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by stjohnh
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Side Effects Question
Replies: 6
Views: 30

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: 193

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: 669

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
by stjohnh
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 347
Views: 14776

Re: Medical Marijuana

Carol, be aware that the party line at mm dispenseries usually is sativa has more stoned feeling and indica is better for sleep. Also that strains higher in cbd are better for sleep. It took me several months of experimenting with different strains and ways of getting it into my body until I found t...
by stjohnh
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Med resistant RLS
Replies: 19
Views: 395

Re: Med resistant RLS

US docs can all prescribe opiates as long as they register (and pay yearly) with the DEA. The problem for US docs isn't not being allowed to write the prescription, but the monitoring of what they are doing. A few bad apples have put all docs under the microscope. This has resulted in many docs just...
by stjohnh
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Crocheting!
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: Crocheting!

I don't crochet, but I have noticed that being very involved in a sedentary activity will keep my legs from jumping. I like playing solitaire on my phone while lying down, and it does take a little thinking but doesn't draw me in. My legs jump like crazy playing solitaire. I put pacman on my phone a...
by stjohnh
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gralise
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Gralise

Hmmm. Gralise is slow release gabapentin. Seems a bit odd that your doc would give you this rather than Horizant, seeing as that Horizant is FDA approved for RLS. Maybe your doc didn't have any Horizant samples. I haven't used it, but in general should work about the same as regular gabapentin. Migh...
by stjohnh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 207
Views: 4322

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

A couple of bad nights while stressed out would be "normal" for me. I hope the good nights continue.
by stjohnh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 207
Views: 4322

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Jim, That is puzzling. Was last night bad too? What other medicines do you take? While RLS is notoriously variable, your situation seems a little different. Have you made any other changes in your life? Stressed out? Got a cold?
by stjohnh
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Wish I could retire
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Wish I could retire

I retired 7 years ago. RLS didn't interfere with my work, but has since worsened. I've tried a bunch of drugs in varying combinations and about a year ago hit on the current combination I take. Pramipexole 0.125 mg, THC as edible marijuana 15 mg, Kratom 700 mg, and Gabapentin 50 mg at 7:30 in the ev...
by stjohnh
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: one year anniversary without re-augmenting
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: one year anniversary without re-augmenting

ViewsAskew wrote:Do you know how long it took you to augment the first time,


A little over a year.
by stjohnh
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: one year anniversary without re-augmenting
Replies: 8
Views: 168

one year anniversary without re-augmenting

I just checked my records and found that I am now at the one-year anniversary of my current medication regimen. A little over a year ago I augmented on Mirapex (pramipexole), switched to Neupro and got rashes on neupro, tapered off that and restarted Mirapex after a torturous week with no DA at all ...
by stjohnh
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: Help Please

MariS, Welcome. You will get lots of support and good advice here. Sounds to me like you are on the right track with an appointment at a neurology group. Horizant is similar to lyrica and gabapentin, likely won't work for you (and is very expensive). Might be worth a try if your doc has some samples...
by stjohnh
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Disability tax credit for rls
Replies: 22
Views: 1277

Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Don't know about the tax credit, but the brother of a friend has RLS. He was an airline pilot and was placed on disability because he couldn't safely fly airliners any more.
by stjohnh
Thu May 25, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping pramipexole and starting methadone
Replies: 35
Views: 776

Re: Stopping pramipexole and starting methadone

Oh, hydrocodone is available without acetaminophen, however it is extremely expensive and schedule II, making it almost never used. It is called Zohydro ER. Don't you love the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry...

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