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by Stainless
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Results of Botox injections
Replies: 7
Views: 884

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: 732

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: 732

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: 1065

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: 1065

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: 1702

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: 471

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: 913

Re: Tapering clonazepam before methadone treatment

And best of luck with whatever you do. Rick
by Stainless
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tapering clonazepam before methadone treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Tapering clonazepam before methadone treatment

I tampered off Clonazepam a couple of years ago. It was really tough. My doctor gave me 400 mg Gabapentin and told me over three months to taper 3, 2,1, 0 mg. It started out well but I did not sleep for a week when I went to 0. After that scary week I took 1 mg and slept 24 hours. Over the next thre...
by Stainless
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Lyrica

I started taking 250 mg Lyrica once a day about six months ago. I'm also taking 2 mg of clonazepam but got off gabapentin. I can live with this state of things but would prefer a little more help. My sensations start as soon as I lay down. I attribute better sleep to Lyrica but the RLS is going the ...
by Stainless
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: What kind of Oral Iron?
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: What kind of Oral Iron?

My GP talked to the haematologist in my insurance group who will only treat anaemia with IV Iron. I was prepared for this after reading other's experiences with haematologists. I guess I'll change to Ferrous Sulphate with vitamin C and increase the dose to that specified in the Consensus Clinical Pr...
by Stainless
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: What kind of Oral Iron?
Replies: 7
Views: 901

What kind of Oral Iron?

I was talking to my GP about IV Iron yesterday. I showed her the Consensus Clinical Practice Guidelines for Iron Treatment and she was somewhat receptive to the idea. She's going to talk to the haematologist and have a full iron panel run on me for my next visit. My question is what kind of oral iro...
by Stainless
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone in Florida?
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: Methadone in Florida?

I'm a lifelong sufferer of severe RLS and resident of Fl. Almost every GP claims they treat RLS in their Bio but few to my experience know more than their computer tells them. DAs -> Extended release DAs -> Gabapentin -> Neupro. I looked all over the state for an expert and found a movement speciali...
by Stainless
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: PLMD experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: PLMD experience?

My wife's principal complaint is my PLMD. Hard to sleep with someone with this condition but she is a great sport. My symptoms are mostly when I'm asleep but a little in the evenings. I had no idea how bad it was until I took a video even though it's been going on for over 45 years. Without Clonazep...
by Stainless
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 93
Views: 8328

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

Stjohn, what exactly is Injectafer? Is that a name brand of the technique? Is it an IV drip or something else? I think you said if your insurance did not cover the procedure it would cost about $2K. Was that for the series of shots, basically a year's dose? I read the study and I'm thinking of bring...