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by Wayne
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16481

Does Tylenol contain another drug as well as the codeine. (I am unaware of Tylenol here in the UK). If so it would be good to have the codeine on its own rather than take an unnecessary drug. It has acetaminophen, just like the OTC version. It still causes a bit of reflux, but nothing like the perc...
by Wayne
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurologist
Replies: 84
Views: 16481

My neuro put me on codeine yesterday (Tylenol #3). He wanted to give me percocet, but my previous experience with that drug (dental pain) was just an awful acid reflux. I only took one and threw the rest out. First evening with codeine was pretty good. I was able to relax, wasn't drowsy, and felt mo...
by Wayne
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Savella
Replies: 12
Views: 1662

Hi Laura

No I didn't try it. I've tried fibromyalgia medications before and they do nothing for me. I don't have pain, just the creepy crawlies.

I only had the one sampler pack, not a prescription, and after reading the information packet didn't see it helping.
by Wayne
Mon May 30, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: re: /Gabapentin
Replies: 18
Views: 4967

have gained 6 pounds.....I am livid Oh, Bethf this stuff makes me irritable...any one else get fussy/irritable besides what Bethf described while taking this stuff?!? I take 900mg per day in 3 doses. Don't get irritable, just a general drowsy feeling through late morning to early afternoon. No weig...
by Wayne
Sat May 28, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sleep position
Replies: 34
Views: 12130

You don't hear or feel a pop, snap, or have a pulling sensation? No pop or snap, but the twitches could be described as a pull, albeit quickly. Last night is was the relaxation in my chest and neck, while on my stomach and sure enough, the next thing I know it's 3 am and I'm on my right side. And I...
by Wayne
Sat May 28, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sleep position
Replies: 34
Views: 12130

Because laying on my stomach has been working so well, I've been doing it just about every night now. Thought I'd add this and see if anyone else has the same experience. I'll got to bed with my legs buzzing, laying on my stomach and then as I start to relax, I will feel a twitch, not always in the ...
by Wayne
Fri May 27, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sleep position
Replies: 34
Views: 12130

Inversion table therapy helps but only when I am fully inverted. Had to look inversion table up. One of those benches that lets you hang upside down. Those, and Gravity Boots were popular when I was a teenager. I haven't heard much about them in a while. Do you actually sleep on one of these device...
by Wayne
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Savella
Replies: 12
Views: 1662

Savella is an SNRI, like Effexor and Celebrex, but it has a much stronger effect on norepinephrine than the others. It's the effect on norepinephrine that helps with pain, and it also helps with energy. It may or may not affect your RLS and you won't know until you try it. Good luck with it! I coul...
by Wayne
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Savella
Replies: 12
Views: 1662

Savella

At my last neurologist appointment, my doctor gave me a couple trial/starter packs for Savella. It's a treatment for fibromyalgia. A search of the forums brought up no posts about it. Has anyone heard of this or used it before?
by Wayne
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Dental problems continue...
Replies: 11
Views: 2188

After reading about Zach's teeth issues. I had a drama of my own. The prep for my bridge aggravated the nerves in the lower back tooth and got really painful 4 days later, then it started aggravating the main nerve in my lower jaw, so the pain started creeping around my entire lower jaw. So last wee...
by Wayne
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Dental problems continue...
Replies: 11
Views: 2188

Are you having a throbbing pain? Been there before and the Orajel was the only thing that really helped. Only a little though, mostly I just suffered through it. Was never so glad to get that shot of novacaine! I just had two temp crowns in preparation for a bridge. Jaw is still sore. A Tylenol take...
by Wayne
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Neuropathy vs RLS
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

My first neurologist thought it was neuropathy, thinking it was a long-term side effect of chemo treatments, which I verified by doing some research on the drugs I was administered for my chemo treatments. I was prescribed neurontin, which worked for about 3 months and then stopped working. I still ...
by Wayne
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Part 2 of poll questions. OPEN TO ALL
Replies: 34
Views: 6884

No
by Wayne
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Poll for the more aggressive or severe people. Part 1
Replies: 22
Views: 3277

No pain

Lot of discomfort
by Wayne
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Have you we tried NOT to move your legs?
Replies: 26
Views: 2877

I've often thought if I could stay still long enough maybe it would reach a peak and die off again. Can't do it though! I can do it. Maybe I don't have RLS as severely as others or maybe the medications are doing enough to let me ignore it. I can sit still for extended periods with only an occasion...