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Clonazepam for RLS or Hypnic jerks, and lung checkup.


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I went to see specialist about a persistent cough and wheezing a couple of days ago, fearing the worst as I had been a long time smoker, now reformed. Good news was X Ray showed nothing serious and sputum indicated asthma, which I'd never had before. So prescribed a special inhaler (Symbicort Turbuhaler) and some Predisnolone and it seems to be doing the trick.

Whilst I was there I mentioned to the doctor about my legs jumping just prior to falling asleep and being constantly jerked awake, causing very disruptive sleep and waking up tired all the time. He knew the symptoms well, and prescribed Clonazepam, which I took just prior to bedtime the first night. Oh my, I can't describe how good it felt to have a solid nights sleep, no leg jumping, and waking up feeling refreshed and energetic, and I'm 76, so long time since I felt like that. Not sure if the potency of the Clonazepam will diminish over time or it becomes habit forming, but for the moment, I'm really only appreciating the benefits.

 

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I might add that the specialist visit at Bkk/Pattaya hospital, including X ray and medication was 2100 baht, the Symbicort I purchased at Fascino for 1400 baht, expensive, but no generic.

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1 hour ago, faraday said:

Glad to hear this Mr G, & I hope you have good dreams too.

 

:smile:

Can't recall any dreams, slept like a baby, and only one visit to toilet all night.

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Unfortunately clozapam  is addictive/one develops a tolerance. The best way to avoid that is to nto take it every night, though I don't know if that will work for you if your problem occurs every single night.

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