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by mudslide
Sat May 26, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Allaying friends' concerns re: kratom
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Allaying friends' concerns re: kratom

I have two dear friends who are aware of my RLS situation (possible termination of methadone) and are fretting about my experimenting with kratom. They've been reading cautionary statements on line about potential liver damage, addictiveness, etc. So have I, but I've been paying the most attention t...
by mudslide
Fri May 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Choosing a dispensary
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Choosing a dispensary

My pleasure, legsbestill! And thank *you* for adding "apposite" to my vocabulary.
by mudslide
Fri May 25, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

That's mind-boggling. All I can say is, I wish you the best, and thank you so much for serving as a moderator when you're dealing with these personal struggles so often.
by mudslide
Thu May 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Choosing a dispensary
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Choosing a dispensary

Oh sigh. How I wish it were simpler. But thanks, Steve. For some reason I am reminded of T.S. Eliot:

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
by mudslide
Thu May 24, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Choosing a dispensary
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Choosing a dispensary

I'll bet somewhere in the 29-page thread on medical marijuana my question is answered, but to save myself some time: Does anyone have suggestions on how to choose a reputable dispensary where the staff can advise knowledgeably on the best strains and delivery systems to treat RLS? I'm in Oregon, whe...
by mudslide
Tue May 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trying to cover my bases
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Trying to cover my bases

I have augmented on Mirapex, become depressed on Neupro, and done very well on 10 mg methadone, which I may be losing. In case I can't find a truly knowledgeable specialist locally, am I "ripe" to be seen at a quality sleep center, or should I have tried Horizont before going that route? (...
by mudslide
Mon May 21, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 26
Views: 1214

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Mudslide, so you took methadone + 0.125mg pramipexole + 2.5 teaspoons of Kratom last night? Yes, except that it was night before last. The Mirapex seems so clearly to be causing me insomnia that I quit taking it last night. Still had insomnia. Hoping it's just the Mirapex not being out of my system...
by mudslide
Mon May 21, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 26
Views: 1214

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

I would say buy an ounce or a couple of ounces and try it at different doses and see how it works for you. It may work wonderfully, it may not work at all. Thanks, Holland. At your suggestion I bought an ounce of Red Maeng Da from SoCal. Have used it the past two nights trying to overcome insomnia ...
by mudslide
Sun May 20, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 26
Views: 1214

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Mudslide, there are lots of different kinds of kratom, the most commonly recommended in these forums seems to be the red vein Borneo. That's what I use. I would start at a half a teaspoon, wait an hour or so and if no effect try another half teaspoon. Holland, I've been reading a kratom website or ...
by mudslide
Sat May 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Let's Talk Table Tennis
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Re: Let's Talk Table Tennis

Yes!! I love table tennis and was playing twice a week until I cracked a pelvic bone back in February. My ultimate PT goal is to be back in the game. I'm 74 and the oldest of the group I play with, but not by much. I think everyone's well over 50. We are competitive but not serious about it, and who...
by mudslide
Sat May 19, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

Steve, many thanks -- I am inspired by your suggestions. Ann, thanks for explaining the out-of-state process. Sounds like you eventually moved to California to be close to Dr. B. -- ? Wow. I will send up prayers that he won't retire any time soon. I was just reading over your post above, and I'm ama...
by mudslide
Sat May 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

Thanks, Steve. Do you suggest the question about augmentation because it'll give a good clue to the doc's level of familiarity? Seems like a shrewd tactic even if I'm not augmenting at the time. And I will definitely carry along a copy of the article.
by mudslide
Fri May 18, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

Ann, you've got it right about not seeing the worst of it yet. I've just gotten a little glimpse into the trend. After my PCP's office informed me out of the blue that he was no longer practicing there, and that their other providers did not prescribe methadone, I had to go back to PeaceHealth, a PP...

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