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by Stainless
Mon May 23, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: GENERIC VS GENERIC
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: GENERIC VS GENERIC

Ann, I very well could be augmenting but I have as many good days as bad. Hard to tell if symptoms are earlier or worse when every day is different. The extended release does seem to have some benefit and is probably better than taking such a high dose of the standard medicine.
by Stainless
Mon May 23, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam for Sleep
Replies: 63
Views: 3081

Re: Clonazepam for Sleep

I read a lot about better deep sleep once you are off clonazepam. I now have insomnia now that I am benzo free that I never had in my life. Everyone is different.
by Stainless
Thu May 19, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: GENERIC VS GENERIC
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: GENERIC VS GENERIC

I just started taking 4 mg. Ropinirole ER and had no idea it was a generic based on cost. I looked at bottle and it says generic and TRI so I assume Trigen and fits your description. My observation is it is a wild ride on one brand with very bad days followed by great days. ER seemed to work better ...
by Stainless
Wed May 11, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release

I thought I would check back in after a month on 4mg ropinirole ER. Some days are great, hardly a twinge of RLS and little to no thigh pain, sleep a good 6 or 7 hours and feel healthy. Other days medium RLS starts mid afternoon and runs until asleep or later and medium thigh pain most of the time, o...
by Stainless
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam for Sleep
Replies: 63
Views: 3081

Re: Clonazepam for Sleep

I know when I quit clonazepam cold turkey, I would have knocked off a parking meter for the $2 a month script if I had to. Cool Hand Rick
by Stainless
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Clonazepam for Sleep
Replies: 63
Views: 3081

Re: Clonazepam for Sleep

I have posted too many times about my trials and tribulations coming off clonazepam but it worked very well for 20 years. 0.5 mg every night worked for well over 10 years and I slowly got up to 2 and finally 2 - 3 the last year. My doctor at the time said 3 mg. was the highest dose he would prescrib...
by Stainless
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release

I finally filled the script for 4 mg. ER. Best I have felt in 9 month. Just a slight touch of RLS in early evening so far. I slept well, if a little choppy last 2 nights. I surfed some fun waves last two mornings and felt great. I hope this lasts a while. Most significantly the physical pain in my t...
by Stainless
Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release

Has anyone out there had success with extended relief DAs? I'm up to 2 mg. regular ropinirole but 4 mg. seems to invite augmentation regardless of how it is administered. I may be augmenting now based on when symptoms start but that changes day to day. Last night RLS kicked in early so I took a mg. ...
by Stainless
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release

Back from my first visit ever to a Neurologist. I was underwhelmed even with low expectations. Half way through I was sure I was going back to Clonazepam. Both my GP and this doctor agree the path I’m on with RLS and DAs causing bigger risk of Alzheimer’s than the Benzo. I just hope the Clonazepam w...
by Stainless
Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: mattress
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: mattress

I saw an article on another RLS site when I was first looking into blogs six months ago. Someone stated they slept on a sleep number bed, experienced RLS going away after sleeping on a relatives sleep number bed, only to discover their usual bed was under inflated. I only remember this because the b...
by Stainless
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release

I agree, 2 mg. of ropinirole extended release would probably be the ticket for me but more than I hope to pay for a maintenance drug. I was having such a hard time communicating with my doctor when she ordered the 4 mg. the dose got past me. My doctor looked at me like I had a third eye when I talke...
by Stainless
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release

Thanks for the replies. I should have done a search for splitting pills, it is amazing what you can find. I'm very conflicted about taking such a high dose of ropinirole besides the cost. From what I have read it would practically guarantee augmentation. Does anyone disagree? I am about ready to go ...
by Stainless
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release

I forgot to ask; can extended release pills be cut?
by Stainless
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: 4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

4 mg. Ropinerole Extended Release

So I see the doctor yesterday, tell her I get about 22 hours of relief from 1 mg., an hour or two RLS dancing before I go to bed and a little breakthrough during the day. I am concerned about augmentation and would like to explore alternatives before I augment. She tells me if I get a couple of year...
by Stainless
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is physical pain in legs common
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Is physical pain in legs common

Since I quit klonopin 4 months ago I have had psychical pain in my thighs almost every day. It is like I jogged many miles further than normal. In fact I have jogged very little over lately. I would describe it as a sharp pain at bone level in the middle front of the thigh. I mean physical pain as o...

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