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by QyX
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 179
Views: 10313

Re: Cannabis

I roughly use 15 - 20 mg CBD per day. Sometimes I just take it during the day, on other days I split the dose and take some in the afternoon and some at night. The reasons why I use CBD are: it it helps avoiding building up a tolerance against THC, it can improve sleep quality by increasing REM slee...
by QyX
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping Gabapentin
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Stopping Gabapentin

Why not just take Gabapentin / Horizant again when it worked well for RLS?

Why did you get off it in the first place? Where the drugs prescribed for RLS or some other condition?
by QyX
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 179
Views: 10313

Re: Cannabis

So I continue to experience some absolutely bizarre and wild stuff on iron tablets. It now reached a point where I am actually concerned what a potential i.V. infusion would do to me. Here is what happened: Last time I went to the pharmacy I picked up two different kind of iron tablets. The normal, ...
by QyX
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Side effects from all opioids
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: Side effects from all opioids

7,5 mg of Oxycodone is still such a low dose for RLS. Is it possible to try a higher dose like 10 - 15 to see if your sleep improves? At your current dose, your tolerance is still so low (relatively speaking) that it is not worth creating some complicated rotation system. When you have one drug that...
by QyX
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 179
Views: 10313

Re: Cannabis

So I just looked around you can simply order online in Canada. They seem to ship to all addresses within Canada: https://cannabismo.org/ or here: https://greensociety.io/ There are many more but not all of them ship nationwide but there are quite a few who do. So when you have chosen one shop, I cou...
by QyX
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: Spinal stimulation?

Okay, so regarding iron: the iron deficiency RLS patients have is in the brain / central nervous system. Standard blood tests can't reveal the iron deficiency in the brain nor is there any other method to test for brain iron in a living person. I've had normal iron blood levels all my life and still...
by QyX
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: tomorrow I am going to vent about rls
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: tomorrow I am going to vent about rls

Have you tried Kratom before? You can order it online legally and it kind of works like a medium potent opioid and can offer significant RLS relief until you have a doctor who can prescribe conventional opioids. You are most likely augmenting on the Mirapex. With 1,5 mg, your dose is way too high an...
by QyX
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Spinal stimulation?
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: Spinal stimulation?

So I don't know anything about spinal cord stimulation but in treatment resistant RLS cases, one option that might make sense to explore would be intrathecal morphine (1-2 mg / 24h). I've read a couple of case reports a few years back. It is certainly an option when you can't achieve enough relief w...
by QyX
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 179
Views: 10313

Re: Cannabis

Hey Beth, I think you really should look more into Cannabis. It is not a magic cure for RLS related insomnia however it can influence and improve all primary RLS symptoms. Almost all strains I use personally are imported from Canada and as far as I know they can all be ordered online in your country...
by QyX
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Experience with Belbuca
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Experience with Belbuca

Morphine is my primary RLS opioid and it is honestly not bad however 5 mg might not be enough. The big advantage of Morphine is that it often can make you sleepy and help you fall asleep much faster. Sadly I only took a couple months until I developed a tolerance against the hypnotic properties of M...
by QyX
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 179
Views: 10313

Re: Cannabis

What time of day do you take the melatonin, how much do you take, and what time do you go to bed afterward? Currently I take 3 mg of Melatonin. Right afterwards I vape some Marijuana and then normally fall asleep within 10 to maximum 20 minutes. So I basically take it directly before I go to bed an...
by QyX
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 179
Views: 10313

Re: Cannabis

Okay, I guess I can now make the first prediction how the current situation will develop over the next few months. As I already feared, Melatonin still does trigger RLS symptoms and while iron tablets significantly can delay that process, it still does happen. So taking Melatonin daily is not an opt...
by QyX
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Brain iron deficiency vs. functional medicine
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Brain iron deficiency vs. functional medicine

I think the "root cause" in many cases is simply the genetic makeup (talking about those with primary RLS who developed symptoms early). Things are maybe only slightly off balance as a child but the older you get, things get more and more out of whack. Over time this process accelerates and will aff...
by QyX
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 179
Views: 10313

Re: Cannabis

Thank you Betty! Things are still looking great, having absolutely no trouble sleeping whatsoever. Two days ago, I was awake a little bit during the night but only because the opioids and the Cannabis wear off and so that I to redose to fall asleep again. The way things have changed, it still feels ...
by QyX
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Requip to Horizant and dizziness

Does any one know how to get off of Horizant safely? What is your current dose? The more and the longer you have taken Horizant, the slower you generally should taper it down unless there are urgent / compelling reasons to do it faster. Over the years, I've have almost taken 60 different psychotrop...