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by QyX
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: My pharma diary
Replies: 137
Views: 19062

Re: My pharma diary

I will write more about nicotine once I am more sure about it effects. However I won't be sure about its effects until I have stopped nicotine for 1-2 weeks again and see how it is without nicotine. Just two days ago I finished my withdraw from Diazepam and currently I am suffering from hypersomnia....
by QyX
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Nicotine Mints - Personal Success
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Nicotine Mints - Personal Success

This is weird ... always when I have traveled home over christmas or some round birthday I kinda relapse and start smoking again. For some weird reasons ... these are always the days of the year where I have no trouble sleeping at all. So this might be worth investigating. I will order one of those...
by QyX
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: My pharma diary
Replies: 137
Views: 19062

Re: My pharma diary

badnights: Zopiclone might be one factor you not having the energy you want to have. I get it. There is good reason why you take it and for patients like us taking a hypnotic daily is the better choice then not taking them. When you were able to sleep without your normal dose of Zopiclone, that woul...
by QyX
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication causing Apathy?
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Medication causing Apathy?

I'm joining the conversation late, Steve, but another option to relieve the depression - perhaps in addition to rotation with tramadol - is you could try lifting weights. As a runner, you may not spend much time on strength exercises, but adding some powerlifting might help. Some people I know at m...
by QyX
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Antipsychotics? Car accedent???
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: Antipsychotics? Car accedent???

@RLS ouch You might have more energy after stopping the pramipexole - it caused extreme daytime sluggishness in me., I hope your goal is to stop the pramipexole. Yes, I can only agree on that. Even with only medium RLS, I view dopamine agonists more like emergency drugs, just like Benzodiazepines w...
by QyX
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1369

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

I just was thinking...maybe Tramadol and Lyrica are really a good combination. If Lyrica helps with any seizure issues from Tramadol. And Tramadol helps with any depression issues from Lyrica. Sounds like they are made for each other. I have been taking Tramadol for years with no issues. So I'm not...
by QyX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1369

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

When you take long action opioids, you take the medication 30 to 60 minutes before any symptoms appear to make sure there is already enough of the drug in the system. There also should be a short action version of Dihydrocodeine available, however it is not a very popular drug and in Germany they on...
by QyX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1369

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Okay, I see. Here is the thing: short acting high potent opioids like Hydrocodone (Hydrocodone is just as potent as Morphine!) are not that good for RLS since you want coverage for the hole night. I heard they approved an XR (extended release) version of Hydrocodone this year. But you also would hav...
by QyX
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1369

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Okay, I see. Here are some more basic infos for you: When you increase the Lyrica dose too fast, you will feel horrible. That is normal and would be expected. If you increase the dose, only do it slowly ... like 50 mg every 2-3 days. I also would not be surprised if you develop a tolerance to the ne...
by QyX
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Nicotine
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Nicotine

Inspired by one article in this forum where a member did experiment with nicotine as a possible treatment options for RLS I yesterday started my own research. First, here is the link to the original article in the board: http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=10275 So after I did some research (...
by QyX
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1369

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Ok...worked 2 nights in a row. I read somewhere that gabapentin helped more with sleep issues than Lyrica. Only problem is if i take enough gabapentin by itself to actually help then I don't like how i feel at all. More so than Lyrica. (Which i don't care for either) Combining the two seems to work...
by QyX
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication causing Apathy?
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Medication causing Apathy?

At this point, I think that it is my doctor's intention that Tramadol is a temporary treatment. I see her again in January and I will not be surprised if she wants to switch me back to methadone at that time. But all that is really a guess on my part. As for the SNRI properties, in my case that cou...
by QyX
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Antipsychotics? Car accedent???
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: Antipsychotics? Car accedent???

Antipsychotics can cause RLS (as a side effect) or worsen a pre-existing RLS. Based on my experience with antipsychotics (have taken them for 8+ years) and my own RLS disorder I must say that antipsychotics are EXTREMELY bad for RLS and I would look talk to your doctor if there is any possibility to...
by QyX
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication causing Apathy?
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Medication causing Apathy?

Final update - I increased my dose of Tramadol ER yesterday and finally got a reasonable amount of sleep last night (6.5 hrs). I would have gotten more, but I just didn't feel tired at bedtime. Today, I feel good and have started enjoying the fact that I can experience happiness and other emotions ...
by QyX
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication causing Apathy?
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Medication causing Apathy?

She has already indicated a willingness to switch to Tramadol, so hopefully I can get some without too much delay. Tramadol is not a good opioid for RLS. While it might work in some cases, Tramadol is the most stimulating opioids of all opioids on the market (in my opinion). I once had a roommate w...

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