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by reliefis#1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Thank you for your response. I found out that Florida has approved medical marijuana. There is a doctor in my city that has been licensed to prescribe it. I made an appointment and was screened for qualifying. It is approved for certain medical conditions. Today I went and was approved. I have a bad...
by reliefis#1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

By the way. I fired my neurologist after she told me to take four ropinirole tablets instead of working with me to find the proper medication. Paying her too much for bad guidance. Dont want to wish this on anyone, but I would love to have these doctors experience two weeks of RLS symptons. After al...
by reliefis#1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Thank you for the guidance on the kratom. Will try tonight. My doctor put me on 300 mg of gabapentin. After one week it stopped working. She then put me on 600 mg. It may be my system but this medication is also giving me terrible side effects. I have been taking it since September 25, 2017. Not eve...
by reliefis#1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

I haven't posted for a few weeks but I need to get some direction from you. You are the only ones who understand what augmentation is all about. Not even my husband although he is trying to help me. I am still trying to get off ropinirole. Been on .025 mg for a few weeks. Although I have always stay...
by reliefis#1
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Thought I would share my journey through augmentation with repinirole. Really I need words of encouragement. I feel terrible. The anxiety is overwhelming. I cry at times and have this strong feeling of anger. Lately I snap at everyone. I think it's the lack of sleep I have a constant urge to move my...
by reliefis#1
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Need suggestions on what medications will me get off ropinirole. Iam augmenting. Terrible symptoms. Been taking 0.50 mg ropinirole. My new neorologist suggested I up my doze to 1 mg. I can't do that. How can she not understand what Iam going through? If anyone has augmented on ropinirole and used ot...
by reliefis#1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Iam taking Iron Bisglycinate (chelated) 25 mg. Brand name is Solgar. Should be taken with a meal. I read that iron supplements should be taken on an empty stomach. This supplement is formulated for enhanced absorption and gentle to the digestive system. So it says. No stomach problens or constipatio...
by reliefis#1
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Thank you for your input. Yes I was quite upset when I left that doctor's office. I waited over a month to see her. Yes, the iron bisglycinate works. I researched the information. I've taken it three days now and have no gastrointestinal problems or constipation. I also researched infomartion on foo...
by reliefis#1
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

I had my first visit with the neorologist, movement disorder specialist. After briefing her with my history with RLS I explained what I have learned on this condition and augmentation. I also explained that I have been on ropinirole 0.25 mg since June. Explained my RLS symptoms. Felt it was augmenta...
by reliefis#1
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

I understand Kratom is now a controlled substance. I did see that it is still for sell online. I increased my nightly doze by 0.025 mg last night and I slept a few hours longer. Iam going to try not increasing it tonight. See what happens. Had test for ferrin level. New doctor has the results. Any s...
by reliefis#1
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Iam trying not to increase the doze. Iam taking 0.25 mg since June. This week (Aug 20th) I really feel the augmentation. It's been coming but I have managed, especially during the day. I just kept busy. Sleep is less and less. Last night I slept 2 hours. Not even the sleep aid Belsombra helped. I do...
by reliefis#1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Thank you for the advise. I read the information posted on your response. It was very helpful. Especially in the area of finding a new medication other than the dopamine agonists. I've been on 0.25 mg of ropinirole since mid June. So Iam hoping to have less severe withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms have ...
by reliefis#1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

I have not stopped taking the medication. After the terrible withdrawal symptoms I experienced when I went off the clonazepan, I have decided to wait and speak to my new neorologist. Three weeks from now. I have been on ropinirole 0.25 mg since June. The RLS is coming on earlier and stronger. Also n...
by reliefis#1
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worried about taking medication for RLS
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Worried about taking medication for RLS

Thank you all for the very good advise. You are correct, my mother does not need to go through the horror I went through withdrawing on clonazepan. I asked her doctor which is also my medical provider to leave her on it. We lost my father a year ago and she is still grieving pretty hard. As for my p...
by reliefis#1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:15 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: 6562

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

Symptoms in my legs are coming on earlier in the evening. I only have the sensations in my legs. I was on the 2nd week of taking .25 mg when the symptoms returned. I had an urge to move my legs even when sitting. I increased the dose of ropinirole by .125 mg. That seemed to help. But, giving the sid...

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