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by Bridgercan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: How long before I should worry about augmentation?...
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: How long before I should worry about augmentation?...

So question for the community: has anyone augmented on the Neupro patch, and if so, how did you go off of it? After taking it for ten years, I augmented on pramixepole a year ago. My doctor at the time told me to stop taking it and prescribed 20mg of OxyContin which really wasn’t effective. I writhe...
by Bridgercan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Suicidal thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Suicidal thoughts

Sorry for a very late reply, but I was just revisiting some old threads... I can recommend Golden root (Rhodiola rosea) as a natural antidepressant (see this thread here: http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9805). It is a stimulant so you'll want to take it in the morning, and I had trouble ...
by Bridgercan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: How To Get Husband to Understand
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: How To Get Husband to Understand

If I wait an longer on either one, I can’t get my symptoms under control for hours no matter what I do. I’ve had RLS for 15+ years and have a great doctor. I’ve been on Requip and the Neupro patch (which I loved but it’s too expensive). My problem is that since I get really sleepy on Pramipexole an...
by Bridgercan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

James, I am sorry to hear your son is afflicted with RLS/PLMD. I hope you’re able to help him find relief
by Bridgercan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: New member - 8 year old son diagnosed at 6 with RLS/PLMD

I’ve not read up on the effects of glutamate, per se, but I figured out a long time ago junk food is an RLS trigger for me big time. Really anything processed will get my legs going. I used to love Doritos actually, even a whiff of them from someone else munching on them still makes me salivate, but...
by Bridgercan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Suicidal thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Suicidal thoughts

You’re right, Viewsaskew, being heard is priceless . I think it’s often the best gift we can give each other—offering our full attention and really hearing what the other person is saying. And that takes effort to do, and sometimes alot of effort, at least for me, to set aside my stuff and just hear...
by Bridgercan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Suicidal thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Suicidal thoughts

Bridgercan, I too am susceptible to both organic and medication driven depression. I am fortunate that my wife is very supportive and understanding of my RLS. She also has a chronic neurological condition, so she has an idea of what I am going through and my RLS has given me greater appreciation of...
by Bridgercan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Suicidal thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Suicidal thoughts

I’m kinda just putting this out there: for me, I have two types of depression: one is definitely related to opioids and the other is what I call organic—the depression that comes from within, decidedly not from opioids. Both types, if severe enough, lead my thoughts to suicide ideation. I’m in a mix...
by Bridgercan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation on Neupro vs augmentation on pramixepole
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Augmentation on Neupro vs augmentation on pramixepole

Appreciate the moral support, ViewsAskew!
by Bridgercan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation on Neupro vs augmentation on pramixepole
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Augmentation on Neupro vs augmentation on pramixepole

Bridgercan, the symptoms that you describe are exactly those of augmentation. You asked if anyone had augmented on Neupro, I did after using it for 15 months and gradually going from 2mg to 4mg a day. My history is that it took me 12 months to augment on pramipexole and then another 15 on Neupro. I...
by Bridgercan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation on Neupro vs augmentation on pramixepole
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Augmentation on Neupro vs augmentation on pramixepole

Bridgercan, Sounds like you have it spot on... Yes you are almost certainly augmenting. I augmented on pramipexole and switched for a month or two to Neupro and had to stop because of rashes. But augmentation on Neupro is very common, especially after augmenting on pramipexole. Coping... LOL, there...
by Bridgercan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: Augmentation on Neupro vs augmentation on pramixepole
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Augmentation on Neupro vs augmentation on pramixepole

Hey All—I’m curious if anyone has been through augmentation on Neupro patch? And if so, have you been through augmentation on pramixepole? I fear I’m headed that direction with the patch. My doctor at Mayo/MN has upped my dose recently from 3mg to 4mg as I was having moderate symptoms. There was abo...
by Bridgercan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Calms You in the Night?
Replies: 39
Views: 2873

Re: What Calms You in the Night?

I vaguely recall reading somewhere a post or article explaining how eating carbs might help with RLS symptoms but can’t remember where. Could’ve been posted here somewhere—ring a bell for anyone? I've read that carbs help with sleep by stimulating reward systems in the brain somehow. Sleep, not WED...
by Bridgercan
Fri May 31, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 16
Views: 275

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

When I took kratom, I dosed 1-1.5 hours before bed. When I was in augmentation agony last year after 10 years of pramixepole, I ramped up to 3-4 grams that I put in capsules. That dose allowed me as I quit pramixepole and got out of augmentation to cut OxyContin from hit-by-a-bus 20mg to a more mana...
by Bridgercan
Wed May 29, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Neupro patch map
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Neupro patch map

I’m a guy with some body hair, so I went with what seems simplest for my so-so memory and foggy brain: first week of the month, right shoulder; second week, left shoulder; third week, right of the navel, fourth week, left of the navel. After six months, I don’t notice any difference with locations; ...

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