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by rvjimzhr1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 509
Views: 53684

Re: Medical Marijuana

QYX....I agree with you about the medical issues. In my state it seems pretty easy to get a script for MJ and, with that, a "card" from the State. For them it's all about $$. I think the gov't finally realized that people were gonna find a way to get weed and they were gonna use it, legal ...
by rvjimzhr1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 509
Views: 53684

Re: Medical Marijuana

So much for vaping THC oil with the latest health issues in the news. I gave up vaping oil 2 weeks ago and am vaping the bud instead. Too bad as the oil cartridges were really doing the trick for me. I suspect they'll find that the problems are only related to 'bootleg' products coming from who know...
by rvjimzhr1
Tue May 28, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 509
Views: 53684

Re: Medical Marijuana

Beth, I haven't bought any bud in a long time and what I occasionally use is old and from a friend.....not sure the strain but whatever it is, it doesn't seem to cause any issues with insomnia. The vape oil I am using now is Jedi Kush (also called Jed-High Kush) , Indica, THC 66.21%. I'm on my 3rd J...
by rvjimzhr1
Sat May 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 509
Views: 53684

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Very interesting Holland and thanks! In the past year the Neurologist I was seeing left the region and I'm unable to find another on up to date on RLS. I'll keep doing what I'm doing while I stay tuned in to current info.

Jim
by rvjimzhr1
Sat May 25, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 509
Views: 53684

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I'm not sure whether I should post this to another thread or not but here I am. It's been nearly a year since I've posted but during that time I've finally gotten my sleep problems under control. I've been on gabapentin, 1200mg after dinner and then 600 more about 2 hours later. That last dose is us...
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I think the medication issue is resolved at least for the time being. I decided that the 600mg Horizant, was not working as well as the 1800mg gabapentin. After going thru the hassle of getting the VA to prescribe it, I opted to go back to the gabapentin. It's been 3 weeks and I still have the occas...
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Yes, Beth, I was taking 1200mg of Horizant when the VA decided I needed to try the gabapentin. The VA didn't like that I was on 1200 and now will only give me 600mg/day. Having been on the Horizant from the VA now for 24 days my confusion continues. Some things I've learned.... I've not been consumi...
by rvjimzhr1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Finally got Horizant from the VA. That process would have had me pulling my hair out....if I had any. They approved it and then a week or so later said they wanted me to try Lyrica. I told them I'd tried it and that fact was in the Neurologist's chart notes. They said to send the notes again. He did...
by rvjimzhr1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

The VA sent more gabapentin after 'we' made a request for Horizant. I then began taking 2 gabapentin at 1800 and then 1 more at 2000. This dosage gave decent results some of the time but was ineffective some of the time. Hence, the second request to the VA which is still being 'considered' as of 4/1...
by rvjimzhr1
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

The neuro just sent a new RX and notes to the VA so we're waiting for their response. Fingers crossed.
by rvjimzhr1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Thanks for that info Steve! I just spoke with my neurologist's medical asst and she will pass on to him this latest 'critique' of gabapentin. It sounds like maybe the only thing I need to try is bumping up my 7PMdose from 1200 to 1800mg. Maybe that puts more of the gaba into my bloodstream and the o...
by rvjimzhr1
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I had my hospital sleep study and it basically confirmed what I'd been told after the home sleep study....mild obstructive sleep apnea. The sleep study itself was a 'pain" and I don't care to go through it again. In the months leading up to the study I had been continually adjusting the MAD, gi...
by rvjimzhr1
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I've not been here for a few months so thought I'd comment on my progress in a couple of areas. First off, re: the issues of sex & RLS.....I found that fairly often orgasm would relieve my RLS symptoms. It didn't always work but often enough that it was always my 'go to". This was during th...
by rvjimzhr1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Thanks Sleepdancer for your thoughts! Right or wrong, I've taken the plunge and have been fitted for the MAD. I expect to get the device in several weeks. Now that I'm back home and settled in, I'm trying to get back into a bedtime/sleep routine and trying to determine the ideal time to take my Hori...
by rvjimzhr1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27836

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I've been out of town and on a road trip since end of June. Now back home and into my 'routine'. I've not been following my 'sleep nazi's' rules....just too complicated for my transient lifestyle. On Horizant my rls symptoms have generally continued to be mild but have been more frequent while trave...

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