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by Ridgerunner
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switching off methadone saga
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Re: Switching off methadone saga

Thanks Steve, we considered that but tramadol also has the potential to prolong qt so in my case should be avoided.
by Ridgerunner
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switching off methadone saga
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Re: Switching off methadone saga

Prolonged qt is a feature of methadone (and other meds such as citalopram is a common culprit) and can be dose dependant. Prolonged qt can lead to sudden death, its wise to stop the offending drug ASAP.
by Ridgerunner
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switching off methadone saga
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Switching off methadone saga

I have not been on the board for 10 years although I should have stayed active. I am 43, my dad is 69. My RLS has been controlled for the last 10 years as follows: - Failed both requip and mirapex back in 2005/2006ish, nausea and augmentation. - Neurologist put me on methadone 10mg per day in divide...
by Ridgerunner
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: chantrix
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

I listen to the peoples pharmacy on NPR and they said that Chantix had the most adverse avents reported r/t side effects of any other med since it came to market. I just hate the FDA more and more each day.
by Ridgerunner
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Levorphanol
Replies: 0
Views: 1240

Levorphanol

Anyone else taking Levorphanol? I take 4-6mg per day. My doctor has switched me to this as what he feels is a safer alernative to Methadone. I lke it but I thought that Methadone was perfect as well. Actually it is stronger than Methadone, works quite well.
by Ridgerunner
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: DEA oversight hearings...
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

http://doctordeluca.com/wordpress/index ... uly07/146/

The above link has a way to find your rep.
by Ridgerunner
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: DEA oversight hearings...
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

DEA oversight hearings...

Here is the link, plenty of us have reason to contact our reps...

http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/2007/07/02.html#a2342
by Ridgerunner
Thu May 03, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: RLS Oil & Defense of myself!
Replies: 22
Views: 9495

Excuse me but marijuana has been scientifically proven to ease neurological pain... http://ga.mpp.org/site/apps/nl/content2 ... ct=3603695
by Ridgerunner
Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: More on Methadone
Replies: 34
Views: 8907

Methadone would definetly sustain relief for a long time. I would say 15 hours and then if I were sitting around the house I would have to take some more for breakthrough. When I work 3-1130pm then it sustains for 24hours. My doctor now switched me to Levorphanol because he has seen too many reports...
by Ridgerunner
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Vicodin & Ultram
Replies: 13
Views: 3757

700mg/day is waaaaaay too much ultram to be taking. Max is 400mg day lest you desire seizures. What MD in their right mind told you to take that dosage?
by Ridgerunner
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Up On Pain Meds???
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Any MD worth her/his weight in salt would realize that if you respond to opioids (pain meds) that taking a formulation with tylenol in it is not wise for the long haul. Plus, long acting opioids are best for our situation plus some short acting for rescue situations. Hydrocodone (Lortab active ingre...
by Ridgerunner
Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Supplement helped my RLS:
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

It is 1:30 AM and I am up and needed to take some of my methadone (I also took my supplements too). I tried to experiment by not taking the Vibe or the magnesium supplement at all today and now here I am up typing when I should be asleep. It has been a long time since I was awoken with RLS pain and ...
by Ridgerunner
Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Supplement helped my RLS:
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

I am just over a month into taking it. The gal who signed my brother up to be a distributor wondered why he was ordering the magnesium supplement for me so he said RLS. She then said how a relative, I think her sister took it (VIBE) for 3 weeks and had enough of an improvement to mention it to her. ...
by Ridgerunner
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Supplement helped my RLS:
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Supplement helped my RLS:

Hi all. It has been awhile since I last posted. I guess it is because I have found what worked for me (methadone) and feel that opiates are the safest and often most effective drugs to take for RLS. I just get frustrated that docs won’t prescribe them very often. I have now found a liquid multi-vita...
by Ridgerunner
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experiences with Methadone
Replies: 131
Views: 35150

True... my wife is a redhead and works in the Anestesia Dept. of the OR. All of what some say is true, hard sticks, extra meds, etc.. She had a hyster some time ago and they threw tons of narcs at her in recovery and she came to the floor with a Dilauded epidural and a Fentanyl PCA (IV) and they wer...

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