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by badnights
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: can opioids keep you awake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3646

ah , nice suggestion and thanks for it. Neuontin unfortunately is a suicide drug for me. It causes suicidal depression in a small percentage of people. I was on it for 10 months. Alone, it dulled the RLS but didn't permit sleep. In combination with codeine it was better, though not totally effective...
by badnights
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: can opioids keep you awake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3646

:( This is so tiring. I have to -HAVE to- eliminate even the itty bit of pramipexole (Mirapex) I'm using because I have absolutley no motivation to do anything all day, I just want to sleep. (And can't, because the malevolence in my bones wakes up when I lie down.) Then I perk right up at night. I c...
by badnights
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: can opioids keep you awake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3646

excuse my previous post. When I was taking gabapentin and codeine, I used to do my best scientific reading right when I was supposed to be going to bed. I suspected the codeine, but it happened once without the codeine so I figured that wasn't it. Now I'm not so sure. I've already had a few experien...
by badnights
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: can opioids keep you awake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3646

sh.t
by badnights
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: can opioids keep you awake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3646

can opioids keep you awake?

Is it possible that codeine or oxycodone can have an alerting effect? i.e. remove the RLS but activate your mind somehow and keep you awake? anyone have this happen? It sounds backwards to what they're supposed to do - the side effects I find listed on various sites include sleepiness and fatigue bu...
by badnights
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Alpha Stimulation
Replies: 19
Views: 8539

This sounds worth checking into. Thanks for bumping it back up.
by badnights
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Zeo Personal Sleep Coach - if you like data about your sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 3180

I'm not sure if I got the 30 day trial or not :? . I will see when it arrives. I noticed you mentioned blue-blocker sunglasses in one of your posts, so I noted that down to check into. I've looked into lights but not ordered one yet. I'll check more into these things when I'm sure I'm committed to c...
by badnights
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: death is the answer?
Replies: 112
Views: 19066

well, that didn't work. :(
by badnights
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: death is the answer?
Replies: 112
Views: 19066

I played hockey tonight for the first time in 1.5 weeks, and even though I was weak as a kitten, it felt good to be out doing something. Now I'm in here posting instead of out in the kitchen making something to eat. maybe that's why I keep losing weight and feel weak - I keep delaying when I have to...
by badnights
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: death is the answer?
Replies: 112
Views: 19066

D4, that's absolutely nuts. How fantastic that you've been able to find things that help when the doctors have so little information to go on. I wonder if you could advertise for a graduate student to study you.... someone would have to supply the funding though. Gee. Just sparks in my brain.
by badnights
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Zeo Personal Sleep Coach - if you like data about your sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 3180

well I took the plunge and ordered one. Impulsively as usual. I don't think I'll regret it though. After I figure out my RLS meds and the hypopnea thing, I will have to learn how to sleep again. Reset my battered old circadian clock.
by badnights
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: death is the answer?
Replies: 112
Views: 19066

Why is listening so hard for them? Or is it talking that's so hard for us? I think a lot of women, anyway, have a deep-seated politeness and an addiction to understatement, which don't serve us well in our 10-15 minutes with a doctor. How ingeneous of both of you to bring your husbands. To educate b...
by badnights
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica maybe the answer for me.....
Replies: 30
Views: 5253

runkrun, do as Susan etc said and mention this to your doctor, no I mean TELL this to your doctor (I'm trying to learn how to communicate important things - "mentioning" is not effective enough). Your doctor hopefully knows about the possible side effect of suicidal depression, and the oth...
by badnights
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: death is the answer?
Replies: 112
Views: 19066

you're right, it has a 6 hr half-life compared to 2-3 for Ambien. I originally asked for Ambien but can't get it in Canada. I love the zopiclone tho, as long as I'm not having bad RLS, which just rips the sh.t out of the zopiclone. But otherwise, it sends me through the night with no after-effects o...
by badnights
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: death is the answer?
Replies: 112
Views: 19066

So it's OK to mix oxycodone and codeine? I wasn't sure. You won't believe the wonderful sleep I had last night on 0.25 Mira and one Pct (and a zopiclone which is like Ambien) : six whole hours without any interuption; real sleep! I think it really must have been withdrawal the last week and a bit. T...

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