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by rikku9
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone used Suboxone (buprenorphine) for RLS?
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Has anyone used Suboxone (buprenorphine) for RLS?

It's interesting that you mention you had stomach acid as well since I was wondering that given that you grew tolerant to methadone. It doesn't seem to be a common side effect but it does seem to be linked to growing tolerant to methadone. I think the same might be happening to me as the same dose s...
by rikku9
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone used Suboxone (buprenorphine) for RLS?
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Has anyone used Suboxone (buprenorphine) for RLS?

I was listening to the RLS Foundation "What is the Role of Opiods in RLS?" video on youtube and Dr. Early talks about how buprenorphine has less respiratory depression that Methadone, an antidepressant effect in clinical trials, causes less constipation, less tolerance, and less of the hyp...
by rikku9
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone

I can't express my gratitude to everyone on this board, thank you so much for taking the time to help and reply, it means a lot to me. The last month has been grim and the reality of how bad my RLS has gotten over the years has really been getting me down. The fact that I will be struggling with thi...
by rikku9
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone

Thanks. Besides the 4 weeks of Tramadol I've never taken opiates before. I will try to reach the doctor today to see what I should do tonight. I was hoping that once I've been of DA for a while I'd be able to alternate between a DA and opiate like ViewsAskew in order to prevent augmentation and tole...
by rikku9
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone

Thanks! I appreciate the answers. I think it did help some since the RLS wasn't as bad as it should have been if I was completely unmedicated, but it was not enough to allow me to sleep at all the entire night. So it seems like I should try just taking one pill again (5mg) tonight and hopefully it s...
by rikku9
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Questions for anyone who's taken Methadone

I stopped taking Ropinerole (requip) 5 weeks ago and was on 200 mg of Tradamadol which worked somewhat. I've just switched over to 5 mg of methadone but I got no sleep at all tonight despite taking the pill 3 hours earlier than my bedtime. Is this normal for the first dose? Does methadone need time ...
by rikku9
Tue May 31, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep

@chuas2 Thank you. I'm sorry to hear that you are having a hard time as well. I also live in the bay area and I've dealt with so many doctors that have no clue, it's so discouraging. Even ones that were supposed to be sleep specialists, they don't seem to understand the seriousness of not sleeping f...
by rikku9
Tue May 31, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep

@ViewsAskew May I ask why you are stopping your current regimen, did it stop working? Also, did the DA ever cause impulse problems with you? I'm wondering if I ever start using DAs again but this time alternate with an opiate like you said, if this would cause the ICD to resurface or if not since th...
by rikku9
Thu May 26, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep

@ViewsAskew, what do you currently take? It seems I'm in the same boat as you, it's 3 weeks later after stopping Ropinerole and I don't think my symptoms are going to get any better, I can't sleep at night even with 150 mg of Tramadol and the Gabapentin doesn't do anything for me. Tried Kratom a few...
by rikku9
Sat May 21, 2016 6:09 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: 6907

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

@ethan, I'm so sorry to hear that. I think what people are saying is right, that the worst is DA withdrawal, I think I am finally very very slowly starting to see slight improvement but it's maddenly slow in coming. So far the only thing that has helped is Tramadol which I finally managed to get fro...
by rikku9
Tue May 17, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep

@badnights and @ViewsAskew Thank you so much, I don't know what I would do right now without the support and information from this board. I will look into kratom and maybe just resort to that for now if it works so that I can wait this period out and find my baseline. I've also wondered if maybe giv...
by rikku9
Mon May 16, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep

Thank you. I'm barely holding on and the doctors are being so unhelpful. They basically told me my only choice is to start on Gabapentin and when I told them I don't want to start on anything yet, I really just want to see what my baseline is first, they tell me ok and basically imply that if I want...
by rikku9
Sat May 14, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep

Thank you so much, that last article you mentioned is perfect, I didn't realize that withdrawal could actually last that long. My doctor and everyone online seems to mention 10 days as being the magic number, I haven't heard anyone say it can last longer so that gives me hope. I am going to email my...
by rikku9
Sat May 14, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep

Thank you. That helps a lot and it gives me hope that you don't believe I'm at baseline yet. I don't want to believe it either since my symptoms were manageable without any meds at all before I started on the Requip but 10 days off the drug and so little progress is really taking a toll on me, I hav...
by rikku9
Sat May 14, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Please help, I don't know what to do. Stopped requip and 10 days later still can't sleep

I had been taking Requip/Ropinerole for about 5 years and was up to 2mg every night but I was experiencing horrible augmentation and side effects (anxiety, depression, anger, tired all the time, compulsive behavior, memory loss, etc). So I went down from 2 mg to 1 mg for 4 nights and then from 1 mg ...