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1627760 tn?1299522986

day 25 with no suboxen and the RLS is still torture.aNY SUGGESTIONS??

Hi everyone i will get right to the point i started out taking oc'30s everyday up to like 2-3 i was getting them for free so didnt have to buy them and them 2-3 turned to 5-6 and im sure u guys no the drill turned into a 10 a day habit.... did that for about 3 years then was fed up tried to ween myself off them and that was a big mistake i was not educated with withdrawels at that point and my life turned upside down got my house raided for selling them and then i reached out to family that i had a problem not that they didnt already know and then came this dr who said come on subs everything will be alright...well she prescribed me 4 8's a day which i was at 155 pounds not a big guy so all that suboxen was actually getting me high to a point...Anyhow i was on suboxen for 5 years and i went to vegas for 2 weeks and when i was in vegas my baby mother who called my dr for 5 years made another attempt to get me and when i arrived back to maine long story short i had no dr.... i was prescribed ativan for 4 years that i got droped from also.... i have custody of my son so many attempts to get me back finally paid off for her... the dr tried calling me for a pill count the whole 2 weeks cause the BM said i was selling my medication...so anyhow i decided to ween myself off cause i was just sick of all this... This whole lifestyle was 2 much for me.. 25 days ago i jumped off 2 mg's a day and i know what oc withdrawels feel like and it honestly was not intense as oc withdrawels which is my opinion.. i can eat sleep take care of my child pretty much whatever and the colonodine is making me pretty tired through the day...my ONLY problem is the RLS its driving me nuts and i am only taking the colonodine to bear these RLS pain thats killing me... does anyone know if i should come off the colonodine or wait till the RLS is completely gone.... i have no DR i bought the colonodine pills... i am just confused i thought by day 25 things would be looking up.... any help would be much appreciated!! Thanks
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1416133 tn?1351123217
Okay - I just googled Drug Interaction Checker and found a web site that allows you to put in the drugs you're taking to see if a potentially dangerous interaction exists - it appears as if there is a moderate level of interaction with what you're taking - so if you get a chance, google "Drug Interaction Checker" and check it out.  I don't want to put the specifics here as I believe it's against the forum's list of rules and policies to follow.

Good luck to you! :)
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1627760 tn?1299522986
sorry dont want it to make me look like i am at day 25 and nothing is better... a lot is better just have severe RLS and dont know what to do or when it will go away or when i should come off colonodine...
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1416133 tn?1351123217
Bananas are great for RLS - something to do with their potassium content.

And there's also a product called Hylands Restful Legs with quinine - many members here swear by this relief also.  Good luck to you.  :) p.s. but be careful with drug interactions with the quinine so check with your pharmacist first to make sure it's okay to take with any drugs you're still on.
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1627760 tn?1299522986
ya i got some of the hylands with quinine at rite aid...i think ur right something i am taking at night either advil pm the hylands and the colonodine is causing a interaction... the only way i can sleep is taking advil pm and colonodine..the hylands does help though...im trying to figure out if i should just come off the colonodine if it is much use with just the RLS...it makes me really tired and i drag#$% all day!!
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1416133 tn?1351123217
It just occured to me that the OTC sleep aids (like the PM product you mentioned) gave me HORRIBLE RLS, never mind the fact that they didn't help me sleep at all!

The melatonin has been much more effective in helping me sleep - you might want to give that a try?  :)
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1627760 tn?1299522986
i am looking up the interactions right now... that is so funny u mentioned melatonin cause i was taking melatonin and advil pm at night and i felt horrible which i thought it was the melatonin so i stopped that the other night thinking it was that but i now know it was the advil pm....i will start taking the melatonin and drop the advil pm tonight and i bet it will make a difference....i cant seem to find the hylands under the interactions... i assume that is one of them sense the other 2 have no interactions.... is there anyway to message me??? if there isnt a way to message me u think i should just take the colonidine and melatonin tonight and give that a shot???? Thank you so much u have been a great help!!! much appreciated
                                                                                          ERIC
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1627760 tn?1299522986
i found it on another drug interaction website... THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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1416133 tn?1351123217
You are VERY welcome!!!  I just put in "quinine" as one of the drugs since I figured it was the quinine in the hylands that was the active ingredient.  But nonetheless you found what you needed and I'm SO happy about that!  Good luck tonight - and hope you get some really good sleep as you deserve it.  You're doing a good thing here so don't ever lose sight of that!  :)
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1627760 tn?1299522986
Yes i know and it has been a long couple months for my son....the first month i tried to quit 4 times and on the 5th day i just messed up every time... my last run i did it but i used zanax to do it... it worked but i think im having some problems with the zanax also but it might just be in my head.....netherless i am way better then i was last month and i am finally starting to get active...it is crazy how much my appetite went... when i was on suboxen i ate mabey 2 times a day...I eat EVERY 2 hours.. i wake up in the middle of the night and woof down some leftovers.... i dont think i have ever ate so much in my life... lol...Thank you so much for the helpfull tips i will update u on my sleep in the am!!!! Have a great night!!!
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1416133 tn?1351123217
You too tino - thanks.  :)  p.s. and yeah, appetite returning is normal.  so enjoy eating again as your body probably needs those nutrients in the food anyway, so it's all good!
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1627760 tn?1299522986
hey no more!!! sorry i couldnt find the link back to here lol....im getting 8 hours of sleep just with the malitonin!!!! works great!!!! just wanted to say thank you!!! all your tips worked great.. im actually 2 days off the colonodine and i am feeling a lot better now!!!b that stuff fatigued me pretty bad!!! still have RLS but not as bad!! starting to think i have the diagnosis... hopefully i am wrong!!! Thanks for everything!!!!
                                                                   TiNo
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1416133 tn?1351123217
You are SO welcome!  I'm so glad some of these things are working for you.

And yeah, RLS is tricky - I still get bouts of that from to time now and I'm almost 8 months clean.  So although I'm no Dr., I just wanted to share that with you in the hopes that it might just be an annoyance with you for a while longer too.  And keep trying the bananas for the potassium - although they may not have helped early on, the longer your body is clean, the more "open" it will be to other alternatives to feeling better.

SO glad you found your way back.  Stay strong!  :)
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