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by EllenSpoehr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Hello all: I reached out in the fall because I was making an attempt to get off Ropinirole for the first time in over 17 years. Needless to say, I was not successful. I was able to reduce the ropinirole from 3-4 mgs per day with awful symptoms to 1 mg combined with Horizant using opioids during the ...
by EllenSpoehr
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Moving from Ropinirole to Horizant
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: Moving from Ropinirole to Horizant

Thank you for your reply! I guess I meant to say dependent on the oxycodone as it is currently the only drug that seems to works with the Horizant. I feel good that I am down to .5 mgs. of ropinirole as I have never taken this little (over 15 years) and was up to 3 or 4 mg just this past summer. I a...
by EllenSpoehr
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Moving from Ropinirole to Horizant
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: Moving from Ropinirole to Horizant - didn't go well

Thank you for your reply. Things didn't go as planned - as soon as I stopped the Oxycodone, my RLS symptoms increased again and I wound up taking more ropinirole to combat the symptoms. I am now wondering if the Horizant will even work for me. My doctor says we won't know until I am completely off t...
by EllenSpoehr
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Moving from Ropinirole to Horizant
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Moving from Ropinirole to Horizant

Hello All: I am fairly new to the site and wanted to outline my process of getting off the Ropinirole and moving to Horizant. I purposefully went to a practice in Philadelphia that is listed on this site, but not the specific doctor as it was a long wait to see her. I am now one week into my second ...
by EllenSpoehr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hello - I am new to the site. Horizant Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: Hello - I am new to the site. Horizant Question

Thank you for all of your wonderful support and suggestions. I am currently taking 3 mg of Ropinirole and often have to take another .5 or 1 mg because of the increased symptoms. (One night a few weeks ago I took almost 6 mg because I was being driven crazy - and I paid dearly for that the next day....
by EllenSpoehr
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hello - I am new to the site. Horizant Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: Hello - I am new to the site. Horizant Question

Steve: Thank you so much. I was a little concerned when my doctor did not offer an Opioid or other strong sleep medication as an option when I attempt to taper down and off the Ropinorole. The mere thought of having night after night of symptoms is terrifying as I would be truly unable to even lay d...
by EllenSpoehr
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hello - I am new to the site. Horizant Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Hello - I am new to the site. Horizant Question

Hello All: I am new to this site and have had RLS going back as far as I can remember but have been on Ropinorole for over 15 years. My symptoms became intolerable when I was pregnant with my daughter who is now 19. There have been many nights (car and plane rides, meetings, etc.) where I have felt ...

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