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by QyX
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: CBD Dosage -
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: CBD Dosage -

Just start carefully with low doses and slowly work your way up. Are you taking any other medication for your RLS? Especially opioids work well together with cannabis. I use opioids to control the baseline movement and pain symptoms and then cannabis to promote sleep and treat the pain symptoms othe...
by QyX
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Gabapentin

When you are only taking 1.200 mg of Gabapentin, there is still much potential if higher doses might work. Maybe it does, maybe it does not but when you have taken Gabapentin that long, it is absolutely worth trying to see if a higher dose does improve things. Personally I had taken another antiepil...
by QyX
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Cold medicine
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Cold medicine

Juse use classic OTC pain meds like Ibuprofen, Aspirin or Paracetamol.

Do not take those advertised cold meds who often include a number of different active ingredients.
by QyX
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Can a treatment plan revolve around opioids?
Replies: 48
Views: 1444

Re: Can a treatment plan revolve around opioids?

Hopefully I don't have to go there yet .I will go get a blood test in friday.Hopefully they find my iron and ferritim are low so that I can be prescribed iron tablets.I am hoping that it will help. Not sure where you live but all western countries I know have iron tablets available OTC without pres...
by QyX
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Can a treatment plan revolve around opioids?
Replies: 48
Views: 1444

Re: Can a treatment plan revolve around opioids?

The problem is: when your RLS is severe enough that doctors are willing to prescribe opioids, then it is already bad enough that in most cases opioids alone can't do the job. Most doctors want to exhaust all other options before prescribing an opioid so while the answer to your question would be yes...
by QyX
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Sleep Bruxism (Grinding teeth while sleeping)
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Sleep Bruxism (Grinding teeth while sleeping)

Does anyone know of any research about the association of clenching or grinding teeth during the night and/or day and RLS? My dentist seems to think there is a relationship and my back teeth are showing signs of being clenched. I wear a night guard while sleeping, but need to start wearing one duri...
by QyX
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping Gabapentin
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Stopping Gabapentin

Tizanidine is an interesting choice, you are the first RLS patients I heard off who is taking it for that purpose.

So all you take is Tizanidine and it treats all your RLS symptoms well? As good as Gabapentin or even better?
by QyX
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 179
Views: 10027

Re: Cannabis

@Beth: have you received your cannabis? I wonder how it works for you. With me, so much has happened in the past weeks with new insights into my situation and the problems I am facing. The peak was monday when I heard back from the clinic for sleep & chrono medicine. It was the chief physician of th...
by QyX
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trazadone, Doxepin?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Trazadone, Doxepin?

If you want something for insomnia while having RLS, you should look into cannabis.

As the others already have said: the suggested drugs are poor choices when you have RLS.
by QyX
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Movement Disorder Specialist--Really?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Movement Disorder Specialist--Really?

I had long acting dopamine-agonists in the past. It was extended release pramipexole and in theory extended release dopamine-agonists like Requip XL can be helpful in delaying augmentation from dopamine-agonists. At least this effect could be demonstrated with the Neupro patch so it seems reasonable...
by QyX
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: CBD Dosage -
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: CBD Dosage -

I am pretty sure the trick is to work out your individual THC - CBD ratio, lately I've been increasing CBD more and more and reducing THC. I feel like, CBD is mostly for sleep quality, a little bit for certain pain related symptoms and to create some sedation.
by QyX
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Comimg off of Neupro Patch
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: Comimg off of Neupro Patch

Good luck! Seems like you are on the right track.
by QyX
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 285
Views: 14159

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Yankiwi. Your comment about excellent care when you get to the top of the queue is exactly how it is. Our family who are working in the NHS say the only way to get speedy treatment is to be carted in on a stretcher Ann.... Yes it's like this across the entire UK. The Tory government have been in po...
by QyX
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 285
Views: 14159

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

When you live in a big city in Germany, you normally can see a specialist within 2 months. Betties issue would be quickly fixed in Germany. Some doctor would just admit her to a hospital and then that's it. In the german system, they understand that it is an urgent issue and waiting longer will only...
by QyX
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 285
Views: 14159

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Oh Betty, please stay strong. 3 years waiting list? This is completely absurd considering your condition. There must be something you can do, especially with RLS as a comorbidity? Your quality of life suffers so much because you are not getting the correct treatment. And this is the United Kingdom ....