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by 2BassetMom
Thu May 17, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Prescription Refills

I think you may have something there, I've been asking myself that very thing. Sometimes when I wake up it is just that-waking up and then in a few minutes the rls kicks in. I'll mention this to my pain management doctor's PA She is really helping me. She just ok'd my getting my OxyContin a day earl...
by 2BassetMom
Thu May 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Exercise

While on your recumbent bike do you read or watch tv? I've been thinking of getting an exercise bike for the night time episodes of rls.
by 2BassetMom
Mon May 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Over-the-counter sleep aids
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Over-the-counter sleep aids

I find that sleep aid medication of any kind makes my rls much worse. Sorry. It's so hard when we can't get enough sleep. I try all the usual methods: baths, music, and such but it usually is up to the whims of the rls.
by 2BassetMom
Mon May 07, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Prescription Refills

I have found there is not much improvement since I am taking the ER OxyContin at night and the oxycodone during the day. I have a good night without any rls and then the next night I'm waking up 2-3 times a night. There is improvement during the day. I am paying attention to what I eat and my activi...
by 2BassetMom
Thu May 03, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Prescription Refills

Good news: my PA is working with me to tweak the opioids to where I get some relief. She has listened and I am so grateful. Dr. Poceta at Scripps suggested an ER OxyContin at bedtime and a dose of oxycodone mid day. So far all I have been prescribed is the bedtime dose of 15mg OxyContin and that bar...
by 2BassetMom
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Prescription Refills

Restless shoulder is awful! The only thing that can help is heat. It is the creepiest feeling. I sent off a carefully worded message to my PA tonight. Hopefully she will read it in the morning.
by 2BassetMom
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Prescription Refills

I've almost come up with a message that might work. Meanwhile in reading the notes that Dr. Poceta sent home with me from Scripps, I found that I can message him through a patient portal. I don't know how I overlooked this, maybe sleep deprivation? So if I don't get any further help from my PA I wil...
by 2BassetMom
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Prescription Refills

My PA prescribed OxyContin CR 15mg, I tablet at bedtime. The first night I took it I didn't fall asleep until after 1:00am and that was after dealing with restless legs off and on during the evening. I woke several times with rls finally rising at 5:30 to get ready to go to my regular Tues/Wed Bible...
by 2BassetMom
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

All good ideas, thanks! I like the idea of tea with milk. I tolerate caffeine in small amounts so black tea would do. I had thought of coconut milk and will give that a try.
by 2BassetMom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 10
Views: 347

What Calms You in the Night?

i’m finding thst my old stand-by for calm when I get up at night now not such a good thing. My comfort drink at least once a night, has been hot chocolate made with whole milk & Hershey’s Syrup. Decadent, I know! I think I may be having issues with Dairy. So I need some ideas to replace my hot c...
by 2BassetMom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Calm Legs
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Calm Legs

I'll try Calm Legs if I can find it. I was hoping to just pick some up but the 3 stores I checked in were out. My local pharmacy can probably order it in. (yes, Yawny, I we have 2 basset hounds, Maggie & Matilda. The funniest dogs ever!)
by 2BassetMom
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Calm Legs
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Calm Legs

I was looking through the notes from my visit to Scripps and found Calm Legs written at the top of a page. I remember my doctor mentioning this-over-the counter pill and that it might help. I had forgotten all about it until today. So my question is; has anyone tried this? I plan to pick up a bottle...
by 2BassetMom
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Prescription Refills

Joanie, Thanks for the encouraging word. I am in the 6-8 hour cycle is-it-time yet circle. If I go every 6 hours I run out of pills (why bother putting that time on?) 8 hours finds my legs dancing and back hurting. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to try the ER oxycodone.
by 2BassetMom
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Prescription Refills

It's time for another refill on my oxycodone. I learned my lesson last month and I messaged my PA a week plus one day with the request. I mentioned the reaction I was experiencing on Requip, anxiety, and let her know that I stopped it because the anxiety was harder to deal with than the RLS. I also ...
by 2BassetMom
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinerole and anxiety
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Ropinerole and anxiety

After visiting a quality care center in February, I have been taking .25mg of Ropinirole nightly. I had traveled to La Jolla to see a doctor at Scripps Medical Center. I told him about augmenting on dopamine agonists and he prescribed Ropinirole. He says it is a gentler d.a, I took it for 30 days an...

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