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by doety
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: CPAP
Replies: 33
Views: 14150

Re: CPAP

My father used to snore horribly, and he would stop breathing. We didn't know about sleep apnea then. I wasn't surprised when I was diagnosed with it. But after i began taking Methadone, I got another sleep test. The doc called me one afternoon sounding very distressed and said: "Well, you don'...
by doety
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: snake oil
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: snake oil

Snake oil is something you fool people with. Comes from the wild west, when a guy with a mustache and funny hat, driving a covered wagon, comes into town and starts selling "medicine" to cure "what ails you." It's usually all alcohol. I think Peanut is trying to be funny. For sur...
by doety
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suboxone - Living on the Edge
Replies: 190
Views: 17097

Re: Suboxone - Living on the Edge

eeFall: I've given myself permission to take a shower anytime I'm miserable in the middle of the night. It helps so much. Even though of course I wake up, the hot water relaxes me enough so I can go to sleep. Listening to my I-Pod also helps. And I exercise every day. If I don't, no way I'm going to...
by doety
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex ER
Replies: 37
Views: 5884

Re: Mirapex ER

I'll try it and report back. It scares me (well, all of it scares me) since I was so dependent on both those drugs. Last night, I took three codeine -- I'm thinking one of the reasons I have terrible nights on the two codeine pills I'm taking is that they're not strong enough to let me get some slee...
by doety
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex ER
Replies: 37
Views: 5884

zombie

Having a hard time with meds, usually sleep some in early morning, but not enough, then feel drugged the rest of the day. Ann: I'm trying to rotate -- taking Methadone every five nights, and the other nights I take 1/2 mg clonazepam and two codeine (30/300) and if it's 1:30 a.m. and I'm sttill awake...
by doety
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suboxone - Living on the Edge
Replies: 190
Views: 17097

Re: Suboxone - Living on the Edge

I hate seeing so many of our folks trying Suboxone. As far as I'm concerned, it's just another dangerous drug docs are throwing at us. I took Methadone because a doc said I was "at the end of the line." Fine for a while until I would fall alseep at the wheel or while talking to people. I s...
by doety
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suboxone - Living on the Edge
Replies: 190
Views: 17097

Re: Suboxone - Living on the Edge

My whole story about Suboxone is on the board somewhere. Please be so careful with it. Almost impossible to stop it. When I finally did, after titrating it so slowly, I walked for nine days and nights. The doc said it was a "sticky" drug, that no other drug (like oxy, etc.) would help and ...
by doety
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: sativa vs. indica
Replies: 40
Views: 16128

Re: sativa vs. indica

Then I took pure sativa a few nights ago -- up all night. Nuts. I so enjoy weed, love the way it feels at first (happy, happy), but then it gets into my legs and I can't sleep. I just gave the rest of it to my trainer at the gym.
by doety
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: sativa vs. indica
Replies: 40
Views: 16128

Re: sativa vs. indica

What do you think about Sativa for WEDs, even though there's no pain? I have been experimenting off and on for years. Most of the time, I didn't know what I was using -- but now it's legal in Colorado. I tried just Indica and stayed up all night. Now I have a gram of sativa and a humidifier and thin...
by doety
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: Lonliness
Replies: 90
Views: 23276

Re: Lonliness

I'm trying so hard not to be depressed. I look outside my condo and see the guy with MD who lives down the hall. I think about a close friend dying of lung cancer. Since I'm older, that strategy could go on and on, and it doesn't work. I just lost 10 pounds. I'm healthy.....I even went dancing Satur...
by doety
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Nortriptyline?
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Nortriptyline?

It was for WED. He keeps looking around for remedies, but like everyone else, doesn't know where to look. I have high hopes for the wonderful team at Johns Hopkins.
by doety
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Nortriptyline?
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Nortriptyline?

Thanks so much. I won't take it again. Also, I'll let him know.....he does have other WED patients, but none as old or bad as I am. I try to keep him up on stuff -- and he knows that I consider this discussion board the ultimate authority!!!
by doety
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Nortriptyline?
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Nortriptyline?

Saw my neurologist yesterday; we were tweaking what I'm doing. He suggested the above drug (it rings a distant bell)....said it was a low dose, would take a couple of weeks to work. But I stayed up until 3 a.m. I was also upset about something, so I don't know the cause. But I'd rather not stay up a...
by doety
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: John Hopkins Glutamate Study
Replies: 54
Views: 6712

Re: John Hopkins Glutamate Study

I guess I really didn't understand how that worked. So they're just going through the drugs again? Haven't we already all done that? (sorry...feeling a bit sour.) I tried Neurontin and it seemed to make me dizzy, so I quit. Are they talking at all about the Glutamate study? Thank you again for parti...
by doety
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Affect of diet?
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Affect of diet?

I finally got some sleep last night. I had just been a zombie for days - and I do think we're dangerous when we go out having little sleep. I talked to the diet people yesterday and we agreed I should just stop all the supplements. Whether that's what made the difference, I don't know. I know it's n...

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