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by ViewsAskew
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: weather
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: weather

We are st 8,100 feet in Colorado. 80 and 90's. It has been warmer this summer, at times. Like Steve said, cools at night, sometimes in the 40's. I like 60's the best. I LOVE the 60s, lol. It's been about 20% hotter in LA this summer than normal and not cooling down at night at all. I am SO tired of...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 39
Views: 1110

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Yea..i'm gona wait one more week to add it back at a small dose. Hopefully it works and i can get off hydrocodone and THC. I don't qualify in my state for MMJ. So i have to get it the old fashioned way. Which i don't really care to do after getting permanent lung damage from a respiratory infection...
by ViewsAskew
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Sleeping position relating to RLS symptoms
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Sleeping position relating to RLS symptoms

if you search on this topic, people have talked about this off and on for 15 years! Clearly some of us find this makes things worse (or better).
by ViewsAskew
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Antidepressants
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Antidepressants

The good news is that many of us find we CAN take an AD. The avg chance they will cause something is relatively low - about 90% of us have no issues. Of course, if you are in the 10%, then it's horrible! As Betty said, trial and error can help you find one that will help. Does the AD help for the pa...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

And, if it bothers you, take it with food. Sure, it reduces absorption, but better to get some than none.
by ViewsAskew
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Histamine/Tyramine Food Triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Histamine/Tyramine Food Triggers

I was reading this blog about gut health recently and also read a study about weight loss. Both were about gut bacteria. In the weight loss study, they found that people with certain types of bacteria lost less weight - the hypothesis is that the different bacteria are much more efficient. The blog ...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: best iron suppliment to increase ferritin levels?

That isn't enough ferritin. What I've read from the RLS experts is to take 65 mg of elemental iron 3 times a day, empty stomach, with an acid, such as orange juice if at all possible. Once every other day is 1/6th of that. Even if you take it this way, there is no guarantee it will work, sadly. Eith...
by ViewsAskew
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Need RLS MD in Western Massachusetts
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Need RLS MD in Western Massachusetts

I don't recall anyone ever posting about Western MA. I cannot imagine how you must feel about now.
by ViewsAskew
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Earlier Onset While Driving Requiring Early Oxycodone Dosage
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Earlier Onset While Driving Requiring Early Oxycodone Dosage

Yep - management to within livable standards is as good as it gets (and better than for many).
by ViewsAskew
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: A question about dopamine agonist withdrawal
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: A question about dopamine agonist withdrawal

I think there isn't so much a need for a withdrawal process than it happens anyway, at least with augmentation. Your body it used to it and when you take it away, your body reacts violently. When augmentation happens, you already have worsened symptoms, caused by the dopamine agonist. Stopping it se...
by ViewsAskew
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Need Sleep
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Need Sleep

Having supportive people around - so nice to hear you have them - and a supportive PA is almost indescribably wonderful.

My - sounds like you have definitely had your share of pain issues.
by ViewsAskew
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 694

Re: Camping

Betty and 2BassetMom, your stories reminded me of a few of my camping experiences. Thankfully, I'd had others that were good prior or I'd never have tried again, either! The first was in Wyoming in March. It's COLD in the Wyoming mountains in March! We were the ONLY people in the entire park; it was...
by ViewsAskew
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Need Sleep
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Need Sleep

How long have you been taking the opioid? I wonder if it is tolerance...I muse about that because I am one of the few here who suffers from it.
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Gluten Sensitivity and RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Gluten Sensitivity and RLS

We've long known that celiac causes low iron and low iron causes RLS. I often suggest to our members who have gut and other issues that cannot be easily pinned to something else to have a test! As far as I know, there isn't any research to show any other connection other than the low iron. This stud...
by ViewsAskew
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: 15 years is way too long
Replies: 36
Views: 2152

Re: 15 years is way too long

Sounds like you have been going thu what i am going thu everyday for quite some time. My hats off to you and others that have found the strength to do it day in and day out. I feel like a whimpering baby for even complaining. One day is enough to make any of us whimper! And, that is what this place...

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