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by brossman
Tue May 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 171
Views: 7344

Re: Cannabis

You certainly have had quite the journey! Just curious about people's experiences for timing of day for taking iron supplements. I usually take mine first thing in the morning. Is there a better time to take it? Could it work better for sleep if you took it at night?
by brossman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycontin vs Methadone
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Oxycontin vs Methadone

I guess vaping got such bad press for a while. I get medical marijuana so I can be assured (I hope) of the quality. I will probably just stick with vaping every night because it is a good combination for me without too many unwanted side effects. Thanks Steve and Holland.
by brossman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycontin vs Methadone
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Oxycontin vs Methadone

I am currently taking 5-7.5 mg of oxycodone around 5 pm and 10 mg oxycontin at bedtime. No matter what time I take my bedtime dose (it is usually around 9:30-10 PM) I wake around 2-3 hours later with RLS. I thought by going on oxycontin vs the immediate release at bedtime, it would get rid of that, ...
by brossman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol ER
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Tramadol ER

Well, 200 mg Tramadol ER did nothing for me, even when combined with a 50 mg immediate release tab. In fact the increase in dosage was worse than before! Augmentation? My doctor is changing me to oxy, starting very low dose 5 mg which she is sure that I will have to increase, but wants to start out ...
by brossman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol ER
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Tramadol ER

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. Yes I do have access to true medical marijuana. However, the plan beginning tonight is to try 200 mg Tramadol ER and see how my sleep is. Hopefully I won't need to vape anymore. Stay tuned!
by brossman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol ER
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Tramadol ER

I sure wish DAs did not cause augmentation or impulse control disorders! Pramipexole worked so well for me for years - until it didn't - and then it was horrendous. Had already tried gabapentin, neurontin, and clonazepam. Switched to Neurontin but couldn't get off the pramipexole, then tried Lyrica ...
by brossman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Lyrica

I was on 150 mg twice a day. While that dosage of Lyrica controlled my RLS and I was able to sleep, I developed a profound depression. I was sad all the time, didn't want to get out of bed, didn't care about doing anything - taking a shower, seeing my adorable grandchildren - nothing! When I finally...
by brossman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 49
Views: 3385

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

Can kratom be taken with Ultram (Tramadol)? After failing many drug regimens of DAs, sleeping pills, gabapentin, neurontin, and Lyrica, my doctor started me on 50 mg Ultram. I just increased it to 100 mg/day but am still waking 2-4 hours after taking it (and sometimes waking again 2 hours later) wit...
by brossman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: QUALITY CENTERS: HOW DOES IT WORK
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: QUALITY CENTERS: HOW DOES IT WORK

I live in Illinois and started going to Mayo in Rochester, MN (a quality center) after my local doctor mishandled my augmentation and impulse control disorder on pramipexole. It took 4 months to get my initial appointment. When I called Johns Hopkins at the same time, they told me they were not acce...
by brossman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Alerting help (Tramadol)
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Alerting help (Tramadol)

Ah! I had been wondering about the difference in my sleep quality since starting on Tramadol. Definitely not sleeping as well since I started it! I am still on 100 mg Lyrica, weaning down to 50 mg tonight and am on 50 mg Tramadol. I need to stop Lyrica because it has caused profound depression that ...
by brossman
Thu May 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 49
Views: 3385

New Kratom User - when to take

I have some red vein borneo in capsules. I've read elsewhere that most people take between 5-10 g/day (I think that's what I read). But when do you take it? Just at night? During the day at all?
Thanks,
Bev
by brossman
Mon May 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting used to Lyrica
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Getting used to Lyrica

I'm trying to get into Hopkins for evaluation and treatment, but the last time I called they were not accepting new patients. I have a new request in for an appointment. Although I'm being treated at Mayo in their sleep disorder clinic, I think I might get better treatment at Hopkins. My Mayo doctor...
by brossman
Sun May 26, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting used to Lyrica
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Getting used to Lyrica

Luckily I'm working with a doctor at Mayo who will prescribe opioids. We have discussed the possibility that Lyrica won't work for me and then we would move onto opioids. In the meantime, I might try to get some kratom as suggested. I am so reluctant to add back any pramipexole at this time as I jus...
by brossman
Sat May 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting used to Lyrica
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Getting used to Lyrica

The problem at night is that my jumpy legs break through the Lyrica and I have to get up and move about. I do feel like a zombie especially at night when I have to get up and move (climb stairs, stationary bike riding). I have no problem going to sleep or getting back to sleep, which is thanks to th...
by brossman
Sat May 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting used to Lyrica
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Getting used to Lyrica

I have just successfully transitioned from pramipexole and Neupro to Lyrica. Yay! I transitioned because of augmentation and impulse control disorder. Had quite a few sleepless nights but I think the Lyrica helped - that and some CBD:THC (4:1) vaping. I am currently on 200 mg and will have to increa...