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by Stainless
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Sequential compression device/air leg massager
Replies: 23
Views: 1889

Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

I looked at Manamed PlasmaFlow online and it looks like it stimulates your calf. But my RLS is in my thighs. I used to think it was in my calfs decades ago when it was more of just a nuisance. Once it tuned into pain it was distinctly in my thighs. Once I controlled that pain with Lyrica the pain ma...
by Stainless
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 175
Views: 7651

Re: Cannabis

Thanks Rustsmith for the explanation of how federal law comes into play. Even our little city has decided not to enforce possession but that does not change the law. At least in Co. you just walk down the street to a legal vendor and buy whatever you want? Don't see that happening here soon.
by Stainless
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 175
Views: 7651

Re: Cannabis

In Florida MM was forced on the legislature by a voter driven constitutional amendment. That's about the only way anything is accomplished here except selling out to the developers and polluters. The legislature passed a law that only Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Cancer, Immune Deficiency, Lateral Sclerosis,...
by Stainless
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole Dose
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Ropinirole Dose

I'm surprised you didn't get beneficial effect from ropinirole initially. I thought it had cured me of RLS. That lasted a few days. Then higher and extended release doses for a year until I gave up on it. I often wonder if I took it occasionally if it might help but hate to add another drug to the m...
by Stainless
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: 'Caffeine and RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: 'Caffeine and RLS

Ice Cream is what sets my legs off. I stopped many years ago. Boy I miss mint chocolate chip....
by Stainless
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 175
Views: 7651

Re: Cannabis

I know how you feel. Last time my neurologist said "we are getting into the MM business". I hesitated to try, because I have used it recreationally and that does not help or hurt RLS. Since I live in a state it is still illegal, I don't know the THC/CBD content. I have an appointment in a couple of ...
by Stainless
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: 'Caffeine and RLS
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: 'Caffeine and RLS

I stopped drinking caffeinated coffee a few years ago. My wife secretly reduced caffeine over a week until I was off. As a lifelong heavy drinker of caffeinated coffee I was surprised was so easy for me. I know decaf has some and I drink about 3 cups first thing in the morning if I don't have someth...
by Stainless
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Results of Botox injections
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Results of Botox injections

Ray, very interesting about your feet. When I weened off clonazepam after 20 years to try DAs, what I called freezing feet and kneecaps were the major side effects. It has lessened the last few years since I went back on clonazepam and now mostly only in my feet. I would not describe it tickle but n...
by Stainless
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron on an Empty Stomach
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Iron on an Empty Stomach

I've been taking 325 mg. Ferrous Sulphate iron as described for about 3 months. For the 6 months before I was taking 25 mg. Iron Bisglycinate I saw recommended on this site in the same fashion. Neither seemed to help. Before that I had quit taking chewable drugstore iron for about 6 months and reall...
by Stainless
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron on an Empty Stomach
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Iron on an Empty Stomach

From what I've read on this forum I should take iron (I'm taking 325 mg. Ferrous Sulphate) on an empty stomach. First thing in the morning I take B-12 under my tongue and a few minutes later take the iron and vitamin C. Then I wash it down with too much decaffeinated coffee. Maybe an hour later I ea...
by Stainless
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?

I was out of line labelling clonazepam as addictive as I have been told before. "Stopping drugs like Clonazepam is a real mess" is more accurate.

And I too am an engineer, Ocean Engineering FAU '82. Maybe there is a link there. Our brains are wired differently.
by Stainless
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?

I've been on Clonazepam for about 25 years and it seems to be the only thing that works for me. First you should know that benzodiazepines are addictive. Doctors don't use that word but I do. After 20 years took me six months to get off 2 mg. and I still had effects for six more months, maybe longer...
by Stainless
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Increasing REM sleep
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: Increasing REM sleep

I've been monitoring my sleep with a Fitbit watch for the last year. I'm not so impressed with the watch but it consistently only records any kind of sleep from about 2am until I wake up. Usually I log 2 - 3 hours on watch while I'm in bed from 10pm until 6 or 7am. Sometimes less or even none. Maxim...
by Stainless
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin: Neurotin or Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil)
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Gabapentin: Neurotin or Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil)

I'm surprised that gabapentin and Lyrica are basically the same. 300 mg. did nothing to help the 2 mg. clonazepam I'm on, but 150 mg. Lyrica has considerably improved symptoms.
by Stainless
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tapering clonazepam before methadone treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: Tapering clonazepam before methadone treatment

And best of luck with whatever you do. Rick