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by Aiken
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: And, now my turn
Replies: 137
Views: 8471

PS: I missed one of your posts. Additional response: I was taking a little methadone in the mornings and then hydrocodone in the evenings. I don't think you could usefully take the two closer together, especially with a higher dose of methadone. I think the methadone would totally tromp on the oxyco...
by Aiken
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: And, now my turn
Replies: 137
Views: 8471

Ann-- I don't remember if this is your first oxycodone attempt, so forgive me if I'm preaching to the choir here. Anyway, here are my two cents: One of the reasons I like oxycodone is that it has a pretty short half-life, so I can easily control how long I have it on board. Unfortunately, one of the...
by Aiken
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: can opioids keep you awake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3790

The official documentation for Ambien says that it does have CNS-depressant effects:

http://products.sanofi-aventis.us/ambie ... ection-6.5
by Aiken
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clinical Trials: New York
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Probably on your last birthday.
by Aiken
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Doctor-Honest Opinion
Replies: 104
Views: 10202

I agree. Helpful and willing is great. Heck, I think half of the people whom we consider experts are experts because they were willing to listen to us in order to learn how to treat us.

Any one of us could end up helping to train the next expert. :)
by Aiken
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

See, you're a gamer! :)
by Aiken
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medications raising havoc....
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Another vote for blaming the xanax and lyrica, for the reasons stated above.
by Aiken
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: And, now my turn
Replies: 137
Views: 8471

Mirapex STILL makes me crazy, lol. The night sweats followed by being freezing cold, the constant awakenings after just a few hours sleep, the mental activity that won't stop.... I'm gonna guess you're sure, since you're you and you know your meds' effects pretty well, but I still have to ask: Are ...
by Aiken
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: And, now my turn
Replies: 137
Views: 8471

and god knows how often they are gonna want to make me take an EKG but it better be no more than once a year if I am the one paying for it. Yeah, once a month would suck. Still, once a year is probably a good idea, considering that opioids can affect your heart rhythm, and size in some cases. I'm g...
by Aiken
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Where do people go ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

My wife and I took a trip for our anniversary. Since then, I've been trying to catch up at work, and also to get enough done that I can duck out a week early for Christmas. (Two More Days, Two More Days...) Then I come home and play video games. ;) Can't speak for others... I think we all have cycli...
by Aiken
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

The wii is great, since it involves the whole body, but I think even games that just use the hands, or even just the thumbs, can be really good for ignoring symptoms. It's probably the mental distraction more than the physical action. I think we've established pretty well that anything you can get d...
by Aiken
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Doctor-Honest Opinion
Replies: 104
Views: 10202

I bet you could narrow down any list of potential RLS experts by talking to the doctor's assistant on the phone. For instance, see if they've heard of the Mayo Clinic algorithm for RLS treatment. If the assistant says, 'yes,' then the chances are good that the doctor is also clueful. If not, you sti...
by Aiken
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: When is the last time anyone here had.......
Replies: 23
Views: 2272

Yeah, me too. When I don't sleep at night, I end up crashing for 30-45 minutes when I get home from work. When I wake up, even though it's not time for RLS to ramp up, it'll be full-blown and I'll still be unmedicated. Annoying.
by Aiken
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: ANGRY
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: ANGRY

Lewis21403 wrote:Then he said if I knew what was best for me then I should go find some one that will agree with my choice in treating RLS with narcotics.

Well, at least he gave you one good piece of advice.
by Aiken
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Oxycodone prescription frequency
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Oxycodone prescription frequency

While I'm satisfied with my hydrocodone as far as efficiency, both I and my doctor would prefer that I not take in acetaminophen every day for the rest of my life, so I've been evaluating oxycodone for a week or so now and I figure it'll be fine. (I was worried because I always used to get nauseated...

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