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by Brynmr
Wed May 13, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

I got my McLean, VA neurologist to call a RX to a CVS with a drive thru. When I drive up they told me I couldn’t get the RX as another RX exists at the first CVS. I got so pissed off I lost composure yelling thru my scarf. I pulled thru and waited until they called and cancelled the first RX. The w...
by Brynmr
Mon May 11, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

Here I am isolated at home with my wife and two daughters. My neurologist called in a RX of gabapentin but CVS won’t ship it to my house like other medications because Gabapentin is a controlled substance. I’m 48, obese with high blood pressure; high risk for COVID, yet I can’t get my prescribed me...
by Brynmr
Wed May 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: CVS Won’t Ship Gabapentin to House

Here I am isolated at home with my wife and two daughters. My neurologist called in a RX of gabapentin but CVS won’t ship it to my house like other medications because Gabapentin is a controlled substance. I’m 48, obese with high blood pressure; high risk for COVID, yet I can’t get my prescribed me...
by Brynmr
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Aimovig
Replies: 13
Views: 1640

Re: Aimovig

I am new to the forum. I’m a physician. I’ve been on Aimovig for over a year. It has had its ups and downs for my migraine. Even switch to a different class of drugs. Now I’m back on it and it is working great for the migraine. However, the RLS it’s worse than ever. Sorry to be the bearer of a bad ...
by Brynmr
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 137
Views: 51278

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Bring gin instead :) I hate gin, but I'd drink it by the bucketful if it would help. Or perhaps... just wouldn't care !! We are a group of 6 friends of very long standing, at least 40 years, who have helped each other and given a shoulder to each other through the hard times of illness, bereavement...
by Brynmr
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

Hi brynmr I'm glad your ropinirole-free night worked and you slept well! You can definitely get augmentation within days - I had it by the third day. Besides Qyx, Ann also augmented in very few days, and there are others here who augmented within a week. So you might have been augmented already. I'...
by Brynmr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

Looks to me like I'm a member of the exclusive, Rapid Augmentation on Gabapentin, club. Thanks for the info everyone, I do appreciate your advice too. So far the upped dosage of gabapentin (2400mg) is working reasonably well. Bouncy feet but falling asleep ok. Kratom looks interesting - some iffy si...
by Brynmr
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

I'm wondering if I was experiencing augmentation with ropinirole. I've heard that can happen with as little as 2 weeks of use.
by Brynmr
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

Badnights: I mentioned my increased gabapentin dosage which wasn't working so well to my GP and he sent a script of .5mg of ropinirole to my pharmacy so I went with it. Look, I don't want to get off gabapentin because generally it's been working with few side effects but I want it to be more effecti...
by Brynmr
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

I'm going to stop taking this Ropinirole. I don't like it. It's not helping my symptoms and it's making me creepy (gives me chills) on top of it all. I was prescribed 30 tablets on 07 of this month (Jan). I've taken 18. Is stopping abruptly ok or do I need to taper off? I'm going to increase my gab...
by Brynmr
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

I'm going to stop taking this Ropinirole. I don't like it. It's not helping my symptoms and it's making me creepy (gives me chills) on top of it all. I was prescribed 30 tablets on 07 of this month (Jan). I've taken 18. Is stopping abruptly ok or do I need to taper off? I'm going to increase my gaba...
by Brynmr
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

0.5 mg of Ropinirole and about 2100 mg of Gabapentin seems to be doing it for me - for the time being at least. To Qyx's point: I wasn't experiencing any side effects I couldn't tolerate. But ya know you tend to follow your doctor's advice so I'm trying out this DA drug but I'm not happy about it. I...
by Brynmr
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

Anyone know the max dosage of gabapentin? I'm getting conflicting info online.
by Brynmr
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

Gabapentin should not be too difficult to quit if you only take it for a week or two to try it out. Stopping it later on can be a bit more difficult, but that is true of most (if not all) of the RLS meds currently being used other than the iron therapies. Been on Gabapentin for 20 months. Currently...
by Brynmr
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin not working so good
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Gabapentin not working so good

Thank you Qyx. Your comments are encouraging and informative. I'll try this DA drug for a week and see how it goes. 7 and a half years of opioids would put me close to 80. :)