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by fraujoolie
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnancy Journal
Replies: 57
Views: 29674

Great news! Congratulations, Sarah. Wishing you a smooth L&D!
by fraujoolie
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Morning??
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

At my worst, my symptoms start mid-morning. 10am or so.

I don't have any good answer for relief, just saying "Yes. It happens."
by fraujoolie
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Have to go to one of the specialty clinics...but which one?
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

I was born and raised in Michigan -- moved out to Los Angeles about three years ago. Dr. B has been a life-saver. I'd be happy to help you figure out a trip to LA to see him, if you plan to come out this way! Delta flies non-stop from DTW. Message me, if you are thinking about seeing Dr. Buchfuhrer!
by fraujoolie
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Article in Parents Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Article in Parents Magazine

Hi Everyone -- I just wanted to share with you that I had an interview today with a writer for Parents Magazine. She is writing an article on RLS and pregnancy, and interviewed both Dr. Buchfuhrer and myself (I think a few other people, too). The article will be published sometime in the Spring. I'l...
by fraujoolie
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnancy Journal
Replies: 57
Views: 29674

Hi Sarah, I have been a little panicky, but I don't think it's related to the Methadone. I think it's hormones related to pregnancy (pre-/post-natal). Yeah, 30 mgs is a big dose to start out with. When I transitioned over to Methadone from Tramadol (via a week of Oxy), I started with around 2 or 3mg...
by fraujoolie
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Funny Article from The Onion
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Funny Article from The Onion

If you need a laugh today: "Patient Referred to Physician Who Specializes in Giving a $h!t"

http://www.theonion.com/articles/patien ... n-g,21255/

Reminds me of Dr. B!
by fraujoolie
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 33226

I just wanted to follow up: Methadone and breastfeeding is compatible. Jax is now almost 5 months, 18 lbs, 24" long. Totally normal developmentally. Won't roll yet (legs too fat and short?? takes after his dad, lol), but sits up unassisted and will pull himself up onto his feet, if you hold his...
by fraujoolie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Another Newbie here!
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Hi MzDisney, welcome!

My mom has it, maternal grandfather had it, and my dad has it, too.
by fraujoolie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: I'm new...
Replies: 37
Views: 6931

@ViewsAskew, you are right. Once you augment on a dopamine agonist, you can not take another dopamine agonist. It's time for opioids at that point. This is what Dr. B told me on my first appointment with him. I was taking some dangerous giant dose of Mirapex daily (thanks to the old neurologist), an...
by fraujoolie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Deciding when it is time to start doing drug therapy
Replies: 36
Views: 7548

Most honestly? If you're already so far away from a doc, and that one doesn't even seem decent... do not pass go. do not collect $200. go directly to Dr. Buchfuhrer in Los Angeles. Why deal with all the horsefeathers of these other docs? Go to the horse himself. Wait, he's not a horse, he's a great ...
by fraujoolie
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnancy Journal
Replies: 57
Views: 29674

Hi Sarah -- I think it is a great idea to get Dr. B on board with everything. He is very conservative with pregnant women. You are in good hands. I think if you want to breastfeed, you will have to go on Methadone. It is the only AAP approved pain med. I had to educate my pediatrician on it, I just ...
by fraujoolie
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnancy Journal
Replies: 57
Views: 29674

Hi Sarah! I'm sorry I haven't checked in on you lately. I've been busy, so they say, with baby Jax (and big brother Joe). Jax had to have surgery (to correct hypospadias, totally unrelated to all the RLS jazz, it runs in my husband's family) this month, so it's been particularly nutty around here, b...
by fraujoolie
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnancy Journal
Replies: 57
Views: 29674

I would ask to see Dr. Frye's evidence. I never came across anything negative about methadone during pregnancy. I encourage you to go to her with the articles I have, and have a long discussion about this.
by fraujoolie
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 33226

Announcing Baby Jaxon! Born 4/6/11 at 9:22 pm, 6 lbs 2 oz, 19" long. Most importantly, he is doing FINE. He is a lot smaller than my first was. I don't know if this can be attributed to the Methadone, or not. He has been checked every 4 hrs (BP, heart, general behavior, Q's about feeding and di...
by fraujoolie
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 33226

Hi Zach, Good comments and questions here. Thanks! From what my doctors have told me, Oxycodone isn't a preferred medication over Methadone, because long-term use of Oxycodone during pregnancy tends to cause more symptoms of NAS, than Methadone does. Methadone also tends to be more effective in lowe...