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by rvjimzhr1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 237
Views: 19697

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: 237
Views: 19697

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: 237
Views: 19697

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: 237
Views: 19697

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: 237
Views: 19697

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: 237
Views: 19697

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: 237
Views: 19697

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: 237
Views: 19697

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: 237
Views: 19697

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...
by rvjimzhr1
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 237
Views: 19697

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I've now been off the temazepam for about 2 weeks. I seem to have stabilized with the 1200mg of Horizant and this is what is now typical for me: I get up every morning to an alarm at 6 unless I wake earlier, sometime after 5. I'm active all day, take no naps and am in my recliner, after dinner, by 6...
by rvjimzhr1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 237
Views: 19697

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Sorry Holland...didn't answer your question about drugs. Other than the Horizant and short term temazepam, I take ranitidine for gerd and simvastatin. Oh, and cialis daily. I'd not thought about rls being "notoriously variable". Knowing that I'm no longer concerned about it. I'll take the ...
by rvjimzhr1
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 237
Views: 19697

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Last night was a good following the 2 previous. Last night I took the temazepam at 2115, expecting doze and then hit the sack at 2200 as usual. Instead I fell asleep in my chair sometime after 2130, woke at 2245, went to bed and slept straight thru 'til 0415. That was nice! I've had some stress late...
by rvjimzhr1
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 237
Views: 19697

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I've now had almost 'perfect' sleep since starting the Horizant/Temazepam regimen nearly a month ago. The first 23 nights I had no rls movements and slept well for 5-8 hours. Sometimes I'd wake with an alarm and other times I'd wake a little earlier. Sometimes I slept straight thru but usually I had...
by rvjimzhr1
Mon May 22, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 237
Views: 19697

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Thanks Beth! I hope you find a way to get that 6-8 hours unbroken.

Jim
by rvjimzhr1
Sun May 21, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: tapering off ropinirole
Replies: 64
Views: 7977

Re: tapering off ropinirole

FUZ_MIND, I know you don't want to go 'cold turkey' so I don't suggest it but I'll just tell u a little of my experience. I was where u are but after about 5 years on ropinirole prescribed by a GP who had no knowledge of RLS. I just blindly took it, unknowingly augmenting and not thinking about a Ne...

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