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by ed2008
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17423

well, after 3 nights of nausea, i've decided to ditch the requip. another visit to the MD sigh down to 2.5mg clonazepam. last night no requip slept OK, guess about 5 hours

Ed
by ed2008
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Possible Moderator Notice
Replies: 12
Views: 7945

be happy to assist in medication questions!!

Ed
by ed2008
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS!
Topic: FLOWERS
Replies: 16
Views: 4099

l, can i ask if you buy the potassium over-the-counter or by prescription? If you are using OTC potassium, your dose is actually very small, the prescription strengths (10 mEq, 20 mEq) are the oral strengths that present problems. hyperkalemia (high potassium levels) is known to cause heart beat irr...
by ed2008
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Anybody have this with RLS?
Replies: 22
Views: 6582

i REALLY feel it in my left calf.. if i roll onto my side and the right leg even touches the left calf i know it right away, even if in a good sleep.

amazing how it affects others differently

Ed
by ed2008
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Status Update
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Zach, i'm very glad to hear your dad is a part of your life. I lost my father 16 months ago and I still miss him terribly. As i have gone thru 2+ year divorce (still not resolved) and a few job changes, moving etc i know m,y father would have been there for me had he not passed away very suddenly. I...
by ed2008
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Generic for Requip
Replies: 15
Views: 2826

ken, Ironically, Synthroid was one of the drugs we didn't use a generic for until about 4 years ago. Narrow Therapeutic Index was the code word for three different drugs with no generic approved by the FDA.. synthroid, dilantin, and lanoxin. all three now have generic equivalents. Synthoid was origi...
by ed2008
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Generic for Requip
Replies: 15
Views: 2826

just to add a few comments to josh's post..... once a drug has lost it's patent (and a generic is approved), VERY FEW patients remain on the brand name drug. one chain pharmacy i worked for (shall remain nameless) said to eliminate the brand name within 6 months of the generic being available. Insur...
by ed2008
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Symptoms worse during Summer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

a box fan, blowing on my legs seems to help during the summer... but then sometime after i fall asleep the sheets end up over me. LOL
by ed2008
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm back - Hi Ya'll -I like to call it my so called RLS CURE
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

mia,

don't give it another thought.. as a pharmacist, I've been jumped much worse LOL

my thoughts and prayers are with you continued success

Ed
by ed2008
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17423

been taking it since 1991, and at 270lbs i'm not at ideal body weight. once i was near 4mg day it seemed to spiral quickly, with tolerance developing.

now you can see why the bosses in the pharmacy wanted me to change my meds :-)

Ed
by ed2008
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17423

[quote="ViewsAskew"]Ed, is the Requip working? I only ask because I know it has you titrate up per the package instructions, but many people get relief long before you get to what it says to use.

quote]

not sure how to answer this until I have withdrawn from the clonazepam

Ed
by ed2008
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17423

Sojourner wrote:8 mg of Klonopin ???

m.


yes. the past few months have been NO fun!!

Ed
by ed2008
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Symptoms worse during Summer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

just spitballing here.. but circadian rythym is poorly understood. if seasonal affective disorder (cabin fever) is related to low sun exposure, then i think the other extreme could be problematic.

Ed
by ed2008
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17423

maddie i'm tapering off clonazepam.. because my MD wants me to, and the state doesn't like to see pharmacists using addictive medications. as of march I was using 8mg at bedtime. excessive salivation wasn't a very "manly" side effect i'm on a requip starter pack, and i'm three days into 1m...
by ed2008
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17423

back at 3mg.. two fairly good nights.. (about 5 hours). ringing in the ears is intermittant with no headache. third night of 1mg requip

Ed