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by lhoff12085
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Going from Ropinirole to Horizant
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Going from Ropinirole to Horizant

Thanks for the advice and responses. I made it through coming off of ropinirole without much trouble thank goodness. I was taking .5 of ropinirole so not a high dose which I'm sure helped. (Actually I was taking 1 mg but only for 4 days prior to stopping.) My dr wanted me to double the dose and then...
by lhoff12085
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Going from Ropinirole to Horizant
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Going from Ropinirole to Horizant

Ropinerole has stopped working through the night for me - even doubling my dose - so my doctor has switched me to Horizant. I'm still taking a low dose of Ropinirole (.5) for 2 nights before stopping it. I'm afraid of the withdrawal. My doctor said it won't be a problem but I really don't know if he...
by lhoff12085
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Bringing Kratom on Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 2318

Re: Bringing Kratom on Flights

Thanks so much. Good idea on how to store it. Appreciate your response.
by lhoff12085
Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Bringing Kratom on Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 2318

Bringing Kratom on Flights

Has anyone taken Kratom on flights? I know it's legal in most states and shouldn't be a problem but I'm concerned that if TSA found it they may think it's marijuana.
by lhoff12085
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: New Symtoms - Need help w what to do
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: New Symtoms - Need help w what to do

Thank you Beth. I fit that criteria pretty well so it probably augmentation and maybe side effects as well. I've only been on it since Feb so it's happened quickly. My doctor is not experienced w RLS so you're right, I've got to do my homework to help him. Thank goodness for this organization provid...
by lhoff12085
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: New Symtoms - Need help w what to do
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: New Symtoms - Need help w what to do

Thanks.... I had some of it before but it's definitely a lot worse - especially my knees. I feel like I don't have a lot of strength in them which is worrisome. I'm too young for that. I hadn't thought of side effects..
by lhoff12085
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: New Symtoms - Need help w what to do
Replies: 7
Views: 817

New Symtoms - Need help w what to do

I started on ropinerole .25 in Feb and by May increased to .5. It was like a miracle drug. My main problems are involuntary limb movements during the night (preventing me from sleeping) and achiness in my legs all day. Moving and stretching helps but doesn't sustain. I actively excerise moderately -...
by lhoff12085
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Ferritin Nearing 100
Replies: 18
Views: 5355

Re: Ferritin Nearing 100

My SIL swears she gets immediate relief by taking oral iron. She has mild RLS/WED and all she has to do it take a tablet and Voila! I really wish it worked that way for all of us! I actually felt small rush for the first week taking iron. I somewhat dismissed it but after realizing how significant ...
by lhoff12085
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Ferritin Nearing 100
Replies: 18
Views: 5355

Re: Ferritin Nearing 100

TimG, My change has been so significant that it has to be the result of the iron. I used to have coffee or take a caffeine pill every afternoon to get through the day. I all of sudden realized that I wasn't doing that. I feel no need. It took me a few weeks longer to realize that the ashiness and pa...
by lhoff12085
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Ferritin Nearing 100
Replies: 18
Views: 5355

Re: Ferritin Nearing 100

Are you experiencing any improvements to how you feel? I started taking iron a month or so ago and the daily fatigue I felt has dissapeared. It's a huge difference for me. I also have less achiness and pain during the day. I will have my blood rested in 3 months. My level was 33.
by lhoff12085
Sat May 30, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Symptoms - Burning sensation
Replies: 17
Views: 2080

Re: Symptoms - Burning sensation

Thanks for the references and advice - very helpful. What I refer to as spasms, are involuntary leg movements so I guess PLMS. The burning is separate and seems to come deep within my muscles. I'm an avid exerciser so there seems to be some correlation to changes in my exercise routine but I can nev...
by lhoff12085
Tue May 12, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Symptoms - Burning sensation
Replies: 17
Views: 2080

Symptoms - Burning sensation

Has anyone encounters these symptoms? Are they typicial of RLS? 1. I sometimes have a burning sensation in my legs and hips. My skin actually feels warm. Using a cold compress gives some relief. It feels like my skin is inflamed. (I've been checked and do not have arthristis.) The feeling goes along...
by lhoff12085
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: New Member

Yes, thanks Ann. I felt I wasn't taken seriously or didn't want to take the time to work w me to find an answer. With a diagnosis, I can know be better prepared for the neurologist. I'm grateful for this discussion board. Laura
by lhoff12085
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom is working for me
Replies: 76
Views: 21497

Re: Kratom is working for me

jul2873, Thanks so much. I just looked at their site. Is there a reason you buy the crushed leaves rather than the powder? Laura

Just saw the reply from snoman also - Thank You for the additional info.
by lhoff12085
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom is working for me
Replies: 76
Views: 21497

Re: Kratom is working for me

I have never heard of this but it seems worth a try. Are you allowed to say where you buy it? I'm afraid of mail ordering from just any place on the web. Also, can you give approx cost and how much to order at a time? Thanks...

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