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by QyX
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 210
Views: 5912

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Just to note, I already take 400mg lyrica daily, i.e. 200 x 2 daily. Thanks again for your detailed information on zopiclone. Ahh ... so then your only option would be to go to 600 mg ... and I have to say, given that you are already on 400 mg Lyrica, I think it is unfortunately rather unlikely, th...
by QyX
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 210
Views: 5912

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

You can find horror stories about virtually (almost) every prescription drug. From the potential side effects you are describing, weight gain is one of the most common and is associated with many antiepileptics. However: if you haven't experienced relevant weight gain or any other of those side effe...
by QyX
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

Brrr ... waking from deep sleep with heavy RLS is just the worst. This sometimes happens to me when I fall asleep and haven't taken enough opioids to make it through the night. Normally I try to take some opioids in the final 30 minutes before I fall asleep. But it is not always that easy to predict...
by QyX
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 210
Views: 5912

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Hey Betty, good job getting off the ropinirole! In your current situation, I would probably go with Dr B's recommendation and increase the Lyrica as long as you haven't had any issues with Lyrica in the past. Personally, my reaction to Lyrica was always horrible, causing anxiety, depression, insomni...
by QyX
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

I've taken much higher doses of opioids (around 100 mg of Oxycodone, equal to about 2.000 mg of Codeine) in combination with Clonazepam for several months, Clonazepam in doses up to 4 mg. I never had any breathing issues for the amount of time you are taking Clonazepam, the relatively small dose of ...
by QyX
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

You can split your Clonazepam into two doses for the start. This will make it easier changing it completely. In severe cases of RLS, the only "natural" remedy is treatment with iron infusion. I tried all kinds of alternative treatments and changed my diet million of times. Nothing ever mad...
by QyX
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

Potent opioids would be the best option because it would allow you to get rid off Clonazepam and Dopamin-Agonists altogether. But as long as this is not an option: I would simply combine Tramadol with Codeine and Kratom. And THC can give an extra boost to the opioids. Neupro patch would just be goin...
by QyX
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Just prescribed Clonazepam - what should I know?

I think it is so sad that patients basically get forced to take Clonazepam as RLS medication even in cases where opioids haven't been tried yet. While Clonazepam can be effective in some cases for some patients, even with the urge to move, the side effects of long-term Benzodiazepine use are signifi...
by QyX
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

50 mg of Tramadol equal to about 50 to 70 mg of Codeine. It is a difficult to give a precise estimate. There are some people who metabolise Codeine very fast and for them 50 mg of Tramadol could equal 100 mg Codeine. But on average it is a 1:1 conversation ratio. I would either take Tramadol or Code...
by QyX
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 104
Views: 3293

Re: Cannabis

You mention you've slept ever night for 2 weeks ... is there a regular pattern with your sleep/wake times ? Yes, sort of. So I vape two times each evening somewhere around 9 pm to 11 pm and take additional 3 doses of Sativex (2,7 mg THC + 2,5 mg CBD per dose) plus additional 7,5 mg CBD oil. The vap...
by QyX
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 104
Views: 3293

Re: Cannabis

So lately my situation has massively improved. For whatever reason Cannabis has developed in to being an extremely reliable sleeping agent. I have slept every night in the past 2 weeks. It is like the long-term use of Cannabis has somehow rewired my brain. Because I sleep every night atm, I am exper...
by QyX
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Stopping tramadol after 2 months
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: Stopping tramadol after 2 months

For somebody who is used to opioids even a little bit, 15 mg of Codeine is barely anything. In your situation you would need 200 - 300 mg of Codeine to have relevant effects imo.
by QyX
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again
Replies: 210
Views: 5912

Re: Attempting to get off Ropinirole - again

Good luck!
by QyX
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: Insomnia

Oh wow, so you already tried all the other major opioids available for prescription?
by QyX
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ketamine and RLS
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Ketamine and RLS

Hi Peanut1, I have experimented with Ketamine and it indeed helps a lot with RLS (at least for me). The effect is quite short lived, however. I get about 30-60 minutes relief out of one dose (snorted), which doesn't really help that much if you want to get some proper sleep. But I could imagine tha...

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