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by richviv
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lost
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Re: Lost

I was not planning to write more, I got the boost I needed, attention is gold . People listening and then responding, well, life can be sweet , if not perfect. I only bring this up because I feel that in many health issues , RlS/WED , cancer . whatever, the problem is not Dr. incompetence, treatment...
by richviv
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lost
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Re: Lost

First, you moderators are probably the craziest people I have ever written. Your sincere , kind words written to me and I can assume to most (maybe all ) people who post indicate a caring for others that can only be described as abnormal., but in a nice way. I used to know a guy , I worked in mental...
by richviv
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lost
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Re: Lost

Thank you for your replies. When I started Ropinirole it was not yet generic and 4mg per day of Requip was the usual starting dose ( if my memory is correct) . I had never heard of augmentation and I do not even know if this website existed. On my first job out of college (where I met my wife) , the...
by richviv
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Lost
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Lost

I have RlS/WED and other problems. I take ropinirole for my legs . I have taken it for many years . It helps but I get confused about augmentation -are some or even all of my symptoms ( leg movement and leg pain) a result of my med. I know if I do not take it I have symptoms and if I take it I have ...
by richviv
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: is it possible to find a long term solution
Replies: 25
Views: 1349

Re: is it possible to find a long term solution

:| Thank You for your replies. I wish life was always easy and I could always be 39 years old, but.....After reading the replies, I feel uncomfortably better, in that , well, it could be worse. I am sort of stable in my current state , I may have over played the struggling a little , but then, as so...
by richviv
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: is it possible to find a long term solution
Replies: 25
Views: 1349

is it possible to find a long term solution

I have had RLS/WED for many years. Although the med I take helps, I still struggle every day with symptoms. I assume , with really no bases for doing so, that most people with RLS/WED, like me, with medication, only have fewer symptoms but do not find a long term 'solution' (rare or no symptoms). Ma...
by richviv
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Dopamine agonist withdrawal
Replies: 106
Views: 6547

Re: Dopamine agonist withdrawal

I take 8 mg ropinirole I have taken it for about 10 years. I started a 4 mg, I tried stopping cold turkey once. My Dr. would not give me an opiate or any form of pain pill. He reasoned that RLS is not a painful condition . When I stopped , almost immediately, both my legs,unless I was walking, moved...
by richviv
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Vote, Tell me what to do
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Vote, Tell me what to do

It is almost always easier to stay where your at than to open and go through another door. What is in the next room is uncertainty.It seems not impossible,possibly even likely, that all medications have 'side effects. Some will not help at all and the ones that do help all have a downside, augmentat...
by richviv
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Help for aching forearms
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

Help for aching forearms

In my 20's in the 1970's I remember seeing a Dr. because my forearms hurt. I do not remember anything else. Currently my forearms can ache at any time, but more often at night. I wrap an ace wrap around each forearm and the relief is usually significant. Ace wraps are preferable to 'slip on' compres...
by richviv
Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: ropinirole and me
Replies: 18
Views: 2143

Re: ropinirole and me

I would like to thank each of you for your replies. I almost avoid coming to this site because it causes me to reconsider my situation . Sometimes I wish I had never heard of augmentation-so I could be blissfully experiencing the positive aspects of taking so much ropinirole and be ignorant as to wh...
by richviv
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: ropinirole and me
Replies: 18
Views: 2143

ropinirole and me

I have written here before, but too irregularly to be able to find my earlier writings-or maybe I am too lazy or tired to try. Anyway I wrote Dr,B. I take 6 to 8 mg of ropinirole, probably am augumenting and asked him to name a Dr in my area who could help me stop ropinirole without endless days/wee...
by richviv
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 132
Views: 42022

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

OK. I accept I have augmentation. I have been taking 6 mg of ropinirole for several years. I have symptoms starting early in the day, but they are relieved by movement and/ or an early dose of ropinirole (I have 6 1mg tabs to take as needed). I also almost never have symptoms at night. My legs often...
by richviv
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 8 mg's requip
Replies: 28
Views: 4339

Re: 8 mg's requip

I am sorry about all my whining about 'unavailable Drs.' , but..no buts, Attitude is more than 1/2 the solution, so ...I am composing a letter to Dr. B, I am going to copy relevant information regarding augmentation , Dr. B's response (if I get one), and share it with my GP Dr. and possibly the Neur...
by richviv
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 8 mg's requip
Replies: 28
Views: 4339

Re: 8 mg's requip

i appreciate your interest. i can only guess how this dr. might respond to information on augmentation. when i brought it up to him, he seemed defensive, worried perhaps, i might know something he did not-he went into a historical explanation on how some drug ,some 40 years ago ,was the first know d...
by richviv
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 8 mg's requip
Replies: 28
Views: 4339

Re: 8 mg's requip

here it where i am at. i decided to wait to see a nuerologist before trying anything else. as far as i know, if there is any help for rls/wed it involves swallowing a pill as can only allowed by a doctor. so either i needed a dr. who knows what to do, or will listen to and then accept ideas i have g...

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