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by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 38
Views: 1404

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

The reason to do it cold turkey is so that it hurts for less time. Remember that if the taper becomes too agonizingly everlasting. As hellish as it is to jump ship, I'd do it again. I did the taper - it actually was OK to a point. But, at some point, it was just endless hell. Betty, that may be a g...
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: Characteristics of PLMD/PLMs

Deb, all the standard descriptions of the movements go out the window when medication side effect or augmentation come into play. If you've seen my sleep video, my movements during augmentation look nothing like expected. I was accused of faking it because my movements did not fit "normal"...
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

To add to the perineum discussion...if you have a vaginal canal, you can really feel it easily! I learned that when I was in college, having a pelvic exam and the doctor said, "Oh, you need to defecate?" and I was horrified, lol.
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

What iron supplementation are you taking? I have heard that iron bisglycinate (aka 'gentle iron') is less severe from a constipation point of view. Never heard of that perineum pressing solution before - it's inspired - so obvious - like slicing bread before selling it - obvious and yet elusive unt...
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

Never heard of that perineum pressing solution before - it's inspired - so obvious - like slicing bread before selling it - obvious and yet elusive until someone thinks of it. Never did I think I would be discussing this particular aspect of this particular subject.... and be happy to be discussing...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

I do the same as PB. You can easily break it up - well maybe not easily, but without much work. You can tell from the touch what it needs to help make it smaller or break it up in some way.
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: US Public Comment on Opioids
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: US Public Comment on Opioids

Thanks for posting! I saw it when I was out and about and forgot to post when I came home!
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

Great news! I was able to reduce by about 55% after the second and third infusions. It just didn't last as long as I'd have hoped. Here is hoping yours does! Ann, do you know how fast your ferritin drops after the infusion? The IRLSSG paper recommends a ferritin at 8 weeks and 16 weeks post infusio...
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: RLS and Adrenaline - it's an ill wind ...
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: RLS and Adrenaline - it's an ill wind ...

Glad Holland was here to provide some answer as the best I have is a virtual hug!
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

Polar Bear wrote:For several years I have on occasion pressed on the perineum to help. This does work.... I thought it was only me who did this !!


Smart woman!
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 86
Views: 2377

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

Here is hoping for 7 more good ones!
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

Great news! I was able to reduce by about 55% after the second and third infusions. It just didn't last as long as I'd have hoped. Here is hoping yours does!
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

Milk of magnesia can make your magnesium level go too high, especially if you are over 65 or have any kidney problems. I am 45 & without kidney problems. Stool softeners are fine. Bulking laxatives like Citrucel, Benefiber, and psyllium are fine. Already taking psyllium for a month - but that a...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: introducing myself. very much in crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: introducing myself. very much in crisis

I can only imagine just how difficult this has been for you and your family.

So much great advice so far. I hope you've found it helpful. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any other information.
by ViewsAskew
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: where is everyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 465

Re: where is everyone?

Thanks for the laugh!

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