Search found 28 matches

by saptree
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Anxiety/Depression Meds
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Anxiety/Depression Meds

Thank you Steve. I have mentioned the use of methadone to my sleep doctor but he has no experience with it. The half life info you provided is useful. I may be his only patient on daily oxycodone. He does not wish to use an extended release oxy. He is a pulminologist primarily and gives out CPAPs. H...
by saptree
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Anxiety/Depression Meds
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Anxiety/Depression Meds

I've taken Zoloft for 9 years but had RLS become a chronic, daily issue 5 yrs ago. Where I would love to blame Zoloft for RLS, my dr says no. So the plan is to keep the Zoloft and manage the RLS. I augmented on Requip about 1yr ago after about 3 years of sucessful treatment. Now I take 5mg oxycodone...
by saptree
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS following rotator cuff surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: RLS following rotator cuff surgery

I had shoulder arthoscopy surgery 4 weeks ago for impingement syndrome. Once I stopped taking the around the clock oxycontin/percocet and went back to my normal regimen of 5 mg oxycodone every night, I have found my RLS to be much more severe. Day and night! In October I had major surgery (female st...
by saptree
Thu May 12, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cold Turkey off Ropinerole... Day5 of no sleep, how do I know if it's still augmentation
Replies: 49
Views: 6904

Re: Cold Turkey off Ropinerole... Day5 of no sleep, how do I know if it's still augmentation

I recently went cold turkey off of 0.5 mg of Requip. I was taking 200 mg of gabapentin while going through the withdrawal. I remember RLS being way, way worse than normal, day and night. After about 15 days the augmentation (morning RLS) part of it went away, and I was back to the normal nightly RLS...
by saptree
Tue May 10, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Best way to get off of gabapentin
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Best way to get off of gabapentin

I am currently at 300 mg of gabapentin at night and ready to go completely off of it. I was on a higher dose but the side effects were too much. I'm using 5mg of oxycodone at night for RLS and it works well. My dr says to take one 300mg capsule every other day for a week, then quit taking altogether...
by saptree
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?

Actually... I was chatting with my pharmacist about my issues with gabapentin and he said it may be an issue of taking 900 mg once a day rather than 3 times a day. I may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms when I get a splitting headache in the afternoon. Which I have had happen the past 2 days. Wai...
by saptree
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?

900 mg of gabapentin is too much for me. I'm very dizzy all night and half the next day. Plus it seems that my RLS symptoms are worse, as in all night and in the morning. I'm assuming I can't quit cold turkey so I'm waiting for guidance for a weaning plan.
I'm just plain exhausted.
Sherry
by saptree
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?

My sleep dr is having me go up to 900 mg gabapentin at bedtime. Is this appropriate? I'm still having RLS every night, popping T3 or oxy to get through it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Anybody use clonazepam on top of gabapentin?
by saptree
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS
Topic: Donating blood
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Donating blood

Does donating a pint of blood lower your ferratin levels? I'm O- and constantly being hounded by the Red Cross. What are your experiences with blood donation?
Sherry
by saptree
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?

I "think" I'm past the worse part. Now I can sleep about 2 hours before I start wiggling in my dreams. I'm up to 600 mg of gabapentin at night. I can use 5mg of oxycodone early in the night to avoid all symptoms of RLS. Otherwise I wait it out to 1 or 2 am, then take a T3. Then wander arou...
by saptree
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?

I messaged my Dr yesterday and he told me to go to 300mg gabapentin. I did that last night. I do have oxycodone. I should just take it rather than waiting for symptoms, right? I hope this is withdrawal and it gets better soon. I'm in a bad way at the moment. I have pain from all the movement every n...
by saptree
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Requip to Gabapentin... When does it get better?

Hi, I've been fortunate to have good luck with controlling RLS with 0.5mg Requip until recently. I had surgery in October and it seemed to trigger a resurgence of RLS that not only occurs at night, but during the day too. I have been using T3 to control breakthrough symptoms at night, but during the...
by saptree
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin Dosage
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: Neurontin Dosage

I just started gabapentin last week. I'm to take 100mg 3x a day and gradually increase to 300mg 3x a day. I haven't got past 100mg twice a day. It makes me very tired and appears to make my body ache and sore. My legs and arms feel heavy. I also haven't figured out how to space out to 3x a day. I wo...
by saptree
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Does anyone successfully use ONLY an anti-convulsant?
Replies: 57
Views: 11469

Re: Does anyone successfully use ONLY an anti-convulsant?

So... One should not use gabapentin as a replacement for Requip? I'm guessing not. I'm on night 2 of just taking 100mg of gabapentin, and no Requip. This is also night 2 of my restless legs returning. Requip had it under control. I'm suppose to be trying gabapentin for anxiety and migraine. Can I ad...
by saptree
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Switching from Zoloft to Wellbutrin
Replies: 10
Views: 2157

Re: Switching from Zoloft to Wellbutrin

Now I'm trying BuSpar on top of Zoloft. It hasn't set off my RLS yet, but it kinda makes me hyper at night.