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by Obewan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication Efficacy
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Medication Efficacy

Yes. I was on pramipexole for about 7 years and had to wean myself off that medication this past summer due to severe augmentation. The pramipexole was effective but I kept needing over time to increase the dosage to achieve the same effect.
by Obewan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication Efficacy
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Medication Efficacy

When I took the 10mg pill of oxycontin one hour before bedtime, I found it had not effect at all. In other words, no change from what I was typically experiencing with my RLS symptoms. I appreciate you sharing the comment about the dosage. I have wondered whether I need to go to a higher dose. I typ...
by Obewan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication Efficacy
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Medication Efficacy

Does anyone have any guidance on how long you need to keep taking an RLS medication like alpha 2 delta ligands or opioids before you know whether it is effective for you? I have been prescribed both of those medications at different times recently and found neither really alleviated my RLS symptoms....
by Obewan
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Appropriateness of Iron Infusion Treatment
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Appropriateness of Iron Infusion Treatment

After weaning myself off dopamine agonist and not having any success with an alpha-2-delta ligand medication or a low dosage of an opioid, my primary doctor, along with a hematologist in his clinic, have agreed to go forward with an iron infusion treatment. The one issue that concerns me is that my ...
by Obewan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off medications
Replies: 25
Views: 835

Re: Weaning off medications

Holland, Thank you for your replies to my questions. I do understand the difference between ferritin levels in my blood and the level of iron in my brain as it relates to RLS. The comment I was making about my ferritin level being in the normal range has to do with the fact that the medical communit...
by Obewan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off medications
Replies: 25
Views: 835

Re: Weaning off medications

Has anyone been able to successfully wean themselves off dopamine agonist meds and treat their RLS symptoms with a more holistic, non-medication approach? Well, some of the answer depends on what you consider a "non-medication" approach. Your question also suggests that you may be just considering ...
by Obewan
Thu May 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Weaning off medications
Replies: 25
Views: 835

Weaning off medications

Has anyone been able to successfully wean themselves off dopamine agonist meds and treat their RLS symptoms with a more holistic, non-medication approach?
by Obewan
Sat May 25, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Effectiveness of Neupro patch
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Re: Effectiveness of Neupro patch

Thanks for the information on switching from DAs to Lyrica.
by Obewan
Sat May 25, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Effectiveness of Neupro patch
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Re: Effectiveness of Neupro patch

goberland, what dose of Mirapex were you taking and what size patch are you using now? I transitioned from 0.5mg of Mirapex to a 2mg patch and the transition was pretty seamless. As for the patch, it took some time to figure out where I needed to apply it. As for the symptoms extending from your le...
by Obewan
Fri May 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Effectiveness of Neupro patch
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Effectiveness of Neupro patch

I am curious about what others have experienced with the Neupro patch as a medication for treating RLS. I had been on Mirapex for about 6 years, but developed a problem with augmentation. In consultation with my doctor, I made the switch to the Neupro patch last December. The transition from Mirapex...