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by legsbestill
Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Airsickness meds?
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Airsickness meds?

I was going to suggest ginger - Chrystalised ginger is what I use. Ginger has been found to be very effective in studies - as effective as some pharmaceutical options. There are also wrist bands that apply pressure to a particular point on your wrist which is supposed to help with nausea. I used the...
by legsbestill
Wed May 09, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Orthofix fusing machine
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Orthofix fusing machine

Poor you; that sounds miserable. When you say ‘all the drugs for rls’ could you specify which drugs? Have you tried opioids such as tramadol and OxyContin? There are numerous suggestions of dietary changes out there which some people find very helpful - fodmap, anti-inflammatory, veganism, gluten fr...
by legsbestill
Tue May 08, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: The next pharma drug crisis in the US may be starting
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: The next pharma drug crisis in the US may be starting

Interesting that rls is specifically mentioned as a condition gabapentin is used to treat. I must say I’d have to be really desperate to resort to this drug for a ‘high’ - it’s so unpleasant. Also had a hollow laugh when I read that it is combined with opioids and marijuana for a more ‘intense’ high...
by legsbestill
Fri May 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 153
Views: 8435

Re: Dipyridamole

legsbestill wrote: ... I do wonder if the bulk of my good coverage at present is attributable to the pramipexole and that those good days will come to an end as I become tolerant of that tiny dose - that may well already be happening. ... Legs, there are good theoretical reasons and a moderate amoun...
by legsbestill
Fri May 04, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dipyridamole
Replies: 153
Views: 8435

Re: Dipyridamole

Hi Yawny, It would be great to welcome another member to the dipyridamole club - especially one so erudite as yourself. I don't believe I had side effects from dipyridamole other than a headache (a tolerable one - not a migraine) which lasted maybe one or two days every time I increased the dose unt...
by legsbestill
Thu May 03, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: Just joined

Yes, but it seems he didn’t ask as a box-ticking exercise but gave it as a reason for withdrawing vital medication.
by legsbestill
Wed May 02, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well
Replies: 47
Views: 1740

Re: Methadone and Gabapentin no longer working well

What you are going through beggars belief. I think of you often - hope you find strength from somewhere. Wishing you all the best.
by legsbestill
Wed May 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: Just joined

I am outraged, barbeegee. How much more likely are you (or indeed anyone of any age) to fall if profoundly sleep deprived? I don't like your doctor either. What a nonsensical, condescending, ridiculous thing to say to you. Moreover, he/she has put you on a range of dopamine agonist drugs that are no...
by legsbestill
Wed May 02, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Kratom physiology
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: Kratom physiology

I have often wondered that about kratom; does it act on the same receptors as opioids (other opioids?)? There don't seem to be too many instances of people taking kratom and an opioid. I also tended to assume that kratom would be less powerful than opioids (other opioids?) but in fact I found kratom...
by legsbestill
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Prescription Refills
Replies: 26
Views: 1252

Re: Prescription Refills

Restless shoulder sounds awful. I hope you get your refill without undue trauma
by legsbestill
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Tramadol

Is it obstructive sleep apnea or central? If the latter, the tramadol may be causing/contributing to it. You can treat central sleep apnea with a mask but obviously if you can find an alternative treatment for your rls it would mean one less problem (if central). I would second the above advice - if...
by legsbestill
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 440
Views: 37379

Re: Medical Marijuana

Since Christmas i have been in a colder bedroom and started using an electric blanket consequently. Although the impact has not been as dramatic as you describe, natwest, (my sleep deprivation was also much milder than yours) I too suspect that it has helped as a sleep aid.
by legsbestill
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: CBD oil

Multi-tasking has its limits even for someone as able as you, Polar bear. It’s a pity that the cbd oil isn’t more effective, given that it’s actually legal. In fact, I understand there are some who gain relief using it but, as I said, I didn’t find it had any impact on my RLS.
by legsbestill
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

I also use Kratom. I have a stretching routine that lasts about 20 minutes. If I’m really bad and have no other options I play chess (very badly) online. I read somewhere that a cup of coffee can settle the legs so I sometimes try that (oat milk makes a reasonable substitute for dairy). You need to ...
by legsbestill
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: CBD oil

I tried it but have to say that it did nothing for my rls and I used it at quite a high strength - if didn't even serve to greatly alleviate the significant anxiety I felt at the breath-taking price I paid for the high strength stuff. Incidentally, I'm pretty sure cbd oil is legal in the UK, Polar B...

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