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by lhoff12085
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone in Florida?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Methadone in Florida?

My doctor in Sarasota FL gave me the name of his friend who is in Boca Raton. Not sure where you are. His name is: Dr Nat Chediak. Please let us know if you've found someone.
by lhoff12085
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opioid Combinations
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Opioid Combinations

I noticed it when I first started taking it but it seems to be worse lately. I will go see my primary doctor though. Appreicate your advice! Will let you know.....thanks again.
by lhoff12085
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opioid Combinations
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Opioid Combinations

Hi QyX! I take rigorous exercise classes (aerobics, weights) and find it's tougher to catch my breath. Doesn't really make sense to me that this would get worse over time so maybe I'm just recognizing it more. I do find that even when walking, I sometimes can't talk and walk at the same time bc I ne...
by lhoff12085
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opioid Combinations
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Opioid Combinations

I'm having some trouble w breathing the longer I'm on methadone (10mg/day). I'm wondering if I switched to some combination of opioids if this would lesson. How prevalent is being on 2 opioids for RLS and what are they? Thanks, Laura
by lhoff12085
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone in Florida?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Methadone in Florida?

BTW please look at the RLS website for the list of recommended doctors. No sure who's listed there now but that's where I found Dr Adams.
by lhoff12085
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone in Florida?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Methadone in Florida?

I'm sorry to be late to this post. I live in Sarasota and have a great doctor who prescribes methadone. He also gave me the name of a doctor on the east coast who will also. my doctor is: Glenn Adams, 1625 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota. I can't put my hands on the doctor he recommended but will look if you...
by lhoff12085
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Burning in arms and legs in early morning
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Burning in arms and legs in early morning

You’re amazing! I so appreciate all the information. I’m relieved that I have more options than I realized. I’m not sure if the Horizant is working - I still have the burning/aching but it’s not as severe - so I may try doubling the dose to see if that helps I feel a difference. I don’t know much ab...
by lhoff12085
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Burning in arms and legs in early morning
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Burning in arms and legs in early morning

So sorry - I forgot to tell you my dosage. I'm on 5mg methadone in the morning and at night. I take 600mg of Horizant at night (~5). My doctor said he could prescribe a higher level of methadone but that there was a limit. Not sure what that means since he said this when I first went on it. BTW I'm ...
by lhoff12085
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Burning in arms and legs in early morning
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Burning in arms and legs in early morning

Thanks so much! I was wondering if I could take different opioids i.e. if that was something that RLS drs prescribe. If I understand (b) correctly, that's what you're doing? And thanks for the info on Lyrica. I have no experience w that. I just don't want to take anything that creates augmentation. ...
by lhoff12085
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Burning in arms and legs in early morning
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Burning in arms and legs in early morning

I'm taking Horizant again which (just looked) is prescribed for neuropathy. Maybe Lyrica is better or would work better on me anyway. I don't have any numbness or tingling. I've always have "pain", severe achiness the whole time w my RLS but this seems either more severe or slightly differ...
by lhoff12085
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Burning in arms and legs in early morning
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Burning in arms and legs in early morning

Well it's always worthwhile to look into. Thanks for the tip. I see my doctor in November and will talk to him about it.
by lhoff12085
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Burning in arms and legs in early morning
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Burning in arms and legs in early morning

I've only heard of neuropathy related to feet. Thanks for the thought - I will pursue that. Is there a relationship to RLS?
by lhoff12085
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Burning in arms and legs in early morning
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Burning in arms and legs in early morning

Thanks Holland. I will talk to my dr about it. He's a sleep specialist so hopefully he's read about IV iron. I'm pretty discouraged. I appreciate your quick response. Laura
by lhoff12085
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Burning in arms and legs in early morning
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Burning in arms and legs in early morning

I have been through many medications and have been on methadone for 2.5 years. I am now having burning and aching in my upper arms and thighs, starting around 3am. My history is that my medication loses effectiveness after ~2 years. I've already been on ropinirole, then Horizant, now methadone. I ha...
by lhoff12085
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Side Effect? A warm, dull, heavy feeling in calves at night
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Side Effect? A warm, dull, heavy feeling in calves at night

You may be finding that the ropinirole is no longer as effective. I'm just about to post my own issue. I find that w/in 2 years, my medications are not nearly as effective so I have to switch. I started on ropinirole, then changed to Horizant, and now am on methadone. I'm now having symptoms of burn...

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