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by Stainless
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip and Sleep Quality
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: Requip and Sleep Quality

If you can get by on such a low dose of Requip,maybe you should try just Gabapentin and maybe avoid DA problems.
by Stainless
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: America's next big drug crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 157

America's next big drug crisis

Bloomberg had an article today about America's next big drug crisis; Benzodiazepines I've been on clonazepam for over 20 years and would love to find an alternative but have yet to. I tried for over a year to switch to DAs, Gabapentin, Kratom, supplements and even nothing at all. The only path I hav...
by Stainless
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Vacation and RLS
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Vacation and RLS

First, everyone with RLS seems to be different. That said distraction works wonders with me and I am a 50 year victim with serious symptoms. Just a night out on the town will give me a reprieve at least until I get home. A vacation works even better. I'm retired so I should have no stress, in fact v...
by Stainless
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom berry compote
Replies: 22
Views: 1904

Re: Kratom berry compote

I tried Kratom in brownies. I used a much higher dose than 1/2 teaspoon, choked down the brownies for a week but could not feel any effects. Just yesterday my wife pulled out the other half of what I bought more than a year ago and asked me what to do with it. I'm glad some get relief using it but n...
by Stainless
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: lorazepam and RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: lorazepam and RLS

Everything they say about dependency and quitting benzodiazepines is more than true. I've been on clonazepam for over 20 years for RLS. I would try a more holistic approach to anxiety like joining a gym, eat healthy, don't sweat the small stuff. If you need help sleeping try gabapentin. If you have ...
by Stainless
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 5821

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

And I think you mean ropinirole. It controlled my rls to sleep but turned my world upside down. I kept having to go to a higher dose and then extended release. My first night on it was perfect but that didn't last long. Maybe your bad night was quitting gabapentin quickly. I have quit with no effect...
by Stainless
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 5821

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

reliefs#1, I totally agree with your hesitation to take your mother off a benzo. I don't know lorazepam but I came off clonazepam at 58, just retired and was in excellent health and conditioning. It was the worst year of my life. A year later I went back on it to get back my quality of life. I made ...
by Stainless
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 5821

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

The test for dementia comes from a big Canadian study; Benzodiazepine use and risk of Alzheimer’s disease. You can read it at http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5205 It is a study of records of patients as opposed to following patients. The question they did not answer is whether it is the medicati...
by Stainless
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 5821

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Reliefis#1, We have very similar histories. I took .5 mg. clonazepam for about 10 years, I mg. for 5, 2 mg. for 5 and had just been raised to 3 mg. I thought it just helped me sleep but I later found it also helped control the disease and had no side effects. I asked my new doctor about the Alzheime...
by Stainless
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is anyone else still on clonazepam?
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Is anyone else still on clonazepam?

So Fuz, your rls was bad, you took clonazepam for a while, things got better and you got off it? What do you do now for relief? Leggo, I would explore all other avenues before your body gets too dependent on clonazepam. Then taper off very slowly. I swore I would never go back after what it took to ...
by Stainless
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3373

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

I was surprised my last gabapentin prescription was in 800 mg. tablets. Kind of a horse pill but seems to work the same as two capsules. I agree about taking either 30 minutes before bed.
by Stainless
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is anyone else still on clonazepam?
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Is anyone else still on clonazepam?

Badnights you are right, not phantom pain as I have all my limbs. I was trying to describe a pain without an obvious cause other than rls. Luckily I retired before this phase of the disease started so the impact on my life is less. Up until a few years ago it was just a strong urge to move my legs a...
by Stainless
Sun May 28, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is anyone else still on clonazepam?
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Is anyone else still on clonazepam?

I just saw my doctor after trying different doses of gabapentin with 1 1/2 mg. clonazepam. My RLS is manageable and I'm sleeping through the night but have shooting pains in the thighs from early evening through the night. I'm up to 800 mg. gabapentin. Like RLS pain varies each night. Each increase ...
by Stainless
Mon May 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: My new Relaxis
Replies: 65
Views: 10551

Re: My new Relaxis

Is there anyone out there with severe RLS that does not think they would have PLMS without or in my case with even with medication. I don't see the difference except some have not been through a sleep study.
by Stainless
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is anyone else still on clonazepam?
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Is anyone else still on clonazepam?

I agree with most everything in the posts. I just never had side effects from clonazepam and only quit because of a possible link to Alzheimer's found in a large Canadian study. The study has been questioned by a U of Washington study that found no link. I had more side effects from gabapentin but t...

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