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by QyX
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin (2nd attempt)
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Melatonin (2nd attempt)

I was going to try melatonin but in New Zealand it is a prescription only drug. I get so many prescriptions I don't want to even ask for it since I'm dubious if it would help. In Germany it is prescription only, too but you can still order it online without any issues. Overall, I have to say that l...
by QyX
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)
Replies: 740
Views: 52469

Re: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)

I somehow can almost always feel that my RLS is there. There is no need for me to stop all meds and wait and see if my RLS still there. If I delay taking my meds for too long, I will experience quite severe RLS symptoms way before I experience any relevant withdrawal symptoms from stopping my meds. ...
by QyX
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)
Replies: 740
Views: 52469

Re: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)

Do understand what I am saying, you have to understand what a partial agonist / antagonist is. It is true that Buprenorphine has some unique antidepressant effects but I don't see how it could work for RLS as long as you take a significant dose of Buprenorphine. With the way Buprenorphine works, it ...
by QyX
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 115
Views: 3800

Re: Cannabis

Surprise, surprise: I am still stable, who would have thought, right? And even better: while it is still only basic, some form of self-regulation came back and I don't need to force myself into sleep with meds all the time because at least sometimes I get tired in an almost natural way. And when I h...
by QyX
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

Anyone know the max dosage of gabapentin? I'm getting conflicting info online. There is honestly no such thing like a max dosage for many drugs. At least you can't give a certain number safely that would account for all people and all circumstances. There will always be people who tolerate and requ...
by QyX
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

You can try DAs for a week and see how it goes. About increasing the dose: simply don't increase the dose and when the current does gets ineffective, pause the drug and restart it 2 weeks later. About withdrawing from DAs: let's assume ropinirole works this time and then stops working down at the ro...
by QyX
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Emergency Room Nightmare
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: Emergency Room Nightmare

These are truly terrifying situations, all through no fault of the patient. That it can happen scares and angers me. I am so sorry for those that experienced this. QyX said I can't believe they simply didn't give you the Tramadol and let you suffer from RLS symptoms for hours I think that in Steve'...
by QyX
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Emergency Room Nightmare
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: Emergency Room Nightmare

I've made similar experiences and was committed involuntary two times to a psychiatric clinic myself for "bipolar disorder" and "drug abuse" in the years before I was properly diagnosed with RLS. I am really very sorry to hear what has happened to you. What happened with the RLS ...
by QyX
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)
Replies: 740
Views: 52469

Re: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)

EeFall, I am very sorry to disappoint but Kratom will most likely not work for you because you are taking Buprenorphine. Buprenorphine partially antagonises opioid receptors since Buprenorphine is a partial agonist / antagonist on the opioid receptors and not a full agonist like almost all other opi...
by QyX
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Alertness--RLS vs. pain dosages?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Alertness--RLS vs. pain dosages?

It is my understanding that alerting is more of an individual specific situation than one of dose and that those of us with severe RLS are more likely to experience alerting (which is why doctors all seem to think that opioids are sedating). Therefore, if you are experiencing alerting with low dosa...
by QyX
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

Most likely your RLS has progressed beyond the point that gabapentin can control the symptoms. Many people with moderate RLS need something else (or in addtion to) gabapentin. There is a very slight possibility that Horizant or Lyrica will work, might be worth a try if you can get samples. Have you...
by QyX
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 115
Views: 3800

Re: Cannabis

Early december I started taking iron tablets together with folic acid. A blood test had revealed my low folic acid levels over a year ago but I was somewhat negligent with treating it. Additionally I even started taking Melatonin again since it has helped me a lot in the past but RLS symptoms forced...
by QyX
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: First post, my story
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: First post, my story

Regarding opioid tolerance: I think it is fair to say we RLS patients generally have less opioid tolerance issues than your average chronic pain patient has. Still, tolerance issues can still happen, however tolerance seems much easier to manage than it is with classic chronic pain when you have a d...
by QyX
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 49
Views: 1980

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

I've taken kratom for almost seven years, for RLS. It's really all I've taken. And it has worked very well until about a year ago when I started developing issues with tolerance. When I first started taking it, 1/2 tsp. was plenty, and it stayed enough for a couple of years. Now I'm up to 2 tsp. fo...
by QyX
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)
Replies: 740
Views: 52469

Re: Riding the Big One (RLS 24/7, Hanging Ten)

Oh wow, Buprenorphine is one of the least problematic opioids on the market. Compared to all the other opioids, it is difficult to abuse, has less potential for abuse and for a healthy adult it is almost impossible to fatally overdose on Buprenorphine. It is one of the safest and tolerable opioids o...

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