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by Joanie60
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2464

Re: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?

Thanks for the hope! I have no idea of what dose Doc plans to start me out with, but guessing it is lowest that is made lol. I won't hesitate to ask her to up the dose some, but my pattern is to throw in the towel too quickly. I really really want this to work! My husband and I have our own business...
by Joanie60
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2464

Re: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?

I'll let you guys know how it goes! I am getting hot flashes now anyway hahah (I am 54, it is about damn time) so a few more won't hurt. They don't really bug me that much. Once I ran thru the usual set of meds (Requip, Gabapentin, etc) my doc wanted to start me on Methadone but knucklehead that I a...
by Joanie60
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex to gabapentin
Replies: 63
Views: 4443

Re: Mirapex to gabapentin

HANG IN THERE!!! That's about all I can say :-) Changing meds is the pits....coming off some, going on others, the whole roller coaster! Then you throw in LIFE, which has its own ups and downs (less daylight, holiday letdown, fight with one of your kids, dang boss, etc etc etc) and it is hard to kee...
by Joanie60
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opiods
Replies: 133
Views: 16662

Re: Opiods

I am so sorry PJ, that you are stuck in the anxiety and depression that seem (in my case) to make RLS worse. Although I do not have addiction issues, many of my close friends do. First, I borrow the saying "One Day at a Time" from them. I am 54 and can't EVEN let myself think ahead to six ...
by Joanie60
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opiods
Replies: 133
Views: 16662

Re: Opiods

How long does oxycodone last versus methadone? I know methadone has a longer half life. Does anyone take hydrocodone and how long does it keep the RLS under control? Sorry pjmccoy1, I just saw this post. I have been on oxycodone for three years, started at 10mg a day, now up to 15-20mg. I have trie...
by Joanie60
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2464

Re: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?

Very annoying, cause it is much easier to take a long-lasting pill than a short acting one. But from what I have read, methadone is longer acting than Percocet so maybe I'll have the best of both worlds. I am hesitant to switch, as nothing has worked as well as Percocet, but my doc is really really ...
by Joanie60
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2464

Re: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?

We did try straight oxycodone. Had terrible nausea, constipation, and exhaustion. Which I don't have on Percocet. Go figure, I sure can't.
by Joanie60
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2464

Re: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?

How long would I have to stay off the Oxys to "re-set" my brain??? I can't even begin to imagine the hell that that would be. Oxys do not make me angry or tense or annoyed. In fact, the opposite. They seem to make me MORE tolerant and upbeat. But maybe that is just because they alleviate t...
by Joanie60
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2464

Switch from Oxycodone to Methadone? Whatcha think?

Hey Peeps, I have been on 5mg Percocet three times a day for the last several years. I am inching up towards 20mg (couple times a week I need a fourth pill in the middle of the night). My doc is concerned, she has very few patients who require 20mg. (BTW, I have tried every med, including iron infus...
by Joanie60
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: My pharma diary
Replies: 147
Views: 21571

Re: My pharma diary

Congrats!!! It is a wonderful relief when our "regimen" works!!
by Joanie60
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica side effects?
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: Lyrica side effects?

I have a great relationship with my doc and she really wanted me to try the Lyrica. I think I am just going to suck it up and stop expecting 100% relief from this I$)#(W()$*(#) disease. I am usually at 70-80% relief most of the time. And that is good enough for me...I have HAD it with side effects f...
by Joanie60
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica side effects?
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: Lyrica side effects?

Well, another magic bullet down the drain! It worked so well for first three nights lol. But first night on 50 mg, I think my legs were jumping all over but I was too "drugged" to care. Now that it is daylight, I am a bit more freaked out about having chest discomfort last night. I think I...
by Joanie60
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica side effects?
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: Lyrica side effects?

No, I need it to be minimized lol. I am sure panic and anxiety would not help the situation! Pressure is smack dab in the middle of my chest at same level as heart. I am sure I would have been majorly freaked by your symptoms!! I fell asleep briefly after starting this thread and jumping legs woke m...
by Joanie60
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica side effects?
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Lyrica side effects?

Hey Guys, Looking for info on Lyrica side effects. I started one week ago on 25mg (added to my usual three tabs of Percocet (5mg) spread out during the day). First three nights, slept like a log. Next three nights, didn't. Doc upped to 50mg yesterday and I slept like a log. Tonight, after taking 50m...
by Joanie60
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: My pharma diary
Replies: 147
Views: 21571

Re: My pharma diary

Such awesome news!! Enjoy every second...and congrats on the exercise commitment!! Way to go :-)

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