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by Polar Bear
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

I press on the perineum if and when it feels that a stool needs some assistance on its journey.
How long - probably a minute or so, maybe two, maybe longer if needed, gently press/release/press/release.
How hard to press - gently firm, I think you would know yourself when/if you try it.
by Polar Bear
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

This is such good news.
by Polar Bear
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinerole Hydrochloride availability
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Ropinerole Hydrochloride availability

Yes, that was my understanding.
by Polar Bear
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinerole Hydrochloride availability
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Ropinerole Hydrochloride availability

I came across this article this evening https://www.neurologylive.com/clinical-focus/parkinson-disease-rls-treatment-ropinirole-hydrochloride-to-be-discontinued?fbclid=IwAR1mSvEkxZ7AhHAF7B85mzM_z-o4lrs3-97fk08HWoXX_ul7J7qPMhBNVz8 Extract: NeurologyLive reached out to GlaxoSmithKline for comment, and...
by Polar Bear
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

For several years I have on occasion pressed on the perineum to help. This does work.... I thought it was only me who did this !!
by Polar Bear
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 38
Views: 1405

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Thank you legsbestill. I am hoping that my GP will be cooperative with sufficient opiate as the ropinerole is reduced. I am not afraid to argue/push my corner in this regard always with documentation. It is very important to ensure that you get some good sleep once you have eliminated the dopamine a...
by Polar Bear
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Iron supplementation & Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Iron supplementation & Constipation

I take 150mg codeine daily and have done so for several years. I have never suffered from constipation.
Started iron tablets last week, lets hope they don't be the straw that starts the constipation. I do drink a great deal of water.
by Polar Bear
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: DECEMBER 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 33
Views: 499

Welcome louis1m

Welcome to lousis1m - who feels he has had this condition since birth and is trying to find coping mechanisms as it appears to be getting worse. Sleeping, reading, transportation are issues needed to be dealt with on a daily basis. Please post and tell us about your current treatment, we understand ...
by Polar Bear
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: What Relationships?
Replies: 32
Views: 3388

Re: What Relationships?

restlessknight - you have just about taken my breath away.
I do hope you find this site useful and informative, and indeed welcoming and friendly. :D
by Polar Bear
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: where is everyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: where is everyone?

Sure now.... don't we have to look for the wee rainbow, the bright spot, and hopefully see the pot as half full, and not half empty. :thumbup:
by Polar Bear
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: where is everyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: where is everyone?

deb, do take care of yourself. It's good to hear that your bending restrictions are almost done. A reacher is a wonderful aid but it'll be great when you can manage withut it.
by Polar Bear
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: where is everyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: where is everyone?

deb - have to say that just 7 days on, my dh is recovering from gall bladderkeyhole surgery wonderfully well and feels he is just about back to full fettle. However.... he did find that the waistband of his jeans was just a bit too close to one of the incisions for comfort. On Boxing Day/26 Decembe...
by Polar Bear
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: News on Opioids crisis and impact on patients
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: News on Opioids crisis and impact on patients

An appallingly difficult and sad time for doctors and patients.
by Polar Bear
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 38
Views: 1405

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

What then is your withdrawal plan? Will you taper? By how much how fast? Beth, The withdrawal plan ??? Well, I guess as I was overprescribed and have been reduced by 1mg down to 4mg daily, it has kind of started. I should see GP in a month and take it from there. My understanding is that as the Rop...
by Polar Bear
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: News on Opioids crisis and impact on patients
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: News on Opioids crisis and impact on patients

Federal officials have said the CDC guidelines weren’t intended to disrupt the proper prescribing and use of opioids. “We’re not telling any doctor that they can’t make a legitimate prescription,” then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News, in an interview before he left office. “Maybe ...

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