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by stjohnh
Fri May 25, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron has helped
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Iron has helped

For most people with RLS, the problem is not so much inadequate iron intake as inadequate brain iron. The ferritin test, which is the one we usually use for judging iron levels in the blood, very poorly reflects the amount of iron in the brain. The real problem for RLS patients is getting the iron f...
by stjohnh
Fri May 25, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 150
Views: 6300

Re: Dipyridamole

The start of the post (the whole first paragraph) is actually a quote from yawny which was meant to be in a yellow box. I will try to amend it. In fact Dipyridamole continues to work very well for me. I love it. In spite of the fact that I am having some sleep interruption at present, I am ‘myself’...
by stjohnh
Thu May 24, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 28
Views: 680

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

Why don't you try half of that, 0.0625mg. There is an excellent chance you can take that every day without augmentation.
by stjohnh
Thu May 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 28
Views: 680

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

Deb, glad you got a good nights sleep. How many milligrams of Mirapex did you take?
by stjohnh
Thu May 24, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Desperate
Replies: 22
Views: 148

Re: Desperate

KDJM, Keep taking just the Requip and Norco for at least 2 more nights. If your good response continues, why not just stick with that? What do you want to accomplish with the kratom? There are several reasons why people on these boards use kratom, but the most common is difficulty obtaining an opioi...
by stjohnh
Thu May 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 150
Views: 6300

Re: Dipyridamole

Rats, sorry the dipyridamole didn't work for you. I continue to have a very positive response.
by stjohnh
Wed May 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Desperate
Replies: 22
Views: 148

Re: Desperate

KDJM, I'm glad you had a good night sleep. I would continue to do exactly what you did last night for at least three more days to see how much consistency there is to your response. I use low dose kratom in addition to my other medications. I don't use any opioids. As long as you're having a good re...
by stjohnh
Wed May 23, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Desperate
Replies: 22
Views: 148

Re: Desperate

Desperate, yes the Hybrid oil should be just fine, just make sure you get 5 mg THC to start with. Most of us have noticed that the amount of THC necessary to help sleep also makes us feel stoned. Don't know anything that will really help alleviate that problem, so when I get up at night to pee I am ...
by stjohnh
Tue May 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Desperate
Replies: 22
Views: 148

Re: Desperate

Hmmm.. Well I think I would start tonight with 0.25 mg requip and one Norco, taken at 7:30 pm. I'd try that for at least a few days to see what happens. I would take it regardless of whether you're starting to feel symptoms or not. If you get some edible marijuana, I would add 5 mg of THC at the sam...
by stjohnh
Tue May 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Desperate
Replies: 22
Views: 148

Re: Desperate

What time in the afternoon or evening do your symptoms usually start? Also do you have any gabapentin, and what size are the Horizant tablets that you have? Why don't you buy some marijuana edible brownies or cookies or something so you can give those a try, you want probably 5 to 10 mg of THC per s...
by stjohnh
Tue May 22, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Desperate
Replies: 22
Views: 148

Re: Desperate

KDJM, welcome back to the Restless Leg boards. One thing that will help us to help you better is to find out exactly what you have been taking recently. Exactly what dose of Requip have you been taking the past couple of nights. How many milligrams? If you have only been taking 0.25 mg daily augment...
by stjohnh
Mon May 21, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 25
Views: 272

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Mudslide, so you took methadone + 0.125mg pramipexole + 2.5 teaspoons of Kratom last night?
by stjohnh
Sun May 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron has helped
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Iron has helped

Yay!!
by stjohnh
Sun May 20, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 25
Views: 272

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

The consensus (as close as it comes) that I have seen on the general kratom discussion boards is indeed that there is a dose range for sedative effects and a different dose range for stimulant effects. The common knowledge is also that the white and green strains are more stimulating than the red st...
by stjohnh
Fri May 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: tapering off ropinirole
Replies: 64
Views: 7349

Re: tapering off ropinirole

Hmmm, I missed the "methadone as needed" part of your post. Methadone has a very long Half-Life and so doesn't really lend itself to as-needed use. How are you thinking of using it as-needed?

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