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by srgraves01
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Cold medicine
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Cold medicine

Dr. B. told me some antihistamimes are OK. Benadryl is an anticholinergic drug. Claritin and allegra are two of the ones that are OK. They are not anticholinergic. They also have them in generic forms. I also take vitamin C, zinc , vitamin D, Vitamin K, and copper. These all help your immune system....
by srgraves01
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sleeping on the floor vs. In bed
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Sleeping on the floor vs. In bed

I usually put a couple of towels down and a pillow. I think it may be because it is a hard surface.

Steve
by srgraves01
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sleeping on the floor vs. In bed
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Sleeping on the floor vs. In bed

One thing I seem to have found out is that when my symptoms are not in good control with meds that I am able to sleep better on the floor than in bed. I first notuced this when I would be foam rolling in the middle of the night and then I would later wake up, realizing that I had fallen asleep while...
by srgraves01
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: dipyramidol 75mg for RLS
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: dipyramidol 75mg for RLS

I tried dipyramidol. But unlike Holland, who I believe it helped, it made me worse, significantly worse; I had some of my worst nights ever. So if you try it be careful.

Steve
by srgraves01
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Keto & RLS
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Keto & RLS

I was on keto for about 4 months in 2014. I did not take any meds during that time and my RLS was under control. But after 4 months it stopped working. I started it again in December of 2019 and have been doing it since then. My RLS is worse now and it did not totally control my symptoms this time. ...
by srgraves01
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Side effects from all opioids
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Side effects from all opioids

I rotate from methadone to mirapex .25 mg, 300 mg gabapentin and alprazolam .5mg to 1.5mg, depending on how well it is working. After augmentation I developed jerking and the alprazolam does a reasonable job of stopping the jerking. The problem with alprazolam is you develop a tolerance for it and i...
by srgraves01
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Buprenorphine vs Methadone
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Buprenorphine vs Methadone

I have taken both. One of the side effects of Buprenorphine is muscle tightness and pain. Although this is not a common side effect, I experienced this side effect. It built up slowly over time and eventually became intolerable. I switched to methadone and I tolerate it much better - no alerting and...
by srgraves01
Wed May 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Fasting, keto and lectin free diet
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Fasting, keto and lectin free diet

I did a version of keto back in 2014. It helped my RLS. I didn't take any RLS meds during that time. After four months my symptoms came back and I stopped the keto. I was doing a version of dirty keto where I kept eating oils like soybean oil in salad dressing. Last December my wife and I started do...
by srgraves01
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication for irregular use
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Medication for irregular use

I found that alprazolam worked for me for the short term when I was younger. However at my current age the side effects of mental confusion make it an undesirable alternative.

Steve
by srgraves01
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: myoclonus
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: myoclonus

My myclonus increased a lot after I augmented the first time. After not taking a DA for a long period of time pramapraxole helped to reduce the amount of myoclonus I have prior to sleep and during sleep. I augmented a second time in 2017 and my myoclonus became even more severe. I occasionally take ...
by srgraves01
Mon May 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Wahls diet for WED? Trying it.
Replies: 96
Views: 24315

Re: Wahls diet for WED? Trying it.

Thanks for the good wishes. Even though the film worked pretty good when I was still taking a higher dose of the alprazolam, things are not that great presently. I am trying not to go up too fast on the belbuca, because I want the effects of the alprazolam to wear off first, so I don't end up taking...
by srgraves01
Mon May 06, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 93
Views: 8152

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

Glad to hear that it has helped so much. Hope you can overcome the hiccup. Even if you had to keep at a low level of kratom, I think this could be considered an excellent result.

Steve
by srgraves01
Mon May 06, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Wahls diet for WED? Trying it.
Replies: 96
Views: 24315

Re: Wahls diet for WED? Trying it.

I have the buprenorphine film. No more codeine either.

Steve
by srgraves01
Mon May 06, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suboxone questions
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Suboxone questions

Wantok, Nervousness is a side effect of both of the drugs in suboxone. So there is no way to tell other than to try the belbuca to see if it would be any better. When I was taking the sublingual buprenorphine, I misunderstood and thought it was generic suboxone. Later I read up on it and realized wh...
by srgraves01
Mon May 06, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Wahls diet for WED? Trying it.
Replies: 96
Views: 24315

Re: Wahls diet for WED? Trying it.

No. After I stopped the sublingual buprenorphine, the pain specialist put me on codeine without Tylenol. It was too low of a dose to do much good. I then started alprazolam with the codiene, which helped my jerking. But I still felt tired during the day. After a period of time, I just couldn't go wi...