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by stjohnh
Sun May 20, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 21
Views: 174

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: 7232

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?
by stjohnh
Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: tapering off ropinirole
Replies: 64
Views: 7232

Re: tapering off ropinirole

I'm glad you managed to get the methadone prescription. It should make coming off the pramipexole quite a bit easier, although not necessarily easy. What is your current dose of pramipexole?
by stjohnh
Fri May 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleep monitor
Replies: 34
Views: 2916

Re: Sleep monitor

Oozz, I have never particularly tried to use heart rate variability information to determine the amount of REM sleep. But as I recall, from a heart rate variability point of view, REM sleep is essentially the same as being awake. I suppose you could use a combination of a movement monitor and heart ...
by stjohnh
Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Take with your other RLS meds.
by stjohnh
Tue May 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Oops, my mistake. Authentic Kratom does have red vein Borneo available in 1 oz size to start.

https://www.authentickratom.com/borneo- ... vrv7yNlCyW
by stjohnh
Tue May 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

https://www.authentickratom.com/borneo-kratom-28/borneo-red-vein-kratom-powder-5-oz.html#.WvrneCNlCyU This vendor has red vein Borneo in stock, however the minimum purchase is 5 oz. A little over $40. I bought from them previously, they are quite reliable but a little more expensive. Another regular...
by stjohnh
Tue May 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Mudslide, I would get this one. https://www.socalherbalremedies.com/product/red-maeng-da/ They never use the word kratom anywhere on their site so don't be put off by that. They call their kratom products tea. This vendor, SoCal Herbal Remedies is quite reliable. Unfortunately they sell out of the r...
by stjohnh
Mon May 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Mudslide, there are lots of different kinds of kratom, the most commonly recommended in these forums seems to be the red vein Borneo. That's what I use. I would start at a half a teaspoon, wait an hour or so and if no effect try another half teaspoon.
by stjohnh
Mon May 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Mudslide, Besides what you are doing (trying to find new doc, restarting Mirapex w a lower dose of methadone), I'd order some kratom today! You have a good likelihood of getting control of your RLS using low dose Mirapex 0.125mg plus kratom plus much lower dose methadone. You may even find that krat...
by stjohnh
Sun May 13, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Refractory RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Refractory RLS

2restless, Steve made some great points on opioid treatment. To answer one of your questions, the augmentation spell isn't really over until your husband gets completely off the pramipexole. Also, after he has been off it a while his symptoms will likely improve, so he will respond better to the opi...
by stjohnh
Thu May 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: Airsickness meds?

You can buy ginger root in the produce department of most grocery stores. A lot of people make tea out of slices of the root and drink that.
by stjohnh
Wed May 09, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 331
Views: 21127

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

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by stjohnh
Wed May 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: Airsickness meds?

Lots of people swear by Ginger
by stjohnh
Tue May 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: "drug holiday" from Mirapex
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: "drug holiday" from Mirapex

Welcome MHP to the RLS Community forum. You will find lots of folks with a tremendous amount of experience in dealing with various aspects of RLS, including lots of sympathy, empathy and helpful hints. The general approach for somebody in your situation, having augmented on two dopamine agonists, in...

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