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by ed2008
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:27 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

OK, i'm not posting this to piss anyone off, or to even take a side on the issue.. but methadone has some opponents, some who have very sad stories to tell. m let me warn you... if you think methadone is without faults, then DO NOT look at this. If you would like to see a different side to the issue...
by ed2008
Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17420

i think using 1mg "steps" is too much, so i am trying half mg decreases. instead of 2mg, i am trying 2.5mg. still only 5 hours of sleep, but I shouldn't brag I realize others would love to get that many hours Ed p.s. took my first dose of 1mg requip last night.. no weird dreams, but then a...
by ed2008
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 3312

pat, the drug companies are notorious for having 2 sets of literature when their reps visit a MD. one set is FDA approved, the other is sometimes called a "war book"... usually is full of studies using the drug off label!! friends i have in the industry will never admit publically to the w...
by ed2008
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17420

wide awake at 1am... decided to take an extra dose (0.5mg) to help. need to discuss this with MD doing tapering. ringing in ears is worse, but suprisingly no headache. i wonder if the tapering at a detox facility (stop clonazepam, use phenobarbital 30mg four times daily then decrease over 10 days) i...
by ed2008
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica dosage
Replies: 19
Views: 3312

haven't seen a dose for RLS in package insert.. another case of a drug being used despite no FDA approval... "off label" is another term for it. very common for medication to be used without being FDA approved for that condition. listen to those here and to your physician.

Ed
by ed2008
Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: ReQuip for RLS
Replies: 32
Views: 9398

i'm at the end of the first week of the requip starter pak, and i cannot sleep at all!!!!!!! add to this, my clonazepam step down is giving me ringing in the ears and some leg soreness... amazing how the same drug causes completely different effects in people. gives a new perspective to counseling p...
by ed2008
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS and Abilify
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Ann, you should take 6 years of college and become a pharmacist yes, the MOA (mechanism of action) is unknown, but thought to involve dopamine and serotonin. this is from www.abilify.com side effects: Other common side effects are headache, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizzines...
by ed2008
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro Patch
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

for as often as the FDA is slammed for poor decisions, this was done correctly. the manufacturer needs to address the release system. medications in a patch have been around for over 20 years, and most have encountered problems from time to time. IIRC the patch form of scopalamaine (transderm-SCOP) ...
by ed2008
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17420

first coupla nights on 2mg

greetings, i am now half way thru my taper, down to 2mg at bedtime. 2 nights of 2mg, and have awaken at 3:30am both times. was able to go back to sleep, but the dreaming was so pronounced that it was almost as though i wasn't asleep. BTW I did start my requip beginners pack at the same time. I take ...
by ed2008
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Allergy Relief
Replies: 12
Views: 1903

if you are needing a antihistamine and want to avoid oral use, may i suggest a trial of Astelin nasal spray (Rx only, consult your physician) i find this helps immensely with the runny nose, drainage problems with my cpap..

Ed
by ed2008
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ibuprofen gel
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

ibuprofen gel

hello, as a newbie, I must confess to being a pharmacist. i have not heard of ibuprofen gel, but in the midwest a similar NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drug), named ketoprofen, is prescribed in either a 10% or 20% gel. the compounding ingredients are a pain in the rear to mix (1 ingredient h...
by ed2008
Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam withdrawal
Replies: 80
Views: 17420

new to the board

but long time RLS sufferer. my nightly dose of clonazepam was as high as 8mg, but I have taken it since 1991. I'm currently down to 3mg (first week of titrating from 4mg to stopping). I have been given a ReQuip 2 week sample kit. I would like to start the requip once my clonazepam dose is between 1-...