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by ViewsAskew
Sat May 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: tapering off ropinirole
Replies: 64
Views: 7259

Re: tapering off ropinirole

DAWS is very unlikely with low doses. How much are you taking, Bronwen? Once you get to 1 mg or pramipexole, I do not believe there are issues with stopping it immediately - but check with a pharmacist to be sure. I'd check with Dr. B - email him as somno@verizon.net. He usually says to stop cold tu...
by ViewsAskew
Sat May 19, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

Oh - forgot to say how it used to work for me. I would fly to CA to see Dr. B. I left with a hard copy script written per CA law. Illinois law differed, so I would have to remind them to write it so it could be filled in IL (they had to write out the word for numbers as well as include the number). ...
by ViewsAskew
Sat May 19, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: Recent restrictions on length of opioid prescriptions

So sorry, mudslide. Glad you have some, at least, to keep you going for awhile. I once had a 45 day stash - it was wiped to zero in a heartbeat, it seemed. I like California in some ways, but don't love Los Angeles...but I will stay here as long as I have to. If I have to pay cash for the scripts, s...
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 18, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 779

Re: Prescription Refills

If I wake up from RLS, I know it either because 1) I slowly exited deep sleep to stage 1 and in stage 1 could recall the sensations in my body when I awakened completely, or 2) I awakened and thought, gee, I'll go back to sleep only to feel the RLS start building before I could get back to sleep, bu...
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: IV iron infusion
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: IV iron infusion

Answered the question in other thread where you also asked.
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Refractory RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Refractory RLS

I have had it twice in one infusion of 1000 and a third time in two of 750 (mistake by the doctor - but my ferritin is high now!). I think I had InFed - but may be remembering incorrectly. I don't think there are many low molecular weigh formulations, so likely you don't have more than an option or ...
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Frantic...RLS 24/7
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Frantic...RLS 24/7

I love the sleep I get from opioids. But, I have no desire to take MORE opioids. I just want the sleep. Addiction is craving the substance so that you take more and do anything to get more. There is a small chance that you would become addicted. My dad died of alcoholism and abused drugs - it scared...
by ViewsAskew
Mon May 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?
Replies: 25
Views: 215

Re: Uh-oh... methadone hassles?

Oh, mudslide, what a pickle you are in. And, the record! That must be terrifying!

I am feeling really nasty at the moment and I want to respond. Will come back soon. Hope others chime in and have some ideas.
by ViewsAskew
Sun May 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Refractory RLS
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Refractory RLS

When I was augmented and stopped pramipexole, it initially was better when I reduced it, then hit a point where symptoms increased. Given that your husband is taking a relatively small dose of pramipexole by now, I wonder if it might be time to simply stop it - likely no reason to prolong it and as ...
by ViewsAskew
Sun May 13, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Thyroid Levels and RLS
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Thyroid Levels and RLS

I can't say my RLS has changed at all with the increase in thyroid. Not saying it might not be related! There is some correlation between inflammation and RLS for some people. Thyroiditis is technically inflammation of the thyroid...so not a leap I'd guess to think that in some cases, increased RLS ...
by ViewsAskew
Sat May 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 41
Views: 8798

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

peanut, so sorry to hear you are having this much trouble To me, the good news is that most of us have no problems taking them. Even the ones that CAN (and I emphasize can) cause RLS in us only do so a small percentage of the time. At least 80 percent and upwards of 95 percent of us will have no iss...
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: random rant about a doctor
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Re: random rant about a doctor

The knowledge and validation I got from reading the article changed my life. Don't suffer in silence. Ask for what you need (an aisle seat for example). I felt similarly! And, excellent advice - it may not be fun, but it's worth it to speak up and work to find medical practitioners who listen, unde...
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 11, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 331
Views: 21168

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

I was AMAZED at how good the LA library system is. Chicago has gone through so many budget cuts. Here? I have Lynda.com courses I can take, a TON of audio books from multiple sources, and so on. Truly amazing! My husband used Kindle and Amazon products.
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: Airsickness meds?

If you buy the root, consider noting where it was grown. Much is grown in China (as with garlic, too). Because of soil contamination and other past issues with food (people, baby, dog) produced in China, I try to avoid anything labeled from China.
by ViewsAskew
Wed May 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: Airsickness meds?

I've used ginger, but in the 6 months I dealt with benzo withdrawal, got to the point I couldn't stand it anymore. Definitely helped. I get motion sick if I try to read when on a bus, in a car, etc. I use a wrist band that sends electrical impulses. Doesn't make it go away completely, but reduces it...

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