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by Bridgercan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium pills
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Magnesium pills

For a brief overview of some of the types of magnesium, benefits, side effects, and studies thereof: https://examine.com/supplements/magnesium/ Examine.com is a website I find helpful for its analysis of published scientific studies on dietary supplements. I supplement at night with a form of magnes...
by Bridgercan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Horizant- Delayed time to efficacy?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Horizant- Delayed time to efficacy?

Once again it did not make feel sleepy until the next morning so I guess I'm just weird. I frequently have paradoxical reactions to medication. Join the club on paradoxical reactions—I too can react weirdly to medication: most benzodiazepines can be stimulating to me as are some muscle relaxants, t...
by Bridgercan
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Horizant- Delayed time to efficacy?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Horizant- Delayed time to efficacy?

Hey FormerMermaid—just wondering what you ending up doing re: Horizant? I was prescribed gabapentin after augmenting on pramixepole to see if it would help with both symptoms and insomnia. It really didn’t do much of anything for so my sleep doc at the time then prescribed Horizant ER. That was a ye...
by Bridgercan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 24
Views: 6159

Re: Got sleep? What's your jam?

Yankiwi wrote:PhotoScan is a free google app that works very well for photographing old photos. It evens out the tonal shifts caused by lights or glare over the picture.


Good to know—thanks, Yankiwi!
by Bridgercan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 24
Views: 6159

Re: Got sleep? What's your jam?

Before moving to New Zealand in 1986 I lived in Moscow, Idaho and had friends in Missoula. We enjoyed cross country skiing to natural hot pools in Lolo Pass. Those were great times. I know where you speak: went to those hot springs on a college ski trip & that too was a lot of fun. There’s some...
by Bridgercan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 24
Views: 6159

Re: Got sleep? What's your jam?

As I sit here basking in front of my “grow light” as my spouse calls my full spectrum lamp, feeling quite good from a decent night’s sleep, I came across this topic. When I am rested enough, my joy is skiing, both downhill and cross-country. There’s a reason we live six miles from both in Montana. I...
by Bridgercan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Thank you for letting me join!
Replies: 18
Views: 207

Re: Thank you for letting me join!

They originally tried OxyContin for pain in the hospital and it didn’t even touch the pain so they changed him to Dilaudid but made him sick. He also absolutely hates the idea of going on opioids again due to family history. Thanks for the insight there though...didn’t even think of that. Silvrday ...
by Bridgercan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Thank you for letting me join!
Replies: 18
Views: 207

Re: Thank you for letting me join!

Forget to mention another indicator of augmentation: symptoms occurring in new parts of the body; for example, symptoms used to happen only in the legs, now they’d occurring in the arms or torso.
by Bridgercan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Emergency Room Nightmare
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: Emergency Room Nightmare

Steve—I’m so sorry to hear what you had to get through in name of getting help. Your term “medical arrest” sums it up terribly well—an awful experience no one should have to go through when seeking help. Your experience resonates deeply with me for I too have been committed to hospital for a similar...
by Bridgercan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Thank you for letting me join!
Replies: 18
Views: 207

Re: Thank you for letting me join!

Because of all of his issues, we haven't been to a movie theater in quite some time. If he's sitting watching TV in the recliner he will occasionally get the urge to move his legs, but it does seem to happen as he's getting sleepy or if he's just exhausted...kind of twitchy like, if that makes sens...
by Bridgercan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Thank you for letting me join!
Replies: 18
Views: 207

Re: Thank you for letting me join!

Hello Silvrday and welcome! You’ve come to the right place for RLS/WED information, support, and community. It’s a great place to be for helping your husband and yourself find your way through this confounding and maddening disease. I was in the throes of augmentation number 2 when I stumbled across...
by Bridgercan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Using Neupro 3 months AFTER mirapex augmentation
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Using Neupro 3 months AFTER mirapex augmentation

Hey Icantsleep—thanks for update and you’re welcome for the encouragement. It sounds like you’ve got a lot to deal with right now—I certainly hope your little one is recovering! It’s saddening to hear your current regime is not working for you...and that your specialist sounds pretty indifferent to ...
by Bridgercan
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Do hot baths work for everyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Do hot baths work for everyone?

That sounds quite hot but if it gets you relief, albeit temporarily, that’s good! RLS never ceases to amaze and baffle me what works for one person but not another... For me, 102-103 degree soak for 20-30 minutes with a good amount of Ancient Minerals magnesium salts will bring me a couple of hours ...
by Bridgercan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

Unfortunately all Kratom keeps me up, even the sleepy reds like Borneo or the fermented reds which are known for there sedative abilities. That is too bad; it’s one of the reasons I like taking Kratom. But anything other than red Borneo or Bali is like too much caffeine: makes me jittery and edgy, ...
by Bridgercan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Coping with Chronic Illness
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Coping with Chronic Illness

I have had to keep coming back to some of these lessons. OMG-so true! Story of my life :roll: The worst, for me, is when I feel good. When the meds are working well, when the other chronic things have let up. I think it's normal again. I think I can work full time. I look for jobs, I dream of start...

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