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by Oozz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip and Sleep Quality
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Requip and Sleep Quality

I'm very much convinced that, although DA's allow you to sleep, the quality of the sleep is severely lacking. I've been sleeping for 6-8 hours consistently for the past 14 weeks on Mirapex; however, I feel only slightly more refreshed.
by Oozz
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleep monitor
Replies: 25
Views: 2426

Re: Sleep monitor

StJohn -

Thank you for posting all this. Quick question, how are you using this data to actually improve your sleep quality?
by Oozz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip and Sleep Quality
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Requip and Sleep Quality

Will start this tonight, thanks.
by Oozz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip and Sleep Quality
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Requip and Sleep Quality

St John, you have been an incredible resource and I’m sure myself and many others appreciate the effort you have put in. Just to clarify - are you saying that the MMJ/GABA/Horizant as a stand-alone prescription prevents the poor sleep quality? Or, in addition to other meds allows you to get more res...
by Oozz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Counterstrain Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Counterstrain Technique

Thanks. I’m doubtful, but am looking for a practitioner in the U.S. I’ll let you know how it goes.
by Oozz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cycling DA's (Requip)
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Cycling DA's (Requip)

THC improves my sleep quality, but I am unable to go to sleep (onset) once the psychoactive component kicks in. My mind won’t shut off. I just got access to measurable thc/cbd products. I haven’t had enough time to test it, but it seems like the cbd also prevents me from falling asleep (onset). Not ...
by Oozz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cycling DA's (Requip)
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Cycling DA's (Requip)

I’m glad you mentioned that St. John. My iron serum is at 101 ug/dL and my ferritin is 254ng/ml, so I’m good there.

MMJ does calm my legs, but I cannot sleep on it; it’s a horrible paradox.
by Oozz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip and Sleep Quality
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Requip and Sleep Quality

I’ve been taking .25mg of requip for about two weeks. Although it is effective in terms of reducing my WED symptoms and allowing me to sleep 6-8hrs; howev XX wake up feeling groggy and my sleep is definitively not as restorative as it is naturally. I’m wondering if anyone else experiences this? If s...
by Oozz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Vacation and RLS
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Vacation and RLS

I never saw this response, but, yes, it has to be. Stainless wrote “My leg hurt especially while in bed but the RLS was not a problem” My RLS went into remission when I thre my back out, both times. It also goes into remission Whenever I go vacation, when I moved in with my girlfriend, and when I mo...
by Oozz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Counterstrain Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Counterstrain Technique

Thanks. Wondering if anyone else has any thoughts? Somewhat puzzling because the patients did not stop their meds and there was no change in sleep loss. Despite this, the aggregate RLS score improved by 10 points. They don't show what specific areas of the questionnaire improved, just the aggregate,...
by Oozz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cycling DA's (Requip)
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Cycling DA's (Requip)

Will do. My ferritin levels are w/in range. Everything I have tested (iron, vitmains, ldl, etc.) for has come back within range. Although I've had RLS for a few years, formally diagnosed for about a year, I think that, for me, its stress-related. . The DA makes me groggy and the quality of sleep isn...
by Oozz
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cycling DA's (Requip)
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Cycling DA's (Requip)

Thanks for the tips
by Oozz
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cycling DA's (Requip)
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Cycling DA's (Requip)

Thanks for the quick response. Am i able to replay the webinar?

GABA didn't work for me, but I'd give it a second try if needed.
by Oozz
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cycling DA's (Requip)
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Cycling DA's (Requip)

Given the probability of augmentation, I have been very hesitant to go on Dopamine Agonist for a long period of time. Are there any issues with cycling on and off weekly or bi-weekly? My hope is that this will prevent augmetnation, at least somewhat. I haven't had a chance to ask my doctor this.
by Oozz
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 16
Views: 1199

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

Hi Badnights, You made the following statement, "My WED/RLS became severe after augmentation on dopamine-type meds and remained severe, so either the diet works or the effect of augmentation is finally wearing off." Are you implying that after the initial augmentation, your RLS stayed at a...

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