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by Madmom02
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro or gabapentin encarbil?
Replies: 21
Views: 2090

Neupro or gabapentin encarbil?

So, I'm augmenting on ropinerole. Dose is up to .75mg after starting at .25mg October 6. At .75mg I had some relief at night and in the early am although I still had bouts during the day. As of two nights ago, it's not working at night anymore. Sent my neuro an email and his nurse called and said he...
by Madmom02
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 61
Views: 17767

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Dropped the trazadone down to 50mg and no more nightmare. :)
by Madmom02
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 61
Views: 17767

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Quick update: been taking the 100mg trazadone since Saturday. The first night at 100mg was great. I slept 7.5 hours. Last night I slept about 7 hours but woke up very irritable, which is not a thing for me. I had terrible dreams, too. Tonight I took it and slept for about an hour and a half and was ...
by Madmom02
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Whacha readin?
Replies: 73
Views: 14018

Re: Whacha readin?

Any Downton Abbey fans? Just finished The Passing Bells series by Philip Rock which was pretty good.
by Madmom02
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 14412

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

Wow! This makes me tear up a little. Im so glad your daughter is getting relief but so sad she has to deal with RLS. Thank you for posting!
by Madmom02
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 61
Views: 17767

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

The decrease in PBA was an unexpected surprise and so welcome - PBA is very socially isolating. Last night I slept for 7.5 hours and probably would have gotten a full 8 but cats. My neuro upped the ropinerole dose to .5mg last week - I took .325 for a few nights because I want to keep the dose as lo...
by Madmom02
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 61
Views: 17767

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

I dont have a target dose but I talked to the pharmacist and he said there are 100s of mg to go up to. The increase to 100mg has been easier than the increase to 75mg was. The dizziness has pretty much resolved and the move to 100mg didnt seem to worsen it. Im still missing that "window" f...
by Madmom02
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Whacha readin?
Replies: 73
Views: 14018

Re: Whacha readin?

ViewsAskew, had to laugh at your airport story. I had a 14 state region for two years in the early 1990's and would cram books in my suitcase like you. One time I was at the LAX baggage carousel and watched a familiar book go by. "Hey, I just read that." And then, "Hmm, Im reading tha...
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Whacha readin?
Replies: 73
Views: 14018

Re: Whacha readin?

It's one of my stay awake all night nights so I've been looking at old posts. I read on my Kindle because I have a hard time holding books (Dupuytrens). I read everything except women in jeopardy books. Just finished Dead Wake: the Lost Crossing of the Lusitania (Erik Larson), which was interesting ...
by Madmom02
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 61
Views: 17767

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Sojourner, my neurologist put me on trazadone at the beginning of this month for RLS related insomnia. Maybe my experience will help you with it. I've gone from 25mg to 50mg to 75mg at night since I first started it. I also take .25 ropinirole after dinner and .25mg clonazepam (tapering off) immedia...
by Madmom02
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 14412

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

So good to hear from people who've tried either the Restiffic or the Relaxis. Hope to hear more! Thanks, all, for sharing your experiences!
by Madmom02
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Worse on GABA? Or crazy?
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Worse on GABA? Or crazy?

Leggo, I have a complicated history with gabapentin but I want to offer a note of reassurance. I was recently on 100-200mg gabapentin for about a week and stopped with no difficulty at all. Years ago, I was on 1,900mg of gabapentin for months and stopped it without a taper. I was put on .25mg clonaz...
by Madmom02
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 14412

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

I looked at some research this afternoon but didn't see anything. I'm glad I quit though, just in case.
by Madmom02
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 14412

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

Being so exhausted has obviously left me with an inability to write clearly. I was really wondering about smoking causes RLS. I know that smoking increases the risk of developing MS and, if you have MS, smoking increases the risk of progression. Because there is the possibility that MS is a vascular...
by Madmom02
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 14412

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

Thanks for posting all this info, Steve and Beth! Do you know if there has been research done on smoking and people with RLS?

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