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by curqlink
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 82
Views: 2434

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

It was not too bad tapering from 3 to 1 mg because of how slowly i did it. By that time i was taking Tramadol and i thought it was doing most of the work anyway. But going off the last 1 mg suddenly was another story. Having a good supply of Norco on hand sure helped me. I wonder if i had cut back t...
by curqlink
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 82
Views: 2434

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Polar Bear wrote:curqlink - how good to hear that you are in control and feeling positive. Did you wean yourself slowly downwards off the ropinerole.

I took several months going from 3mg to 1mg. Stayed at that dose for several more months then went cold turkey.
by curqlink
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 82
Views: 2434

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Glad to hear Lyrica is working so well for you. I started taking it a few months ago after i went off off a 3mg dose of ropinirole. No side affects so far. 100 mg. twice a night seems to do the trick for me. I've always suffered from insomnia. It used to take me 1 to 2 hours every night to get to sl...
by curqlink
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Hydrocodone vs. oxycodone
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Hydrocodone vs. oxycodone

Why not just switch to Norco? It has less acetaminophen than Vicodin.
by curqlink
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New to group.
Replies: 33
Views: 783

Re: New to group.

Tramadol has been my mainstay medication for a lot of years. It works as well now as it did when i first started taking it. I have been taking Lyrica for the last few months. It doesn't do much for my symptoms directly...but it does help me sleep. Which is no small thing. Some people have problems w...
by curqlink
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Nerve Tension
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Nerve Tension

I wonder if both kinds can be passed down? I also have no symptoms but the creepy crawlies. My father had the same. Nothing seems to improve my symptoms except Dopamine Agonists and opioids. I take Lyrica..but all that seems to be is an expensive sleep aid. It does nothing directly to help with my c...
by curqlink
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Experience with Injectafer?
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Experience with Injectafer?

I had my level checked for the first time ever a few months ago. I expected it to be low considering that i augmented on Ropinirole. But it was over 200. Maybe that explains why i got by with taking a fairly high dose for 15 years tho.
by curqlink
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Melatonin
Replies: 17
Views: 731

Re: Melatonin

I took at least a year weaning from 3 to 1 mg. After that i went cold turkey. Legs is a superhuman. Even with opioids and marijuana i got 2 hours sleep at best for 5 nights straight. I went to work every day but i was pretty much a zombie. After 5 days it gets better quickly tho. Well worth the 5 da...
by curqlink
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone not working
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: methadone not working

I take Tramadol as part of my cocktail and occasionally Hydrocodone. I live in Illinois and have never had a problem with my pharmacy, but my Dr went nuts when all the hysteria started and shut me off from both. His comment was "opioids arn't for restless legs". It's a long story but after...
by curqlink
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

Lyrica is expensive. Even with insurance its a higher copay than Gabapentin.
by curqlink
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Lifetime RLS/WED here to say hi!
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Lifetime RLS/WED here to say hi!

I started taking Lyrica a few months ago. Hated it at first and almost stopped taking it altogether because of side affects. But i stuck with it and while i have had to increase my dose a couple times...the side affects have become tolerable over time. I went from feeling like a zombie all day to ju...
by curqlink
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms
Replies: 94
Views: 3012

Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

I used to make comments on how ridiculous it was when dr's would put old people on so many meds. Now i'm one of those people.
by curqlink
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Tolerance issues in general
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Tolerance issues in general

I keep telling myself there's no such thing as curses. But everytime i think i figured this thing out.. only to discover a few weeks later that i really don't have anything figured out. My mind keeps going back to thinking about curses and such. Seriously tho.I think this is more serious of an issue...
by curqlink
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 2289

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

Yes..Thank you for all the information.
by curqlink
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?
Replies: 40
Views: 2289

Re: How long does it take for Lyrica to start working?

I just was thinking...maybe Tramadol and Lyrica are really a good combination. If Lyrica helps with any seizure issues from Tramadol. And Tramadol helps with any depression issues from Lyrica. Sounds like they are made for each other. I have been taking Tramadol for years with no issues. So I'm not ...

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