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by yawny
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Keeping your prescriptions safe
Replies: 5
Views: 33

Keeping your prescriptions safe

Hi Everyone, My mother just had her prescription medication stolen this week and I immediately thought of our community here because of the difficulty in getting prescriptions filled, let alone replaced. The woman who stole the medication cleaned my mother's and other family member's homes for years...
by yawny
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kava?
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Kava?

I have a bottle of Kava Kava that I've used a few times for anxiety during sleep. It was awhile ago but I remember it was very helpful for anxiety but nothing else. At the same time I was using MMJ and often needed something when I woke up because I'd have waves of anxiety that made it impossible to...
by yawny
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: Worried

I don't take opioids. After joining this discussion board and learning about RLS/WED, hearing people's stories, and learning how important the option of opioids is...I have a passionate opinion and deep concern about this non-prescribing trend. I think it's really illogical, and I worry about my fel...
by yawny
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Does anyone have a senior family member on lorazepan? I know it's in the same drug family as clonazepan. My 91 year old mother's doctor prescribed lorazepan 2mg per day about 10 years ago for stress. I have the same doctor. She wants to take my mother off the medication. Also because of alzymers. I...
by yawny
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Reducing Sulfur & Glutamate
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Low-Sulfur Diet

I did a search of the forum and found loads on ketogenic diets... legsbestill & Steve, I considered the ketogenic diet after my doctor said, "you need to go on the ketogenic diet" but I couldn't get past all the information I was learning about high glutamates in dairy and meat which ...
by yawny
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here looking for guidance.
Replies: 24
Views: 465

Re: New here looking for guidance.

devn67, just an opinion...medications are very tricky from them not working, to uncomfortable side effects, to withdrawal symptoms from "scaling back." If something was working well for me like Tramadol is for you, there is no way I would be open to trying a new medication. If you feel the...
by yawny
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Our Amazon purchases can support the RLS Foundation
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Our Amazon purchases can support the RLS Foundation

It's been a month since I joined AmazonSmile to support the RLS Foundation and my total contribution is $4.03...I imagine that buys a cup of coffee for some brilliant researcher looking for a medication for us that doesn't cause augmentation!
by yawny
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here looking for guidance.
Replies: 24
Views: 465

Re: New here looking for guidance.

Great advice...I'm wondering, would a doctor at one of the RLS Quality Care Centers be willing to keep a patient on Tramadol if it's working? Or Dr Buchfuhrer?
by yawny
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Bioidentical Progesterone...improved my sleep
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Bioidentical Progesterone...improved my sleep

Yes, it can be expensive but I wouldn't let that stop you, especially if it means feeling and sleeping better. Currently, my progesterone pills cost $30/month and the tube of cream costs $30 and lasts me about two months. From my experience, I'm at the starting level because I haven't reached menopa...
by yawny
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Seeking RLS doc in Portland
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Seeking RLS doc in Portland

...If that does not work, look into what would be necessary to travel to the nearest medical school. The doctors at theses schools seem to be less afraid of writing opioid prescriptions than doctors in small practices or who work under the umbrella of a local hospital. Steve, could you explain the ...
by yawny
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Two hours of sleep
Replies: 140
Views: 4371

Re: Two hours of sleep

That's one of my biggest challenges every day...drinking water is the last thing I have interest in but know it's so important (if it was coffee, every last drop would be gone and I'd be wondering where it all went). Straws and setting out the entire amount you need to drink for the day really does ...
by yawny
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: 'Sleep attack'
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: 'Sleep attack'

yawny and legs, I have found all of this to be very interesting because I had the opposite problem... Wow, Steve, that's quite a reaction to thyroid medication. And then to have your numbers stay the same after stopping medication. I've heard some interesting thyroid related stories but this one ta...
by yawny
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Coping with 58 hours air travel
Replies: 9
Views: 202

travel & opiods

Yankiwi, thanks for the detailed description of your trip...it really helps one get a sense of how to travel with RLS. I haven't traveled for several years because I'm dependent on MM to sleep. I asked my neurologist for drug options and he gave me a trial of Baclofen and Vicodin. I've tried the Bac...
by yawny
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Bioidentical Progesterone...improved my sleep
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Bioidentical Progesterone...improved my sleep

Exactly, I don't take any breaks from the cream and that works the best for me. I do have to add that after starting the cream, during the first 3-4 days, I was very emotional and "difficult to be around" (my husband's inflammatory words). But it was all good after that!

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