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by dgarmaise
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Legs feeling very heavy
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Legs feeling very heavy

Would that I had doctors, Sleepy Angel! I am in Thailand and I have witnessed a succession of neurologists who see RLS patients come and go. At the moment, there is no one in the local hospital in Pattaya. There was one I was seeing at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok. I have not seen her in a while b...
by dgarmaise
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Legs feeling very heavy
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Legs feeling very heavy

Hi, everyone. For the last couple of years, and more noticeably in the last few months, I have experienced heavy legs. I don't know what else to call it. My legs feel like they have dead weights attached to them when I try to walk, or even when I just stand. I don't remember this happening in previo...
by dgarmaise
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

The nausea is back, but it's not the same nausea! I guess there are different kinds, or different degrees of severity. The latest nausea is, I assume, part of my withdrawal symptoms. The latest nausea responds to Motillium-M (not available everywhere I take it) and Onsia; the first nausea didn't (mu...
by dgarmaise
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

My nausea broke at 13:23 Thai time Thursday. There is a God. But she charges. I await the onslaught of symptoms from stopping clonazepam cold turkey.
by dgarmaise
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Thanks, everyone, for the posts! I don't think I have received an email alert for the last few posts. I will have to look into that. I have to make a decision regarding tapering the clonzepam. Let me sum up; and sorry if I repeat some things I have already said in earlier posts. I have round-the-clo...
by dgarmaise
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

That's what I have, Beth, Zofran. I checked the list of compatible medicines first. But it seems to knock me out. I take only a half-pill. I tried different scenarios in terms of when I take what. Doesn't seem to make any difference. Right now, I take the methadone at 2 pm (I have been taking it ear...
by dgarmaise
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

I should add that importing items like these into Thailand can be quite difficult....
by dgarmaise
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Thanks for the suggestions. My first task will be to see if I can obtain these items in Thailand.
by dgarmaise
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Many thanks, as always. I will try the ginger. I have obtained a heavy-duty anti-nausea medicine, but of course if I can do the job with natural products, that is always preferable. I saw a doctor at the local hospital about the nausea. She was not very helpful, other than to prescribe the medicine....
by dgarmaise
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Hi. I am answering own post! I think it is likely that the drug that is interacting with my methadone is clonazepam. And since that is a combination that everyone seems to agree is to be avoided. I think I should get off the clonazepam. Unfortunately, most experts recommend a very gradual tapering. ...
by dgarmaise
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Thanks for the tips, guys. Since a few weeks now, I have had nausea almost every day, sometimes most of the day (and night). I am trying to figure out what is causing it, and I am hoping you guys can help. I know that nausea is a side effect of methadone, but I suspect that in my case I am dealing w...
by dgarmaise
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Thanks, Holland. I have another question. As you know, I live in Thailand. There is a family function in Milwaukee in May that I would like to attend if my health is good enough to travel. Do you think there might be some value in seeking out an appointment with a doctor and centre that is recognize...
by dgarmaise
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Well, I feel like I am between a rock and a hard place. My regimen of 5mg methadone and 0.125mg pramipexole (and 2mg clonazepam), all taken in the evening, is simply not doing it for me. It is usually, but not always, enough to control the legs at night. It is not enough to control them during the d...
by dgarmaise
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Thanks, Steve. One other thing that could be affecting my situation is that I am still taking 2mg clonazepam every evening. I know that stopping clonazepam is not easy.
by dgarmaise
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trials and tribulations with opioids
Replies: 61
Views: 6973

Re: Trials and tribulations with opioids

Thanks, QyX. I guess we all respond differently. I did drop the gabapentin. As you noted, I have been taking 5mg of methadone and 0.125mg of pramipexole. I thought by taking the minimum (and maximum) recommended dose of pramipezole, that would allow me to stay at 5mg of methadone and not have to inc...