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by JTDoran2
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Augmentation questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: Augmentation questions

Two years ago, I experienced augmentation when I reached 0.5 mg of Mirapex per night. My doctor prescribed a long, slow reduction in the Mirapex. I went down to 0.375 for a month then 0.25 for a month then0 .125 for a month then 0.065 for a month. At that point, I went cold turkey for two weeks. We ...
by JTDoran2
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 12549

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

I have experienced mixed results with Restiffic foot pads. At $ 300+, the wraps are way over-priced and may not be durable enough for long-term use. Inserting one's foot in the pad is problematic. I never know if the ball of my foot is correctly positioned in the pad. Color coding the part of the pa...
by JTDoran2
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Localized Approaches to Dealing with RLS
Replies: 2
Views: 2630

Re: Localized Approaches to Dealing with RLS

Here is an NIH review of devices to locally reduce RLS symptoms:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4671777/
by JTDoran2
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Localized Approaches to Dealing with RLS
Replies: 2
Views: 2630

Localized Approaches to Dealing with RLS

I usually find relief from a tingling foot by applying an ice pack for 30 seconds. My doctor does not know how or why it works, other than to say the coldness may shock nerve endings. Similarly, I wonder if a local patch that delivers a numbing agent might work? Does anyone have any information abou...
by JTDoran2
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Erratic results with Gabapentin
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

Re: Erratic results with Gabapentin

I weaned off Mirapex for 20 nights, while experimenting with Gabapentin (300-600 mg). Experienced varying symptoms every night regardless of the Gaba dose. My doctor now has name back on Mirapex (125 mg) and Gabapentin (300 mg). He says the Gaba should keep me from increasing Mirapex dose. So far, h...

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