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by ViewsAskew
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: A few questions about iron tablets
Replies: 16
Views: 193

Re: A few questions about iron tablets

My experience is that few doctors know much about iron except that if you don't have enough, you get iron deficiency anemia. That's about it I imagine I am preaching to the choir here - there are SO many things a doc needs to know and when a specialist, my gut tells me their knowledge is very deep ...
by ViewsAskew
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin added to the mix
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Melatonin added to the mix

Low dose is HARD to find. On Amazon, it was 5 mg, 10 mg, etc! I finally found 1 mg there. But, random chance, I found 500 mg at Trader Joe's! You don't have any, Beth, unfortunately. I snapped the 1 mg in half prior to finding the ones at TJs. Now...it's about a month or so after starting. I also am...
by ViewsAskew
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Success!!! Iron infusions ordered!
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Success!!! Iron infusions ordered!

Double YAY!! Getting an order is hard enough, getting insurance to pay is even harder. Way to go!!! Be glad you are getting it through an infusion center. They have the best trained nurses with the most experience starting IVs. Likely they will get yours started fairly easily with very little pain....
by ViewsAskew
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: What's the deal with magnesium?
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: What's the deal with magnesium?

Before there was ANY research, there were lots of ideas. Magnesium is one that is many years old, along with several other vitamins and supplements. People who are deficient in these things may find relief. The rest of us? Not so much. The soap in bed is my favorite. SO many people have told me to d...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin added to the mix
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Melatonin added to the mix

I started taking it about a month ago. only 50 mcg. Really effective for me. Not tired the next day.
by ViewsAskew
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Success!!! Iron infusions ordered!
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Success!!! Iron infusions ordered!

Wonderful news!!!

My experiences are very similar - most doctors like to proclaim. Few listen. Those who listen and gems when you find them.
by ViewsAskew
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Medication problem
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Medication problem

Hi jpex - I am too tired to make an intelligible response. Just wanted to say hi and that someone will be along shortly, I am sure, to provide some suggestions.
by ViewsAskew
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Long term opioid, considering neupro
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Long term opioid, considering neupro

Hi E.D. Not exactly (though I have actually done it, it didn't work for me at the time), but I have done something similar. Too tired to give the back story, but iron infusions allowed me to bypass augmentation and take a DA for 6 months at a time (I originally augmented in about a week - ferritin w...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone arranged iron infusions on your own? How?
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Has anyone arranged iron infusions on your own? How?

You might be able to convince someone at the oncology office with the research paper on it. I did. BUT!!! Dr. Buchfuhrer sent me there. Now, I did have to know my stuff, had the right pages bookmarked, etc. I think what I did tipped the scales, but not sure it would have been enough without it. You ...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Pramipexole augmentation
Replies: 32
Views: 2130

Re: Pramipexole augmentation

homer001 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:09 am
I am finding that you do what you have to do this complaint the anxiety and depression that goes with it can turn you into someone you barely recognise just a matter of keeping the faith i guess
Indeed. I am the same person I was prior and not at all the same person.
by ViewsAskew
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Pramipexole augmentation
Replies: 32
Views: 2130

Re: Pramipexole augmentation

homer001 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Was thinking the same thing for the future but small steps for now i think thanks again for your tips
When I stopped it? I was POSITIVE I would NEVER take it again, lol. Yet, here I am...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: A few questions about iron tablets
Replies: 16
Views: 193

Re: A few questions about iron tablets

Thanks, Steve and Holland, While saving and printing out the article you linked above, Holland, I realized that this is the very article that got me banned and blocked from a Facebook RLS group. It's a long story and had me quite quite upset yesterday, but I had had no sleep for 2 days in a row and...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hello from Newbie in Birmingham, AL
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Hello from Newbie in Birmingham, AL

Saw the neurologist on Friday and was quite delighted with her. She's a young woman, really interested in RLS and has taken part in research about it. I didn't understand much of what she was trying to show me, but she has been studying some kind of RLS connection to the spinal cord. Also "Restless...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Pramipexole augmentation
Replies: 32
Views: 2130

Re: Pramipexole augmentation

Thanks Ann thats a great relief to hear cannot wait to get off this drug ! I couldn't wait, either. And, so happy when I was. Except I take it again, lol. Was off for three years, then learned how to take it very differently (and not regularly) as well as ONLY with a high ferritin level. Very diffe...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How much gabapentin and other drugs?
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: How much gabapentin and other drugs?

Thank you, Steve for your response. I didn't know that hydrocodone could cause insomnia. I've noticed that when I take it before bed, the RLS and pain go away, but I don't sleep - - those nights are the ones in which I usually end up resorting to ambien, xanax or both. Did you start with 300 mg of ...