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by ViewsAskew
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin added to the mix
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Melatonin added to the mix

It's wonderful to hear that melatonin has proved so successful. I had always understood that melatonin could aggravate symptoms (as per my previous) post. Perhaps 'could ' being the operative word and clearly we should never rule anything out. I take note of Views dosage of 2mg divided into 4 piece...
by ViewsAskew
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: marijuana please?
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: marijuana please?

Hi Brenda - just wanted to say a quick hello. I hear you on the rural thing (used to live 2 miles south of a town of 600 ppl) and trying SO many medications. I finally just started flying to California to see one of the well-known RLS docs. It was worth it to me. Eventually I just moved to be close ...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Latest struggles with treatment
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Latest struggles with treatment

badnights wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:33 am
lol well I'm glad no matter the reason! Sometimes a bit of anger is good.
Indeed!
by ViewsAskew
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin added to the mix
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Melatonin added to the mix

Beth, thanks for all the details. I have an appointment with an insomnia specialist in 10 days and expect to start on a similar journey. I have had terrible issues with insomnia and poor quality sleep ever since I was improperly send to the behavioral health hospital (aka psyc prison) eighteen mont...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin added to the mix
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Melatonin added to the mix

Wow. That is incredible. I have had a much less dramatic experience by taking even smaller amounts of melatonin. I, also, have stopped the sliding (and, like you, it went on for over ten years). When I have to increase my methadone dose, not sure that will be the case, but so far I am keeping it low...
by ViewsAskew
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Latest struggles with treatment
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Latest struggles with treatment

I think this was much more about the doc than about me. But, as Betty said, I fought for it, which cannot be discounted. We might not always get what we need, but we certainly won't if we don't stand out ground. It was TOTALLY about both of you. He would never have made that remarkable turnaround (...
by ViewsAskew
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 86
Views: 36057

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

As I just (re-)started Lexapro today, I wanted to take a look at the brochure mentioned, but the link doesn't work. There is a good brochure put out by the RLS Foundation on depression and RLS. It is here: http://www.rls.org/Document.Doc?&id=75 Tried Wellbutrin for 4 days and was a zombie: couldn't...
by ViewsAskew
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Exploding Head Syndrome Gaba Withdrawal
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Exploding Head Syndrome Gaba Withdrawal

I have heard of it...but not had it. Hope that it resolves soon!
by ViewsAskew
Mon May 17, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Step by Step - Augmentation & Requip withdrawal
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Step by Step - Augmentation & Requip withdrawal

Hi RustSmith and ViewsAskew, My PCP was very hesitant, but in the end did prescribe me a low dose of methadone. I started with 2.5mgs, but after 2 hours, my RLS symptoms were still not manageable. After taking another 2.5mgs, my symptoms were all but gone. I have since reduced my nightly dose of Re...
by ViewsAskew
Wed May 12, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Second Opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Second Opinion

So frustrating.
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 07, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Potassium Citrate
Replies: 45
Views: 8943

Re: Potassium Citrate

I tried Potassium Citrate, and it didn't do a thing for my restless legs. However, it did make my urine more alkaline, which for an 80 year old mean less trips to the bathroom at night. Now that I finished my experiment with potassium citrate for restless legs, I found I could reduce it to half the...
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 07, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Sore thighs a symptom of RLS?
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: Sore thighs a symptom of RLS?

I never have pain with symptoms, so very hard for me to give any help. Mine are always clearly VERY electrical in nature, not so much a buzzing, but a build up that is fast and burst with a movement.

That novacaine ALWAYS makes me feel awful, though. Very cold, very irritable, and very tense.
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 07, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: going "cold turkey"
Replies: 43
Views: 3084

Re: going "cold turkey"

Tomorrow is my surgery day. I'm having 2 surgeries - first the podiatrist is going to remove a bone in my left foot to relieve the pain of a tailor's bunion. Then the surgeon who did my sleeve gastrectomy 18 months ago is going to excise 2-4 hydradenitis cysts. And it is a day surgery and I will be...
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tramadol Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Tramadol Experience

My neurologist in Florida won’t prescribe any opioids for RLS saying they are just too bad for you, too addictive, blah, blah, blah. I moved from another state that did give me Tramadol and it worked for me. There aren’t any other drugs I can take that are on the market now for RLS that work for me...
by ViewsAskew
Fri May 07, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Latest struggles with treatment
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Latest struggles with treatment

I'm happy to read that you were able to bring the doctor around to your side by giving him the article. Honestly, that part felt AWESOME! I just hope he teaches someone else, too, because he is technically retired and only works one day a week. BUT, as long as he practices, he will look out for peo...