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by Aiken
Wed May 27, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Neurontin together?
Replies: 20
Views: 3930

A bit off topic... but relates to the jerking and twitching. Does anyone just twitch on the "inside." I often perceive or experience "twitching" and "jerking" on the inside or perhaps just mentally. My body does not twitch but yet "inside" I have every sensat...
by Aiken
Sat May 23, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Dizzyness
Replies: 9
Views: 832

I'd second the guess of BPPV if you get occasional abrupt attacks of vertigo, especially if it happens when you do certain motions with your head (e.g. tip back, rotate suddenly, that sort of thing). If so, try the Epley maneuver Susan mentioned. Half an hour with a physical therapist who knows how ...
by Aiken
Fri May 22, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone and Neurontin together?
Replies: 20
Views: 3930

Neurontin is sometimes prescribed for twitching. I'm not sure if such prescriptions are good ideas, but they do happen. However, it can also cause twitching, according to the literature. So, YMMV. Me, I'd be very leery of combining neurontin and methadone without careful advice from a doctor. They'r...
by Aiken
Thu May 21, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: Careless
Replies: 23
Views: 6150

I'm trying to remember what my wife did... she literally did one of the classic cover-up excuses for being bruised, something like walking into the edge of a door in the dark. I was horrified at the thought of her telling people how she'd gotten hurt, because they'd assume I'd been beating her. I to...
by Aiken
Mon May 18, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: rlscuredforever web site
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

You can generally take it as a hint and a half that a website littered with exclamation marks, boldface, and all-caps words, not to mention testimonials to support the item it's selling, is there to help its owner and not you. Someone who wanted to help you would just tell you what to do in one or t...
by Aiken
Mon May 18, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex and Compulsive Behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 721

I personally would guess/assume that the side effect of mirapex is one of amping up an existing compulsion, and since gambling, eating, and sex are the most common compulsions even without meds, they show up the most in mirapex's side effect warnings. I'd swear I've actually read a description of th...
by Aiken
Fri May 15, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: started methadone
Replies: 32
Views: 6385

Nothing to add, except another vote for having it checked out, as it does not sound like (just) RLS.
by Aiken
Tue May 12, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Essential Oil use
Replies: 12
Views: 2621

Well, I stand by my guess, especially considering that ForeverGreen appears to be your typical multi-level-marketing (MLM) scam company, kinda like HerbaLife. Even if the poster isn't intending to scam anyone, the company mentioned almost certainly is. (Actually, I think MLMs are called Network Mark...
by Aiken
Tue May 12, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Essential Oil use
Replies: 12
Views: 2621

Hmm. Let's see...

Joined the day of their first post...

Made one post, and only one post...

Promotes essential oils...

Claims not to promote a specific company, and then names a company anyway...


I call this kind of post...


BS. Spam. Scam. (Essential) snake oil.
by Aiken
Sun May 10, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Methadone Users
Replies: 269
Views: 38844

I've been out of the country while dealing with a family issue, so I'm a little late to the game here, and not sure I've seen everything to date, but here are some quick thoughts: - I'd suggest researching "fasciculations", as that sounds like the sort of twitching you're talking about. I ...
by Aiken
Sat May 02, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Suboxone for RLS (wonderful medication for mine)
Replies: 68
Views: 12566

Re: withdrawl

YOu will get a headache if you take Subutex/suboxone before the opiot is out of your system. I would think that subutex would not do that, as it does not contain naloxone (suboxone does, subutex does not) and should not cancel any existing opioids. Replace them, perhaps, but that shouldn't produce ...
by Aiken
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Serum Ferritin + Sleep Study
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Some points: - RLS-clueful doctors usually say RLS patients ought to try getting serum ferritin up to 100 or so before ruling out iron supplementation as a treatment option. Some here have even gone up to 150 and gotten results there. Our "normal" is not the same as a normal person's "...
by Aiken
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 41
Views: 6109

I haven't tried quinine, but I'll loudly second the calcium. One of my feet had had horribly painful arch cramps at night for all of my life, but when my wife finally convinced me to try calcium, it stopped happening pretty soon thereafter. I've taken calcium supplements ever since, and years later,...
by Aiken
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: New Doctor
Replies: 41
Views: 6109

A doctor who doesn't respond to multiple contact attempts is a doctor who needs firing. Pure and simple.

I would, anyway.
by Aiken
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: RLS and itching legs?
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Are you currently taking any medications, be they for RLS or otherwise?

Opioids, for instance, can cause itching.