Search found 89 matches

by rvjimzhr1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Favorite MM vaporizer
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Favorite MM vaporizer

Thanks for those tips on the vaporizer Ann! I've decided, at least for now, to only use a vape. I'm not sure I want the harshness and lung irritation from the cig or the pipe. When I'm done with the Requip withdrawal I'll experiment more with my Atmos before I step up to anything more expensive. I'm...
by rvjimzhr1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: delayed orgasm and RLS
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: delayed orgasm and RLS

Steve, thanks for your comments. I understand what you're saying about side effects varying from one person to another and the relationship to the dose. That said, I guess I'm still holding out hope that there is that "one" drug or drug combo that will solve all my problems. I know, not ne...
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: delayed orgasm and RLS
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: delayed orgasm and RLS

I've been on 1.5MG Requip around 6PM daily for nearly 5 years after augmenting on Sinemet after about 8 years. Over the years I have had erection problems and have taken Viagra and more recently Cialis. Both have become less and less effective at providing a sustained erection. Ability to achieve or...
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27242

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Thanks for your support and advice Ann! Just finished my first night w/o Requip. The legs are manageable between walking and sitting upright and some recline time. I got 45 minutes horizontal at one point. No sleep for past 24 hours after 2 hours yesterday morning. Twice vaping seemed to have no eff...
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Favorite MM vaporizer
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Favorite MM vaporizer

Ann,

May I ask which vaporizer you ended up with? Was it the right/final? choice? I have an Atmos Boss pen vape, $100 at the local pharmacy. I don't know if it's cheap or not. I'm looking to spend a little more and get one that might be less harsh.

Jim
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Favorite MM vaporizer
Replies: 13
Views: 3303

Re: Favorite MM vaporizer

I am guessing this is the research the doc gave me. It makes sense - he wanted me to stick with the cleanest way to use it. He mentioned the Pax 2 - and it seemed a bit spendy, lol! But, reliable makes sense. But, I was thinking I might try a less expensive one to start in case it doesn't help me. ...
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Supplemental Iron
Replies: 18
Views: 4969

Re: Supplemental Iron

Can I ask those of you who are taking iron supplements ...are your iron levels low otherwise or are you just trying to take extra iron while looking for that 'magic bullet'? I'm new to this forum and really getting an education as I spend hours, lately, reading various posts. I'm so thankful for all...
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27242

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Thanks everyone! RUSTSMITH, I followed your advice and found two local docs whose offices tell me that they are familiar with, and treat, both RLS and augmentation. Both are affiliated with local hospitals. One is a Pulmonary and the other a Neurology specialist. Shame on me! for not doing this year...
by rvjimzhr1
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27242

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Night before last I cut back to 1MG with no additional dose and have taken no more cough syrup or Unisom. Both nights my insomnia and RLS have come back. I've decided to just go "cold turkey" and will take no more Requip. I have one last question: When will I know that the withdrawal is co...
by rvjimzhr1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27242

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Thanks for your advice Steve! As to the meds I've been taking, the Unisom and cough syrup have been temporary during a month long respiratory illness. I've probably used the Unisom off and on for 40+ years for a couple of nights now and then. I think I've suffered with the RLS, not knowing what it w...
by rvjimzhr1
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27242

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Thanks once again for all of your replies! Unfortunately, I have no RLS medical experts in my neck of the woods and my docs at the VA seem to have no clue about RLS. I self-diagnosed my RLS in May/2004, took it to my VA doc along with suggestions for Carbidopa/Levodopa and Mirapex as suggestions for...
by rvjimzhr1
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27242

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I have not read much on augmentation or just how slowly to withdraw from the drug. My RLS is in my arms now as well as my legs and I get symptoms at 3-5AM often now and I believe those are symptoms. At the moment I am in the final stages, I hope, of a severe respiratory illness so have not smoked we...
by rvjimzhr1
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27242

Re: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

Thanks to all for your comments! I forgot to mention but in addition to the ED, I also, recently, am experiencing extreme difficulty reaching orgasm. Like you, badnights, if forced to choose, I'd have to choose the stability I'm getting from Requip. I'm going to look into natural/holistic treatments...
by rvjimzhr1
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???
Replies: 244
Views: 27242

Requip & Erectile Dysfunction ???

I have what I consider to be a minor, relatively speaking, case of RLS that progressed over many years from just an irritation to a regular, nightly condition preventing me from going horizontal. I've been on Requip for about 5 years, after augmentation/graduating from CarbidobaLevodopa. I started a...

Go to advanced search