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by Caitrin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet

Any thoughts on the Neupro patch? I was given samples by a neurologist and have read the leaflet on side effects. The one that disturbs me most is that the it could raise one's blood pressure and I am currently taking two BP meds. I am still taking carbidopa/levodopa, one and one-half 50-200/day. I ...
by Caitrin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet

Thank you both for your input. I did take ZYRTEC while on tramadol but it did not help with the itching. I too tried decreasing and then back to the usual dose and the itching increased. I may try taking it once more. Can you tell me what the newer generation antihistamine is? I did take another opi...
by Caitrin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet

Tramadol caused such intense itching I went back to the Sinemet until I see my primary Wednesday. My entire body itched 24/7 and I was miserable. So I took 1/12 50-200mg. tablet Sinemet last night. I think my doctor mentioned Mirapex two weeks ago and will ask her for a script thinking the change in...
by Caitrin
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Carbidopa/levodopa withdrawal symptoms
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Carbidopa/levodopa withdrawal symptoms

My husband continues to give me a 50 ml. tramadol each day until I see my primary next Tuesday. He has lived through this terrible disease with me for 30+ years. He had an ileostomy late Sept. and was in hospital 9 weeks. He is able to drive me to doctors' appointments. Soon he will have his left hi...
by Caitrin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet

Thank you for sharing your experiences with Tramadol. I have an appointment with my primary next week and will bring her info on Tramadol as well as augmentation with Sinemet. She like most other doctors know nothing about RLS except that it exists. I did not think I had augmentation with Sinemet, t...
by Caitrin
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Tramadol while tapering Sinemet
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Tramadol while tapering Sinemet

My husband gave me one of his 50 ml. Tramadol last night and I did not need my usual dosage of Sinemet. I'm wondering if our primary might prescribe the Tramadol for my RLS thus eliminating the high dosage of Sinemet which I had recently increased after being in bed for one week. I had previously re...
by Caitrin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Carbidopa/levodopa withdrawal symptoms
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Carbidopa/levodopa withdrawal symptoms

Three weeks ago was bedridden with acute bronchitis and due to long periods of inactivity increased my usual once daily 50/250 ml. carbidopa/levodopa to half pill in a.m. and then another in afternoon for a total of two/day. Now that I am feeling a bit better and can be on my feet half the day I can...
by Caitrin
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS symptoms increase post surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: RLS symptoms increase post surgery

Thank you for your input and it appears we are on the same page. I recall now that several years ago I underwent another surgery and was not taking an L-dopa, only oxycodone for several days without any RLS symptoms. Last night I took only oxycodone 5 mg at bedtime and another 5 mg approx. 5 hrs. la...
by Caitrin
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS symptoms increase post surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 666

RLS symptoms increase post surgery

Two weeks ago I underwent surgery and was in hospital 3 days. Was given my meds, Sinemet and Gabapentin, as well as 10 mg Oxycodone every 4 to6 hours. I am now taking the RLS meds earlier in the day as well as at night together with 5 mg Oxycodone which my doctor told me I no longer need. I have sev...
by Caitrin
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Acute Sciatica and RLS
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Acute Sciatica and RLS

P.S. ViewsAskew, Thank you for the "trigger point" link which I will read this afternoon. Caitrin
by Caitrin
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Acute Sciatica and RLS
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Acute Sciatica and RLS

Thanks to all for responding to my post. I do have lumbar spinal stenosis, spondy at L/3/L4, and disc bulging throughout lumbar spine. I had a fusion at L/4L/5 7 yrs. ago. A month ago I underwent an epidural/nerve block etc. and my sciatic pain is considerably less now. I have a follow-up appointmen...
by Caitrin
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Acute Sciatica and RLS
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Acute Sciatica and RLS

Hello fellow RLS sufferers, I have been taking Gabapentin 1200 mg./night, carb/lev 50/200 and 1 mg. clonazepam for acute RLS not having to increase dosages for several yrs. I have lumbar stenosis, had fusion at L/4/L/5 7 yrs. ago and several epidurals, 3 this year, the last 2 wks. ago for severe sc...
by Caitrin
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin for WED and Sciatica
Replies: 27
Views: 3450

Re: Gabapentin for WED and Sciatica

Re my lumbar stenosis I do yoga stretches and certain poses for back and it does help a bit. Re finding another doctor who might prescribe vicodin I don't think I'll have any luck unless someone could recommend a doc in New Jersey and, yes, I think I may make an appointment with doctor Early at John...
by Caitrin
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin for WED and Sciatica
Replies: 27
Views: 3450

Re: Gabapentin for WED and Sciatica

Thanks to all for your input. Regarding the carbidopa/levodopa I have taken this for 20+ years, 50-200 mg CR tab before bedtime, with no augmentation and half the tab on occasion. I had taken Vicodin 5-500 together with the carb/levodopa for several years but doctor determined I should not take a &q...
by Caitrin
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin for WED and Sciatica
Replies: 27
Views: 3450

Gabapentin for WED and Sciatica

I have been taking 1200-1800 for my WED together with Sinimet with complete relief. I recently consulted with a neurologist re my severe sciatica pain. I have had lumbar surgery and epidural injections but the pain continues though I walk 3 miles a day most days and am active. This new doctor sugges...

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