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by Belsheart
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: RLS and Increasing Circulation in Legs
Replies: 32
Views: 5899

Re: RLS and Increasing Circulation in Legs

I have nocturnal hypoxia, due to heart issues. Now I'm guessing this is another component of my rls and perhaps plmd as well. Elevating legs in the evening would help circulation. I do this for heart failure related dependent edema.
by Belsheart
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS
Replies: 32
Views: 2429

Re: Changing my diet may have solved my RLS

Badnights, this is EXACTLY my experience with DA's. I was trying to ask this question in another post, but wasn't articulating it well. I'm relieved to hear others have noticed it. I, too, have heard their is evidence to support this, but have yet to see it. This likely explains why 1800 mgs of gaba...
by Belsheart
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Brain chemistry or pathways and dopamine agonists
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Brain chemistry or pathways and dopamine agonists

Has anyone heard of brain chemistry or Neuro pathways being altered by DA's such that one "needs" at least a small amount of DA, after being on them for years? In ordering the Relaxis, i got to talking to the rep about my experience with DA and he said there was a mounting evidence of this...
by Belsheart
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Atlanta group
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Atlanta group

Is anyone else in the Atlanta vicinity? I go to the Emory sleep center. Really would love a support group type thing. On day 6 with no miripax. Still really struggling.
by Belsheart
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation- Cold Turkey
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Augmentation- Cold Turkey

Im on 200 of lyrica (doc substituted that for 600 gabapentin). I'm thinking Monday i will stop the rest of the miripex. Oy!
by Belsheart
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation- Cold Turkey
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Augmentation- Cold Turkey

I was just wondering if i should stop completely. I guess I've adjusted to the lower dose because i slept last night!! Perhaps the lyrica has kicked in. I just feel low level tingles in arms and legs. I'm sure once i stop the last dose, symptoms will return. I'm babysitting my granddaughter this wee...
by Belsheart
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation- Cold Turkey
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Augmentation- Cold Turkey

I am thankful for these thoughtful and encouraging posts. I have followed up with the doctors at Emory sleep center, and i will be starting iron infusion soon. Thank goodness. I am down to .125 of pramipexole. I began tapering off due to augmentation. I will stay at this dose for another week and th...
by Belsheart
Sun May 27, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation- Cold Turkey
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Augmentation- Cold Turkey

I am on day 3 of tapering off of mirapex. I'm down to half a pill at night. Doctor started me on lyrica. Can't take opiods due to need for oxygen at night and opoid use could be a respiratory suppressant. Allergy to tramadol. This is rough, but I'm determined to get off. I'm concerned about taking l...
by Belsheart
Thu May 10, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: "drug holiday" from Mirapex
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: "drug holiday" from Mirapex

Starting my weaning process from miripex one about a week, due to augmentation. Ferritin level is 38. Nurse practitioner put me on oral iron and i just couldn't tolerate it. Doctor said not to worry about it. But I've read ferritin should be at least 50. Any thoughts?

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