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by curqlink
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Nerve Tension
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Nerve Tension

I wonder if both kinds can be passed down? I also have no symptoms but the creepy crawlies. My father had the same. Nothing seems to improve my symptoms except Dopamine Agonists and opioids. I take Lyrica..but all that seems to be is an expensive sleep aid. It does nothing directly to help with my c...
by curqlink
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

I had my level checked for the first time ever a few months ago. I expected it to be low considering that i augmented on Ropinirole. But it was over 200. Maybe that explains why i got by with taking a fairly high dose for 15 years tho.
by curqlink
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin
Replies: 17
Views: 434

Re: Melatonin

I took at least a year weaning from 3 to 1 mg. After that i went cold turkey. Legs is a superhuman. Even with opioids and marijuana i got 2 hours sleep at best for 5 nights straight. I went to work every day but i was pretty much a zombie. After 5 days it gets better quickly tho. Well worth the 5 da...
by curqlink
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone not working
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: methadone not working

I take Tramadol as part of my cocktail and occasionally Hydrocodone. I live in Illinois and have never had a problem with my pharmacy, but my Dr went nuts when all the hysteria started and shut me off from both. His comment was "opioids arn't for restless legs". It's a long story but after...
by curqlink
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

Lyrica is expensive. Even with insurance its a higher copay than Gabapentin.
by curqlink
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Lifetime RLS/WED here to say hi!
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Lifetime RLS/WED here to say hi!

I started taking Lyrica a few months ago. Hated it at first and almost stopped taking it altogether because of side affects. But i stuck with it and while i have had to increase my dose a couple times...the side affects have become tolerable over time. I went from feeling like a zombie all day to ju...
by curqlink
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 75
Views: 1844

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

I used to make comments on how ridiculous it was when dr's would put old people on so many meds. Now i'm one of those people.
by curqlink
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tolerance issues in general
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Tolerance issues in general

I keep telling myself there's no such thing as curses. But everytime i think i figured this thing out.. only to discover a few weeks later that i really don't have anything figured out. My mind keeps going back to thinking about curses and such. Seriously tho.I think this is more serious of an issue...
by curqlink
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Yes..Thank you for all the information.
by curqlink
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

I just was thinking...maybe Tramadol and Lyrica are really a good combination. If Lyrica helps with any seizure issues from Tramadol. And Tramadol helps with any depression issues from Lyrica. Sounds like they are made for each other. I have been taking Tramadol for years with no issues. So I'm not ...
by curqlink
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

I will most likely not even mention giving up Hydrocodone. The nice thing about that it is fast acting and powerful enough to take away symptoms even after they are full blown. Perfect for when driving or when you happen to wake up in the middle of the night. But i may bring up replacing tramadol wi...
by curqlink
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Thanks for all the info. I'm going to look into that Dihydrocodeine. If it gets into my system as fast as Hydrocodone then it may work as a replacement for both of my opioids. And if the Morphine equivalent is that low...my Dr just might go along with that. I totally understand about the THC. It aff...
by curqlink
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

A few months ago my Dr jumped on the opioid hysteria bandwagon any took away all opioids from me. He talked said he was taking as many people off opioids and putting them on Lyrica or Gabapentin as he could. So i had to give them a shot. I have never took Hydocodone on a daily basis. Just Tramadol a...
by curqlink
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Thanks for the reply. I am going to try increasing my lyrica dose tonight. I thought taking both together was working well. But i quickly built up a tolerance to it. Took forever to get to sleep last night and then i woke up with symptoms a few hours later and had to take hydrocodone. I guess that t...
by curqlink
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication causing Apathy?
Replies: 34
Views: 1268

Re: Medication causing Apathy?

Tramadol by itself had never controlled my symptoms well enough to be able to go to sleep. But it does work fine for early symptoms by itself and taken with a other meds helps get me thru the night. I have been taking it for years and it has remained effective for me without too many issues. I do ha...

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