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by lhoff12085
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

Qyx, One thing I'm sure you could help me with is I'm trying to find out when Horizant and methadone are at their max in my system. Is that the T-max? I haven't found any graphs or data on that and I know Dr B was trying to maximize their effectiveness in the afternoon for the first dose. Maybe I'm ...
by lhoff12085
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

I actually have been taking it and it does help. It somewhat depends on what I get i.e. it's not always consistent in its potency. I find that regardless of the type I get. Is there a specific kind you get that you think is better? I found out about it here! I had no idea how it worked so thanks for...
by lhoff12085
Wed May 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

I will let you know, QyX, if I do go on it. I'm seeing my doctor in June and have no idea how he'll react to it. He may not have any experience w it but I'm going to ask that he talk to Dr B if not. The extra Horizant isn't working which is too bad. Unfortunately, Dr B can't prescribe for me so I'll...
by lhoff12085
Mon May 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

I had my appt w Dr B. He was fabulous! It's amazing to talk to a doctor that knows RLS so well. I learned a lot. As for my iron, he said it was fine. The big difference w my Ferritin from 2017 to 2019 he suspects is bc Ferritin is "acute phase reactive" which essentially means it reacts to things su...
by lhoff12085
Tue May 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

Interesting! He said he was worried about me storing too much iron. My labs are: FERRITIN 99 ng/ml ( was 187 in 2017) IRON TOTAL 165 mcg/dl ( was 145 in 2017) % SATURATION 61 %(CALC) ( was 55 in 2017) I'm not sure what I'm looking for but clearly the FERRITIN was much higher 2 years ago when I was s...
by lhoff12085
Mon May 11, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

Seemed to have "lost" my previous note to QyX. Hmm. Thanks for all the info on opioids etc. It's very helpful. I have tried Kratom and find it's very helpful w calming me down when I feel symptoms coming on. It's potency can be intermittent though. My doctor had me stop taking iron bc my levels were...
by lhoff12085
Mon May 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

I was wondering about that. I was going to check w our RLS literature but not sure it's in there. I need to be armed when I go in! Thank you!
by lhoff12085
Sat May 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

Thanks - you've given me a lot to think about and discuss w my doctor. I see him in early June. I dread the discussion bc he's said many times that he either can't or won't increase the methadone dosage much - whatever that is. I'm not sure why that is. I have no idea what is considered "a lot" with...
by lhoff12085
Wed May 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer

Does your doctor understand the science behind combining doses or is it rather trying different things? I've pushed my doctor and he seems stuck on methadone only. I've tried taking an extra methadone but it doesn't do anything. I will use your example when I see him and see how he reacts. I'm wonde...
by lhoff12085
Tue May 05, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buckfuhrer

Well, glad I clarified w Dr B what he'd said. He IS willing to consult w me! I'm trying to schedule now but his admin needs his permission. I'll let you know what happens....
by lhoff12085
Tue May 05, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buckfuhrer

Well...he got back to me which I appreciate, but offered to do a consult w my doctor. I'm hesitant to ask my doctor bc it will read that I don't think he knows what he's doing and I think he prides himself on being an expert. Ugh. It feels like it's all around liability but I was only asking for a d...
by lhoff12085
Mon May 04, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buckfuhrer

Betty asked if I'd tried Lyrica and I haven't. That may be a possibility that I'm not aware of. I will let you all know if I receive a reply from Dr B to my email. Maybe he'll talk to me after he sees my email - never know. I was thinking he may not be very busy now w everything shut down. Thanks ag...
by lhoff12085
Mon May 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buckfuhrer

So I tried to call and his secretary said I had to see him face-to-face before he would do either a phone consult or video call. Honestly. I will try to email him. I preferred not to do that bc it's less effective....thanks for giving me his email Better.
by lhoff12085
Mon May 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buckfuhrer

Thanks for the responses. I don't need him to prescribe - my dr does that - I need a second opinion to take along w me when I meet w my dr. I'm thinking I need an additional drug, not an increase in my methadone, and my dr doesn't seem to understand the options. I don't think he's up on recent treat...
by lhoff12085
Sat May 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second opinion w Dr Buchfuhrer
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: Second opinion w Dr Buckfuhrer

I mean Levadopa (Sinemet) NOT Lyrica!

Moderator's note: I corrected your previous post, replacing Lyrica wtih levo-carbidopa (Sinemet).