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by Icantsleep
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 62
Views: 1062

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

Ok well I clearly put a pretty negative spin on today Cant blame the new guy cause hes got nothing to go on yet I gave him my sleep logs but he needs a bit of time to process the data We literally spent half the appointment contacting my old (but still technically my current) specialist for my file ...
by Icantsleep
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

He did say monitor the patch very closely for augmentation He had so few options cause old specialist still hadnt sent my file over He wasn't comfortable monitoring me on a stronger opioid based primarily on his limited expertise . He was going to refer me right there (I'm talking to him tomorrow as...
by Icantsleep
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

So he wanted to put me on Neupro patch Just following protocol Needless to say I'll need to wait for the next specialist I'm considering something radical like major dietary changes or traditional Chinese medicine Square 1 right now while I take tramadol with some codeine and clonazepam and THC I do...
by Icantsleep
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 62
Views: 1062

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

UPDATE I had follow up with new neurologist Old sleep specialist hadnt even sent my file over to him . Had to request it again literally during my appointment New guy wanted to put me on neupro patch I said that I would just likely cause augmentation He then mentioned Lyrica He couldnt prescribe me ...
by Icantsleep
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?
Replies: 9
Views: 77

Re: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?

Sorry , I didnt see (or process) that you mentioned you had played with doses Speaking for myself, but also relevant to your situation, is that my anxiety is definitely heightened as I await an important appointment with my specialist tomorrow Mentally, I feel what you are feeling when it comes to t...
by Icantsleep
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

Gonna see new neurologist to discuss new options tomorrow Would be neat if codeine could cover my symptoms like tramadol .... cause I'm a bit concerned about taking something stronger for my urge to move that keeps waking me up I have a feeling neurologist will want to put me back on mirapex before ...
by Icantsleep
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?
Replies: 9
Views: 77

Re: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?

How much ropinirole were you taking? Could you not lower the dose a bit and still get RLS relief? How long did you give each of these medications to adjust to their side effects ? If you've never taken clonazepam, 1mg increasing to 2mg is going to make you very relaxed , but it wont do much for the ...
by Icantsleep
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 62
Views: 1062

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

Arrg I just hit refresh on my browser instead of submitting a reply Lost a whole bunch of thoughts My mind isn't right The mirapex I would only take in combo therapy at max .125mg I'm not sure if I'd need it to cover rls symptoms from tramadol rebound Not a fan of ER Although would like something wi...
by Icantsleep
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: 1st post after 24 years of RLS
Replies: 62
Views: 1062

Re: 1st post after 24 years of RLS

Ok I see new neurologist for my follow up 6 weeks ahead of time on Wednesday Going to get me off of tramadol But then what ? What's my plan ? I've got two daughters age 3 and 1 I need to treat significant nightly RLS symptoms, but I cant become a sedated zombie. I only have symptoms at night . How d...
by Icantsleep
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 102
Views: 2928

Re: Cannabis

So lately my situation has massively improved. For whatever reason Cannabis has developed in to being an extremely reliable sleeping agent. I have slept every night in the past 2 weeks. It is like the long-term use of Cannabis has somehow rewired my brain. Because I sleep every night atm, I am expe...
by Icantsleep
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

For somebody who is used to opioids even a little bit, 15 mg of Codeine is barely anything. In your situation you would need 200 - 300 mg of Codeine to have relevant effects imo. 15mg of codeine can help slow down my bowels Codeine gives me the usual constipation Tramadol does the complete opposite...
by Icantsleep
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Please Allow me to Introduce Myself...
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Please Allow me to Introduce Myself...

Stopping mirapex is a top priority Having a plan to do this is important in terms of meds/time off work/time off everything if you can ... Even small stuff like a couple different weighted blankets in a couple different bedrooms (or at least one) Letting go of other stressors in you life for the mom...
by Icantsleep
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

So much of the same last night, except some moderate rls accompanied my hours long insomnia I had slept so little and was having so much rls wake me up every 20 minutes that by 9am I took another 25mg tramadol I then had the best 90 minutes of sleep I've had in a few nights I go from trying to get o...
by Icantsleep
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 191
Views: 5062

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Icantsleep.... My medication cocktail for RLS has been ropinerole, codeine and lyrica. The lyrica was added most recently to help me wean off the ropinerole. The only addition I have is kratom. So .... How are you managing ? I'm sure many of us care and are here to support you . Dont beat yourself ...
by Icantsleep
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

So quick update This time a mere 15mg codeine early evening slowed down insides significantly Still took 50mg tramadol around 11pm because I was exhausted all day and wanted to sleep by midnight (ya right) I had mild rls twice between these doses, which is uncommon lately, but had no rls symptoms fo...

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