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by Midnightmarathon
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: when did pharmacist become judge and jury
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: when did pharmacist become judge and jury

thank you all for your support and the wonderful info and suggestions. I am filing a complaint against this pharmacist.
by Midnightmarathon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Does methodone make RLS worse?
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Does methodone make RLS worse?

Hi once again, I had an long awaited appointment at Columbia hospital in NY because I was hoping to find a provider closer to where I live to replace going 300 miles to John Hopkins for my methodone and I wanted to find a doctor who would be willing to let me go off to it for intervals (John Hopkins...
by Midnightmarathon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: when did pharmacist become judge and jury
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: when did pharmacist become judge and jury

Sorry for the delay in response. I have not slept more than 4 hours a night in the last 5 nights. I am so out of it I can barely walk. The info from the Mayo Clinic is great! I had found the Steve Ariens blog on my own a few days ago and I am in the process of filing a complaint against this pharmac...
by Midnightmarathon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: when did pharmacist become judge and jury
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: when did pharmacist become judge and jury

I had to move my methadone prescriptions from Walgreens to Express Scripts because of issues exactly like what you experienced, including insurance. Express Scripts hasn't questioned my prescriptions, but it is a MAJOR hassle since it takes a week for the mail to get the paper to them, they take 10...
by Midnightmarathon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: when did pharmacist become judge and jury
Replies: 8
Views: 608

when did pharmacist become judge and jury

I was put on 5 mg of methadone 3 years ago by a doctor at John Hopkins. It has been a miracle for me however the stigma of being on this drug is HUGE. I have been assumed to be a drug addict by so called medical professional so many times I can’t count. But I’ve held my head up and done what I had t...
by Midnightmarathon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Finding a doctor who can prescribe Opiates
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Finding a doctor who can prescribe Opiates

Thank you Steve! this is a big help!
by Midnightmarathon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Finding a doctor who can prescribe Opiates
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Finding a doctor who can prescribe Opiates

I did get an appointment with a doctor at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC but they can't see me until 10/29 and they wouldn't tell me if they perscrible opiates or not. Said I had to come for a consult to find out.
by Midnightmarathon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Finding a doctor who can prescribe Opiates
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Finding a doctor who can prescribe Opiates

Thank you Ann. Unfortunately, moving is not an option for me since I am a single mother of an autistic young man and a daughter who also has significant issues and is no where near able to support herself. I am trying to get my son placed in group housing but it is a long and difficult process, even...
by Midnightmarathon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Finding a doctor who can prescribe Opiates
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Finding a doctor who can prescribe Opiates

Hi, I have been traveling over 300 miles to Baltimore for the past 3 years to receive treatment at John Hopkins. This was supposedly one to the 6 best centers for RLS treatment in the country. When I was first seen there, I was told I needed to go on Methadone due to the severity of my RLS. I was re...
by Midnightmarathon
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here...PLMD...struggling
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Re: New here...PLMD...struggling

I'm new here as well, but I also suffer from extreme PLM which have gotten to the point of as often as 3x/minute. You have had the some of the same people respond to you that I have had - are these guys/ladies the best or what? For what it is worth, I have found gabapentin to be a very helpful adjuc...
by Midnightmarathon
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Started Methadone
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Re: Started Methadone

Debbluebird, Thank you for your response. It sounds like Steve, you also, have suffered horribly with this thing. I tell people that sometimes I feel like Linda blair! Were you ever able to work again? I have so much going on with my health right now, I can't imagine even looking for a job much less...
by Midnightmarathon
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Started Methadone
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Re: Started Methadone

Steve, Wow, I am so sorry you went through that and also grateful that you stuck around!!! I too was getting to the point of suicide this summer. This monster pushes us right to the edge of that cliff doesn't he? Anyway, I also am in a much better place now. I take it you are in a state where you ca...
by Midnightmarathon
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Started Methadone
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Re: Started Methadone

Thanks Ann & Steve, Thanks for your feedback! I am learning so much here. I guess I will stick with the 5mg for now and deal with the bad nights. I wake up pretty much every night with "the jerks" but mostly I am able to get back to sleep. It's just that intial falling to sleep that is...
by Midnightmarathon
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Started Methadone
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Started Methadone

Hi, I’ve been meaning to write for many weeks now, but it just feels like I am on a roller coaster that I can’t seem to get off. In the past 2 months I have been put on continued disability due to the severity of the RLS/PLMS, lost my job due to this (and I am a single mom with 2 kids with disabilit...
by Midnightmarathon
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hi, new here
Replies: 21
Views: 2904

Re: Hi, new here

To Steve and anyone else who has managed to get treated with opiods, It seems to be the opinion of many if not all of you that I am at the point where I need opiates to control the monster? NOW the question, how the heck to you find a doctor to prescrible them? I went to for a 3rd opinion today and ...