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by Dkee
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Good sleep results with Belsomra
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Good sleep results with Belsomra

I want to clarify my original post about Belsomra. I do not use this drug to deal with the urge to move my legs, I use it instead to help me get into the mental relaxed state required to sleep. I use other drugs for the leg movement problem. For me correcting one without correcting the other is just...
by Dkee
Wed May 24, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Good sleep results with Belsomra
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Good sleep results with Belsomra

Sorry to hear that Ruth, I have BCBS and they have paid for the first prescription. I understand that it's expensive and some of us can't afford the purchase every month. I understand Horizant is also expensive and works for some people. Does anyone have any ideas on how those of us who either don't...
by Dkee
Tue May 23, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Good sleep results with Belsomra
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Good sleep results with Belsomra

The abbreviated story: I have not been able to get to sleep before 3 AM for the last 5 years because as I described it, "I could not shut my mind down." In other words I couldn't stop thinking about things (any and everything). Over the last 5 years I have tried Many drugs with poor result...
by Dkee
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Circadian Disorders and Depression
Replies: 40
Views: 4535

Re: Circadian Disorders and Depression

Regarding comments of May 8, 2016 by Badnights, "It kind of blows my mind that researchers aren't all over this, but a look at the literature will tell you why - the existence of this phenomenon is not covered in any general description of WED/RLS that I can recall" I think you hit the nai...
by Dkee
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: L-Theanine Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 4543

Re: L-Theanine Experiment

I also find that exhausting my body (either by work or play) works just about as good as anything!
by Dkee
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: L-Theanine Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 4543

Re: L-Theanine Experiment

Update to my Nov 5, 2013 post... I have found that (or it seems) my body adapts to the L-Theanine and Valarin Root after 10 - 14 days of continuous use so I tried using it for 3-5 days in a row and then stop taking it for 7-10 days and then repeating taking it again. As long as I do this I get good ...
by Dkee
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 25
Views: 7967

Re: Got sleep? What's your jam?

I fly as high as I possibly can! Literally! And if no ones looking I may do a hammerhead or two. Nothing like looking straight down at the ground from 5,000'.
by Dkee
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS/Methadone/Groin Buzz
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: RLS/Methadone/Groin Buzz

So do you think it is associated with the Methadone?
by Dkee
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS/Methadone/Groin Buzz
Replies: 3
Views: 366

RLS/Methadone/Groin Buzz

This question is directed to those who are primararly on Methadone as a treatment for RLS. Has anyone with RLS and on Methadone for treatment experienced the sensation of a buzzing (similar to the sensation of a cell phone in your pocket buzzing during the ring cycle) in the groin area? The buzz may...
by Dkee
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: L-Theanine Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 4543

Re: L-Theanine Experiment

After reading the post on the effects of L-Theanine I decided to give it a try, my normal sleep pattern is getting to bed between 1-3 A.M. and getting to sleep an hour later. The following are my results... I started taking the following at 9P.M.: L-Theanine (200 mg), Melatonin (10 mg) and Valerian ...
by Dkee
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Mind won't relax/can't sleep
Replies: 21
Views: 2195

Re: Mind won't relax/can't sleep

Ok here is the short term sleep results of me using the following drugs: Melatonin 10 mg, Valerian Root 500 mg, L-Theanine 200 mg. Taken at 9 P.M. One each. And I DID NOT discontinue my doctor prescribed drugs. After taking the drugs at 9 P.M. I am sleepy by 10-10:30 P.M. I go to bed and my ability ...
by Dkee
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Mind won't relax/can't sleep
Replies: 21
Views: 2195

Re: Mind won't relax/can't sleep

Thanks for your replays, after I posted this I found exactly what you were referring to. Polar Bear your reading my mail as what you described is me. I am going to try some of the suggested unproven homeopathic drugs first and see what results I get. I will let you know if I get positive results. I ...
by Dkee
Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Mind won't relax/can't sleep
Replies: 21
Views: 2195

Mind won't relax/can't sleep

Ok here's the scenario: Yes I have RLS, and when it's under control (no uncontrolled leg movement while in bed) and I try to go to sleep I find that my mind won't relax (quit thinking) and I can't sleep. In other words no matter what time I go to bed I won't go to sleep until 3 to 4 A.M.. I have had...