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by Aiken
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Gout?
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Me, I'd see a rheumatologist. I think of podiatry being more to do with malformed structure, injuries, wear and tear, misuse/abuse, etc., than something like an joint that's inflamed due to a systemic disorder. Not to mention that if you start getting inflammation in other joints, a podiatrist will ...
by Aiken
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Adverse effects.....and possible new diagnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 635

kimmatus-- The only times I've had strange reactions to opioids were when I'd either taken too much, or mixed two or three varieties in close succession (not usually an issue, but it seemed to be one time). Mind you, my heart did quite the opposite, becoming slow and ... er, I can only say "gal...
by Aiken
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Adverse effects.....and possible new diagnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 635

I'd be surprised if fentanyl can make RLS worse. It's a strong opioid that binds to the mu receptor, just like most other opioids (oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.).

I've had it via IV, for endoscopy, and it was just dreamy. :)
by Aiken
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone fatigue?
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Maria-- Well, my solution requires that you have a peak and valley in your symptoms every day. I have a wide valley in the daytime and then about a 4-6 hour peak in the evenings. Basically, what you want to do is take only as much methadone as is required to cover the valley's symptoms, and then sup...
by Aiken
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Percocet/Vicodin Banned by FDA
Replies: 15
Views: 2120

I think there'd be a pretty horrific backlash if they actually followed the panel's advice. Put together the people who need the drugs with the people who abuse the drugs and you'd have a hell of a lot of people pissed off. I wouldn't expect it to happen. Personally, I'd just switch to oxycodone (al...
by Aiken
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Percocet/Vicodin Banned by FDA
Replies: 15
Views: 2120

What's ironic is that the acetaminophen is mainly there because the FDA requires a second component to discourage recreation use (for all the good that does).
by Aiken
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Holy &*#^ - credit card fraud on my account!
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

It can only be done with debit cards that masquerade as credit cards. I think they're called check cards, e.g. a Visa Check Card. These are NOT good ideas. Have a real credit card for credit card use, if you can, and have a debit-ONLY card for debit use. (Banks usually try to give you a check card, ...
by Aiken
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Leg Pain
Replies: 30
Views: 6201

It may not be moving or kicking. You may be stretching, straining, or flexing in your sleep. Think of it as jaw clenching for your legs. The strain, or perhaps resulting cramps, may be causing your legs to burn the next day. For what it's worth, I get this sometimes, usually when I'm undermedicated.
by Aiken
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Re: Total Knee Replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 5259

I can't speak for the other issues, but one surgical issue that anyone over 30 is usually thinking of is the risk of simply being under general anesthesia. I'm guessing that's why you mentioned your medical POA. However, that risk has declined significantly in the last 20 years or so, with different...
by Aiken
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
Replies: 23
Views: 3074

Heh, yeah. On the rare occasion that I'm awake in the morning, usually from still being awake, I always feel like, "Hmm, I don't belong here."
by Aiken
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
Replies: 23
Views: 3074

I've been fighting delayed sleep phase for the last two weeks. I'm usually on a 3:30am bedtime, but lately I cannot sleep until about 6-7am. This is wreaking havoc with my work.

Alas, I'm just whining and have no solutions. :)
by Aiken
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: OK, so what's next?
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

Testing for celiac isn't that hard. I've been tested (and don't have it). Might as well get the test... worst that happens is you don't learn anything new. Best that happens is you find out what you need to do.
by Aiken
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: has anyone heard from Brandy
Replies: 6
Views: 6527

Zach wrote:I also go through phases where I won't even turn the PC on for a couple days

:shock:
by Aiken
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Ever feel silly saying you have Restless Legs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

whyyesiamspecial-- There are several nerve sources that serve the side of the head. I personally have problems with clenched muscle(s) on the left side of my neck that seem to be pinching nerves coming out of my upper cervical spine, causing shocking pain up the left side of my skull. If the muscle(...
by Aiken
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone given up day-time meds?/opiates/sleepiness
Replies: 20
Views: 1883

Helen-- When do your symptoms peak? Mine peak maybe 8pm through 1am. The rest of the day they're pretty stable and, thank goodness, minimal. That's why I sort of do the opposite of what you're doing. Methadone has such a long half-life that what you take today is still half-there tomorrow. That make...

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