabis boosts the power of the opioids. The same with Oxcarbazepine. I had times were antiepileptics were ...
by QyX
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro Cost
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Neupro Cost

Stainless: in my personal experience dopamine agonists like Requip ER don't help much with the pain. In my case, they only made things worse. The best drugs for RLS related pain is opioids, then drugs like Lyrica, Horizon, Gabapentin, Kratom and Cannabis. Sometimes Clonazepam can help a bit but as y...
by QyX
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro Cost
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Neupro Cost

Cost for prescription only medicine in the U.S. is insanely high compared to western EU countries. However I find it strange that the first dopamine agonist to be used in RLS should be the most expensive of all DAs ... here in Germany, doctors either use Pramipexole or Ropinirole in a generic versio...
by QyX
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Cannabis

So a couple days ago I started taking Melatonin again, first day 5 mg but now it seems 2,5 mg is already enough. Melatonin always made me tired and sleepy but I was forced to stop taking it since even a small dose was causing RLS related pain. However with the Cannabis, this is no longer an issue, i...
by QyX
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: US Public Comment on Opioids
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: US Public Comment on Opioids

Opioids are one of the best treatment options for any kind of RLS, especially when you have daily symptoms that can be described as painful. I've taken opioids for over 6 years now and they are still effective while my dose is stable. After monitoring the stories of others, I can only conclude that ...
by QyX
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Cannabis

When I was using cannabis I usually used 15mg THC as edible each night. I occasionally supplemented with vaped cannabis oil, though rarely. I found that vaped cannabis alone had too short a duration of action to be useful. I found oral cannabis quite consistent, effects being noticeable about an ho...
by QyX
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Cannabis

Okay so here is another update: the effects of the spray have changed a bit. The analgesic properties are now much stronger. Just one spray at night already has significant analgesic properties. It seems that in my case ... or maybe even in general, it can take several weeks for the THC to show its ...
by QyX
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 59
Views: 1878

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

If Lyrica works, it is a pretty good drug. Unfortunately I never tolerated the drug, even though I tried it many times. Also since you only take 300 mg daily, you still have some wiggle room to increase the dosage in the future should you run into tolerance issues. Good luck with the Lyrica. I wish ...
by QyX
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Hydrocodone vs. oxycodone
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Hydrocodone vs. oxycodone

Yes, it would be best to avoid all Acetaminophen.

If you switch to Oxycodone, most likely you would require dose of approx. 10 mg of Oxycodone, maybe even less, which would be a fairly low dose.

When you have a doctor who is willing to prescribe Oxycodone, I would go for this option.
by QyX
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Cannabis

Can you say what strain of cannabis you are taking, QyX? I looked at the tedtalk you linked and one thing that leaped out was the effect of the slight change in strain on the autistic kids - one strain worked like a miracle and a different one made no impact at all. None of the four strains of cann...
by QyX
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Cannabis

It is honestly incredible how great Cannabis is working for me. In the past days I was going into town every day while normally I stay home for weeks, barely got out of bed because I felt so exhausted and wasted. Now even with (minor) sedation caused by THC during the day, I am so much more active a...
by QyX
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Cannabis

So I can report that it is still working and that Cannabis was not a two day wonder thingy. I needed two sprays yesterday ... however I was less impaired and sedated than the day before while falling asleep at my normal RLS peak hour was still not a problem. Also I feel much better this day, not so ...
by QyX
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Cannabis

There is medical marijuana for smoking and inhaling purposes available via prescription through a pharmacy. My doctor already told me that she is willing to prescribe medical marijuana after I've taken Sativex for a couple of weeks to see what my overall response to THC is. Overall we have one big p...

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