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by srgraves01
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Side effects from all opioids
Replies: 14
Views: 569

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: 2
Views: 103

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: 2049

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: 838

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: 468

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: 23905

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: 6494

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: 23905

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: 455

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: 23905

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...
by srgraves01
Fri May 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: IRLS Study group and iron IVs
Replies: 13
Views: 2113

Re: IRLS Study group and iron IVs

Thanks Holland.

Steve
by srgraves01
Fri May 03, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Wahls diet for WED? Trying it.
Replies: 96
Views: 23905

Re: Wahls diet for WED? Trying it.

Going Keto only helped me for about four months in 2014 I think. It seems like it has helped you longer. But I took no medications during that time. The only thing I can say that might help a little is to fast. Drink water only for a day. This has helped me during some of my worst times. But unfortu...
by srgraves01
Fri May 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: IRLS Study group and iron IVs
Replies: 13
Views: 2113

Re: IRLS Study group and iron IVs

What is the dose used in IV iron?

Steve
by srgraves01
Fri May 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: IRLS Study group and iron IVs
Replies: 13
Views: 2113

Re: IRLS Study group and iron IVs

You might try doing this with a hematologist. Hematologists do this kind of procedure more frequently than neurologists. Your doctor may just be uncomfortable about doing a procedure that he/she is unfamiliar with. You might see if you can find a hematologist who can help you.

Steve
by srgraves01
Thu May 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suboxone questions
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Suboxone questions

Thanks.

Steve