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by jy13131
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 521
Views: 61801

Re: Medical Marijuana

I am getting ready to purchase some things to try. I have been using the CBD vape pen a few times per day and right now, even with decreasing from 20 to 15 mgs of methadone, my legs are incredibly quiet. Eerily quiet I would say. That is just how it is sometimes, and then BAM I'll go through the nex...
by jy13131
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 521
Views: 61801

Re: Medical Marijuana

Thank you thank you thank you!! This thread has been tremendously helpful for me. I am at the beginning of my experimentation into the MM world with the hope that I can begin to back off my methadone. Or at least have something non-opioid for breakthrough symptoms. I am on 15-20 mgs of methadone, 3 ...
by jy13131
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7700

Re: Getting off pramipexole etc.

Dgarmaise, I would go with what your doctor recommended. I was saying that Dr B had me do the same and I think it is because it is only postponing your ultimate "journey"and possibly even extending your suffering. The transition is not less severe whether you come off 2 or4. Does that make...
by jy13131
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7700

Re: Getting off pramipexole etc.

I had to also wean off of neupro and go through withdrawals. My Dr specializes in RLS and he does very little weaning once I augment. It's not going to improve things to stay on the DA any longer in my opinion. You kind of have to just jump in. I found it impossible to be totally comfortable during ...
by jy13131
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Off methadone and on to oxycontine
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Off methadone and on to oxycontine

I DO live in so cal. In Laguna niguel. If you need a place to stay we have a extra bedroom! Or I would love to meet you for coffee.
by jy13131
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Substance abuse history and substandard care
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Substance abuse history and substandard care

I have been treated with narcotics for RLS for the last 6 years. I have been in recovery from drugs and alcohol for 8. Further, I work as a therapist in a substance abuse care facility. My doctor was very aware that I had abused drugs in the past BUT you have a right (WE ALL HAVE RIGHTS) to pain man...
by jy13131
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: suboxone
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: suboxone

My brother uses it and it works great. Hmmmm wonder what Dr B would say
by jy13131
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Off methadone and on to oxycontine
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Off methadone and on to oxycontine

I have been unable to get a whole night sleep in a very long time. Prior to that very long time my RLS was as perfectly controlled as it could be using methadone, oxycodone and tramadol. But then I had a progression in symptoms and despite many different ideas working with dr B, we had to move into ...
by jy13131
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: itching, histamine release
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: itching, histamine release

When I first started oxycodone and methadone I got hives for several months. Then they just went away :)
by jy13131
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cold Turkey vs Slowly Weaning
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Cold Turkey vs Slowly Weaning

I'll just say it because I think assuming that "everybody knows that" (insert whatever that thing is that you assume everybody already knows) is a real disservice and can lead to much regret later on. Any type of opioid taken either for a longer period of time (more than 2-4 weeks), or tak...
by jy13131
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro
Replies: 98
Views: 7654

Re: Neupro

I typically have been on very low doses of both of my DA's so with requip and neupro he said cold turkey. And as far as mess go, we have been working together long enough and he knows that I understand fully the repercussions for taking "more" medication (that being it just creates a whole...
by jy13131
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro
Replies: 98
Views: 7654

Re: Neupro

This will be my third time trying to post! It keeps closing the program before I can get it posted! I'll keep it short. Thanks for the support. Interview went well and have second interview tomorrow am. Dr B confirmed its augmentation so I am 2 days off neupro now. Wiggling away on my couch and tryi...
by jy13131
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro
Replies: 98
Views: 7654

Re: Neupro

That was a very helpful article. Thank you again. Certainly does feel just like the last time I augmented. I have call into dr B and an appointment Thursday. I have a job interview today this afternoon for a new job that I really hope to get. It's just a bummer that I have to choose between dosing u...
by jy13131
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro
Replies: 98
Views: 7654

Re: Neupro

I use oxy, methadone, tramadol and lunesta. They are all very low doses and for a very long time I have been symptom free basically and have taken my meds like clockwork. As long as I took my meds, no symptoms. If I was even lye on a dose symptoms. It was a very delicate balance but pretty spot on (...