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by lhoff12085
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: War on Pain Pills
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: War on Pain Pills

Steve, Just saw the video w you noted in the March eFriends! I figured out that you were the person who helped me so much when I was taking Horizant and visiting CO. I see you now may have found a dr where you live. Please keep us posted on that. So the last time we "spoke", I was taking H...
by lhoff12085
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

Sounds like it was quite a search to find your doctor and to sort out your medications. It amazes me when I read the news on all these dr's prescribing opiods, I'm thinking, "Where are they?" The people who need them, can't get them, and the people who abuse them, get all they want.
by lhoff12085
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

Steve, That's helpful. I'm very hesitant to travel international bc of having problems. Last year when I went to Denver for 3 nights I had big problems w PLM each night - and I'd switched taking my meds on Denver time. This time I did more what you suggest and at least didn't have the night problems...
by lhoff12085
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Elevation and time change

Steve, Thanks for your advice on buying marijuana and taking cash. I'm back from my trip. I had a terrible time adjusting to the time change (2 hours) and/or the elevation. Took me 6 days to feel normal. I tried marijuana and found it did help me sleep but did not help w my RLS or switch my body clo...
by lhoff12085
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

As you might have noticed from my into on the right of these columns, I live in CO. I am about 100 miles south of Denver and 500 ft lower. We moved here about a year ago partially so that my wife and I would both have access to medical marijuana. I honestly cannot say whether the elevation change f...
by lhoff12085
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

I've been Gabapentin 30 minutes before bed, just like Steve, even tho my doctor said to take it 1 hour before. I find it makes me sleepy and like Steve, if I push through it, then I can't sleep. I also figured that it would make it last longer over night. I've had success with the Gabapentin for the...
by lhoff12085
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

Thanks so much for all the info. I may try it when I go. I don't even know what a tincture is. I'm wondering if I should take more iron when I go to see if that helps. I'm curious - why did your doctor have you try Horizant when the gabapentin was working? I've had 2 good nights on gabapentin so we'...
by lhoff12085
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

That's very helpful so thanks for the background. Also about the marijuana. It's not legal in Florida but I may spend a month in CO this summer. I'm worried about the effect of the elevation on my RLS. Last May we spent a weekend in Denver and I had trouble every night while on Horizant. I also foun...
by lhoff12085
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

Did you gradually increase to 900 or is that where you started? Do you take the gabapentin right before bed? I'm going to try it tomorrow. Thanks so much. Laura
by lhoff12085
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Gabapentin vs Horizant

I've got 600mg of gabapentin, the same dose as Horizant. Does that sound reasonable? I've got moderate to severe RLS. Thanks so much for the explanation and your responses - very helpful. I'm nervous to try something new since I put my sleep at risk but this sounds like it's worth trying.
by lhoff12085
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin vs Horizant
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Gabapentin vs Horizant

I'm currently taking Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) but it is very expensive on my plan ($1300/90 days). It works very well. I asked my doctor if gabapentin would work for RLS which would save me a lot of money. He doesn't think it will but gave me 10 days to try. Is anyone else having luck with ga...
by lhoff12085
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Where to buy Kratom
Replies: 23
Views: 6992

Re: Where to buy Kratom

Thanks for your help jul2873 and stjohnh!
by lhoff12085
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Where to buy Kratom
Replies: 23
Views: 6992

Where to buy Kratom

Kratom is a huge help to me to supplement my medication. I used to buy it at Botanical Wellness but they only accept Bitcoin now. Where are people now buying Kratom? Botanical Wellness is having trouble getting a payment processor. Also, is anyone using Bitcoin? If so, how do you do that?

Thanks!
by lhoff12085
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Horizant causing insomnia?
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: Horizant causing insomnia?

I take zolpidem (generic Ambient) to help me sleep. Is that something you've tried? It works well for me. I take half a pill (1/2 of 10mg) when I go to bed then if I can't get back to sleep in the middle of the night I take the other half.
by lhoff12085
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Going from Ropinirole to Horizant
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Going from Ropinirole to Horizant

I only take one .25mg ropinerole each night and if I forget or am not in a position to take it (such as being out for the evening and forgetting to bring it with me) I'm in agony until a few hours after I finally take it. My dr said to never take more of ropinirole during the night bc it takes 2 ho...

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