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by Bridgercan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 32
Views: 1583

Re: Stay Safe!

My spouse and I have been video-conferencing for virtual happy hours, a virtual dinner party last Saturday, and now even with our health care providers. After having to participate and present in video conferences at work, I loathed the idea of socializing this way. But much my surprise, it’s been q...
by Bridgercan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 32
Views: 1583

Re: Stay Safe!

Bridgercan adn everyone—be careful with potting soil, wear a mask and gloves when opening a bag and using the soil from a bag. Legionnaires disease can be deadly. Recently a fit healthy 40-ish year old man in my town was in intensive care for a month because of potting soil. WTH?!? that’s crazy! Wh...
by Bridgercan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How to tolerate ADVERSE effects of tramadol
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: How to tolerate ADVERSE effects of tramadol

Getting a CPAP Saturday afternoon and will look to make the switch soon after Hey Icantsleep—wondering if you got your cpap and how cpap therapy is going? Hope it’s making a difference for you; you’ve got a lot of challenges going on. So good on you for staying in the fight for yourself and your fa...
by Bridgercan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 32
Views: 1583

Re: Stay Safe!

Deb—sorry to hear about your daughter—that’s a long recovery time! Stressful for you too. You’re right about being in a movie—everything suddenly so weird and turned on its head. Once my spouse and I decided my health was worth more than my meager salary, I put in for unpaid leave of absence my empl...
by Bridgercan
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Coping with Augmented RLS and Bipolor
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Coping with Augmented RLS and Bipolor

Hello David—first off, thank you for sharing; you never know, just by sharing your experiences, how you can inspire another tortured soul to hang in there, to stay with us in this world, and get to a better place. Your long hard journey resonates very much with me and parallels what I’ve gone throug...
by Bridgercan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Magnesium pills
Replies: 8
Views: 1172

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: 599

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: 599

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!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 25
Views: 7567

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!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 25
Views: 7567

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 somethin...
by Bridgercan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Got sleep? What's your jam?
Replies: 25
Views: 7567

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: 1099

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: 1099

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
Topic: Emergency Room Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 1609

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: 1099

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...