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by QyX
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 666

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Most likely without opioids I would not be able to live. RLS untreated I would not want to live. It's a little after 1 am and I'm poppin' another 300 mg of Gabapentin after just waking up with symptoms. Were you on gabapentin before going on opioids? I'm wondering what my options are if this drug e...
by QyX
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 64
Views: 1637

Re: Cannabis

My experience is that the "usual" recommendations for marijuana (sativa more stimulating, indica more sedating, high cbd for sleep otherwise low cbd), like many other drugs, seem to affect RLS users differently than most people. While there were mild differences between strains, the main ...
by QyX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin Stop and Start up again later effective?
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Gabapentin Stop and Start up again later effective?

Maybe it will work, maybe it won't ... there is no way to know for sure ... I tend to agree with stjohnh but you won't know until you've tried it. For me Carbamazepine was quite a effective RLS medication until it lost more and more of its effect. In the end I had to stop and switch to some other dr...
by QyX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Opiate Flu Like Symptoms
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Opiate Flu Like Symptoms

Methadone is famous for causing a lot of side effects ...

Trying a different opioid (Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Morphine, ...) might be worth a try ...
by QyX
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 64
Views: 1637

Re: Cannabis

So the situation did improve further. It seems that especially "Bedica" (14% THC, < 0,5% CBD) is working well for me. For a while I believed that Bediol (6,8% THC, 8% CBD) has some special hypnotic properties. But in the end it seems that Bediol is not lasting long enough to reliably put m...
by QyX
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 666

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Well I'm ok for now other than a bit of weight gain, which is annoying. I thought a withdraw from gabapentin might be something like a withdraw from opioids. Maybe a better treatment is on the horizon. Stopping opioids will always be very difficult for RLS patients since even when you don't have RL...
by QyX
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapenten used thru the night
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Gabapenten used thru the night

Well, the problem with gabapentin is that different people metabolize gabapentin much faster or slower than others. Most drugs have a fairly predictable metabolism rate. Not so with gabapentin. I am very sensitive to it. 150 mg for me is a tolerable dose, 300 mg turns me into a zombie. There are fo...
by QyX
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 666

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

In the end it is pretty simple: when you take psychotropic medication for a longer period and then suddenly (or relatively fast) stop the medication, all kind of weird stuff can happen. It is more common with some drugs than with others but in general antipsychotics, antidepressents, antiepileptics,...
by QyX
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suggestions on Combinations, or other alternatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Suggestions on Combinations, or other alternatives?

How did Oxycodone work out for you in the past? Did it help with your RLS symptoms but you still were not able to sleep because some effects of the Oxycodone kept your awake? With your history you will for sure need a combination of different medications. Maybe you can provide some more detail how v...
by QyX
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Super interesting connection between opioids and cannabis...
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Super interesting connection between opioids and cannabis...

Yes, very interesting. There is also a considerable body of anecdotes saying that kratom has helped people get off of opioids. And kratom does not make you high. I'm so glad we have this new research. Maybe, sooner or later, we can com up with good long term treatments for RLS. Kratom is a mu-recep...
by QyX
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Super interesting connection between opioids and cannabis...
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Super interesting connection between opioids and cannabis...

Since I started taking cannabis based medication for my RLS I started researching how cannabinoids affect the human body and mind. Couple days ago I stumbled across a new study, published in "Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research". The title of the study is "Emerging Evidence for Cannabis...
by QyX
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 64
Views: 1637

Re: Cannabis

QyX, we are all with you here !! Thank you. I really appreciate the support. I am grateful this forum exists and gives me an opportunity to talk to other RLS patients, learn from their experience and share my own story. Unfortunately there is no german speaking RLS community. Even here in Berlin, t...
by QyX
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 64
Views: 1637

Re: Cannabis

So I am investigating something. While the Cannabis can make me really tired and sleepy, there is still something going on that has a tendency to wake me up and gives me a hard time falling asleep. I suspect the cause for this is the opioid medication ... especially the Oxycodon. When I got Oxycodon...
by QyX
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 123
Views: 3543

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

It was your encouragement and your faith that got me to bite the bullet and go for it. It is amazing that you went for it! I know, withdrawal sucks bad and I personally experienced a few horrible withdrawal from all kinds of drug. Especially stopping antipsychotics after almost 7 years of daily int...
by QyX
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 64
Views: 1637

Re: Cannabis

So first evening and night with Cannabis flowers and I must say the analgesic properties are incredible. Holy cow! I was already able to cut my average opioid dose by 1/4 .... now I estimate that, should the effect be consistent in the future, I will be able to cut my dose by maybe 50% and an additi...

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