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by Polar Bear
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restless Leg Oil that works!
Replies: 82
Views: 33181

Hi Deb and Ray. Just to make it clear to anyone else following this thread, When I started using the oil, I did not stop my requip, I just reduced it from 2mg to 1.5 mg. But the oil did not compensate for the .5mg difference. Indeed the .5mg difference drop in dosage was enough to send me crazy with...
by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restless Leg Oil that works!
Replies: 82
Views: 33181

Yes, I could try for the refund, tho I doubt they would refund the $15 original delivery charge to UK. And of course they probably wouldn't refund what I presume would be $15 (equivalent) postage to return it to the US. i.e. it would cost me $15 to return the bottle to get a refund of $15 !!! So, to...
by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restless Leg Oil that works!
Replies: 82
Views: 33181

Hi Debs, I got the oil, about 9 days ago. I started to use it immediately, first of all in the early afternoon to combat my afternoon 'at the desk twitches', however it doesn't appear to make any difference and I still spend a couple of hours each afternoon 'standing'. As for the evenings/night-time...
by Polar Bear
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 6345

Glad something helped. Yes, I would also get a little bit of tiredness, but I'm happy to put up with it, if other things 'fall into place' a bit better.

Good luck. Betty
by Polar Bear
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Trying to get off requip but can't
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

Thankyou Ann, tho I reckon I am still uneducated with regards to Methadone and in my ignorance still think of it as the alternative to heroin or some such. Tho I know the doses are completely different. This is what we (me) have to get over and realise that drugs (prescribed) are indeed now a part o...
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 6345

Jim, I take requip 2mg and found the best working method is to take half a tablet at around 7pm and the other half at about 9pm. It helps cut the nausea, helps with the early evening symptoms, and gets going before the twitching starts. I do have the twitches in the afternoon when I am at work but t...
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Trying to get off requip but can't
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

Thankyou Ann, I'll discuss the possibility of taking an opioid while trying to reduce, with the neuro. Are you willing to tell me what you are actually taking as medication at the moment if you are not on requip/miripex etc. If I recall from the threads correctly, I think maybe an opioid it all you ...
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Trying to get off requip but can't
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

Ta, I read up on the Klonopin and thought it was pretty scary. but suppose they all are. Difficulty is that this neuro I am seeing is a private appt, i.e. a one off at a cost of £150 ($300) for a half hour, for an opinion, I wont get to see him again, unless under our health service which has very l...
by Polar Bear
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Trying to get off requip but can't
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

Thanks Corrie Last night in desperation, I forgot about reducing the dose, took my prescribed 2mg requip, plus as a sleeping aid 6mg diazepam. I had a fabulous night's sleep (prob from built up exhaustian as well) slept from 10 pm to 7 am. The alarm woke me. I will see neuro. Then I may try reducing...
by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Trying to get off requip but can't
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

Thanks Micked, I've got a private appt with a Consultant Neurologist on 5 May, two and a half weeks away, a Saturday so I don't need time off work. It will cost £150 ($300) for a half hour consultation. It remains to be seen if this will be worth while. In the meantime I reckon I will tonight take a...
by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Trying to get off requip but can't
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

Thanks for your quick comment. It helps to hear from someone who knows 'what you mean', I do have some codeine 15mg, just a few, which I had to plead for a couple of months ago for a long air journey. I also have codydramol (don't know what you call it in US) but it is paracaetamol with 8mg codeine....
by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Trying to get off requip but can't
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

Well... I went back to bed at about 3.45 am... and immediately the twitches started so I went into the spare room where I could thrash about and disturb only myself. My legs were ok (no idea why), it was my arms and hands that were so bad. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself and had a few tears. T...
by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Trying to get off requip but can't
Replies: 16
Views: 3125

On the subject of reducing requip. I have been on 2 mg for about 5 months. Haviing read so much about the side effects, and also finding that altho I was sleeping at night (more or less), I found the symptoms to be more frequent during the day. So, I got the restless legs oil, and started using it a...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restless Leg Oil that works!
Replies: 82
Views: 33181

Hey folks, sounds like things are getting a little 'tetchy' here!! I have got the oil, I am trying it, it is NOT a miracle cure but I will use the bottle and let you know my opinion at the end. In the meantime I am trying to reduce the requip and am down from 2 mg to 1.5 mg or thereabouts, hard to t...
by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restless Leg Oil that works!
Replies: 82
Views: 33181

Hi Deb, I agree with all that you are saying, i.e. that I am prob dependent on the Requip. But my prob is that even with the oil, my legs at bedtime last night were twitching so badly, and I had put the oil on at least an hour previously. It is near my afternoon 'session' so I will go now and put on...