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by stjohnh
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Lots of folks (me included) take lower doses of several RLS meds. All effective RLS meds have significant side effects. Taking lower doses of several meds frequently can control RLS symptoms with fewer side effects than higher doses of one med. Ask your doctor about taking the lowest dose of ropinir...
by stjohnh
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Finally somebody that understands RLS!!
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Finally somebody that understands RLS!!

Reports on this board seem to show a trend amongst RLS specialist physicians in that more are using low doses of multiple medications rather than increasing the dose of one medication up to the limit.
by stjohnh
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Finally somebody that understands RLS!!
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Finally somebody that understands RLS!!

Welcome Dixielee. You have come to the right place, there are lots of folks here that know lots about restless leg syndrome, it's treatments and possible ways of helping. While increasing the dose of mirapex above what you are taking is probably standard medical recommendation, I and some other folk...
by stjohnh
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: RLS and leg cramps
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: RLS and leg cramps

Grateful to God wrote: I am overall grateful to God but don't feel very content right now.

I love the Lord, but I do fall down when trying "to rejoice in my suffering." Jesus seems far away when I am in chronic plainness or severely sleep deprived.
by stjohnh
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Two hours of sleep
Replies: 120
Views: 3082

Re: Two hours of sleep

Most diuretics cause potassium and magnesium loss, in addition to water
by stjohnh
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New Here!
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: New Here!

It's hard to believe you are getting any relief of moderate/severe RLS with that low dose gabapentin. If that's all you are taking, you probably need more/different treatment. As for the marijuana, if you don't require that it be "medical", you can likely easily get some by asking any high...
by stjohnh
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: RLS and leg cramps
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: RLS and leg cramps

yawny wrote:Holland, does your capsule filler waste a lot of product? ...


It doesn't waste any. Excess is just poured or scraped to the opening in the corner. Here is a 2 minute video on how it works.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xo92dGCt1Rc
by stjohnh
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: RLS and leg cramps
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: RLS and leg cramps

Can't imagine taking kratom in anything sweeter than grapefruit juice. I have finally re-established entry to my Amazon account and am going to order a capsule filler. Is there any particular brand that is recommended? . The capsule fillers on Amazon are all fairly low rated. I use this one from mo...
by stjohnh
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: RLS and leg cramps
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: RLS and leg cramps

Speaking of putting things in brownies...do people add Kratom to them? ... I haven't tried it, but kratom is very bitter. When I've tried marijuana Brownies I've always felt like the cannabis ruined perfectly good brownies. I think kratom Brownies would even be worse. I take my kratom by filling ge...
by stjohnh
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: comorbid migraines
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: comorbid migraines

My brother has mild RLS and very severe migraines. He says gabapentin helps both.
by stjohnh
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cold Turkey off Ropinerole... Day5 of no sleep, how do I know if it's still augmentation
Replies: 46
Views: 2219

Re: Cold Turkey off Ropinerole... Day5 of no sleep, how do I know if it's still augmentation

Welcome relief to the RLS community. You will find lots of help here. Perhaps you could give us some more info to help. Like what your symptoms are that you are having and what were those symptoms like before you started ropinerole. And you took no medicine for 6 weeks before starting ropinerole, co...
by stjohnh
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 1451

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

Gabapentin duration of action is considered to be 6-8hrs. Horizant is 12 hours. However that doesn't really tell us how long they work for supressing the urge to move for RLS, and almost certainly the effectiveness at helping sleep is different than how long it suppresses the urge to move. Additiona...
by stjohnh
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Side Effects Question
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Methadone Side Effects Question

Ann, exactly how does the kratom help?
by stjohnh
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: First night of methadone
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: First night of methadone

Antibiotic treatment is by far the most common cause of Clostridium difficile intestinal infection. Probiotics help.
by stjohnh
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Crocheting!
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Crocheting!

yawny wrote:Holland, if you like pacman, you might like Wormax.io.

Yawny, thanks I've now played a few games and it looks like fun

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