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by IThinkImInTorture
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 83
Views: 32223

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Homer, not problem with raising old questions. Sometimes it is easier to ask than to do a lengthy search. Amatryptilin (aka Elavil) is a very old tri-cyclic anti-depressant (TCA) and it has the potential for aggravating RLS as much as the newer SSRI and SNRI anti-depressants. The only anti-depressa...
by IThinkImInTorture
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 83
Views: 32223

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

My RLS was under control with 1000mg of Magnesium Glycinate and 10,000mcg of Biotin unless I exercised prompting the addition of two Aleve, but RLS was manageable. Then I started taking 25mg of Zoloft and my sleep has really been negatively impacted due to RLS symptoms. I need the Zoloft as I am ver...
by IThinkImInTorture
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Vein Clinic Consult
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Vein Clinic Consult

I had ablation done on both the left and right great saphinus vein and also sclerotherapy.Doc says could take up to a year to tell but that is just lip service. I am controlling my RLS nicely with 2xAleve, 4xmagnesium glycinate and 10,000ug of biotin nightly. I can no longer run because of excess we...
by IThinkImInTorture
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Venous Disease Proposed by Ekbom as RLS Cause (1944)
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Venous Disease Proposed by Ekbom as RLS Cause (1944)

The effect of endovenous laser ablation on restless legs syndrome C A Hayes 1 , J R Kingsley, K R Hamby, J Carlow Affiliations PMID: 18467618 DOI: 10.1258/phleb.2007.007051 Abstract Objectives: Venous disease was proposed as a cause of restless legs syndrome (RLS) by Dr Karl A Ekbom in 1944, but has...
by IThinkImInTorture
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Vein Clinic Consult
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Vein Clinic Consult

I had the ultrasound today which revealed blood pooling in my great saphenous vein in both legs. I’m scheduling the next step procedure of destroying the veins as ~20% of vein disease patients had RLS symptom relief.
by IThinkImInTorture
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: I Think I Found A Possible Cause and Definite Treatment for RLS
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: I Think I Found A Possible Cause and Definite Treatment for RLS

Nope, false alarm. However, the Biotin, B1 and methylated B12 do help the body lessen the symptoms but don't cure RLS.
by IThinkImInTorture
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Vein Clinic Consult
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Vein Clinic Consult

Hello I went to get a Vein Clinic consult with a follow up leg vein ultrasound Thursday. The vein doctor says many people who get varicose vein removal treatment due to venous insufficiency notice their Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms are treated with good results. Anybody else had the sclerotherapy ...
by IThinkImInTorture
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Vericose Vein Treatment Success?
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Vericose Vein Treatment Success?

Has anyone cured their RLS with varicose vein treatments?
by IThinkImInTorture
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: I Think I Found A Possible Cause and Definite Treatment for RLS
Replies: 4
Views: 725

I Think I Found A Possible Cause and Definite Treatment for RLS

I think I am on to something here with the RLS cause and treatment regiment. I am dead serious. I'm a 48 year old white male with RLS and the MTHFR gene mutation. I, recently as of tonight, was able to treat my RLS with a methylated form of B12, Adenosylcobalamin 1000mcg. My RLS symptoms subdued wit...
by IThinkImInTorture
Fri May 15, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

I got so pissed off I lost composure yelling thru my scarf. I pulled thru and waited until they called and cancelled the first RX. The whole system is broken and the doctors are unaware of the process to be able to assist patients. But it worked. You knew what you needed and insisted you get it. Ho...
by IThinkImInTorture
Mon May 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

I got my McLean, VA neurologist to call a RX to a CVS with a drive thru. When I drive up they told me I couldn’t get the RX as another RX exists at the first CVS. I got so pissed off I lost composure yelling thru my scarf. I pulled thru and waited until they called and cancelled the first RX. The wh...
by IThinkImInTorture
Wed May 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

Here I am isolated at home with my wife and two daughters. My neurologist called in a RX of gabapentin but CVS won’t ship it to my house like other medications because Gabapentin is a controlled substance. I’m 48, obese with high blood pressure; high risk for COVID, yet I can’t get my prescribed me...
by IThinkImInTorture
Tue May 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

It sure seems twisted, doesn't it? Maybe your quickest solution is the one you suggested, to get the doc to re-send to a pharmacy that does drive-thru pickups. I just tried to register with express scripts. It prompts for member I’d or social security number. I used social security number and regis...
by IThinkImInTorture
Tue May 05, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

Another option is to have your doctor sent the prescription to a mail order pharmacy, such as Express Scripts. Express Scripts sends all sorts of controlled substances to me through the Postal Service or parcel delivery companies like FedEx and UPS. The problem is that it can take about two weeks t...
by IThinkImInTorture
Tue May 05, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

I’m compromising asking the doctor to resend the RX to a CVS with a drive thru.

I can’t buy an N95 mask as they are reserved for people working in high risk jobs.

In the end the doctors get paid and the person is left to fight for sufficient treatment.