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by QyX
Tue May 05, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 178
Views: 8541

Re: Cannabis - and Iron

Nice chronological summary of the incredible tortures you've endured that are related to your insomnia. I like your matter-of-fact manner of telling. Oh thank you. I know it is a long text and I because my brain is faster than my fingers, I tend to 'swallow" some words from time to time, sorry for ...
by QyX
Tue May 05, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

Ye, you are right, that this is completely silly. Even though Gabapentin has potential for abuse, it is still very limited, those states that have classified Gabapentin as a controlled substance did so under Schedule V, which is weak compared to drugs like opioids (Schedule II) or benzodiazepines (S...
by QyX
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica questions
Replies: 19
Views: 548

Re: Lyrica questions

For what exactly are you taking the Tylenol? Are you saying Tylenol is effective against your RLS symptoms?
by QyX
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 178
Views: 8541

Re: Cannabis

Okay, I have more news. There is undoubtedly a super interesting dynamic process going since I started taking those stronger iron tablets. Almost 3 weeks, I have to say that I am experiencing massive improvements in my energy, motivation, mood, anxiety, sleep and pain. In the last 3 days, I felt so ...
by QyX
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm finally getting an infusion
Replies: 40
Views: 1666

Re: I'm finally getting an infusion

Every time I get a little better, it makes me see more clearly how far away from true health I am. Last winter - after the infusion - was sooo much better than now, and yet it was still ranked as severe WED/RLS. This is something many (most?) of us are familiar with, gradually getting used to a bad...
by QyX
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica questions
Replies: 19
Views: 548

Re: Lyrica questions

Every time I tried Gabapentin or Lyrica, it shot me into a horrible mood. Luckily I only ever took those drugs for a maximum of one week, so I was able to recover fast (within a week) from it. With those drugs, it seems like they either just work for you and if not, you have a bunch of intolerable s...
by QyX
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Horizant and Ropinerole
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Horizant and Ropinerole

In case your insurance won't cover Horizant and you are not able to afford it yourself, you can ask your doctor for Gabapentin. Gabapentin is very similar to Horizant since both have ultimately the same active ingredient. Basically Horizant is a long acting version of Gabapentin which works better f...
by QyX
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Horizant and Ropinerole
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Horizant and Ropinerole

As you already figured out yourself: you are suffering from an advanced state of augmentation. That you are suffering from symptoms in your arms is a good indication for that. Taking into account that you are already getting iron infusions it would make sense to investigate how the situation would b...
by QyX
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 178
Views: 8541

Re: Cannabis

Two days ago I decided to take a break from using medical marijuana for two reasons: I want to better understand the effect those more potent iron tablets are having on me and to simply reset my brain a bit. Personally, I am not that big of a fan of the psychotropic properties of THC, especially the...
by QyX
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Scare
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: Scare

But she wouldn't have reduced it if I had kicked up more of a fuss. She's really truly a good partner with me, not dictatorial. Maybe it is not such a bad thing for the moment because it is in your file that your dose was reduced at some point. So if there ever would be an investigation in your cas...
by QyX
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Why Does Alcohol Help Me?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Why Does Alcohol Help Me?

Nobody will know for sure. We can all only speculate to why this is the case. I would also assume that higher doses of alcohol would worsen your symptoms. Alcohol does stimulate GABAnergic pathways, similar to the way benzodiazepines like Diazepam (Valium) or Clonazepam (Klonopin) do. Alcohol is bas...
by QyX
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS, iron infusions, and ferritin levels.
Replies: 24
Views: 696

Re: RLS, iron infusions, and ferritin levels.

Or, like you said, people who don't benefit have a very badly messed up iron transport system and even inundating it wtih Fe can't help. Uff, when this is really the situation in some patients, then I can see this being a massive issue for some. At least my RLS is slowly but constantly progressing ...
by QyX
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 178
Views: 8541

Re: Cannabis

I wanted to give an update on my iron tablet situation. So a few days ago I had RLS symptoms who were very unusual and weird for that time of the day. Additionally the symptoms persisted even after I was using additional medication (10 mg Oxycodone + 0,15 g marijuana flowers) but then I remembered: ...
by QyX
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gastric Side Effects
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Gastric Side Effects

Maybe, there is no way to tell. However: Methadone is an especially long acting opioid with a massive half-life, especially when you take it for several days in a row. The classic opioids like Morphine and Oxycodone have a much shorter half-life, making the potential side effects less relevant becau...
by QyX
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gastric Side Effects
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Gastric Side Effects

I would simply try other opioids (Morphine, Oxycodone or Hydromorphone) and see if the situation improves or not. Methadone is known to have many problematic side effects. There are many people who do not tolerate methadone for various reasons. If available, you can also look into medical Marijuana ...