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by brossman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Lyrica

I was on 150 mg twice a day. While that dosage of Lyrica controlled my RLS and I was able to sleep, I developed a profound depression. I was sad all the time, didn't want to get out of bed, didn't care about doing anything - taking a shower, seeing my adorable grandchildren - nothing! When I finally...
by brossman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 32
Views: 676

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

Can kratom be taken with Ultram (Tramadol)? After failing many drug regimens of DAs, sleeping pills, gabapentin, neurontin, and Lyrica, my doctor started me on 50 mg Ultram. I just increased it to 100 mg/day but am still waking 2-4 hours after taking it (and sometimes waking again 2 hours later) wit...
by brossman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: QUALITY CENTERS: HOW DOES IT WORK
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: QUALITY CENTERS: HOW DOES IT WORK

I live in Illinois and started going to Mayo in Rochester, MN (a quality center) after my local doctor mishandled my augmentation and impulse control disorder on pramipexole. It took 4 months to get my initial appointment. When I called Johns Hopkins at the same time, they told me they were not acce...
by brossman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Alerting help (Tramadol)
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Alerting help (Tramadol)

Ah! I had been wondering about the difference in my sleep quality since starting on Tramadol. Definitely not sleeping as well since I started it! I am still on 100 mg Lyrica, weaning down to 50 mg tonight and am on 50 mg Tramadol. I need to stop Lyrica because it has caused profound depression that ...
by brossman
Thu May 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 32
Views: 676

New Kratom User - when to take

I have some red vein borneo in capsules. I've read elsewhere that most people take between 5-10 g/day (I think that's what I read). But when do you take it? Just at night? During the day at all?
Thanks,
Bev
by brossman
Mon May 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting used to Lyrica
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Getting used to Lyrica

I'm trying to get into Hopkins for evaluation and treatment, but the last time I called they were not accepting new patients. I have a new request in for an appointment. Although I'm being treated at Mayo in their sleep disorder clinic, I think I might get better treatment at Hopkins. My Mayo doctor...
by brossman
Sun May 26, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting used to Lyrica
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Getting used to Lyrica

Luckily I'm working with a doctor at Mayo who will prescribe opioids. We have discussed the possibility that Lyrica won't work for me and then we would move onto opioids. In the meantime, I might try to get some kratom as suggested. I am so reluctant to add back any pramipexole at this time as I jus...
by brossman
Sat May 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting used to Lyrica
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Getting used to Lyrica

The problem at night is that my jumpy legs break through the Lyrica and I have to get up and move about. I do feel like a zombie especially at night when I have to get up and move (climb stairs, stationary bike riding). I have no problem going to sleep or getting back to sleep, which is thanks to th...
by brossman
Sat May 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting used to Lyrica
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Getting used to Lyrica

I have just successfully transitioned from pramipexole and Neupro to Lyrica. Yay! I transitioned because of augmentation and impulse control disorder. Had quite a few sleepless nights but I think the Lyrica helped - that and some CBD:THC (4:1) vaping. I am currently on 200 mg and will have to increa...
by brossman
Fri May 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Effectiveness of Neupro patch
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Effectiveness of Neupro patch

I tried to transition from pramipexole to Neupro because of augmentation and impulse control disorder. However, even at 6 mg Neupro patches, I still could not reduce my dose of pramipexole lower than 0.5 mg. Within a month I was augmenting again, symptoms earlier in the day and it was in my arms. Wh...
by brossman
Fri May 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lyrica
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Lyrica

I'm so glad that Lyrica has worked for you. Have you had any side effects from the Lyrica? I also just started one week ago after getting off pamiprexole and Neupro and am titrating my dose. I am currently on 200 mg/day, 100mg taken 12 hours apart. I may have to go up to 300 mg as I still feel it in...
by brossman
Sat May 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 494
Views: 51457

Re: Medical Marijuana

With the help of Lyrica, I am starting to wean off pramipexole and Neupro because of augmentation and impulse control disorders. However, my starting dose of Lyrica (as I titrate up) definitely is not strong enough. I was up most of the night last night. I have some MM that is CBD dominant, 4:1 CBD:...
by brossman
Mon May 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: I'm new here!
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: I'm new here!

Ferritin is 149 as of last Friday. Last time I tried DA withdrawal (cold turkey), I was totally miserable even with the gabapentin, tramadol and oxazepam. I slept for maybe an hour a night for 4 nights and then restarted pramipexole because my husband and I were going on vacation and needed to sleep...
by brossman
Mon May 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: I'm new here!
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: I'm new here!

Rest of message (sorry) I am reluctant to try Lyrica because of the side effect of weight gain (again) and my mother took it and felt so depressed on it. She and I react similarly to medication. I have a strong family history of RLS. My question is: when I go to Mayo on Thursday, what are my options...
by brossman
Mon May 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: I'm new here!
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: I'm new here!

My latest ferritin is 149 - definitely on the upswing. I have an appointment with my Mayo doctor this Thursday to discuss my medication options. I am currently at 6 mg Neupro patches and still have to add 0.375 of pramipexole to get any sleep. Just last night I noticed it in my arms again. I have tr...

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